This course integrates the theory of community engagement with its application to libraries. The course is designed using the Preparation, Action, Reflection model. We will share step-by-step methods and best practices for engaging with communities to co-design and co-develop library offerings. Participants will learn about the community in which their library is located and develop skills to build constructive relationships and bridge cultural differences. They will gain practical experience with engagement methods and share their experiences in implementing several stages of engagement.
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Provide a clear definition of a "community."
- Provide a clear definition of the community in which your library is located.
- Identify at least 3 cultural differences between your own culture and the culture(s) in the community in which your library is located.
- Articulate at least 3 skills for building relationships with community members.
- Write a step-by-step plan for how you could co-develop with community partners a library-sponsored program for addressing an identified need in your community.
Developed by NNLM Region 4
Created February 22, 2023
Fundamentals of Health Data Science is a 9-week course designed to improve your knowledge and skills in research data management.
Course dates: Sept. 5 - Nov. 3, 2023.
- Teacher: Lena Bohman
- Teacher: James Capobianco
- Teacher: Nicole Contaxis
- Teacher: Justin de la Cruz
- Teacher: Irmarie Fraticelli
- Teacher: Fred LaPolla
- Teacher: Genevieve Milliken
- Teacher: Peace Ossom Williamson
- Teacher: Erich Purpur
- Teacher: Cynthia Sheffield
- Teacher: Shawn Staudaher
- Teacher: Simon Stone
- Teacher: Alisa Surkis
- Teacher: Jamia Williams
Welcome to the online forums for NNLM Book Discussion moderated by Bobbi Newman, Region 6 at the University of Iowa.
NNLM Book Discussion offers library staff interested in better understanding health issues faced by their communities an opportunity to explore topics with other professionals and earn Continuing Education Credit. Participants are able to complete the book and earn CE credit on their schedule. Participants have three months to complete the requirements.
Requirements to earn CE
- Complete the book in your preferred format
- Log into the Moodle
- Explore the shared resources
- Do ONE of the following
- Answer the required discussion question in Moodle
- Attend one of the two live discussion sessions and participate
It is not necessary to engage in Moodle discussions for all three months, although you are welcome to do so.
Registered users can log in with enrollment key.
Explore aspects of a healthy workplace including physical, mental, and emotional components in a 2-week, 4-CE class. In week 1, we look at the evidence
on the benefits of having a healthy working environment, and what does and does not make
a healthy working environment. In week 2, learn and explore changes you can make at an individual level, and NLM and NIH resources that improve workplace health and wellness. We
will also discuss changes that could and should be made at the team and
organizational levels to improve workplace health and wellness for
everyone. Learners keep a private journal as part of the class.
This course is asynchronous, there are no set hours to be online each week.
- Teacher: Tiffany N. Chavis, MSW, MLIS, LCSW-C
Gain insight into the value of Wikipedia as a viable reference and build the skills and knowledge needed to evaluate articles on Wikipedia for yourself or your patrons, with a specific focus on health and medical topics, through a four-week, online course.
Registered users can enroll beginning Sunday, October 1, 2023.