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Browse recordings of past NNLM webinars from Jan 1, 2020 - current. To see curated playlists by topic, audience, or region, visit the NNLM YouTube channel.

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Asian Health Equity: Precision Medicine in AAPI Communities

Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders have been and continue to be underrepresented in biomedical research, which affects health equity issues within these communities being addressed properly. In honor of AAPI Heritage Month, the Asian Health Coalition and the All of Us Program work together to provide a webinar that talks about the importance of precision medicine for AANHPIs through the health equity lens.

As AAPI Heritage Month draws to close,…
Date: May 31, 2022

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Trauma in the Library: Findings To-date about PTSD among Public Library Staff and Methods for Ensuring Trauma-Informed Care

Trauma-informed care for library patrons is a growing movement, however, what about workplace trauma experienced by library staff? We share findings to-date regarding our IMLS-funded study “Trauma in the Library: Symptoms of PTSD Among Staff and Methods for Ensuring Trauma-Informed Care.” The project goals are: 1) to identify the types of post-traumatic symptoms experienced by library staff in diverse library settings where violence and other trauma has occurred; 2) to conduct a national online survey, interviews and fish bowls to ascertain the extent of workplace-related…
Date: May 27, 2022

NIH Data Management and Sharing Session 5. Policy Recap and Q&A

This webinar reviews new NIH requirements for data management and sharing.

This session is number 5 in the series.

Taunton Paine, Director of the Scientific Data Sharing Policy Division in the Office of Science Policy at NIH, and Cindy Danielson, Associate Director of Systems Integration in the Office of Research Reporting at NIH, will review the updates to the NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing that will go into effect January 25, 2023.


Date: May 24, 2022

Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Navajo Nation and a story of Diné resilience


The Navajo Nation is fraught with infrastructural inadequacies and health disparities that were a set-up for such spread and devastation at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The health inequities that exist on the Navajo Nation are plenty and posed many barriers to quick, safe and effective quarantining, isolation and recovery. However, throughout the pandemic, the Navajo Nation has kept its spirits up and worked together to overcome and move forward. Dr.…
Date: May 11, 2022

Tackling Inclusivity and the Future of Oral Health

Historically, medicine and oral health have been separate professions, leaving many people to have access to a medical provider but not a dental provider. What is striking about this professional separation is that the mouth is not separate from the body. Oral health is key to overall health, and yet for many Americans and people around the world disparities in outcomes is a reality. In this presentation, we will consider how to tackle inclusivity around oral health, addressing workforce and population-health outcomes, challenges in science and methodologies which limit the degree to…
Date: May 10, 2022

Region 6: NNLM Day at MLA 2022

Meet the NNLM Region 6 during NNLM Day at MLA 2022! At this session, we will highlight our activities in the first year of the new Region 6 program. Additionally, we will share upcoming activities and programs NNLM members can look forward to in the coming year.

The online event is free and available to all. 

Date: April 28, 2022

Introduction to Health Reference: Responding to Health Questions at Your Library [for San Diego County]

Learn how to respond to health reference questions with information sources and best practices for the general public.

This session is intended for library workers in San Diego County (CA), including San Diego Circuit Libraries though all are welcome to attend.

Date: April 27, 2022

NIH Data Management and Sharing Session 4. Practitioner Perspectives: Infrastructure

This is webinar number 4 in the series.

The webinar introduces the basics of data management and the new requirements for data management and sharing that will be in place beginning in 2023.

This webinar will provide “practitioner perspectives” – i.e., data librarians sharing their opportunities, barriers, methods, and successes as they work toward improving data management practices at their institutions.


Date: April 26, 2022

Empowering Your Community: Using Health Literacy to Help Patients Become Their Own Health Advocate

As your own patient advocate, you are an active participant, but to be effective you have to develop your own health literacy. That means knowing where to obtain credible and timely healthcare information, and then reading and understanding it so you can ask questions and make well-informed decisions directly impacting your health. By empowering community members through improving patient health literacy, overall health will improve along with quality of life.  The more you know the better you will feel.

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Jessica Daly currently…
Date: April 19, 2022

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Tech Talk with R2: Explainable Artificial Intelligence and the Rubik’s Cube

The field of artificial intelligence (AI) has allowed computers to learn to synthesize chemical compounds, fold proteins, and write code. However, these AI algorithms cannot explain the thought processes behind their decisions. Not only is explainable AI important for us to be able to trust it with delicate tasks such as surgery and
Date: April 14, 2022

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