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NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

The National Library of Medicine and the National Network Library of Medicine are offering FREE webinars!
Note their new class registration system which requires obtaining an NNLM account prior to registration. 
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NNLM and NLM classes are free and open to all. Please feel free to share these opportunities!

Libraries Transform: Health Literacy Toolkit – September 14, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – October is Health Literacy Month! The American Library Association (ALA) and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine have created a Health Literacy Month toolkit for the Libraries Transform campaign. Join Amanda J. Wilson (NNLM) and Jeff Julian (ALA) as they discuss NNLM’s mission to support health literacy efforts in libraries and explain how to use the key messages, data, and marketing materials to promote health literacy at your library. Hosted by NNLM MAR.

I’m a Librarian, Not a Doctor! Providing Health Information to Public Library Customers – September 18, 2:30-4:00 PM ET – Medical questions are among the most dreaded at any public library service desk: How do I ask for more information without prying? What databases and books do I need in my library, and how do I use them? How do I know a website contains reliable information? What if I just can’t find the answer? Join GMR for this webinar to discover the reference desk basics for answering medical questions, where (and how) to draw the line, and when and where to refer your patrons.

Special opportunity! Helping Patients and Health Care Consumers Understand Precision Medicine Webinar – September 28, 2:00-4:00 PM ET – NNLM MAR will be hosting an in-person viewing of the Medical Library Association webinar “Helping Patients and Health Care Consumers Understand Precision Medicine Webinar” at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA. The 90 minute webinar will be followed by a 30 minute in-person discussion on NLM and NNLM precision medicine initiatives. NNLM MAR has purchased a site license for 25 attendees who will receive 1.5 MLA CE.

Making Sense of Numbers: Understanding Risks and Benefits. Learning How to Communicate Health Statistics – October 11, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Numeracy literacy is not only a problem for individuals receiving health information but also for those providing information that contain numbers. Hosted by MAR, this class is a basic introduction for anyone who wants to understand how to communicate health information that involves numeracy. The purpose of this class is to understand risk and benefits from a layman’s perspective and to understand that the communication of numbers must be clear and easy to understand.

–selected from the MAR Postings, a comprehensive weekly news series authored by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NNLM MAR)