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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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5 Steps to an Accessible Document

NNLM offers funding for projects that improve access to health information, increase engagement with research and data, expand professional knowledge, and promote awareness and use of NLM resources in local communities. Part of the commitment to access includes making materials accessible to those who use screen reader assistive technology. 

This 90-minute, hands-on class will cover how to make documents created in Word and PowerPoint accessible to those who use screen reader technology. During the class, we'll work on sample files together. Sample files…
Date: September 21, 2023

Creating a One-Page Disaster Plan

Learn about creating a one-page disaster plan for your library or organization from guest speaker Dan Wilson, Deputy Director at the University of Virginia Claude Moore Health Sciences Library and author of the book, Library as Safe Haven, Disaster Planning, Recovery, and Response.


Dan Wilson is the Deputy Director at the University of Virginia Claude Moore Health Sciences Library. From 2006 until 2014, he was the coordinator for the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) National Emergency Preparedness & Response Initiative. In that…
Date: September 14, 2023

ASPR TRACIE: A Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Information Gateway

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response (ASPR) Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange (TRACIE) provides stakeholders easy access to healthcare emergency preparedness information, promising practices, and relevant new knowledge. ASPR TRACIE is designed to identify and remedy knowledge gaps and provide unique and complex technical assistance to a variety of stakeholders working to meet healthcare system and public health preparedness objectives. During this…
Date: September 13, 2023

Making Sense of Numbers (September 13, 2023)

Numeracy  is the ability to access, use, interpret, and communicate mathematical information and ideas, to engage in and manage mathematical demands of a range of situations in adult life. (CDC, 2021).  Numeracy literacy can be a challenge not only for individuals receiving health information, but also for those providing information. This 90 minute/1.5 credit hour webinar is an introduction to communicating numerical health information…
Date: September 13, 2023

OnTheMap for Emergency Management and My Community Explorer Data Tools

This one hour webinar features a guest speaker from the United States Census Bureau, and introduces the Census data tools:  OnTheMap for Emergency Management and Community Resilience Estimates. Part of the September 2023 NNLM Virtual Disaster Preparedness Forum.

Upon completion of the class, participants will be able to claim 1 MLA CE Credit and/or 1 CHES CE contact hour.

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

Date: September 12, 2023

Casting a Wide Net: Combating Health Misinformation in Alaska

In the fall of 2022, Librarians at the Alaska Medical Library were the recipients of a grant to combat health misinformation. After gathering and creating health misinformation materials, they worked with faculty and staff at the University of Alaska Anchorage to promote these materials across the State. This presentation will showcase these materials and its potential impact on communities across Alaska, including the university.


Date: August 29, 2023 for Librarians is the openly available federal registry and results database of publicly and privately funded clinical studies conducted in the United States and around the world. is a vital resource for researchers, healthcare providers, and health sciences librarians who wish to consult the entire body of evidence on any particular topic. Learn how health sciences librarians can advocate to clinical researchers the importance of complying with the results submission requirements mandated by federal law.

Date: August 17, 2023

Building Recovery Ecosystems for Substance Use Treatment

Robust recovery ecosystems provide an environment where individuals can access substance use treatment and recovery support services such as housing and second chance employment, among others.

With support from the Fletcher Group, as part of their HRSA-funded Rural Community Opioid Response Program (RCORP) Center for Excellence, NORC at the University of Chicago and East Tennessee State University (ETSU) developed a recovery ecosystem index to measure the relative strength of county-level recovery ecosystems.
Date: August 16, 2023

AI, Higher Education, and Medical Librarianship: Opportunities and Risks

This presentation on the most recent developments of Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems will discuss the basic principles of ChatGPT and other generative AIs, provide real-time demonstrations of how to use generative AI systems, examine the historical use of AI technology, and encourage discussion about the potential costs and harms of powerful AI systems. The session will provide attendees with an encouraging environment to experiment with and learn about increasingly important AI topics and tools in the context of higher education and medical librarianship.…
Date: August 15, 2023

Participatory Community Building with Myanmar Refugee Women in Dallas, Texas

Myanmar refugees in Dallas experience multiple challenges to their successful resettlement and consequent social integration.  American resettlement requirements specify that refugees become economically self-sufficient less than six months after their arrival, an ambitious goal that is hard to achieve for any refugee, especially women.  There was a serious need for an investigation of a successful resettlement through the eyes of Myanmar refugee women.  The researcher will present the process and…
Date: August 9, 2023

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