Free Webinar TODAY April 14, 2021 @ 10am – Telehealth in Rural Public Libraries (Sponsored by the NNLM SCR)


The Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM), South Central Region (SCR) housed at the Gibson D. Lewis Library would like to invite you to join us for the next session of our monthly webinar series. SCR CONNECTions is a monthly 1 hour series that focuses on topics of interest to clinicians, researchers, faculty, and information professionals.

Details on joining the meeting are available at the event link above. No registration is required, and the session is free to any interested parties.

Webinar Description: Learn how a rural library partnered with the University of North Texas Health Science Center to launch a pilot telehealth program. In rural communities, libraries often have the fastest internet connection in town together with digital literacy to assist users. Rural Americans face health inequities that result in worse health care outcomes than their peers in more populated areas. The presentation will include a discussion of logistics, and the role of health and digital literacy in telehealth.

Presenter Descriptions:

-Jessica Maack Rangel, MS RN FNAP is the Vice Provost leading the Division of Academic Innovation at the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth with over 33 years’ experience as a clinician and Executive Patient Safety Officer. As a Distinguished Fellow of the National Academies of Practice, she fosters an interprofessional ecosystem of experiential, life-long learning.

-Dianne Connery (she/her) is the Special Projects Librarian of the innovative Pottsboro (Texas) Public Library. She was a corporate trainer and entrepreneur before moving to a rural community ten years ago. On the verge of closing its doors, Dianne led a group of dedicated volunteers who transformed it into the vibrant community-gathering place it is today. She is passionate about the role of rural libraries.