New Classes

Check out the new classes from the Network of the National Library of Medicine. Register or learn more by clicking on the event title.



Date(s): March 1, 2024 - March 15, 2024
Summary: This 2-week online course introduces the concept of community-based librarianship using design theory and appreciative inquiry.

Platform/Location: Moodle




Date(s): March 14, 2024
Summary: TIn this webinar Tai Chambers will discuss the initial learning phase of a music-guided program where students learned about non-bullying and conflict resolution utilizing rap and hip hop. Potential future uses and practical applications will be explored.

Platform/Location: Zoom




Date(s): March 15, 2024 - March 29, 2024
Summary: This 2-week course describes the principles of Asset-Based Community Development as a tool for building community coalition and for community storytelling.

Platform/Location: Moodle




Date(s): March 22, 2024
Summary: Join us for ideas on how to create health programs for libraries and community/faith-based organizations in this 90-minute webinar.

Platform/Location: Webex




Date(s): March 29, 2024 - April 12, 2024
Summary: This 2-week online course describes the essential elements of Collective Impact approach to community engagement, based on design theory.

Platform/Location: Moodle




Date(s): April 11, 2024
Summary: How does a public library reach its community with Black Maternal Health information? In this webinar, Sarah A. Montrichard-Ramón Cabrera from the Brooklyn Public Library will provide information about successful past and upcoming public programs on Black Maternal Health. She will be joined by Nuratu Otulana, who will share their experience collaborating with the library. This webinar will share best practices for community partnerships around health topics and provide examples of how attendees can implement similar partnerships in their community.

Platform/Location: Zoom




Date(s): April 12, 2024 - April 26, 2024
Summary: This 2-week online course uses the knowledge and tools presented in previous courses of the series, and explores the process to construct a framework for a community development initiative and the role of librarians in grassroots leadership activism.

Platform/Location: Moodle




Date(s): April 17, 2024
Summary: Guest speaker: Julia Brody, Ph.D., Silent Spring Institute

Two thirds of Americans think that cancers – including breast cancers -- are mostly due to inherited genes. The truth is that less than a third of breast cancer risk is due to inherited genes, according to research estimates. And misconceptions stand in the way of actions to prevent the disease. This webinar will (1) review the science on how everyday chemical exposures can influence breast cancer risk and (2) identify resources to help people reduce their exposures by taking simple actions as individuals, community members, and voters. Nearly 1,000 chemicals have been found in laboratory studies to alter key biological pathways to breast cancer. For instance, estrogen and progesterone are known to increase breast cancer risk, and common chemicals—including drinking water pollutants and certain ingredients in pesticides, personal care products, cleaners, and other common products—can influence these hormones in ways that could lead to cancer. Exposure studies reveal patterns of environmental injustice, including higher exposures among Black women to harmful ingredients in hair and skin products. Digital resources like the Detox Me and Clearya smartphone apps can help consumers make safer choices. This session will also show how misleading information, including from sources that people expect to be reliable, can play into industry’s dismissive strategies, echoing the early campaigns against tobacco control. Addressing the preventable causes of breast cancer—which is the most diagnosed cancer worldwide and with incidence rates rising in the U.S. among women under 50—is an urgent public health issue.

Platform/Location: Zoom




Date(s): April 17, 2024
Summary: This live event highlights programming from Life After 2 Losses, a non-profit organization with the mission to prevent reproductive & health injustices through the support and empowerment of women & families in the community. The organization received a grant from the Region 1 Medical Library to continue their mission of 1) changing the narrative surrounding pregnancy loss 2) education and raising awareness 3) advocacy efforts and 4) grief support.

Platform/Location: Zoom




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