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Scheduled Courses in Information Services

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Drug and Chemical Information - On Demand

This online, self-paced course is intended to introduce librarians to the NLM resources that provide drug and chemical information for consumers and healthcare professionals.
Information Services Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Easy Steps to Building a Team-Based Systematic Review Service (Recording)

It’s easy to build a systematic review service. . . if you have a team and the right model.
Information Services CE Passport Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA
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Effectiveness and Efficiency in Exhaustive Searches (CE100)

Learn a new, efficient, and effective method for conducting exhaustive searches. You’ll leave the course able to create complex searches checked for completeness and translated between databases and interfaces much faster than with traditional methods.
Information Services Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA MLA/SLA '23
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Environmental Health and Justice: A Brief Primer

What is environmental health and environmental justice environmental justice? Learn the definitions and 3 resources you can use to find data and statistics about environmental health disparities in your community in this 1 hour on-demand online tutorial
DEIA Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Essential Searching Skills for Librarians on Systematic Review Teams - April 2023

If you plan to collaborate on systematic reviews, this is the searching course for you! The course will take place April 12 & April 19, 2023. This offering is for individuals that have not purchased the SRSS Pathway.
Information Services Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA
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Finding and Using Health Statistics

This online, self-paced course for librarians and students in health sciences describes different types of health statistics, how they are collected, and where they can be found.
Information Services Free Evidence-Based Practice & Research Data Services Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Flooding in the Midwest: One University's Efforts to Reach Out to the Community (recording)

Four speakers with various backgrounds and approaches presented how they worked together at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) to provide outreach to their communities in Nebraska and Iowa following devastating floods in March, 2019.
Disaster Information Specialization DEIA Information Services NNLM/NLM
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From Protocol To Publication: Maximizing the Return on Your Systematic Review Investment (Recording)

Join the presenters as they share their strategies for identifying promising projects, avoiding problems before they scuttle a project, and working with review teams to conduct successful--and published!--systematic reviews. #MLAMaxReturn
Information Services CE Passport Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA Evidence-Based Practice & Research
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Getting the Right Information to Patients Using MedlinePlus Connect - On Demand

This one-hour, on-demand training session with videos and exercises is intended to introduce you to what MedlinePlus Connect does and how, and point you to resources for implementing MedlinePlus Connect at your institution.
Information Services Information Management Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Going Grey with Google Scholar for Systematic Reviews (Recording)

Learn search techniques to locate grey literature in Google Scholar and more.
Information Services CE Passport Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA Evidence-Based Practice & Research
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Guiding Teams through Risk of Bias Tools in Systematic Reviews (Recording)

Do you want to improve the quality of the systematic reviews you contribute to, expand the range of review services you offer, and develop a reputation as a review methodological expert? Hendren and Ledbetter will show you how.
Information Services CE Passport Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA
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Health Literacy On Demand (Oct 2022-Oct 2023)

This one-hour narrated online tutorial introduces the concepts of personal and organizational health literacy, and looks at communication practices and resources you can use to improve health literacy.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Help Authors Find the Best Journal for Their Manuscript (Recording)

Stop worrying about avoiding predatory journals, and instead learn the skills to help library users find and evaluate the best journal for their manuscript.
Information Services CE Passport MLA
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History of the Health Sciences: A Practical Guide for the Working Librarian (Recording)

What you need to know, and where you need to go, when the phone rings with a history question.
DEIA Information Services CE Passport Information Management MLA
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How PubMed Works On-Demand: Automatic Term Mapping

Learn how a keyword search does more than meets the eye.
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How PubMed Works On-Demand: Introduction

Are you new to PubMed? Maybe you'd like a refresher. This on-demand module will walk you through all the parts of the PubMed interface.
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How PubMed Works On-Demand: MeSH

What is MeSH and how can it help you search?
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How PubMed Works On-Demand: MeSH*

What is MeSH and how can it help you search?
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How PubMed Works On-Demand: Selection

