[Libs-Or] Upcoming webinars and classes with the Network of the National Library of Medicine

Carolyn M Martin martinc4 at uw.edu
Thu Nov 12 08:38:45 PST 2020

Hello everyone,

The Network of the National Library of Medicine Pacific Northwest Region has a few professional development opportunities through the end of the year and one for the start of the new year. Take a look at the offerings, all of which are free. We hope you can attend.

Create Your Own Air Quality Sensor with CanAir.io: Daniel Bernal is an electrical engineer dedicated to the environment as an activist and expert on issues such as wetlands, urban biodiversity and air quality. He focuses on electronic design applied to environmental issues such as recycling and air quality. Bernal is also a member of the CanAir.io group, a citizen network for air quality measurement. November 18 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. PT. Register<https://nnlm.gov/class/citizen-science-libraries-create-your-own-air-quality-sensor-canairio/27150>

Crea tu propio sensor de calidad del aire con CanAir.io!: Daniel Bernal es un ingeniero Electrónico dedicado a la parte ambiental como activista y experto en temas como humedales, biodiversidad urbana y calidad del aire. Diseño electrónico aplicado a temas ambiental como el reciclaje y la calidad de aire. Integrante del grupo CanAirIO red ciudadana de medición calidad del aire. Noviembre 18, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. PT. Registrarse<https://nnlm.gov/class/crea-tu-propio-sensor-de-calidad-del-aire-con-canairio/27533>

Public Programming and NLM Traveling Exhibitions: NLM Traveling Exhibitions are a unique way to connect your patrons to valuable NLM health information resources through related public programming. To support you and your communities when your libraries borrow NLM exhibitions, the Exhibition Program is developing sample programming ideas related to individual exhibition topics. These ideas will help jump start your creative planning. Julie Botnick will discuss how those ideas can be adapted to your situations and ways to develop your own unique programming at this NNLM Resource Picks webinar session. December 2 at 12:00 p.m. PT. Register<https://nnlm.gov/class/nnlm-resource-picks-public-programming-and-nlm-traveling-exhibitions/26893>

Stand Up for Health: Health and Wellness Services for Your Community for Public Libraries: Do you work in a public library? Are you interested in engaging with other public librarians and staff members to improve your knowledge and comfort with health and wellness related reference and services? Stand Up for Health: Health and Wellness Services for Your Community is a free online course that was developed in cooperation with WebJunction, PLA, and public librarians to create a cohort learning experience. Registration is limited to public library staff. This 4 week asynchronous class runs from January 11 - February 5, 2021. It qualifies for the first level of the Medical Library Association's Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS). Register<https://nnlm.gov/class/stand-health-health-and-wellness-services-your-community-public-libraries/26023>

Better On The Outside After Being Inside - Improving Health Literacy and Self-Care For Incarcerated Persons: This presentation describes findings from an Information Resource Grant to Reduce Health Disparities project, funded by the National Library of Medicine. The project aims to engage justice-involved individuals with health education to enhance their knowledge and use of health services and resources. This project won the Frank Bradway Rogers Health Information Advancement Award from the Medical Library Association in 2020. Join the PNR Rendezvous session to learn more about this award winning project. December 9 at 1:00 p.m. PT. Register<https://nnlm.gov/class/pnr-rendezvous-better-outside-after-being-inside-improving-health-literacy-and-self-care/26364>

NNLM Reading Club Looks Beneath the Surface, Explores What We Are Made Of Human Genetics
Your health is the product of three factors: lifestyle, environment and genetics. In November, NNLM Reading Club<https://nnlm.gov/all-of-us/nnlm-reading-club/> is taking a closer look at human genetics. The three books featured are:

  *   The Gene: An Intimate History
  *   A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived: The Human Story Retold through Our Genes
  *   Pleased to Meet Me: Genes, Germs, and the Curious Forces That Make Us Who We Are
NNLM Reading Club Presents... webinar series is scheduled to host the author of Pleased to Meet Me on November 17 at 12:00 p.m. PT.  Visit the webinar webpage<https://nnlm.gov/all-of-us/nnlm-reading-club/> to learn more about how to attend this free session.

Carolyn Martin, MLS, AHIP | Consumer Health Coordinator
NNLM Pacific Northwest Region
University of Washington Health Sciences Library
Box 357155
Seattle, WA 98195-7155
martinc4 at uw.edu<mailto:martinc4 at uw.edu>

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