Reproductive Health and the Reference Desk: How libraries can provide information in a post-Roe country, a Region 6 Spotlight Speaker webinar
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It has been over 1 year since the U.S. Supreme Court repealed Roe v. Wade. Abortion is now illegal in a significant portion of the country. What does this mean for information access? This webinar will discuss reproductive health as an information access concern, introduce the Reproductive Justice framework, and offer ideas for how libraries can provide create environments that are supportive of sexual and reproductive health information.

Barbara Alvarez is a PhD student in Information Science at University of Wisconsin–Madison with a focus on reproductive health. Barbara is the author of The Library’s Guide to Sexual and Reproductive Health Information with ALA Editions. She is a 2022 Library Journal Mover & Shaker and a 2011 Spectrum Scholar.

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The NNLM Region 6 Spotlight Speaker Series features presentations from guests on topics of interest to those interested in health information, outreach, programming, and more. Topics provide information to help attendees:

  • Know their communities
  • Better understand health consumers
  • Evaluate health information
  • Increase knowledge of resources and subjects
  • Improve health-related communication, reference, instruction, and programming
  • Increase health literacy
  • Understand and explore the relationship between technology and health
  • Explore ethical and legal issues.

This presentation addresses increasing health equity through information and increasing health information access and the NNLM/NLM/NIH initiative of improving the public's access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health.

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.
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Recording: The recording of this webinar will be posted to our YouTube channel 1-2 weeks following the live event.

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Class Recording

Class Details

Date(s): July 18, 2023
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
Platform: Zoom
CE Credits: 1.00
CE Categories: CHIS Level 1
Class Experience Level: Beginner
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Class Contacts

Host/Instructor: Bobbi L. Newman, Erica Lake
Technical Assistance: Miles Dietz-Castel

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