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(via Rebecca Brown, Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Please join the National Library of Medicine in a free one-hour webinar on Tuesday, December 6, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM CDT, to learn about NLM’s APIs (application programming interfaces). Titled “Drive Thru Data: Using NLM APIs to Access Information Fast”, this webinar is worth 1.00 CE credit.

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) provides millions of people access to health information via its portfolio of products and services. Some people may need to access NLM’s resources in special ways to help support new and innovative projects. Application programming interfaces (APIs) can help you access NLM’s data more quickly and efficiently, especially when integrated into a program or script.

This webinar is aimed at librarians and other information professionals who are familiar with NLM’s products and services, but want to explore NLM data in new ways. Students with all levels of technical expertise are welcome, regardless of whether you’ve never heard of APIs before, you’re a new API user who needs a little help, or are an API expert looking for more information about NLM’s API offerings. As long as you’re interested in finding new and improved ways of interacting with NLM’s resources, this webinar is for you!

For more information, and to register, please go here. Registering requires having an NLM account. Create one here.

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(via the Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Registration is open for the NNLM webinar “Telehealth and Health Libraries: The Intersection of Digital Health Partnerships”. Sponsored by Region 2, this webinar will take place on Tuesday, December 6, from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM CDT. Please see below for more information, including the link to registration.

This course will provide an overview of the current state of telehealth education within academic and health information settings. The course will apply principles of community-based research to discussions about the support for additional clinical, research and educational services. Resources will be shared to spur the development of programs that leverage the expertise and resources associated with health libraries, academic health centers, and telehealth services.

The course is worth 1.00 CE credit.

For more information, and to register, please go here. Registering requires having an NNLM account. Create one here.

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(via the Medical Library Association)

Registration is open for the MLA online course “Health Services and Policy Research: Sources and Search Strategies 2022”. This instructor-led course will take place on Tuesday, December 1, and Tuesday, December 8, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM CDT both days. The cost is $265 for members and $345 for non-members. Please see below for more information, including the link to registration.

If you are concerned about health equity and want to develop searching skills and knowledge that will enable you to become a collaborator and partner in health equity research, this MLA instructor-led course, “Health Services and Policy Research: Sources and Search Strategies 2022”, is for you.

Health Services and Policy Research (HSPR) is a rapidly growing research area that addresses medical justice, social determinants of health, and disparities in healthcare outcomes. Finding HSPR information takes you beyond commercial and clinical databases into resources, databases, and grey literature that most health sciences librarians are unfamiliar with and which offer unique searching challenges.

You’ll learn how to develop and execute multi-pronged strategies for locating information from government, think tanks, and other sources that cannot be searched systematically. You’ll leave the course confident in your new searching skills and able to contribute to a rapidly growing area of health services research and policy.

For more information, including course objectives and instructor biographies, and to register, please go here. Note that the course is limited to 20 participants. The course is worth 5 MLA CE credits.

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(via Rebecca Brown, Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Please join NNLM’s Region 1 and guest speaker, Miera Corey, for the one-hour training on harm reduction. Titled “Harm Reduction: A Substance Use Disorder Overview”, the webinar will take place on Tuesday, November 15, from 12:00 to 1:00 PM CDT. See below for more details, including the link to registration.

This one-hour training provides an overview of the potential harms associated with drug use; underlying philosophies and principles central to a harm reduction approach to working with people who use drugs; and definitions and examples of harm reduction in direct service and policy contexts.

This training is for those interested in learning more about harm reduction, as well as practitioners, organizations, and outreach workers providing services to people who use drugs.

Objectives:

  1. Define harm reduction and understand harm reduction principles.
  2. Develop a working understanding of harm reduction interventions and interacting with people who use drugs.
  3. Understand how harm reduction principles can be applied to the workplace.

The class is worth 1.00 hour of CE credit.

For additional information, and to register, please go here. Registering requires having an NNLM account. Create one here.

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(via the Network of the National Library of Medicine – Region 6)

Registration is now open for the NNLM Region 6 webinar “Designing for Health Literacy: Exploring Emerging Intelligent Technologies to Support Older Adults’ Health Information Access and Management”. It will take place on Thursday, November 10, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM CDT. Please see below for more details, including the link to registration.

According to Healthy People 2030, personal health literacy is the degree to which individuals can find, understand, and use information and services to make well-informed decisions regarding their health. Addressing individual challenges related to personal health literacy is key to helping reduce health disparities, achieve health equity, and improve overall public health. Yet, older adults 65 years of age or older disproportionately experience challenges that affect their levels of health literacy, ultimately impacting their ability to age successfully.

In this one-hour webinar, Dr. Martin-Hammond will provide an overview of her research that explores the challenges older adults encounter when finding, understanding, and using health information to inform personal health decisions. She will also share her work examining the benefits and barriers of emerging artificially enabled technologies for addressing these challenges, and older adults’ perceptions of how these technologies might support them in better accessing and managing care.

This webinar is part of the NNLM Region 6 Speaker Spotlight Series. Attendees may earn 1.00 CE credit.

For additional information, including the speaker biography and the learning objectives, and to register, please go here. Registering requires having an NNLM account. Create one here.

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(via Library Juice Academy)

Registration is open for the Library Juice Academy asynchronous online course “Student Retention in Higher Education: From Research and Instruction, to Covid Challenges and Beyond”. It will take place from Monday, November 7, to Sunday, December 4. The instructor is Debra Lucas, Head of Library Services at D’Youville College in Buffalo, NY. The class is worth 1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs. Please see below for more information, including the link to registration.

