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

Please join NNLM (Network of the National Library of Medicine) on Wednesday, August 24, for a 60-minute webinar that addresses providing mental health information to the public. Titled “Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information at Your Library”, the webinar will take place from 1:00 to 2:00 PM CDT.

Objectives

  • Gain awareness of mental health issues
  • Learn to respond to challenging reference questions for mental health information
  • Gain awareness of mental health resources for the public
  • Become aware of programming ideas for your library

This class qualifies for Medical Library Association (MLA) Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) Level 1. After the session, you can claim 1 MLA CE. You don’t have to be a member of MLA, but you will need to create a free account, if you don’t already have one. Please see the MLA website for more details.

For more information, and to register for the webinar, please go here. If you do not already have an NNLM user account, you will need to create one here.

Please direct any questions to Rebecca Brown, NNLM Training Development Manager, at rebecca.brown@utah.edu.

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

Please join the NNLM National Center for Data Services on Monday, July 18, and Tuesday, July 19, for Library Carpentry Workshop Summer 2022. The class will take place via Zoom.

This is an online, two full-day workshop (14 hours total). Please be mindful about registering. Register if you are committed to attending and actively participating on both days since space is limited.

The workshop will include the following lessons:

1. Regular Expressions
2. Unix Shell
3. Tidy Data
4. OpenRefine
5. Introduction to Git

The target audience is learners who have little to no prior computational experience, and the instructors put a priority on creating a friendly environment to empower researchers and enable data-driven discovery. The course is worth 14.00 CE hours.

For more information, and to register, please go here. An NNLM user account is required for registering. To create one, go here.

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(via Library Juice Academy)

Registration is now open for the Library Juice Academy online course “Assisting Patrons with Mental Disorders Across Library Settings”. It will take place from Monday, June 6, to Sunday, July 3. The instructor is Dawn Behrend, Instruction and Outreach Librarian at Lenoir-Rhyne University. More information, including the link to registration, is below.

The National Alliance of Mental Illness estimates that one in five children, teens, and adults suffer from a mental illness. With libraries functioning as a hub of the communities they serve, librarians must be prepared to serve patrons struggling with mental health issues. This course will provide librarians with the necessary knowledge and skills to address common mental disorders, as well as ways in which librarians can balance their own mental health needs in a demanding profession.

The instructor has a unique background in being a second career librarian after having worked as a psychologist for 20 years.

By the end of the course, students will be able to accomplish the following.

  • develop a better understanding of the most common mental health issues such as anxiety disorders, mood disorders, psychotic disorders, ADHD, and Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • improve sensitivity in interacting with patrons with a mental disorder with an emphasis upon awareness of the stigma of mental illness, implementing library policies to address the needs of patrons with a mental disorder, and providing accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • learn effective ways of managing interactions with patrons struggling with a mental disorder including: deescalating emotional clients; conflict resolution skills; maintaining appropriate boundaries; and managing requests for sensitive information about mental health topics
  • work with community partners to develop potential referral sources, training opportunities, mental health programming, and assistance with crisis intervention
    apply self-care strategies to balance the mental health needs of librarians who may be struggling with a mental health disorder and/or common job and life stressors

This course is worth 1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs. The cost is $200.00

To register, please go herePlease note that the number of seats are limited. For a list of all the courses Library Juice Academy will offer in June, check here.

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(via Sarah Wade, Campbell University)

Please join NNLM (Network of the National Library of Medicine) on Wednesday, July 27, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM CDT, for a 60-minute webinar called “From Problem to Prevention: Evidence-Based Public Health”. This class will explain the basics of evidence-based public health (EBPH) and highlight essentials of the EBPH process, such as identifying the problem, forming a question, searching the literature, and evaluating the intervention. The purpose of this class is to introduce the world of evidence-based public health and to give those already familiar with EBPH useful information that can be applied in their practices.

This class is approved for 1 MLA CE and is CHES (Certified Health Education Specialist) approved, also.

Registration is open here. To register, you will need to have  an NNLM account. Set one up here.

Want to signup for new class notifications, in the form of a weekly digest? Here are the steps.

​Log in to your NNLM user account (or create a free account, if you don’t already have one–see link above).

  • After logging in, click on “Update My Profile”.
  • Scroll down the page and click the button labeled “Edit Account and Time Zone”.
  • Scroll down the page until you see the “Digest Subscriptions” section.
  • Check the box next to New Classes from the NNLM”.
  • While you’re there, set your time zone, so that event information on the NNLM website will display in your local time.
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(via Sarah Wade, Campbell University)

Registration is now open for the Library Juice Academy course “Curriculum Mapping Information Literacy for Academic Librarians​”. It will take place asynchronously online from Monday, June 6, to Sunday, July 3. The cost is $200, and the course is worth either 1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs. The course has a limited number of seats. A description follows.

Do you find yourself teaching a lot of one-shots and thinking, “this could be better,” or “I wish I knew more about the students in my classroom”? Curriculum mapping is a tool used to determine where students learn, practice, and master different skills and practices. After going through a curriculum mapping exercise, you can better plan your instruction, make stronger cases for proactive integration of information literacy instruction, and help instructors understand the ways in which you can support their students across the curriculum. Curriculum mapping can turn a series of seemingly disconnected one-shots into a sustainable instruction program. As a result of this course, participants will be able to: explain the process for creating a curriculum map; analyze course descriptions to determine potential information literacy connection; create a curriculum map for one major or program supported; and develop a plan for communicating the curriculum map to the department or program.

For more information, and to register, please go here.

