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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Health Statistics on the Web (March 1, 2023)

In this 90-minute webinar you will learn the difference between data and statistics, key features and use of health statistics, steps to finding health statistics, and sources of health statistics at the local, state and national level. The importance and relevance of health statistics in various contexts will be discussed. You will have the opportunity to become familiar with the features and scope of several statistics resources through the use of examples and guided exercise.

Agenda for 90-minute webinar…
Date: March 1, 2023

OurSpace World: Sowing Health, Building Community

Data on health disparities point to a great need for improved access to health information in Black communities. As they are learning about subjects like food, health, and the environment, Black, Indigenous and other People of Color (BIPOC) youth need to see themselves in the books they read (termed curricular "mirrors"). In 2021, OurSpace World, Inc. received a Health Information Outreach Award from NNLM Region 1 Mirror Resources for Health, Food, and Environment to address this need.

Date: February 28, 2023

Dignity in personal care, addressing hygiene insecurity: The Discoveries Community Pantry

Emerging from pandemic closures and working closely to help customers get their needs met in a time of stress, library staff opened the Community Pantry at Discoveries. Since July 2021, the pantry has distributed diapers, wipes, menstrual products and other hygiene supplies to over 65 families a week. Learn how we started, how its impacted our community and how you can scale a pantry at your location- no matter the size or type of your library.

About the Speaker:

Rachel Myers is manager of the Discoveries: the Library at…
Date: February 28, 2023

Accelerating the Speed and Scale of Medical Discovery with Real-World Data: Epic Research and Cosmos

Epic Research is a journal designed to facilitate the rapid sharing of knowledge with researchers, healthcare professionals, and other learners to help solve medical, public health, and healthcare industry problems. While traditional research continues to serve as a primary source of information to inform clinical practice, Epic Research works to provide a new kind of analysis focused on making good data available sooner rather than perfect data available too late. It is powered by…
Date: February 22, 2023

Endocrine Disruptors in Environmental Health

Curious about endocrine disruptors? This presentation will introduce the phenomenon of endocrine disruption, the inference of normal hormonal processes in the human endocrine system by chemicals and pollutants in our environment. Participants will learn about historical discoveries and recent scientific findings. Approaches to address the issue, including chemical avoidance and political advocacy, will be discussed.

Guest speaker: Susan Buchanan, MD, MPH

Susan Buchanan, MD, MPH is the director of the Great Lakes Center for Children’s…
Date: February 21, 2023

The Poetry of Pediatrics: Health Humanities in Practice

What are the health humanities? How can the practice of narrative medicine inform the practice of pediatrics? In this webinar, Dr. Irène Mathieu, a poet, physician scientist, and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics will discuss how these threads of her career inform and complement one another.

Join NNLM Region 1 and their guest Irène Mathieu, MD pediatrician at University of Virginia

Irène Mathieu, MD is a poet, novelist and pediatrician at University of Virginia…
Date: February 15, 2023

Creating Data Management Plans with DMPTool

The DMPTool is a free tool that walks users through creating comprehensive data management plans. This webinar will guide attendees through data management plan basics, creating a DMPTool profile, and exploring available templates and planning resources.

The DMPTool is a great resource for building data management plans for grant applications, especially considering that starting in January 2023 the NIH will require funded researchers to submit a plan outlining how scientific data from their research will be managed and shared.

Date: February 15, 2023

Finding Environmental Health Information in PubMed

Focused on the relationship between human health and the environment, environmental health helps us understand how the air, water, food, substances, and places we interact with can affect our health. 

In this webinar, participants will learn how to use PubMed to find environmental health research. An overview of the topic and strategies for identifying useful resources will be provided, as well as a demonstration of an environmental health-related literature search.


• Define environmental health and identify possible…
Date: February 14, 2023

Hosting a Hackathon: Lessons Learned from Libraries

Join us during Love Data Week for a panel discussion on how to organize and host a hackathon!

A hackathon is an opportunity to bring people with diverse backgrounds together for collaborative, hands on learning, exploring data, analyzing problems, and developing creative solutions. Libraries provide spaces and support for community members to learn, practice, solve problems and make new things!

In this virtual discussion, panelists will share their experience hosting hackathons/codeathons in library…
Date: February 14, 2023

NNLM Grants and Proposal Writing

NNLM Grants and Proposal Writing is a 1-hour live webinar worth 1 MLA Continuing Education credit.

Designed for beginning grant proposal writers interested in NNLM funding, this class presents a general overview of grant and funding processes, as well as the level of detail required for a successful proposal.

Each component of the NNLM grant writing process will be addressed, including:

  • Documenting the need
  • Identifying the target population
  • Writing measurable objectives
  • Developing a work plan…
    Date: February 9, 2023
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