Have you ever wondered how journals are chosen to become MEDLINE journals? Take this class to explore the selection criteria and process for MEDLINE and PMC.
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Introduction to Health Reference: Ethics and Best Practices (2022-2023)

Learn how to conduct a health reference interview using ethical and effective communication strategies in this 4 credit-hour, on-demand, online class.
Information Services Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Introduction to Scoping Reviews

If you consult or collaborate on evidence syntheses or teach evidence synthesis and review methods or plan to, you won't want to miss this webinar on scoping reviews from Margaret Foster and Kate Saylor, two recognized experts in the area. The live webinar is April 27, 2023.
Information Services Systematic Review Services Specialization Information Management MLA
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Is Google Scholar Smart Enough for Your Reviews (Recording)

If you have not used Google Scholar for your reviews, this webinar may change your mind.
Information Services CE Passport Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA Evidence-Based Practice & Research
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Liaison Librarianship: New Models and Best Practices for Your Institution

The collective experience and knowledge of the presenters make this webinar a rare opportunity to get the information and insights you need to make important decisions about the liaison services your library offers and career paths you might take. Live webinar on April 19, 2023.
Information Services MLA
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Librarians and Systematic Review Teams: Negotiating Roles and Recognition (Recording)

Develop the communication skills essential to your career development and for working effectively with systematic review teams.
Information Services CE Passport Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA
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Matching Review Type to Research Question: Which Review Is Right for You? (Recording)

MLA is pleased to offer three webinars on systematic reviews by Margaret Foster, AHIP, and Sarah Jewell, co-editors of Assembling the Pieces of a Systematic Review: A Guide for Librarians.
Information Services CE Passport Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA CNE

Unscheduled Courses in Information Services

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#citeNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-thons*

Wikipedia’s health topics pages are visited a staggering 7 billion times a year, making it possibly the world’s most popular health information resource. This 2 hour webinar features a crash-course in Wikipedia editing guidelines and interactive breakout rooms to try out your skills.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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2023 MeSH Highlights*

Every year, updates are made to MeSH, the NLM controlled vocabulary thesaurus used for PubMed indexing and for cataloging. This annual webinar introduces those changes and provide examples of how the changes may affect you as a PubMed searcher. For more information about MeSH, see the MeSH homepage.
Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
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5 Steps to an Accessible Document*

This webinar provides the basics of making PowerPoint and Word documents accessible to people who use screen reader assistive technology.
DEIA Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
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Activate, Collaborate, Educate: Library Health Outreach and Programming*

Activate your interest in collaborating and engaging your community in library health outreach programming in this 90 minute webinar.
Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
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Advanced PubMed Techniques*

Learn advanced concepts to add to your PubMed toolkit. Automatic Term Mapping; Author searching; Drug information to treat diseases; Pharmacologic action; Coordinating MeSH terms (like Indexers do); Tools for finding Evidence Based research in PubMed; Phrase searching and the Phrase Index.
Information Services Free Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM
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Advanced Searching Techniques and Advanced Strategy Design*

This face-to-face course will explore issues around search design and search techniques for undertaking literature searches of complex topics to inform high quality comparative effectiveness research, systematic reviews, guideline development and other major projects.
Information Services Instructor-owned Evidence-Based Practice & Research
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Back to School: Enhance your Research with HSR Methods, Tools, and Resources from the National Library of Medicine

This free recorded webinar provides an overview of resources provided by the National Library of Medicine’s National Information Center on Health Services Research (NICHSR) to support the HSR community.
Information Services Instructor-owned
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Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library*

The class covers the health information seeking behavior of consumers and the role of the librarian in the provision of health information for the public. It qualifies for MLA Consumer Health Information Specialization levels 1 and 2.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Beyond the Pyramids: A Critical Appraisal Survey Course*

