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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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(via Joseph Harzbecker, Boston University)

The Medical Library Association (MLA) Continuing Education Grant Jury would like to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2023 MLA Continuing Education Grant.

The purpose of the MLA Continuing Education Grant is to provide members with the opportunity to develop their knowledge of the theoretical, administrative, or technical aspects of librarianship. More than one continuing education (CE) grant may be awarded per year. The grant may be used either for MLA opportunities offered through MEDLIB-ED, Annual Meeting CE courses, or for other CE activities. Submit your application for these grant awards ranging from $100 to $500. The grant will not exceed $500 (or $250 in the case of two recipients).

Past Grant Recipients

2022: Shannon Compton, PhD, AHIP
2020: Marilia Y. Antunez, AHIP
2019: Heather Edmonds and Alexandria Quesenberry
2021: Alanna Campbell and Alessia Zanin-Yost, AHIP
2018: Natalie Clairoux
2017: Shirley Zhao
2016: Andrea C. Kepsel, AHIP and Nathalie Reid, AHIP

Information about the grant, including eligibility criteria and submission instructions, may be found here. The deadline for submission is Tuesday, November 15, 2022, at 11:59 PM CDT.

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

Please join the NNLM Center for Data Services on Thursday, September 22, from 1:00 to 2:30 PM CDT, for the webinar “Analyzing Health on the Local Level: Accessing State and Regional Substance Use Data”. The course is worth 1.50 credits for CHES and DSS.

September is National Recovery Month. National Recovery Month 2022 celebrates the gains made by those in recovery from substance use and mental health, just as we celebrate improvements made by individuals who are recovering from other health issues such as hypertension, diabetes, asthma, and heart disease are celebrated.

In this workshop, the presenter will provide information about how local and regional health departments share health data and how to make use of the data to see trends, inform practice, and develop or assess initiatives.

It is recommended that you make use of Microsoft Excel during the workshop; however, it is not required, and you can still participate without completing the hands-on activities.

For more information, and to register, please go here. To register, one must have an NNLM account. Create one here.

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(via Rebecca Brown, NNLM Region 1)

Please join the Network of the National Library of Medicine’s Region 1 for the webinar “The Art of Science Communication”. It will take place on Thursday, September 15, from 12:00 to 1:30 PM CDT.

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; this includes creating new and/or improving existing science communication, marketing, education, diversity, and outreach initiatives.

The benefits of science communication are vast and include increased science literacy and better-informed science policy. In addition, exceptional science communication includes effective means of disseminating scientific content through lectures, publications, grants, outreach initiatives, and interactions with the mass media.

Please join us to learn about resources and tips for adopting better science communication techniques throughout your career.

This session is eligible for 1.5 MLA CE.

Registration is open here. To register, one must have an NNLM user account. Create one here.

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

November is Rural Health Month. Please join NNLM for a 60-minute webinar, “Rural Health Resources”. It will take place on Thursday, November 17, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM CDT. This course is worth 1.00 MLA CE, CHIS Level 1, CHES. Please see below for more information, including the link to registration.

Evidence shows that there are marked health disparities between those living in rural areas versus their urban counterparts. Not only do rural residents suffer from higher incidence of chronic illness, they also have limited access to primary care services and are more likely to be uninsured or under-insured.

This webinar will describe hallmarks of rural America, identify access challenges of living in rural communities, and equip participants with tools to service the health information needs of those living in rural communities.

We will explore websites from the National Library of Medicine, U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service, Rural Health Information Hub and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The origins of each website will be explained. Each of the websites contain consumer-level information and offers an opportunity for data downloads. The downloads will be demonstrated. These resources are relevant to nurses, librarians, public health workers, allied healthcare professionals, educators, faith- and community-based organizations

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

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

Please join NNLM for a 1-hour webinar on Thursday, October 6 (12:00-1:00 PM CDT), that’s 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 culturally relevant information in the preferred language of the population. Background information on refugees and immigrants in the U.S. and their unique health issues will be presented.

