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Meeting Information Needs: Fulfilling Information Needs

This is the third of three essential courses for new librarians in the core skill of finding and delivering answers to biomedical and health-related questions.
Information Services CE Passport MLA
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MeSH Changes and PubMed Searching - On Demand

Every year, the Medical Subject Headings are updated. How does this affect your PubMed searches? What happens when a term gets changed, or added, or removed; or moved to a different part of the MeSH hierarchy? How do you accommodate vocabulary changes over time in your comprehensive searches?
Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
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National Library of Medicine Exhibits: Managing Information Around Public Health Emergencies & Pandemics (recording)

Highlighting the National Library of Medicine exhibition “Politics of Yellow Fever in Alexander Hamilton's America,” Ms Tuohy reviewed the Program’s strategy for creating this resource guide, and how host venues can use the guide to connect their communities to NLM resources.
Disaster Information Specialization Information Services Information Management Free Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM
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NNLM Information Access Webinar Series: Creating a One Page Plan for a Coordinated Disaster Response

The NNLM Information Access Webinar Series focuses on providing public access to biomedical and research results, including NIH public access and open access initiatives; access to information in disaster situations, including support of the Disaster Information Specialization offered by MLA.
Disaster Information Specialization Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
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NNLM Information Access Webinar Series: Inclusive Disaster Planning: Considering the Needs of People with Disabilities

The NNLM Information Access Webinar Series focuses on providing public access to biomedical and research results, including NIH public access and open access initiatives; access to information in disaster situations, including support of the Disaster Information Specialization offered by MLA.
Disaster Information Specialization Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
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NNLM Information Access Webinar Series: Less Ostrich, more Owl. Five Steps to Quickly Improve Your Library's Ability to Respond to a Sudden Disaster

The NNLM Information Access Webinar Series focuses on providing public access to biomedical and research results, including NIH public access and open access initiatives; access to information in disaster situations, including support of the Disaster Information Specialization offered by MLA.
Disaster Information Specialization Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
Webinar
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NNLM Information Access Webinar Series: Ransomware Attacks: What Medical Librarians Need to Know

The NNLM Information Access Webinar Series focuses on providing public access to biomedical and research results, including NIH public access and open access initiatives; access to information in disaster situations, including support of the Disaster Information Specialization offered by MLA.
Disaster Information Specialization Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
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NNLM Region 6 Speaker Spotlight: Endocrine Disruptors in Environmental Health

This webinar will provide an overview and demonstration of the program and resource tool, share insights on their successful interprofessional collaboration and multi-year funding awards, and answer your questions.
DEIA Information Services Free Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM
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NNLM Region 6 Speaker Spotlight: NExT Steps: A Unique Nurse Librarian EBP Collaboration

This webinar will provide an overview and demonstration of the program and resource tool, share insights on their successful interprofessional collaboration and multi-year funding awards, and answer your questions.
Information Services Free Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM
Webinar
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NNLM Region 6 Speaker Spotlight: Sources of Airbourne PCBs in Schools

This webinar will provide an overview and demonstration of the program and resource tool, share insights on their successful interprofessional collaboration and multi-year funding awards, and answer your questions.
DEIA Information Services Free Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM
Webinar
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Picture This! Exploring Copyright Issues Through Image Use Case Studies (Recording)

Enter the world of copyright law and issues, not through words, as most training does, but through images.
Information Services CE Passport Information Management MLA
Webinar
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Planning for Systematic Review Success: Reference Interview & Protocol Development (Recording)

Margaret J. Foster & Whitney Townsend, two nationally-recognized experts on the systematic review process, will show you how to plan for a successful review.
Information Services CE Passport Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA
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Preprints: Accelerating Research – On Demand

What are preprints and how are they changing how biomedical research results are shared? This one-hour online, self-paced course is intended to introduce researchers, librarians and others to preprints and how they can be used in literature searching and in sharing your research results with others.
Information Services Free Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM
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Prescription and Over the Counter Drugs: Supporting Patients with Evidence-Based Information-On Demand

This 1 credit hour on-demand course will cover differences between prescription and over the counter medications, data regarding use in the United States, and three free resources from the National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health: the NIDA website, DailyMed and LactMed.
Information Services Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
Online
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PubChem

