Learn New Career Skills

The Medical Library Association's Self-Paced Courses will help you acquire professional and workplace skills. You can learn to communicate more effectively, run meetings, design courses, and become a leader in your workplace. 

These courses use scenarios familiar to health information professionals and medical librarians. The skills they foster are valuable to a wide range of information professionals, nurses, instructors, and anyone who works with other people.

If you are not a member of MLA, when you click "Add to Cart," you will be prompted to create a free account on the MLA website that will also give you access to MEDLIB-ED courses.

Click on each course title below to see more details, including learning outcomes and instructor information.

Disaster Information Specialization courses are self-paced, free, and not scenario-based.

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Health and Disasters: Understanding the International Context

This online course identifies who's who (and why) in the international disaster community, their roles and responsibilities in pre- and post-disaster situations, and the type of information they may offer or require to respond to real or perceived needs, with a particular focus on health.
Disaster Information Specialization Leadership & Management Free
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In Case of Emergencies: Continuity of Operations (COOP) Planning

Are you ready to serve your patrons if a disaster occurs? This course takes you through the steps of writing a Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) necessary to ensuring that your organization continues its essential functions during a wide range of emergencies. .
Disaster Information Specialization Leadership & Management Instructor-owned Free
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Information Roles in Disaster Management

This self-paced course introduces health sciences librarians to disaster management roles related to health information.
Disaster Information Specialization Leadership & Management Free
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Social Media Analysis During Disasters

Learn how to develop and implement a plan to effectively monitor and analyze disaster information on social media.
Disaster Information Specialization Leadership & Management Free
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U.S. Response to Disasters and Public Health Emergencies

Gain an introduction to disaster/emergency planning and response as conducted in the United States, with an emphasis on medical response
Disaster Information Specialization Leadership & Management Free