Upcoming National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) class and webinars

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) has some free educational opportunities coming up. Please let your colleagues know and we hope to see you there.

1.) Climate Change and Community Health in Rural Alaska: This PNR Rendezvous session provides an overview of climate change in rural Alaska, the impacts on the environment and observed health effects. The presentation includes specific community examples, and also explores some examples of adaptations that are being applied in Alaska through the tribal health system. Effects of climate change on health in general will also be addressed. The session will be recorded. March 20 at 1:00pm Pacific Time (please adjust to your time zone). (1 Medical Library Association CE) Registration is encouraged<https://nnlm.gov/class/climate-change-and-community-health-rural-alaska/9213>

2.) (Please tell your public library colleagues about this class specifically for them.) Stand Up for Health: Health and Wellness Services for Your Community for Public Libraries:  Do your patrons have questions about health and wellness? Do they ask about medications or alternative treatments? Are they asking about something they heard in the news or social media? Are you unsure where to find reliable and authoritative information to assist them? This class is specifically for public library staff to help increase knowledge and confidence in health information services. Over four weeks we will explore consumer health, health reference in a public library environment, free health resources for library staff and patrons, and developing health and wellness related programming. New content is released each week and consists of assigned readings, discussion with your fellow cohort members, and an assignment, all of which should take about three hours. Class runs from May 20 – June 16. (12 Medical Library Association CE, qualifies for Consumer Health Information Specialization<https://www.mlanet.org/p/cm/ld/fid=329> level 1) Register<https://nnlm.gov/class/stand-health-health-and-wellness-services-your-community-public-libraries/9137>

3.) NNLM Resource Picks: ToxTutor: NNLM Resource Picks is a collaborative, bimonthly, webcast series featuring the National Library of Medicine resources to increase awareness of these resources as well as encourage their integration by libraries and other organizations to more fully serve their colleagues and communities. Experts from the National Library of Medicine will present about ToxTutor<https://toxtutor.nlm.nih.gov/>, a self-paced tutorial covering key principles of toxicology for users of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) chemical and toxicology databases. This is an excellent resource to recommend to high school students interested in this area of health. The basic principles of toxicology described in ToxTutor are similar to those taught in university programs and are well described in toxicology literature. A certificate of completion is provided for those who finish the tutorial but requires registration to receive it. March 27 at Noon Pacific Time (please adjust to your time zone). This session will be recorded. (1 Medical Library Association CE) Registration is encouraged<https://nnlm.gov/class/toxtutor/9214>

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