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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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Artificial Intelligence & Healthcare: An Overview for the Curious - Love Data Week 2024

AI is widely utilized in healthcare. This presentation provides a friendly introduction to the topic for librarians, health professionals, and anyone with an interest in the topic. Attendees will come away informed about the field’s history, conversant with definitions of important concepts, an understanding of how AI can become biased (and what that means for patients), and familiar with some of the many ways that AI is currently being used in healthcare.

This session will be taught by Kimberley R. Barker, MLIS, the Librarian for Belonging & Community…
Date: February 13, 2024

Health Literacy of People Living with Mental Health or Substance Use Disorders, a Region 6 Spotlight Speaker Webinar


This presentation will shed light on the health literacy of individuals living with mental health and substance use disorders. Despite often facing health inequalities, poorer outcomes, and difficulties accessing good healthcare, this group remains understudied. The webinar will provide an overview of a program of research examining the multidimensional health literacy levels of this population and how it affects their health outcomes. The research draws comparisons with other populations and explores the connection between health literacy and service…
Date: February 7, 2024

Generative AI in Health Sciences Libraries: What to Do Now


In this webinar, Lauren Hays will share about the current state of generative AI. Then, she will lead a discussion about how this technology is impacting health sciences libraries and how it may impact health sciences libraries in the future.The webinar will end with information on how to effectively incorporate generative AI and address challenges it creates. 

The session will be interactive and practical. Attendees are encouraged to bring their ideas and questions. 


Lauren Hays Ph.D. is an associate professor of instructional…
Date: February 7, 2024

Developing, implementing, and evaluating a mixed-methods community-based participatory research sleep intervention

This study uses a mixed-methods community-based participatory research approach to increase total sleep time in American Indian parent-child dyads. In the first phase of this work, we conducted focus groups with Blackfeet families to learn about the sleep environment and individual elder interviews to learn about Blackfoot traditional beliefs on sleep. This data was used to develop a sleep intervention that is currently ongoing. The intervention includes Blackfeet language and songs as well as elder stories on Blackfeet beliefs and experiences. In addition, western approaches to sleep…
Date: February 6, 2024

Advancing Rural Health: Utilizing State Rural Offices and Plans to Create Healthier Communities

People living in rural communities, make up approximately 60 million or one-fifth of the U.S. population. Rural America and rural Americans experience unique needs and challenges and rural communities in each state have unique health care needs. All 50 states have a State Office of Rural Health (SORH) and many have created state rural health plans to address their states’ rural health needs and challenges.  

This webinar will discuss the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health and the process of two states: Pennsylvania and Virginia, that recently…
Date: February 6, 2024

R4 Connections: Library Telehealth Partnerships: Lessons Learned and Looking Ahead


In Idaho, the Department of Health and Welfare is supporting libraries as they offer telehealth connections for patrons. These services allow residents of rural communities and others who experience health inequities related to the "digital divide" to talk to their healthcare professional over an internet connection right at their local library. Hear from the coordinator of this fledgling program about how it has operated so far. A representative of NNLM's Region 4 will also tell you about training opportunities for professionals who want to explore…
Date: January 31, 2024 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, patients and their families, 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.

This presentation…
Date: January 31, 2024

From Problem to Prevention: Evidence-Based Public Health

Curious about evidence-based public health (EBPH) but not sure where to start? This session 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.

This presentation meets the NLM/NIH strategic plan goal of building a workforce for data-driven research and health in order to address increasing health equity through information by using the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed bibliographic database and other freely…
Date: January 30, 2024

PATIENTS Program, Part 1: The PATIENTS 10-Step Framework as a Community Engagement Tool

This is part one of a series, part two Continuous Engagement after the PATIENTS Professors Academy: Methods and Pathways webinar is scheduled on Feb 27, 2024

The PATIENTS Program is an interdisciplinary research team of community partners and researchers housed at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy that works to change the way we think about research by creating a path for health equity in West Baltimore.

The 10-Step Framework for Continuous Engagement was originally developed to enhance Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) and Comparative…
Date: January 30, 2024

Health Statistics on the Web (January 29, 2024)

This presentation meets the NLM/NIH strategic plan goal of building a workforce for data-driven research and health in order to address increasing health information access and use.

The importance and relevance of health statistics in various contexts will be discussed. Participants will have the opportunity to become familiar with the features and scope of several statistics Internet resources through the use of numerous exercises.

Agenda for 90-minute webinar:

Introduction (5 minutes)

Statistics Overview (10 minutes)

  1. Data vs.…
    Date: January 29, 2024
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