Class Recordings

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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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

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

Health Programming at Your Library

Join us for ideas on how to create health programs for libraries and community/faith-based organizations in this 90-minute webinar. 

First, we’ll discuss purpose of conducting health outreach programs for libraries and how to plan a program using a logic model. Then, we’ll brainstorm potential partnerships for health programming and outreach, and learn how resources from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and other reputable agencies introduce community members to health resources in fun and engaging ways.  Finally, we’ll share examples of successful programs for…
Date: March 22, 2024

R4 Connections: Introduction to Generative AI Tools

In the rapidly evolving landscape of digital technology, generative artificial intelligence (AI) has emerged as a transformative force, offering groundbreaking tools such as ChatGPT, Bard, Midjourney, and Stable Diffusion. And although the core principles underlying these AI technologies are not entirely new, the enhanced accessibility of these tools is enabling a broader audience to leverage AI's potential, including in the biomedical field. This presentation therefore aims to provide a foundational understanding of how generative AI can be utilized,…
Date: March 21, 2024

Social and Economic Determinants and Environmental Health

Our health is shaped by the world around us, by our income, identities, education, and occupations, but also by the air we breathe, water we drink, food we eat. These social circumstances also interact to shape one another. This presentation will discuss the intersecting and ineluctable role of a range of social, economic, and environmental factors in shaping the health of populations.

This presentation addresses increasing health equity through information and the NNLM initiative of environmental determinants of health by considering the various social, economic, and…
Date: March 20, 2024

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