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Scheduled Courses in Information Services

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2021 MeSH Highlights January 13, 2021

Join NLM staff for a highlight tour summarizing the changes of the 2021 Medical Subject Headings (MeSH). The webinar presentation will feature examples of new and updated terminology.
Information Services NNLM/NLM
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A Seat at the Table: Working with the Disaster Workforce

Libraries have a critical role to play in disaster preparation and recovery, but they need to be at the table with the right people.
Disaster Information Specialization Information Services Instructor-owned Free Health Information Professionalism
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Accessing the Evidence During Times of Crisis (recording)

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) hosted a webinar that highlighted the work of several international organizations as part of Humanitarian Evidence Week 2018.
Disaster Information Specialization Information Services Information Management Free Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM
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Activate, Collaborate, and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community -2020-2021

Are you interested in starting or expanding your health outreach and programming at your library or agency? If so then this course will provide you with ideas on passive and active health outreach for your community.
Information Services Free Health Information Professionalism Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM Instruction & Instructional Design
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Advanced Search Strategy Design for Complex Topics: Strategy Development Including Text Mining 2021

Learn advanced techniques for designing and structuring search strategies for systematic reviews and other major search projects that address complex topics.
Information Services Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA
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Advanced Search Techniques and Resources for Systematic Reviews and Other Evidence Syntheses 2021

Learn advanced techniques for building search strategies for systematic reviews and other major search projects.
Information Services Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA
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Antiracism in Libraries: Allyship Starts with You

This three-hour course is a call to action for information professionals who are committed to taking action towards becoming anti-racist.
Leadership & Management Information Services Instructor-owned Health Information Professionalism
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Are All Systematic Reviews Created Equal? (recording)

Register now for MLA's webinar, "Are All Systematic Reviews Created Equal?" Join Connie Schardt, AHIP, FMLA as she explains how to critically appraise a systematic review and the tools needed for the task.
Information Services CE Passport Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA CNE
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AWIC: Animal Use Alternatives Search Workshop

The Animal and Veterinary Information Specialists (AVIS) Caucus invite MLA members to learn about animal alternatives searching from experts at the National Agricultural Library's Animal Welfare Information Center (AWIC).
Information Services MLA
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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

Unscheduled Courses in Information Services

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#citeNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon Training*

Join the National Network of Libraries of Medicine as we add citations to Wikipedia articles using trusted National Library of Medicine resources like Genetics Home Reference, MedlinePlus, and PubMed.
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2021 MeSH Highlights*

Join NLM staff for a highlight tour summarizing the changes of the 2021 Medical Subject Headings (MeSH). The webinar presentation will feature examples of new and updated terminology.
Information Services 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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Antiracism in Libraries: Allyship Starts with You*

This three-hour course is a call to action for information professionals who are committed to taking action towards becoming anti-racist.
Leadership & Management Information Services Instructor-owned Health Information Professionalism
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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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Becoming an Informed Healthcare Consumer: Deciphering Insurance, Choosing Providers, and More*

Successful navigation of the healthcare environment requires consumers to be active participants including identifying providers and interpreting health insurance options/benefits.
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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Beyond the SEA Webinar Series*

The Beyond the SEA webinar series invites guest speakers that cover topics like resources from the National Library of Medicine, Outreach Projects, Leadership, Data Science, Instructional Design, and more!
Leadership & Management Information Services Information Management Free Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM Instruction & Instructional Design
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Bibliometric Services in the Library: Fundamentals and Basic Analysis*

This online course offers you a terrific opportunity to enhance your bibliometrics and research assessment skills.
Information Services Free Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM
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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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Cancer Information Inside and Out*

This hands-on, face-to-face class is designed to introduce participants to quality cancer information resources and assist them with answering consumer health questions in this specialty area.
Information Services Instructor-owned
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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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Cheap, Fast, Good: A Fun and Painless Approach to Making Videos for Instruction and Outreach*

Are you interested in making videos, but not sure where to get started? This course covers This course covers everything you need to start making videos for instruction and outreach, even if you have very limited time and a very limited budget.
Information Services Instructor-owned Instruction & Instructional Design
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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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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.
Information Services NNLM/NLM
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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.
Information Services NNLM/NLM
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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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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-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 online course reviews collection management principles for health-related collections in public libraries. Watch a recorded presentation and complete 2 assignments to evaluate your own library's health collection.
Information Services Information Management Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Consumer Health Information*

This course is designed to meet the needs of people working in all library types - from public libraries to medical libraries. Learn how to answer sensitive consumer health questions and develop your own research guide and small grant application as a part of the course assignments.
Information Services Instructor-owned Consumer Health Information Specialization
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Consumer Technology to Manage Personal Health Data*

Develop an understanding of the types of health technology and apps that are available and their uses, how to evaluate the tools, and create programming for library visitors in this four credit blended online course, taught over two weeks in Moodle with 1 60-minute live session in Webex.
Information Services Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Data Analytics Research Training Fellowship*

