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Browse recordings of past NNLM webinars from Jan 1, 2020 - current. To see curated playlists by topic, audience, or region, visit the NNLM YouTube channel.

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Environmental Chemicals and Breast Cancer: What Do We Know? What Can We Do?, a Region 6 Spotlight Speaker Webinar

Two thirds of Americans think that cancers – including breast cancers -- are mostly due to inherited genes. The truth is that less than a third of breast cancer risk is due to inherited genes, according to research estimates. Misconceptions stand in the way of actions to prevent the disease. This webinar will: 

(1) review the science on how everyday chemical exposures can influence breast cancer risk.

(2) identify resources to help people reduce their exposures by taking simple actions as individuals and community members.

(3) show how misleading information,…
Date: April 17, 2024

Unveiling the Power of Community Partnerships: Transforming Black Maternal Health Outreach

How does a public library reach its community with Black Maternal Health information? In this webinar, Sarah A. Montrichard-Ramón Cabrera from the Brooklyn Public Library will provide information about successful past and upcoming public programs on Black Maternal Health. She will be joined by Nuratu Otulana, who will share their experience collaborating with the library. This webinar will share best practices for community partnerships around health topics and provide examples of how attendees can implement similar partnerships in their community.  

This webinar will…
Date: April 11, 2024

From Problem to Prevention: Evidence-Based Public Health

Curious about evidence-based public health (EBPH) but not sure where to start? This class will explain the basics of evidence-based public health (EBPH) and highlight essentials of the EBPH process such as identifying the problem, forming a question, searching the literature, and evaluating the intervention.  The purpose of this class is to provide an introduction to the world of evidence based public health and to give those already familiar with EBPH useful information that can be applied in their practices.

This presentation meets the NLM/NIH strategic plan goal of…
Date: April 10, 2024

How Community Health Workers fit in Team Base Care

Community Health Workers (CHWs) are non-medical public health workers who connect communities to health care and social service providers.  A CHW also builds individual and community capacity by increasing health knowledge and self-sufficiency through a range of activities such as outreach, community education, informal counseling, social support, and advocacy. Bryan Carcamo and Treva Smith will explain how CHWs are essential in helping communities have better health outcomes.  This webinar will also explore how to best utilize CHWs in your organization to improve team-based…
Date: April 10, 2024

Providing Mental Health Resources at Your Library

This 1-hour webinar will discuss how to effectively respond to requests for mental health information at your library.

Sites that we'll explore include: MedlinePlus, DailyMed, the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, the National Institute of Mental Health, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA),; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization resources and more.
During the webinar, we'll cover: 

  • A few mental health stats and…
    Date: April 9, 2024

Implementation of Telehealth Services in Rural Public Libraries


A lack of access to healthcare professionals is a key contributing factor to poor health outcomes in the United States. Telehealth services have the potential to improve those outcomes by removing geographic barriers and providing timely care with healthcare providers and specialists. However, gaps in accessing telehealth exist in rural areas: citizens may lack internet access, a private space, or the digital literacy skills necessary to benefit from telehealth. 

Public libraries are increasingly recognizing the importance of facilitating…
Date: April 3, 2024

Citizen Science Empowers Environmental Understanding through Libraries, Community-Based Organizations, and More

Today, Emma and Caroline join us to discuss the positive impacts of citizen science on human and environmental health, and how everyone and anyone can get involved.

Guest speakers: 

  • Emma Giles,
  • Caroline Nickerson,

About the Speakers

Emma Giles is a manager of outreach and programs at SciStarter. Emma coordinates team communication and tasks, plans events and manages programs, responds to client and customer questions and concerns, and promotes citizen science through community outreach…
Date: April 2, 2024

Advancing Climate Resilience, Sustainability, and Environmental Justice: A Public and Academic Libraries Partnership in San Diego County

Join us to learn how the San Diego Circuit Libraries, a consortium of 6 public and academic libraries in San Diego County, cohosted community author talks, built a resource guide focused on advancing climate resilience, sustainability, and environmental justice, utilized a logic model to make data driven decisions, and used free survey software to demonstrate the impact of the programs, while also promoting UCSD All of Us enrollment opportunities at each of these community access points. 

Guest speakers: 

  • Oscar Gittemeier - San Diego Public…
    Date: March 27, 2024

PFAS and Environmental Health: Information and Tools for Public Health Practitioners and Information Specialists

There are currently 86,000 synthetic chemicals in U.S. commerce, most of which have not been tested for toxicity [1]. Per and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a class of an estimated 12,000 or more different compounds that we are exposed to daily [2]. PFAS are widely used for their stain and water resistant properties in a variety of industrial and consumer products, including fire-fighting foam, food contact materials, dental floss, clothing, furniture, and textiles [3]. They are called “forever chemicals” because of their extreme environmental persistence which is attributed to…
Date: March 26, 2024

Fostering Connection: Addressing Library Employee Loneliness, a Region 6 Spotlight Speaker Webinar

Recent headlines have proclaimed that prolonged isolation is equivalent to smoking 15 cigarettes a day. National and international studies have unveiled a startling truth: 50-80% of employees grapple with loneliness in the workplace. This phenomenon transcends borders, affecting employees worldwide. In libraries, this issue manifests as an acute sense of isolation, with staff feeling disconnected both from one another and from their professional purpose. Recognizing the urgency of this concern, this session aims to explore the causes and consequences of loneliness among library staff…
Date: March 26, 2024

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