Margie Sheppard, BSN, MLS

Community Engagement Coordinator - NNLM Region 3, Region 3

Margie Sheppard is the Community Engagement Coordinator for NNLM Region 3. She is based out of the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City. Prior to joining NNLM she was a technology consultant for a public library system in rural Kansas. She has an undergraduate degree in Nursing and a Master's in Library Science. She teaches a variety of classes for NNLM and has a passion for connecting people with reliable health information resources.

Classes I Teach

Event Title Summary
#CiteNLM Fall 2023 Wikipedia Edit-a-thon Join NNLM Staff on Wednesday, November 8, 2023 as we add citations to Wikipedia articles using trusted National Library of Medicine resources.
Conducting a Systematic Review: An Overview of the Process A high-quality systematic review is the most reliable source of evidence to help clinical decision making. This presentation will briefly discuss the steps, best practices, and strategies for conducting a systematic review in a smaller library setting or for a solo librarian with multiple job roles in an academic medical center.
Deciphering the Social Media Pulse: Twitter's Role in Shaping COVID-19 Health Beliefs and Vaccine Perceptions Join us to explore the profound influence of social media, specifically Twitter, on shaping public health beliefs and perceptions amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
Expanding Claire's Community Y2 Project: Creating a Partner Violence Prevention Education Program Claire’s Community is comprehensive relationship violence prevention program created to teach safe and healthy relationship skills; engage and equip influential adults and peers; disrupt pathways to relationship violence; and create proactive, protective, and safe communities. This project was made possible from funding by NNLM Region 3 in Year 2.
Participatory Community Building with Myanmar Refugee Women in Dallas, Texas Myanmar refugees in Dallas experience multiple challenges to their successful resettlement and consequent social integration. The researcher will present the process and findings of 5 stages of the community participatory research project with Myanmar refugee women resettling in Dallas, Texas.
Prescription and Over the Counter Drugs: Supporting Patients with Evidence-Based Information This 1 credit hour on-demand course provides an introduction to three free resources from the National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health: the NIDA website, DailyMed and LactMed.
Providing Multilingual Health Information This 4-hour CE class offered in Moodle is designed to assist librarians and others who work with diverse populations in locating health information. The resources presented are selected for their emphasis on providing culturally relevant information in the preferred language of the population. Background information on refugees and immigrants in the U.S. and their unique health issues will be presented.
Wikipedia + Libraries: NNLM (October 2023) Gain insight into the value of Wikipedia as a viable reference and build the skills and knowledge needed to evaluate articles, with a specific focus on health and medical topics in a self-paced, online class over four weeks. Expect to spend about 2 hours a week exploring through discussion forums, readings, tutorials, and learn about the #CiteNLM Wikipedia edit-a-thon and the free resources, programming and training that NNLM offers to libraries.

Contact Information

913-588-7319