[Eril-l] Core webinar: Community Connection for Health Information Access

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Wed Feb 23 03:54:00 PST 2022

*Cross posted to multiple lists*

Core webinar: Community Connection for Health Information Access

Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2022

All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11 am Pacific, noon
Mountain, 1 pm Central, and 2 pm Eastern time.

This is the second session in a three-part series regarding Access and

Description: Service is at the heart of community outreach and engagement.
“Community” can take many different forms, from the public to non-profit
organizations and others. It takes special skill and knowledge to
effectively build relationships and partnership with community
organizations and individuals in order to serve them. It takes additional
skill and knowledge to lead teams engaged in these activities. The
experience of health science librarians can serve as an example of
knowledge and skills needed in serving the community through outreach and
engagement. The experience of health science libraries offers insight that
leaders in any organization can learn from.

Learning outcomes:

By the end of this webinar, attendees will be able to:

1. Define leadership skills needed for person-centered community engagement
in their own words;

2. Explain processes and best practices for community engagement; and

3. Identify one or more areas in which they can implement person-centered
leadership concepts into their community engagement work.

Who should attend?

Anyone with an interest in the topic can benefit from this session and is
welcome to participate.


Martha Meacham is the Project Director of the Network of the National
Library of Medicine (NNLM) (https://nnlm.gov/), which is part of the
National Library of Medicine (NLM) within the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). Previously, Martha was the Associate Director of the NNLM New
England Region (NNLM NER). She has also managed two VA Medical Center
libraries, worked with Association of American Medical Colleges, and was
involved with patient education at Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Martha is
passionate about and has done research in the areas of library advocacy,
marketing, and leadership development. Martha has a B.S. in psychology and
was a mental health counselor before going on to earn a Master of Library
and Information Science and a Master of Arts in History from Simmons
College. Martha is currently a PhD candidate at Simmons University.

Tess Wilson, MLIS, MFA, is Program Manager of the Network of the National
Library of Medicine's Training and Education Center, housed at the
University of Pittsburgh. She is a librarian who loves talking loudly about
digital literacy, equitable access, and citizen science. Most recently, she
was a co-author of an ALA United for Libraries Action Planner and
contributed a chapter to ACRL's forthcoming Data Literacy Cookbook.

Tony Nguyen, MLIS, AHIP, is the Executive Director at the Network of the
National Library of Medicine (NNLM) in the Health Sciences and Human
Services Library at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Tony oversees
the planning, implementation, management, and evaluation of the overall
regional medical library program, office operations, and identifies
regional opportunities, partnerships, and collaborations to support NLM
priorities and NNLM initiatives.

Abby Mann spent over a decade as a professor of English before seeing the
light and returning to UNC-CH for her MLIS. As a librarian, she can
continue the foundational work she did in teaching information literacy at
the general education level, but do so in ways that think about
cross-campus initiatives and lifelong outcomes for learners. She is
currently the Online Learning Librarian at Illinois Wesleyan University,
where she focuses on both creating online learning objects and helping
faculty envision and design digital scholarship projects for pedagogical


Registration Fees:

Registration fees for *single webinar*:  Core Member $57.67; ALA-member
$71; Non-member $79

Registration fees for 3*-webinar series*:  Core Member $139; ALA-member
$170; Non-member $189

For additional information and access to registration links, see:


Core webinars are recorded and registrants receive a link to the recording
shortly following the live event.

If you have a question or need to make arrangements for special assistance
or additional accessibility, please contact Tom Ferren (tferren at ala.org).

Posted on behalf of the Core Continuing Education Committee.
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