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

“Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library” is a 4-week, self-paced, 4 credit-hour online class in Moodle that covers the health information-seeking behavior of consumers and the role of the librarian in the provision of health information for the public. Learn about the evolution of consumer health, health literacy, and the e-patient, and expand your knowledge of top consumer health websites. You will discuss creative ideas for health information outreach in libraries, and wrap up by exploring effective marketing approaches and developing an elevator speech.

The class runs from Monday, May 9, to Sunday, June 6. Expect to spend at least 4 hours total working on this class.

Registration is open here. If you do not have an NNLM account, you will need to create one here.

Questions? Contact nto@utah.edu.

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(via Bobbi Newman, NNLM Region 6)

You are invited to join us for the first NNLM (Network of the National Library of Medicine) Book Discussion! From May 1 until July 31, we will read Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick.   ​​

NNLM Book Discussion offers librarians and library staff interested in better understanding health issues faced by people in the communities that they serve an opportunity to explore topics with other professionals and earn Continuing Education Credit.

After acquiring the book in your preferred format, you can join us any time between May and July 31 to participate. Participants can complete the book and earn CE credit on their schedule.

Requirements to Earn CE

  • complete the book in your preferred format
  • log into the Moodle
  • explore the related resources
  • do ONE of the following
    • answer the required discussion question in Moodle
    • attend one of the two live discussion sessions and participate (Wednesday, June 1, at 1:00 PM CDT, or Thursday, July 7, at 2:00 PM CDT) 

It is not necessary to engage in Moodle discussions for all three months, although you are welcome to do so.

Objectives 

  • to increase library staff awareness and understanding of health issues faced by individuals and communities
  • explore health resources from NLM, NIH, and other organizations related to the topic

To register to participate in the book discussion, please go here. Registering requires having an NNLM account. To create one, please go here. If you have any questions, please direct them to Bobbi Newman, Community Engagement and Outreach Specialist for Region 6, at bobbi-newman@uiowa.edu.

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(via Anna Varela, Library Juice Academy)

Registration is open for the upcoming Library Juice Academy course “Introduction to Career Paths in STEM Librarianship”. It will last from Monday, April 4, to Sunday, May 1. The instructor is Amanpreet Kaur. More information on the course and its learning objectives is below.

“Introduction to Careers in STEM Librarianship” is a four-week asynchronous professional development course for library workers who are interested in dipping their toes in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math/medicine) librarianship. This course will be offered in October 2021 and utilizes an asset-based approach to career exploration and focuses on the following learning objectives.

  • identify various stakeholders who utilize STEM libraries
  • explore the ways STEM librarians support the information needs of various stakeholders
  • discuss potential career paths and trends within STEM librarianship
  • list professional organizations, publications, listservs, and additional opportunities relevant to STEM librarianship
  • interpret STEM librarian job descriptions
  • create career-oriented deliverables (virtual resume, mock cover letter, and a professional development plan)

For more information, and to register, please go here. The course is worth 1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs, and the cost is $200.00.

For a list of all of the courses being offered in April, please go here.

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

​The NNLM National Center for Data Services (NCDS) will be teaching a four-part mini-course on the “Ethical Considerations of Data”. This 4-part course provides an intellectual grounding for the recognition, analysis, and resolution of ethical issues, including but not limited to ethical problems in data visualization, data sharing, and data collection.

  • Due to limited space, please only register if you can attend all four sessions.
  • The dates for the sessions are March 31, April 7, April 14 and April 21 (all Thursdays).
  • Each session is two hours long and will start at 12:00 PM CDT.
  • Learners who complete all four sessions will be eligible to receive eight MLA CE credits.

You can read more about the “Ethical Considerations of Data” mini-course here on our new blog, Bit by Bit.

Registration is open here. If you do not have an NNLM account, you will need to create one here.

If you would like to request a live-captioning option during each session, please contact nto@utah.edu.

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(via Bobbi Newman, Network of the National Library of Medicine Region 6)

Registration is open for the NNLM Region 6 webinar “Working With Youth Impacted by the Child Welfare System”​. It will take place on Wednesday, March 23, from 2:00 to 3:00 PM CDT. More information, including the link to registration, is below.

Description

Devon Abejo is a teen services librarian with King County Library System in the Seattle, Washington metro area. She has had nineteen foster children in her care over the past six years. In 2021, she was honored with the Unsung Heroes Award from the Washington State Department of Children, Youth & Families and the Stella Mae Carmichael Award from the Amara foster care agency. She earned a her MLIS from San Jose State University and BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has spoken about her work as a foster parent and librarian, and the impact libraries can have on families affected by the child welfare system, for ALA and other organizations. Between the bustle of being a librarian and foster mom, she enjoys practicing her millenary skills. Many teens in foster care experience trauma unfathomable to most of us. Keeping abreast of the most up-to-date information around trauma-informed care is a meaningful way to provide services to this demographic. Just being a compassionate adult in a teen’s life can be a very important part of our work as librarians. Learning to lead with authenticity can help to bridge these relationships.

This webinar is the third in a series on trauma-informed librarianship. You can find upcoming webinars on this topic under the Network of the National Library of Medicine Region 6 Spotlight Speaker Series.

Accessibility 

This webinar includes live closed captioning.

Code of Conduct

NNLM is dedicated to providing a welcoming and supportive environment for all people, regardless of background or identity. As such, we expect respectful interactions with instructors and learners. Read the full Code of Conduct here.

Recording

The recording of this webinar will be posted to our YouTube channel 1-2 weeks following the live event. The link will be e-mailed to everyone who registers.

For more information, and to register, please go here. Registering requires having an NNLM user account. To create an account, please go here. This webinar is worth 1.00 CE credits.

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