NNLM Book Discussion

NNLM Book Discussion offers librarians, health professionals, and public health workers interested in better understanding health issues faced by their communities an opportunity to explore topics with other professionals and earn Continuing Education Credit.

Participants can complete the book and earn CE credit on their schedule. A new book is selected each quarter. Participants can acquire the book in their preferred format and have 3 months to complete the requirements and earn 4 MLA CE by participating in either an online or live discussion

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.

Book 1: Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick by Maya Dusenbery,  May 1 - July 31, 2022

Book 2:  The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman, August 1 - October 31 

Book 3: Beautiful Country: a Memoir by Qian Julie Wang,  November 1, 2022 - January 31, 2023 

Book 4: Bad Advice: Or Why Celebrities, Politicians, and Activists Aren't Your Best Source of Health Information by Paul Offit M.D., February 1, 2023 - April 30, 2024

Book 5:  High Risk: Stories of Pregnancy, Birth and the Unexpected by Chavi Eve Karkowsky MD. May 1, 2023 - July 31, 2023

Book 6: The Invisible Kingdom: Reimagining Chronic Illness by Meghan O’rourke. August 14, 2023 - October 31, 2023

Book 7: Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life by Eric Klinenberg. November 1, 2023 - January 31, 2024

Book 8: The History of Medical Libraries and Medical Librarianship by Michael Kronenfeld and Jennie Jacobs Kronenfeld, Feb 1, 2024 - Apr 30, 2024 

Objectives
  • Increase health equity by expanding librarians, health professionals, and public health workers’ awareness and understanding of health issues individuals and communities face.
  • Improve information access by exploring health resources from NLM, NIH, and other organizations related to the topic, including MedlinePlus, PudMed, and ClinicalTrials.

The NNLM Book Discussion helps increase health information access and use for all audiences, including underrepresented populations, by raising awareness among librarians, health professionals, and public health workers of health issues their communities face and information resources they can share related to those issues. The titles selected are associated with NNLM, NLM, or NIH’s mission and goals. 

Code of Conduct NNLM is dedicated to providing a welcoming and supportive environment for all people, regardless of background or identity. As such, we expect respectful interactions with instructors and learners. Read the full Code of Conduct here.

 

Class Owner(s)

Bobbi L. Newman, Community Engagement and Outreach Specialist, Region 6

Instructor(s)

Faith Steele, Librarian, Region 1
Carolyn Martin, Outreach and Education Coordinator, Region 5
Margot Malachowski, Education and Outreach Coordinator, Region 7
Liz Morris, Outreach & Access Coordinator, Region 5
Tiffany Chavis, Health Literacy Librarian, Region 1
Bobbi L. Newman, Community Engagement and Outreach Specialist, Region 6

Continuing Education

This class qualifies for Medical Library Association (MLA) Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) Level 1.

This class qualifies for Medical Library Association (MLA) Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) Level 2.

This class has been approved for Medical Library Association (MLA) continuing education credits.

Classes

Event Title Event Start Date Summary Continuing Education Credits CE Categories Is Online Registration
NNLM Book Discussion, Feb 1, 2024 - Apr 30, 2024: The History of Medical Libraries and Medical Librarianship by Michael Kronenfeld and Jennie Jacobs Kronenfeld Join us February 1, 2024 - April 30, 2024 to discuss The History of Medical Libraries and Medical Librarianship by Michael Kronenfeld and Jennie Jacobs Kronenfeld. 4.00 CHIS Level 1 On
Event Title Event Start Date Summary Continuing Education Credits CE Categories Is Online Registration
NNLM Book Discussion, Feb 1, 2024 - Apr 30, 2024: The History of Medical Libraries and Medical Librarianship by Michael Kronenfeld and Jennie Jacobs Kronenfeld Join us February 1, 2024 - April 30, 2024 to discuss The History of Medical Libraries and Medical Librarianship by Michael Kronenfeld and Jennie Jacobs Kronenfeld. 4.00 CHIS Level 1 On
NNLM Book Discussion, Nov 1, 2023 - Jan 31, 2024: Palaces for the People by Eric Klinenberg Join us November 1, 2023 - January 31, 2024 to discuss Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life by Eric Klinenberg. 4.00 CHIS Level 1 On
NNLM Book Discussion, Aug 14 - Oct 31: The Invisible Kingdom: Reimagining Chronic Illness by Meghan O'Rourke Join us August 14 - October 31 to discussion "The Invisible Kingdom: Reimagining Chronic Illness" by Meghan O'Rourke 4.00 CHIS Level 1 On
NNLM Book Discussion, May 1-Jul 31: High Risk: A Doctor's Notes on Pregnancy, Birth, and the Unexpected Join us for our first quarter NNLM Book Discussion of the year. From May 1 until July 31, join your fellow librarians and read High Risk: A Doctor's Notes on Pregnancy, Birth and the Unexpected by Chavi Eve Karkowsky, MD 4.00 CHIS Level 1 On
NNLM Book Discussion, Feb 1- April 30, 2023, Bad Advice Join us for our fourth NNLM Book Discussion. February 1 - April 30, 2023 we will read "Bad Advice: Or Why Celebrities, Politicians, and Activists Aren't Your Best Source of Health Information" by Paul A. Offit, M.D. 4.00 CHIS Level 1 On
NNLM Book Discussion, Nov 1 - Jan 31: Beautiful Country Join us for our third NNLM Book Discussion of the year. From November 1, 2022 until January 31, 2023 join your fellow librarians and read Beautiful Country by Qian Julie Wang. 4.00 CHIS Level 1 On
NNLM Book Discussion, Aug 1 - Oct 31: The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down Join us for our second NNLM Book Discussion of the year. From August 1 until October 31, join your fellow librarians and read The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman!  4.00 CHIS Level 1 On
NNLM Book Discussion, May 2 - July 31, Doing Harm You are invited to join us for the first NNLM Book Discussion. From May 1 until July 31, join your fellow librarians and read Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick by Maya Dusenbery!  4.00 CHIS Level 1 On