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Event Title Date(s) Summary
NNLM Book Discussion: May 1, 2024 – July 31, 2024: At Home on an Unruly Planet by Madeline Ostrander May 1, 2024 - July 31, 2024 Join us May 1, 2024 – July 31, 2024 to discuss the book At Home on an Unruly Planet: Finding Refuge on a Changed Earth by Madeline Ostrander.

Platform/Location: Zoom, Moodle

Telehealth 101: What libraries need to know (June 10 - July 8, 2024) June 10, 2024 - July 8, 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 June 18, 2024 - July 5, 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

The Dementia Friendly Library: Increasing belonging in Virginia Libraries June 25, 2024 A dementia friendly library can serve the community for people living with dementia or those caring for them. Join us for a webinar with the Library of Virginia to discuss their challenge to encourage libraries to become dementia friendly.

Platform/Location: Zoom

AI in Healthcare- Balancing Risk and Opportunity July 10, 2024 Technology is advancing at a rapid pace in what can feel like every sector of our lives, and healthcare is not exempt. AI assists in detecting, predicting, and monitoring health status, conditions, and behavior and assists in processes related to direct healthcare delivery. This presentation provides practical guidance on how to start creating a system for the ethical use of AI so healthcare organizations can mitigate risks of AI and leverage it as a beneficial tool.

Platform/Location: Zoom

NNLM Book Discussion: "You Just Need to Lose Weight" And 19 Other Myths About Fat People by Aubrey Gordon, August 1, 2024 – October 31, 2024: August 1, 2024 - October 31, 2024 Join us August 1 – October 31, 2024, to discuss the book "You Just Need to Lose Weight" And 19 Other Myths About Fat People by Aubrey Gordon.

Platform/Location: Zoom, Moodle

A Librarian's Guide to Consumer Health August 5, 2024 - August 30, 2024 This 4-week, 4 credit-hour self-paced online class (Formerly Beyond an Apple a Day) covers the health information seeking behavior of consumers and the role of the librarian in the provision of health information for the public.

Platform/Location: Moodle

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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 Information Specialization On-Demand On-demand through April 30, 2026 Discover the basics of providing consumer health information through 8 independent learning modules. Earn up to 8 hours credit towards a Consumer Health Information Specialization.

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 Learn about three resources you can use to find data and statistics about environmental health disparities in your community. This on-demand training takes approximately one hour to complete and offers CHES, CPH, and MLA credit.

Platform/Location: Moodle

Finding and Using Health Statistics On-demand through March 1, 2025 This online, self-paced course for librarians and students in health sciences describes different types of health statistics, how they are collected, and where they can be found.

Platform/Location: Moodle

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