Drawn to Graphic Medicine CE

  • 07 May 2021
  • 8:00 AM
  • 30 Apr 2022
  • 5:00 PM
  • Online
  • 98


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Drawn to Graphic Medicine: Bringing Comics into Medical Librarianship 

View Recorded Program for CE Credit

Available until: April 30, 2022

Continuing Education Credits: 1.5

Graphic medicine, the intersection of health care and comics, has emerged over the last ten years as a growing field in the health sciences, particularly in relation to health humanities and education. Librarians can play a vital role in supporting graphic medicine by collecting and distributing graphic medicine materials and including graphic medicine in their work or instruction efforts. In this webinar, we will discuss where graphic medicine came from and why it is valuable, what graphic medicine materials have emerged related to COVID-19, how you can start collecting graphic medicine at your library, and how you can integrate it into your work in the library.

For additional information, Kathryn Houk has written an article in MLAConnect (login required) entitled Consumer Health Documentation a Pandemic Through Comics.

This program was made possible through the generous support of an NNLM-GMR Expert Speaker Award.

Presented by:

Kathryn Houk
Assistant Professor and Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas Health Sciences Library.


Ariel Pomputius
Health Sciences Liaison librarian, Health Science Center Libraries, University of Florida-Gainesville

Presenter Bios: 

Kathryn Houk (she/her), MLIS, MPH, AHIP, CHIS I is assistant professor and Health Literacy and Community Engagement Librarian at the University of Nevada–Las Vegas Health Sciences Library. She began developing a graphic medicine collection at her library in 2017 due to her interest in health humanities, health literacy, and innovative educational practice. Houk hopes to eventually contribute to the fields of public heath and medicine by furthering research on the use of comics as a health literacy tool.

Graphic image description of librarian

Ariel FitzGerald Pomputius is a health sciences liaison librarian at the Health Science Center Libraries, University of Florida–Gainesville and works primarily with medical students and various departments in the College of Medicine. Past efforts in graphic medicine include a graphic medicine book club for geriatric clerkship students and courses for undergraduates on palliative care providers and women’s health using graphic medicine materials.  Current efforts in graphic medicine use drawing comics as the catalyst to discuss job satisfaction and burnout with early career academic librarians. 

Registration Details:

  • Cost: $20 per attendee, no special rates, PayPal payments only. You do not need to create a PayPal account to pay online. If you have questions about payment, please contact OHSLA Treasurer, Liz Lyman at Elizabeth.Lyman@nationwidechildrens.org

  • The recording link and code to redeem your CE credit will be sent with your paid registration confirmation.

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