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NNLM Book Discussion, Feb 1, 2024 - Apr 30, 2024: The History of Medical Libraries and Medical Librarianship by Michael Kronenfeld and Jennie Jacobs Kronenfeld February 1, 2024 - April 30, 2024 Join us February 1, 2024 - April 30, 2024 to discuss The History of Medical Libraries and Medical Librarianship by Michael Kronenfeld and Jennie Jacobs Kronenfeld.

Platform/Location: Zoom, Moodle

Telehealth 101: What libraries need to know (February 5 - March 1, 2024) February 5, 2024 - March 1, 2024 This class introduces telehealth, why it’s important, and how it enables people to have greater access to quality healthcare. Explore how different libraries provided patrons in their communities with access to telehealth services.

Platform/Location: Moodle

Exploring Complementary and Integrative Health: Information, Resources, and Evaluation March 5, 2024 - March 24, 2024 This class will explore the definitions of Complementary and Integrative Health (CIH), encompassing both Eastern and Western medicine perspectives. We will delve into various approaches to CIH, discussing their associated risks and benefits. We will also equip you with strategies to help your users discern trustworthy CIH information and avoid fraudulent claims.

Platform/Location: Moodle

Environmental Health Literacy: An Engaged Framework for Understanding and Action March 5, 2024 Dr. Anna Goodman Hoover, a public health researcher and participatory communication scientist, discusses environmental health literacy research. This presentation addresses improving health literacy and the NNLM initiative of environmental determinants of health through research and using an ethical lens to better effectively advance environmental justice for all populations.

Platform/Location: Zoom

Providing Multilingual Health Information March 6, 2024 This 1-hour session is designed to assist librarians and others who work with diverse populations in locating health information. The resources presented are selected for their emphasis on providing information in the preferred language of the population.

Platform/Location: Webex

Counting Every Death When Every Death Counts: A Mixed-Methods Analysis of Hurricane Michael Excess Mortality March 6, 2024 Dr. Blake Scott, a researcher at the College of Public Health at the University of South Florida, discusses the impact of 2018 Hurricane Michael on vulnerable communities. This webinar meets the NLM/NIH strategic plan goal of accelerating discovery and advancing health through data driven research in order to increase health information access and use. This webinar fits within the mission of NNLM to improve the public's access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health. This class is for educational and informational purposes in alignment with NNLM goals and does not offer medical advice.

Platform/Location: Zoom

Blue Marble Librarians: Libraries Helping Their Communities Prepare for Extreme Weather and Foster Socially and Ecologically Conscious Culture March 12, 2024 Join us for a talk with four leading members of the Blue Marble Librarians, a Massachusetts based group of librarians focused on sustainability, environmental education, and extreme weather preparedness. This presentation addresses the NNLM initiative of environmental determinants of health and library workforce development by providing information on partnerships, resources and services to support climate change literate and adaptive communities and libraries. This class is for educational and informational purposes in alignment with NNLM goals and does not offer medical advice.

Platform/Location: Zoom

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On-Demand Classes

Event Title Date(s) Summary
AHEM: clearing the way to easy-to-read health materials On-demand through April 25, 2025 Get an overview on assessing health education materials, and learn how the National Library of Medicine uses a health education materials assessment tool to figure out if health education materials are easy-to-read in this 2 hour on-demand, online class.

Platform/Location: Moodle

Consumer Health Collection Management - On Demand On-demand through October 31, 2024 This 4 credit-hour, on-demand class reviews collection management principles and resources for health-related collections in public libraries.

Platform/Location: Moodle

Consumer Health Information Specialization On Demand On-demand through April 30, 2026 Discover the basics of providing consumer health information through 5 independent learning modules. Earn up to 5 hours credit towards a Consumer Health Information Specialization. This presentation addresses the NNLM goals to support a highly trained workforce for biomedical and health information resources and data, improve health literacy, increase health equity through information, and increase health information access and use by including information about the NLM/NIH resources MedlinePlus, PubMed ClnicalTrials, DailyMed and PubChem, and foundational concepts about health literacy and providing consumer health information to communities.

Platform/Location: Moodle

Drug and Chemical Information 1. Using, Providing and Prescribing Medications On-demand through May 1, 2025 Learn how to find drug and chemical safety information, side effects, and interactions in MedlinePlus and locate prescription and over-the-counter FDA drug labeling in DailyMed in this 2 hour on-demand class.

Platform/Location: Moodle

Drug and Chemical Information 2. Finding Properties, Effects, and Interactions On-demand through May 1, 2025 Learn how to find drug and chemical information, adverse effects, molecular properties and more in this 2 hour on-demand class. Resources covered include PubChem, LactMed, LiverTox, NLM Bookshelf and PubMed.

Platform/Location: Moodle

Drug and Chemical Information 3. Exploring New Drug Research On-demand through May 1, 2025 Discover drug therapy clinical trials and learn how drugs, chemicals, and related topics are indexed in MeSH in order to hone a PubMed search strategy for systematic reviews and other complex research in this 2 hour on-demand class.

Platform/Location: Moodle

Environmental Health and Justice: a brief primer On-demand through April 30, 2026 This self-paced online class provides an introduction to environmental health and environmental justice and presents 3 resources you can use to find data and statistics about environmental health disparities in your community.

Platform/Location: Moodle

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