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Join Us for the NNLM Book Discussion A History of Medical Libraries and Medical Librarianship in the United States

Posted by on January 23rd, 2024 Posted in: NNLM Book Discussion
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We invite you to join the NNLM Book Discussion! From February 1, 2024, to April 30, 2024, we’ll be diving into the pages of A History of Medical Libraries and Medical Librarianship in the United States: From John Shaw Billings to the Digital Era by Michael Kronenfeld and Jennie Jacobs Kronenfeld.

You can pick up your preferred book format and jump right in whenever it suits you within this period. There are multiple ways to join the conversation, whether it’s online discussions or engaging Zoom sessions.

Our NNLM Book Discussion is a fantastic opportunity for librarians and library staff eager to gain insights into our communities’ health information challenges. Plus, you’ll have the chance to explore these topics with fellow professionals and even earn Continuing Education Credit.

Here’s the beauty of it: you can complete the book and earn CE credit at your own pace. With three months to meet the requirements, you have the flexibility to make it work for your schedule. So, grab your book, mark your calendar, and get ready for an enriching experience! Live Discussions:

  • Thursday, February 29 at 3:00pm ET/2:00pm CT/1:00pm MT/12:00pm PT (Chapters 1-3)
  • Thursday, March 28 at 3:00pm ET/2:00pm CT/1:00pm MT/12:00pm PT (Chapters 4-5)
  • Thursday, April 25 at 3:00pm ET/2:00pm CT/1:00pm MT/12:00pm PT (Chapters 6-7)

Requirements to earn CE.

  1. Complete the book in your preferred format.
  2. Log into the Moodle
  3. Explore the related resources.
  4. Do ONE of the following:
    1. Answer the required discussion question in Moodle
    2. Attend one of the three live discussion sessions and participate.

Engaging in Moodle discussions for all three months is unnecessary, although you are welcome to do so.


  • To increase library staff awareness and understanding of health information access issues individuals and communities face.
  • Explore health resources from NLM, NIH, and other organizations related to the topic.

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.

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Image of the author ABOUT Bobbi Newman
Bobbi Newman (MLIS, MA) is the Community Engagement and Outreach Specialist for NNLM R6 at the University of Iowa. She is the author of Fostering Wellness in the Workplace: A Guide for Libraries. She developed the popular NNLM course “Wellness in the Library Workplace.” Bobbi is a mindfulness student and a member of Association for Size Diversity and Health (ASDAH). She currently serves as a member of the Advisory Board for Let’s Move in Libraries. She divides her time between her dog, reading fantasy and nonfiction, playing video games, crafting, kayaking, biking, and gardening.

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This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Grant Number 1UG4LM012346 with The University of Iowa.

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