In this asynchronous class, we will discuss major aspects of student retention.  We review case studies of librarians who lead retention programs in action. The course also includes lectures, required and suggested readings (available as open access texts online), work tools, and a chance to create a beginner’s proposal to campus administration to create a grass roots program, or to become embedded into an existing retention program. Retention related to Covid concerns will be introduced. The time commitment is 15 hours over the four weeks of the course.

For additional details and to register, please go here.

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(via Rebecca Brown, Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Please join NNLM’s Region 1 on Wednesday, November 9, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM CDT for the webinar “Identifying and Providing Health Educational Materials for Migrant Farmworkers”. Presenter Jamie Bloss (MLIS, AHIP) is an associate professor at Laupus Health Sciences Library and the liaison librarian to the College of Allied Health Sciences and the School of Dental Medicine at East Carolina University.

The webinar will cover the following topics.

  • The importance of community partnerships in supporting health information for migrant farmworkers
  • Ideas on how health science librarians and libraries can support migrant farmworkers
  • Future needs of the migrant and seasonal farmworker population

This class is worth 1.00 hour CE credit.

For more information and to register, please go here. Registering requires having an NNLM user account. Create one here.

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(via Rebecca Brown, Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Please join NNLM’s Region 1 on Thursday, October 20, from  12:00 to 1:30 PM CDT, for “Science-Self-Fandom: How to promote your science and your worth”.

Join us to learn tips for self-promotion, self-marketing, and self-branding for advancing your career.

Our guest speaker, Dr. Dione (Dee) Rossiter, is a science communication, engagement, and outreach expert who has previously worked with non-profits, universities, government offices, and for-profit businesses to improve their science engagement efforts.

Participants will learn how to organize their educational and professional experiences (in the lab, classroom, workplace, etc.) for use during interactions across professional landscapes (interviews, LinkedIn connections, informational interviews, career fairs, etc.).

This class is worth 1.50 CE credits.

For more information, and to register, please go here. Registering requires having an NNLM user account. Create one here.

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(via Nicole Swanson, CARLI)

CARLI is pleased to offer the following upcoming Professional Development Alliance (PDA) webinars.

“After-Effects of Big-Deal Cancellations”

Wednesday, October 26, 1:00-2:00 PM CDT

Join ASERL’s Collection Strategy Community Call for a panel session on the after-effects of cancelling big packages.

Register here.

“Incorporating Accessibility into Library OER Programs & Initiatives”

Thursday, October 27, 12:00-1:00 PM CDT

Open Educational Resources (OER) are meant to be as open and available as possible, but if they’re not accessible or on accessible platforms, how “open” are they really? In this webinar, staff from the Michigan State University (MSU) Libraries will share how they’ve integrated accessibility into their OER initiatives and OER grant program to improve the accessibility of OER created at MSU.

Register here.

“Accessibility Series: Social Media Accessibility Rules”

Thursday, October 27, 1:00-2:30 PM CDT

Join Mark McCarthy in this first of a two-part accessibility series and learn more about several facets of social media accessibility, including learning a little about disability itself, a brief overview of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, why social media access matters, and more!

Register here.

“FL-OER-ishment Webinar Series: Teaching Jacksonville History at FSCJ: Strategies for an Affordable and Rigorous Course”

Thursday, October 27, 1:00-2:30 PM CDT

Jennifer Grey and Scott Matthews of Florida State College will discuss the origins of the first comprehensive course on the History of Jacksonville offered at a college or university and how its creators conducted research and decided on a rich set of open-access resources for students.

Register here.

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(via Rebecca Brown, Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Join NNLM Region 3 for the October edition of Health Bytes on Wednesday, October 12, from 10:00 to 11:00 AM CDT. The topic is “Farming for Public Health: Thinking Upstream”. Please see below for more information, including the link to registration.

Approximately 50 million pounds of pesticides are applied to corn and beans in Iowa annually. As troubles of escalating pesticide use in Iowa and the Midwest are becoming more visible (weed resistance, pesticide drift, crop damage, etc.), there is a paucity of easily accessible informational resources for Iowans about the environmental and public health impacts of pesticides in our state. Furthermore, the system of agriculture that relies so heavily on synthetic chemical inputs has many other implications on ecological sustainability that ultimately impact human health. This presentation will help attendees think critically about the downstream implications of current agricultural practices in the Midwest and their impacts on human and environmental health.

Speaker Information: Audrey Tran Lam

Audrey manages the University of Northern Iowa’s Center for Energy & Environmental Education’s environmental health initiatives, working where human health and environmental sustainability meet. She oversees two statewide public health education initiatives; Good Neighbor Iowa (focused on elimination of cosmetic herbicide application in public spaces to protect child health, pollinator habitat, and urban water quality), and Farming for Public Health (a program that elevates organic regenerative agriculture as an upstream, land-based solution to the cascading environmental health issues stemming from industrial agriculture). In addition, Audrey also facilitates the Pesticides & Public Health Working Group. She holds a master’s degree in Public Health (concentrating in occupational and environmental health) from the University of Iowa, and a Food Systems, the Environment, and Public Health graduate certificate from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Audrey currently serves on the boards of the Heartland Health Research Alliance, the Pesticide Action Network, and the Iowa Rural Health Association.

For additional details, and to register, please go here. Registering requires having an NNLM account. Create one here.

This class is approved for 1 hour of CHES Continuing Education Credit and 1 hour of MLA CE Credit.

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