Available Until 10/31/2028

Roles for Medical Librarians in Graphic Medicine: Discovery, Access, and Beyond*

This course is not available for enrollment and has been retired by the provider.

Graphic Medicine, comic books and graphic novels that tell personal stories of health and wellness, is an up and coming area of interest in medical education and health outreach. 

But how can graphic medicine be used to improve health literacy?  How can programs be built around graphic medicine?  What graphic medicine resources and supports are available for librarians, public health professionals, community organizations and others?  What are the strengths and weaknesses of using these resources for outreach and education?  What are the best practices for including graphic medicine?

Join Medical Librarians to hear about how they use Graphic Medicine in their work with colleagues, students, and staff. Panel participants will also discuss the past, current and future role of Medical Librarians in the Graphic Medicine Community and take questions from attendees.

Course URL: https://nnlm.gov/classes/graphic-medicine-beyond-books

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify how Medical Librarians have used graphic medicine in their work with colleagues, students and staff.
  • Discuss the role of Medical Librarians in graphic medicine and ways in which Medical Librarians support the wider graphic medicine community.
  • Apply strategies for integrating graphic medicine into health science libraries and the organizations they serve.


5 minutes-Introduction to NLM, NNLM and NNLM NER's graphic medicine special initiative

25 minutes-Panelist introduction (5 minutes each covering how they got involved with graphic medicine)

30 minutes-Discussion/attendee Q&A

MLA CE Credit: 1