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Continuing Education

The SCC/MLA Continuing Education Committee is pleased to offer two continuing education (CE) classes for the 2021 SCC/MLA Virtual Meeting, which will be held outside of the virtual meeting dates.

Registration for these classes will be handled through the usual meeting registration, which opens on August 16, 2021.

Providing Multilingual & Multicultural Health Information

This one-hour webinar will provide a basic introduction to foreign-born populations. The presentation will start with some background data about immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers. We'll touch briefly on concepts related to cultural competence and humility and how to integrate them into your work. Finally, we'll review the CDC's Refugee Health Profiles, HHS's Office of Minority Health, and the National Library of Medicine's MedlinePlus and MedlinePlus Health Information in Multiple Languages.

Date: Friday, October 8, 2021
Time: 1 – 2 p.m. CST

Margie Sheppard, BSN, MLS
Community Engagement Coordinator
Network of the National Library of Medicine, Region 3
A. R. Dykes Library of Health Science
University of Kansas Medical Center

MLA CE Credit: 1 contact hour


At the conclusion of the class, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the current landscape of refugees, immigrants, and migrant and seasonal farmworkers in the United States
  • Explain the difference between cultural competence and humility and how they influence workplace environments
  • Identify reliable websites that provide quality health information in multiple languages

This class is eligible for Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) credit.

Detailed connection instructions will be provided to all registered attendees on or after Tuesday, October 5, 2021.

OUCH! Exploring Vaccines from Smallpox to COVID

Evidence supports the use of vaccines for the prevention of many diseases, however, misinformation and issues with health care accessibility may prevent people from getting the care they need. Through a variety of activities, this course will provide opportunities for participants to become acquainted with the history of vaccines, examine topics such as vaccine hesitancy and herd immunity, and explore authoritative, consumer-friendly resources.

Date: Friday, October 15, 2021
Time: 9 a.m. – noon CST

Shari Clifton, MLIS, AHIP
Professor | Health Sciences Library and Information Management, Graduate College
Associate Director and Head, Reference & Instructional Services | Robert M. Bird Health Sciences Library
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Phill Jo, MLIS, AHIP
Associate Professor | Head, Access Services

Lynn Hamilton, MLIS
Assistant Professor | Reference & Instructional Services Librarian

Tara Malone, MLIS
Assistant Professor | Head, Serials & History of Medicine

MLA CE Credit:  3 contact hours

Learning Outcomes

  • Summarize the evidence surrounding vaccines
  • Highlight accessible health information resources focused on vaccines and related topics
  • Illustrate how to apply the resources introduced through practice exercises, discussions, and other activities

Detailed connection instructions will be provided to all registered attendees on or after Tuesday, October 12, 2021.

Conference Location

Connection details will be communicated to you at least one (1) week before the meeting begins in separate emails.

Contact Information

For virtual arrangements questions, contact Katie Prentice or Montie' Dobbins.

For registration questions, contact Jon Crossno.

For billing questions, contact Steven Self.

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