This webinar, titled “Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information”, is worth 1.00 CE hour at CHIS Level 1.

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

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(via George Strawley, NNLM Region 4)

Learn about bioinformatics, the data science of biology!

The Network of the National Library of Medicine is pleased to open registration for the ninth cohort of “Bioinformatics and Biology Essentials for Librarians: Databases, Tools, and Clinical Applications”. The class will take place from Monday, August 29, to Friday, December 9.

This 15-week, 30-credit-hour (MLA), self-paced online class reviews basic biology concepts and provides hands-on experience with National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) molecular biology databases. This class is designed for librarians who offer, or intend to offer, bioinformatics services; and also for librarians who use gene and protein information on a periodic or irregular basis to serve their patrons. Participants who successfully complete the class are invited to join an alumni forum that includes discussion and additional learning opportunities.

Expect to spend at least 30 hours working through this class.

Subject-matter experts for this course include staff scientists from NCBI, Peter Cooper, Ph.D. and Majda Valjavec-Gratian, Ph.D.

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 Region 3 of NNLM for its monthly webinar, Health Bytes, on Thursday, September 14, from 9:00 to 10:00 AM CDT. This month, Dr. Kensley Behel, Ph.D., from the University of North Texas will be talking about noise-induced hearing loss as a preeminent concern among musicians, educators, and researchers worldwide. National health standards for tertiary institutions accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) mandate that faculty, students, and staff be educated on hearing health fundamentals. This presentation will introduce noise-induced hearing loss, current standards, prevention measures and ways to integrate prevention methods in the music classroom.

Each webinar has been approved for 1.00 hour of Medical Library Association (MLA) continuing education 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 Library Juice Academy)

Registration is open for the Library Juice Academy asynchronous online course “Accessibility from Legal Compliance to Disability Justice”. It will take place from Monday, September 5, to Sunday, October 2. The cost is $200, and the course is worth 1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs. Please see below for more information, including the link to registration.

How do we make our libraries more accessible for people with disabilities? The Americans with Disabilities Act was passed in 1990, but barriers still exist for both patrons and staff with disabilities. Some activists and scholars have suggested that we need a more radical approach than the rights-based framework of legal compliance, an approach called disability justice. In this course you will learn different frameworks for understanding disability and achieving accessibility, and practice identifying these frameworks in your own work. You will think critically about your own approach to accessibility and make concrete changes to a project or area of work to increase access for marginalized individuals including those with disabilities.

For additional details, and to register, please go here.

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(via the Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Registration is now open for the NNLM Region 1 – sponsored webinar “PBC Living Library Project”. It will take place on Tuesday, August 23, from 1:00 to 2:30 PM CDT. The class is worth 1.50 CHES credits. Please see below for more information, including the link to registration.

The PBC Living Library, modeled after The Human Library, seeks to raise awareness to medical harm through oral storytelling practices. Unlike The Human Library model, The PBC Living Library is an anti-neutral space where individuals who experience health and healthcare disparities volunteer to be “Living Books”. Living Books are “checked out” to “Readers”, most of whom are current and future healthcare providers in Northern Arizona University’s College of Health and Human Services. As an anti-neutral space, the PBC Living Library is designed to affirm and validate the lived realities of individuals subjected to medical and healthcare oppression. It also functions as a safe learning space where students can practice active empathy and develop the skills necessary to engage vulnerably with marginalized patients.

In this 90-minute webinar, participants will learn how the PBC Living Library was originally envisioned, how it was put into practice, and how it has changed over time. Participants will also learn how they can develop their own programs and strategies for success, including: marketing outreach, curriculum development, and quality assessment. Opportunities for questions and reflection will be provided.

Speaker Bio.

Catherine Lockmiller (she/her) is a Health Science Librarian and Diversity Fellow at Northern Arizona University (Flagstaff, Arizona). She prioritizes her work by focusing on health information literacy, analyzing the intersections between critical theory and librarianship, and most of all, providing a platform to discuss health inequities faced by transgender and gender diverse populations in the United States.

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

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