The DART Fellowship is a 6-week cohort training and development program. Throughout the program, the cohort will work collaboratively with guiding researchers in order to complete a major component of a research project.
Information Services Instructor-owned Evidence-Based Practice & Research Data Services Specialization
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Designing Search Strategies for Systematic Reviews: A Hands-on Course*

Designing Search Strategies for Systematic Reviews is designed to prepare librarians to conduct complex systematic review literature searches. This two-day course emphasizes hands-on activities and enriched learning opportunities.
Information Services Instructor-owned
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Discover National Library of Medicine Resources and More*

Join us for a bi-monthly webinar to learn new tips, tricks, and features for using resources created by the National Library of Medicine and other reliable organizations. Each session will feature different websites or databases, and include practice exercises to help you gain hands-on experience.
Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
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DNA to Z: Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing*

This class will provide an overview of the history and current state of direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing, which has become extremely popular in recent years.
Information Services Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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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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Drug Information Resources for Consumers*

This hands-on, face-to-face class is designed to assist participants in answering a wide variety of drug information questions by providing an in-depth look at the Drug Information Portal and a select group of additional resources.
Information Services Instructor-owned Health Information Professionalism Consumer Health Information Specialization
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Effective Health Communication and Health Literacy: Understanding the Connection*

Are you curious as to why health communication and health literacy are connected? Do you want to be more effective in providing health information? This introductory class to health literacy is designed to raise awareness of what health literacy and its relationship to health communication.
Information Services Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM Instruction & Instructional Design
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Emerging Trends & Topics Webinar Series*

Information pertaining to Emerging Trends in the medical field and important topics are presented in this Webinar Series in installments.
Information Services NNLM/NLM
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End of Life Care: Planning, Information and Discussion*

This class is intended as basic information about health decisions that people and their loved ones commonly make near the end of their lives.
Information Services Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Evidence-Based Practice for the Medical Librarian*

This 8-week online course is designed to be an introduction to the process of evidence-based practice (EBP) and to the supporting roles and opportunities for medical librarians.
Information Services Instructor-owned Evidence-Based Practice & Research
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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 Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM
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Foundations of Citizen Science/Libraries as Hubs for Citizen Science*

This 2 hour, on-demand, online class introduces citizen science for librarians, staff, and community-based organization leaders; and discusses how a small, midsize, or large library or organization can bring citizen science activities and programs to their community.
Information Services Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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From Problem to Prevention: Evidence-Based Public Health*

This one hour online or face-to-face course will explain the basics of evidence-based public health (EBPH). Attendees will learn a basic definition of EBPH, the seven step process for implementing EBPH, and identify resources for community assessments, searching the literature, and evaluation.
Information Services Free Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM
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Fundamentals of Medical Librarianship*

This course is offered to graduate students who are working towards completing their ALA-accredited Master degree in Library and Information Science at the University of Missouri School of Information Science and Learning Technologies.
Leadership & Management Information Services Instructor-owned Information Management Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research Consumer Health Information Specialization Instruction & Instructional Design
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Fur, Feathers, and Scales Oh My! Healthy People & Healthy Pets*

Evidence supports the health benefits of pet ownership. Individuals caring for pets also need access to consumer friendly information about pet health.
Information Services Instructor-owned
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Genetics 101*

With increasing popularity of direct-to-consumer genetic testing and the importance of genetics in all kind of research endeavors, understanding the language of genetics and its implications on human life is becoming more and more important.
Information Services NNLM/NLM
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Getting Started with Information Outreach in Your Community*

Have you wanted to reach out in your community but do not know where to start? This interactive 1-4-hour face-to-face class gets you on your way. Participants are encouraged to bring outreach ideas to develop an outreach plan with newly learned resources.
Information Services Information Management Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Getting the Right Information to Patients Using MedlinePlus Connect*

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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Health and Wellness @ the Library: The Essentials of Providing Consumer Health Services*

For the most comprehensive consumer health services training, attend the 4-week online class or the shorter 4-hour in-person version. You’ll learn core competencies for excellent health info services to consumers and gain skills to improve the health of the entire community you serve.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM Instruction & Instructional Design
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Health Bytes with Region 3: Regional Medical Library Educational Webinar Series*

This monthly webinar from the NNLM Region 3 features expert guest speakers presenting on topics of interest to all our users.
Leadership & Management Information Services Information Management Free Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM Instruction & Instructional Design
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Health Issues in the Headlines: Learning to Read Between the Lines*

Dark chocolate, red wine, and stem cells - what do these have in common? All have been reported in the news as having health benefits. Often the first place your patrons will hear about health issues is in the media.
Information Services Health Information Professionalism Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Health Literacy On Demand*

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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Health Statistics on the Web*

This face-to-face course focuses on the location, selection, and effective use of statistics relevant to health on the local, state, national, and international levels. The importance and relevance of health statistics in various contexts will be discussed.
Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
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Health, Wellness and Medical Track, 11th National Conference of African American Librarians (NCAAL)*

NNLM Regions 1, 2 and 3 are proud to sponsor presentations in the Health, Wellness and Medical Track of the 11th National Conference of African American Librarians (NCAAL), July 28 - Aug 1, 2021.
Information Services Health Information Professionalism NNLM/NLM