Medical librarian hero Lucretia McClure said, "I think the future of librarians is going to be directly related to more science... I think there are skills that we’re going to need down the road, and I don’t know that we’re prepared for it."
Information Services Instructor-owned Evidence-Based Practice & Research
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Bioinformatics and Biology Essentials for Librarians*

This introductory bioinformatics course for librarians uses the Moodle learning management system. This course was designed both for librarians who offer bioinformatics services; and also for librarians who use bioinformatics information on a periodic or irregular basis to serve their patrons.
Information Services NNLM/NLM
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Building Reference Skills for Nursing and Allied Health Research*

Build reference skills for nursing and allied health research in this 3 week online class
Information Services NNLM/NLM
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Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information at Your Library*

This popular online or in-person class will prepare librarians for responding to challenging reference questions for mental health information, and will give librarians a greater awareness of current mental health issues that might affect their populations.
Information Services Information Management Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Chemicals, Drugs and Genetics: Searching PubMed and Beyond*

This specialized class will help improve your effectiveness in searching PubMed and related NLM and NIH databases for literature information on chemicals, drugs and genetics.
Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
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CHIS on demand*

This class is designed for anyone interested in providing consumer health information to their community, with a focus on libraries and information centers. Learners earn up to 5 continuing education credit hours towards Level 1 CHIS. Each module takes about an hour to complete.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Citizen Science & Libraries: Advance Alzheimer's Research Online Presentation and Q&A*

Register for this event for an introduction to citizen science, to learn more about libraries as hubs for citizen science, and to learn how to participate in the Stall Catchers citizen science project through an engaging presentation and online Q&A.
Information Services Information Management NNLM/NLM
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Citizen Science & Libraries: Create Your Own Air Quality Sensor with CanAir.io*

In this event, the CanAir.io team will help us learn about how to contribute to air quality monitoring through citizen science and provide a tutorial about how to make an air quality sensor.
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Citizen Science & Libraries: Fight Plastic Pollution Through Citizen Science Online Presentation and Q&A*

Register for this event for an introduction to citizen science, to learn more about libraries as hubs for citizen science, and to learn how to participate in citizen science projects that study the environment through a presentation and online Q&A.
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Citizen Science & Libraries: Help Develop RNA-based Medicines Online Presentation and Q&A*

Register for this event for an introduction to citizen science, to learn more about libraries as hubs for citizen science, and to learn how to participate in citizen science projects that study genetics through a presentation and online Q&A.
Information Services NNLM/NLM
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ClinicalTrials.gov for Librarians*

ClinicalTrials.gov for Librarians is a 1-hour live webinar worth 1 MLA Continuing Education credits. It qualifies for MLA Consumer Health Information Specialization level 1.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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ClinicalTrials.gov Modernization and Beta Sites Progress*

This live webinar, including Q+A, provides an update on the progress of the modernization effort and an overview of the beta ClinicalTrials.gov website and the beta Protocol Registration and Results System (PRS).
Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
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Common Data Elements: Standardizing Data Collection*

This online, self-paced course describes how librarians and other information professionals can facilitate data standardization and research data sharing using Common Data Elements.
Information Services Information Management Free Data Services Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Community Health Connections*

Community Health Connections is a 5-part educational webinar series intended to help public library staff learn about consumer health services and resources, community-based marketing, and technology implementation.
Information Services Instructor-owned Consumer Health Information Specialization
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Community-Based Health Information*

In this online course, learn about consumer and public health information services and programs that can impact the health of the communities you serve.
Information Services Instructor-owned Information Management Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research Consumer Health Information Specialization
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Consumer Health Collection Management - On demand*

This 4 credit-hour, on-demand class reviews collection management principles and resources for health-related collections with a focus on collections in public libraries and consumer health.
Information Services Information Management Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Consumer Health Information Resources and Services*

This online course provides an overview of, and introduction to, the consumer health information environment.
Information Services Instructor-owned Evidence-Based Practice & Research Instruction & Instructional Design