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Join the COVID-19 Conversation: Supporting Oral Health in the Time of COVID-19

Dental Caucus leaders Amanda Nevius, Hirsh Health Sciences Library, Tufts University, Boston, MA; Nicole Theis-Mahon, AHIP, Health Sciences Libraries University of Minnesota–Minneapolis; and Nena Schvaneveldt, AHIP, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah–Salt Lake City, will discuss the impact of COVID-19 on dental schooling, including dental hygiene and allied dental professional schooling, across the United States and Canada and will share methods and resources that librarians are using to support these programs and oral health. They will invite you to share your stories about supporting health sciences interprofessionals and ways to support systemic health care in these times.

This is the seventh in a series of free, live, online conversations, Coping and Caring in the Time of COVID-19. These weekly conversations for MLA members and the wider health information professional community are designed to help you address professional and personal pain points related to the current crisis.

Date: Tuesday, May 5

Time: 10:00 a.m., pacific time; 11:00 a.m., mountain time; noon, central time; 1:00 p.m., eastern time

Audience: Medical librarians

Action item 1: Click Join the Slack workspace Medical Library Association, and use your browser or download the Slack application on your phone. If you already have Slack, add the workspace

Action item 2: Join the conversation during and after this session at #covid-19-supporting-oral-health in the MLA Slack workspace (add this new channel by selecting the “+” sign next to “Channels” >> “Browse channels” and adding the channel), or connect at

On Tuesday, May 5, at the scheduled time: Open Slack to join the conversation. Open WebEx to join the session:

  • Webex Password: MLACOVID
  • No registration. No cost.

We are experimenting with a new format designed to foster sharing on an ongoing basis, without overloading your email inbox:

  • Thirty-minute online gatherings, using Webex (and sometimes Zoom), no registration, free to attend, recorded
  • Online discussion using a new MLA Slack channel during and after the gatherings that allow participants to ask questions, provide support, and share experiences by creating new threads and replying to existing ones

Access recordings of Professional Partnerships in the Time of COVID-19: Masks and More, password: WsYdCv3m; COVID-19 Searching: Strategies and Sources, password: Kq3RUjFS; Managing Remote Workers and Work, password: jEAjUmQ4; I Feel Fine: A Musical Happy Half-Hour, password: 3k+%cAm0; and Moving Instruction Online in a Hurry!, password: mG6tMRHk.

For questions and support, please contact Kate Corcoran.

Coming up, the final session

Tuesday, May 12: Critical Appraisal of COVID-19 Research: Marie Ascher, Health Sciences Library, New York Medical College–Valhalla; Abraham Wheeler, AHIP, MSU Libraries, Michigan State University–East Lansing; Rachel Pinotti, AHIP, Levy Library, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY; and Amy Blevins, Ruth Lilly Medical Library, Indiana University School of Medicine–Indianapolis, will examine COVID-19 research; 10:00 a.m., pacific time; 11:00 a.m., mountain time; noon, central time; 1:00 p.m., eastern time.

The Coping and Caring in the Time of COVID-19 series ends with the May 12 session. Watch for information on MLA vConnections: Association Member Series virtual sessions open to all members.

We look forward to conversing with you on May 5!

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