The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) is offering training on health topics relevant to librarians serving our diverse communities. Please REGISTER today and SHARE with your staff.
Pride at the Library: LGBTQ Programming For All Ages
Jun 5, 2018 – 2:00PM – 3:00PM ET
The LGBTQ community is an underserved and vulnerable population, often facing misinformation and censorship. Libraries have a unique capability to reach out to this group, providing a safe space to access materials and gather together, as well as provide education to the larger community. This talk will discuss how to develop engaging LGBTQ programming for all ages, gain the support of your administration, locate community partners, promote your programs, deal with media attention, and manage complaints.
From Beyond Our Borders: Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information
Jun 4, 2018 to Jun 29, 2018
Join us for a 4 week self-paced, asynchronous introduction to cultural competency and humility, the unique health information needs of refugees and immigrants, and relevant health information resources. The class will be taught via Moodle and includes short readings, videos, and activities. This class has been approved for 4 hours of continuing education credits by the Medical Library Association and is eligible for MLA Level I and Level II CHIS.
Reading Across Cultures Webinar Series: Social Justice
Once a month, the World Area Book Awards (Américas Award, Africana Book Award, Middle East Book Award, South Asia Book Award) sponsor a free 60-minute webinar on a book recognized by one of the awards and facilitate a discussion with the author on how to incorporate the book into the classroom. The 2018 Spring Webinar Series focuses on social justice. We encourage educators to read the books with your colleagues, students, and community, and then join us to hear more from the author.
Oprah Winfrey accepts the 2018 Cecil B. de Mille award.
“I want all of the girls watching here now to know, that a new day is on the horizon. And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in this room tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men, fighting hard to make sure that they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody ever has to say, ‘me too’ again.”
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- Chair: Heather Novotny, The Joanne and Richard McGillis School
- Vice-Chair: Susan Spicer, Salt Lake County Library Services
- Secretary: Vern Waters, Salt Lake County Library Services
- Webmaster: Juan Tomás Lee, Utah State Library Division
- Safi Safiullah, Salt Lake City Public Library
- Erica Lake, Hope Fox Eccles Health Library / Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
- Dale Monobe, School of Library & Information Management, Emporia State University