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Event Title Date(s) Summary
NNLM Book Discussion, May 2 - July 31, Doing Harm May 2, 2022 - July 31, 2022 You are invited to join us for the first NNLM Book Discussion. From May 1 until July 31, join your fellow librarians and read Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick by Maya Dusenbery! 

Platform/Location: Zoom, Moodle

Fundamentals of Health Sciences Research Data Management June 13, 2022 - August 8, 2022 This 8-week course offered in Moodle is designed to provide information professionals, working in health sciences, with an introduction to research data management. The primary goal of this course is to improve your knowledge and skills in research data management and enable you to add or enhance research data management training and services at your institution.

Platform/Location: Moodle

Storytelling as a Public Health Strategy to Address Inequities in Maternal Health Outcomes June 24, 2022 - August 24, 2022 The session will discuss how storytelling, through Laboring with Hope, is being used to create programs and services from an ecological perspective.

Platform/Location: Webex

NLM Office Hours: MeSH June 30, 2022 In a special NLM Office Hours co-hosted by the Massachusetts Health Sciences Library Network (MAHSLIN), Dan Cho from NLM’s Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) team will briefly describe how the Medical Subject Headings are developed and talk about the role of community input in MeSH development. Following this brief presentation, Elaine Alligood from MAHSLIN will moderate a Q&A and discussion about MeSH.

Platform/Location: Zoom

Cultivating Protective Libraries: An Introduction to Public Library Social Work July 13, 2022 In 2009, San Francisco Public Library created the first dedicated, full-time position for a helping professional. Since then, library social work has spread to over four dozen systems around the United States. This session will introduce library social work, its history, and emerging best practices. We will consider the library as a protective factor in the lives of vulnerable populations. Special attention will be paid to the need for person-centered, trauma-informed lenses into the university education of future librarians.

Platform/Location: Zoom

Library Carpentry Workshop Summer 2022 July 18, 2022 - July 19, 2022 We are excited to offer a Library Carpentry workshop on July 18 and 19 for our NNLM Members in order to learn about tools for efficiency and reproducibility in research.

This workshop is focused on Library Carpentry. The curriculum will include the following lessons:

Regular Expressions

Unix Shell

Tidy Data


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.

Even those with some experience will benefit, as the goal is to teach not only how to do analyses, but how to manage the process to make it as automated and reproducible as possible.

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 since space is limited.

Participants must use a laptop with a Windows, Mac or Linux operating system (not a tablet, Chromebook, etc.) that they have administrative privileges on.

Software must be installed prior to the first day of the workshop.

Platform/Location: Zoom

Community Discussion: Addressing the NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy July 20, 2022 Medical librarians and information professionals working in research data management will discuss challenges in addressing the National Institutes of Health Policy for Data Management and Sharing at their institutions.

This policy will go into effect January 25, 2023, and will impact research funded or conducted by NIH that results in the generation of scientific data.

Platform/Location: Webex

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On-Demand Classes

Event Title Date(s) Summary
A Bird's Eye View of Health Data Standards - On Demand On-demand through December 31, 2023 Understand the big picture of health data standards and how they are used, including relevant National Library of Medicine (NLM) products and services, in this 1 hour, on-demand, online class. Expect to spend 1 hour learning through videos and exercises.

Platform/Location: Moodle

Assessing Health Materials On Demand On-demand through April 18, 2025 Get an overview on assessing health materials, and learn how the National Library of Medicine uses a health education materials assessment tool to figure out if health education materials are easy-to-read in this 90 minute self-paced tutorial.

Platform/Location: Moodle

Common Data Elements: Standardizing Data Collection On-demand through September 1, 2023 This online, self-paced course describes how librarians and other information professionals can facilitate data standardization and research data sharing using common data elements (CDEs).

Platform/Location: Moodle

Consumer Health Collection Management - On Demand On-demand through October 31, 2022 This 4 credit-hour, on-demand class reviews collection management principles and resources for health-related collections in public libraries.

Platform/Location: Moodle

Drug and Chemical Information - On Demand On-demand through June 30, 2023 Earn up to 6 hours of CE credit in this on-demand class. Learn about NLM resources that provide drug and chemical information for consumers and healthcare professionals, from interactions to adverse effects to clinical trial results. While you work through interactive hands-on scenarios, you’ll learn about the drug and chemical information-seeking habits of your patrons, helpful reference interview questions to ask, and how to efficiently navigate this unique information landscape.

Platform/Location: Moodle

Drug Terminologies and RxNorm On-demand through August 1, 2024 Learn the basic concepts of medical terminologies, followed by a deep dive into NLM's RxNorm, an NLM-authored medical terminology specializing in drug information, in this 1 credit hour on-demand class.

Platform/Location: Moodle

Environmental Health and Justice: a brief primer On-demand through April 30, 2026 This self-paced online class provides an introduction to environmental health and environmental justice and presents 3 resources you can use to find data and statistics about environmental health disparities in your community.

Platform/Location: Moodle

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