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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Musicians' Hearing Health

Noise-induced hearing loss is a preeminent concern among musicians, educators, and researchers worldwide. National health standards for tertiary institutions accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) mandate that faculty, students, and staff be educated on hearing health fundamentals.  Similar standards exist in Texas for junior high and high school educators. This presentation will introduce noise-induced hearing loss, current standards, prevention measures and ways to integrate prevention methods in the music classroom.…
Date: September 14, 2022

R4 Connections. Racial microaggressions: Their effects on mental and physical health

Part of the R4 Connections Webinar Series. In this session, guest speaker Jaena Alabi will present a brief history of racial microaggressions research, focusing on the negative mental and physical health outcomes associated with experiencing subtle racism.  Strategies for mitigating the negative effects of racial microaggressions, such as incorporating cultural competence into one’s practice of librarianship, will also be shared.


Date: September 9, 2022

Storytelling as a Public Health Strategy to Address Inequities in Maternal Health Outcomes

The session will discuss how storytelling, through Laboring with Hope, is being used to create programs and services from an ecological perspective. The session will integrate personal experiences and professional public health practices to provide evidence to support storytelling as a public health strategy for Black maternal health.

Speaker Bio: Dr. Nakeitra L. Burse, is the Owner/CEO of Six Dimensions, a certified woman…
Date: August 24, 2022

Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information at Your Library

Participants will learn about the best electronic resources to consult, as well as ways to improve their print collections. Best approaches for handling interactions with emotional patrons will also be discussed.

This class will increase participants' skills for providing mental health information for care providers and the public.

NLM resources covered in this class include MedlinePlus, Drug Information Portal, as well as other NIH and freely available authoritative resources. 

By registering for this class, you are agreeing to the…
Date: August 24, 2022

PBC Living Library Project

The PBC Living Library, modeled after The Human Library, seeks to raise awareness to medical harm through oral storytelling practices. Unlike The Human Library model, The PBC Living Library is an anti-neutral space where individuals who experience health and healthcare disparities volunteer to be "Living Books". Living Books are "checked out" to "Readers", most of whom are current and future…
Date: August 23, 2022

Team Science: Increasing the Pipeline of Black, Indigenous, People of Color and Women Conducting Clinical Research

In this presentation Dr. Wiley will discuss the current state of Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) and women conducting clinical research and will outline the value of team science as a method of increasing opportunities and fostering collaborative projects.

By registering for this class, you are agreeing to the NNLM Code of Conduct


Date: August 18, 2022

How Implicit Bias Affects Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare

Implicit bias is a natural survival instinct inherent in human beings. However, when implicit bias is not addressed in a healthcare setting, health disparities, gaps in care, and discrimination can occur in clinical settings. Algorithmic bias in healthcare still exists today, and as new technologies and digital innovations are introduced into the care continuum, leaders must acknowledge that many of the foundations the tools are built upon contain damaging bias that negatively impacts patient care. Taking deliberate steps to mitigate these biases…
Date: August 3, 2022

Effective Health Communication and Health Literacy: Understanding the Connection

How are health communication and health literacy connected? How can you be more effective in providing health information to consumers, patients, clients, library patrons and your community?  This 1 hour webinar introduces the concepts of health literacy and health communication, outlines components of clear health communication, and identifies online resources from NLM, government agencies and other recognized resources for health literacy and health communication.


Date: July 27, 2022

Community Discussion: Addressing the NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy

The NNLM National Center for Data Services will be holding a series of interactive "Community Discussions'' about the upcoming
Date: July 20, 2022

Cultivating Protective Libraries: An Introduction to Public Library Social Work

In 2009, San Francisco Public Library created the first dedicated, full-time position for a helping professional. Since then, library social work has spread to over four dozen systems around the United States. This session will introduce library social work, its history, and emerging best practices. We will consider the library as a protective factor in the lives of vulnerable populations. Special attention will be paid to the need for person-centered, trauma-informed lenses into the university education of future librarians.

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