You are invited to join us for the NNLM Book Discussion. From November 1, 2023 - January 31, 2024 we will discuss Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life by Eric Klinenberg.
After acquiring the book in your preferred format, you can join us any time between November 1, 2023 - January 31, 2024 to participate.
- Live Discussion One - Friday December 1, 2023, 9:00 a.m. SST, 10:00 a.m. HST, 11:00 a.m. AKST, 12:00 p.m. PST, 1:00 p.m. MST, 2:00 p.m. CST, 3:00 p.m. EST, 4:00 p.m. AST, and December 2 at 6:00 a.m. ChST.
- Live Discussion Two - Tuesday, January 23, 2024, Tuesday, January 23, 2024 at 9:00 a.m. SST, 10:00 a.m. HST, 11:00 a.m. AKST, 12:00 p.m. PST, 1:00 p.m. MST, 2:00 p.m. CST, 3:00 p.m. EST, 4:00 p.m. AST, and January 24 at 6:00 a.m. ChST
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NNLM Book Discussion offers librarians and library staff interested in better understanding health issues faced by people in the communities that they serve an opportunity to explore topics with other professionals and earn Continuing Education Credit.
Participants can complete the book and earn CE credit on their schedule. A new book is selected each quarter. Participants can acquire the book in their performed format and have three months to complete the requirements.
Requirements to earn CE.
- Complete the book in your preferred format
- Log into the Moodle
- Explore the related resources
- Do ONE of the following
- Answer the required discussion question in Moodle
- Attend one of the two live discussion sessions and participate.
It is not necessary to engage in Moodle discussions for all three months, although you are welcome to do so.
- Increase health equity by expanding librarians, health professionals, and public health workers’ awareness and understanding of health issues individuals and communities face.
- Improve information access by exploring health resources from NLM, NIH, and other organizations related to the topic, including MedlinePlus, PudMed, and ClinicalTrials.
The NNLM Book Discussion helps increase health information access and use for all audiences, including underrepresented populations, by raising awareness among librarians, health professionals, and public health workers of health issues their communities face and information resources they can share related to those issues. The titles selected are associated with NNLM, NLM, or NIH’s mission and goals.
Code of Conduct NNLM is dedicated to providing a welcoming and supportive environment for all people, regardless of background or identity. As such, we expect respectful interactions with instructors and learners. Read the full Code of Conduct here.