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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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Why Comics Work for Risk Communication

When a disaster strikes—whether that’s a hurricane or a coronavirus outbreak—people need to quickly understand the actual risk and what they can do to keep themselves safe. However, helping people to comprehend that information is difficult when the situation is complex and your audience is under stress. The comics medium, with its unique visual and narrative characteristics, can be an effective tool for risk communication. Comics can make the unfamiliar more concrete, adding clarity to information in uncertain situations. Comics also have the potential to humanize…
Date: September 20, 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 role, he…
Date: September 14, 2023

R4 Connections: The health information landscape for Mullerian Anomalies: highs and lows for women with a complex reproductive diagnosis

Our team of guest speakers - with clinical, medical library, research and education expertise - will present the results of their work identifying the availability and suitability of online health information for women with Mullerian anomalies (congenital anomalies of the uterus prevalent in approximately 7% of the female population). This will include an overview of the condition, findings from an extensive audit of online information, and an analysis of the patient suitability of that information. The team will also describe health information insights revealed throughout their…
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

Prime Time Nourish: Discussing Food and the Human Experience through the Lens of Children’s Books

Through the lens of the humanities, we come to understand how food does more than simply feed us. Food evokes feelings and elicits memories, connecting us to our family histories through recipes passed down from generation to generation. Food connects us to our communities and ancestors through its central role in religious and cultural traditions. And food as a commodity, often a scarce one, has played a central role in the geographic movement of people, giving rise to wars, and bringing peace. Prime Time Nourish allows us to explore the big ideas that arise when we talk about food and…
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

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