PubChem is NNLM’s open chemistry database and the largest freely accessible reference tool for chemical information. This online, self-paced course for anyone interested in chemical information walks users through the functions and features of PubChem with interactive exercises and quizzes.
Information Services Free Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM
Online
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PubMed in Evidence-Based Practice

This one-hour, online course will show you how to use evidence-based practice when searching clinical questions using PubMed®.
Information Services Free Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM
Webinar
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ROI: Region One Insights Webinar Series: Dignity in personal care, addressing hygiene insecurity: The Discoveries Community Pantry

ROI: Region One Insights is a webinar series from the Network of the National Library of Medicine, Region 1.
Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
Webinar
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ROI: Region One Insights Webinar Series: Finding Environmental Health Information on PubMed

ROI: Region One Insights is a webinar series from the Network of the National Library of Medicine, Region 1.
Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
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ROI: Region One Insights Webinar Series: Hosting a Hackathon: Lessons Learned from Libraries

ROI: Region One Insights is a webinar series from the Network of the National Library of Medicine, Region 1.
Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
Webinar
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ROI: Region One Insights Webinar Series: The Poetry of Pediatrics: Health Humanities in Practice

ROI: Region One Insights is a webinar series from the Network of the National Library of Medicine, Region 1.
Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
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Selecting and Using Data Extraction Tools for Systematic Reviews

Gain powerful knowledge and skills in finding, assessing, using, and advising on data extraction tools that will significantly increase your value on review teams. Live webinar to be held March 30, 2023.
Information Services Systematic Review Services Specialization Information Management MLA
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Systematic Review Protocols: Collaborating to Develop the Foundation of a Review (Recording)

This recorded webinar will help you develop skills in effectively collaborating with research teams on developing protocols.
Information Services CE Passport Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA Evidence-Based Practice & Research
Webinar
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Systematic Reviews for Beginners: How Librarian Participation Creates Better Evidence (Recording)

Learn how you can play an important role in the systematic review process.
Information Services CE Passport Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA
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Systematic Reviews: Opportunities for Librarians - Ann Arbor, MI

The Systematic Reviews: Opportunities for Librarians workshop helps librarians establish their systematic review expertise through a mix of instruction, exercises, and discussion. The course covers best practices and tips for handling challenging situations that may arise.
Information Services Instructor-owned
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Systematic Searching: Improving Effectiveness and Efficiency (Recording)

Struggling with the ever complicated systematic review searches, or want to start doing them? This webinar will give you guidance on how to create high quality searches in a faster way.
Information Services CE Passport Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA

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 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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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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Member Free
Non-Member Free

All of Us / NNLM Speaker Series*

Join NNLM's All of Us Community Engagement Center as they host speakers on a variety of topics in this webinar series.
Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
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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
Unscheduled
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Non-Member Free

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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Non-Member Free

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
Unscheduled
Member Free
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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.
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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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
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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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Designing for Health Literacy: Exploring Emerging Intelligent Technologies to Support Older Adults*

In this webinar, learn the benefits and barriers of emerging, artificially-enabled technologies for addressing the challenges older adults encounter when trying to find, understand, and use health information.
DEIA Information Services Information Management Free Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM Instruction & Instructional Design
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Disaster/Emergency Management for Information Professionals*

Want to learn how you can play a role in all the stages of disaster management as an information profession? If so, this is the online course for you.
Disaster Information Specialization Leadership & Management Information Services Instructor-owned Information Management Health Information Professionalism
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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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Diversity & Inclusion in Libraries: Call to Action and Strategies for Success*

As information professionals, it is our collective responsibility to create opportunities where individuals are encouraged and supported to bring their most authentic selves to the library. This face-to-face course will tackle challenges that diverse individuals face in libraries and librarianship
Leadership & Management DEIA Information Services Instructor-owned Information Management Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research Instruction & Instructional Design
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Drive Thru Data: Using NLM APIs to Access Information Fast*

This interactive webinar provides librarians and information professionals an introduction to application programming interfaces (APIs), including why APIs can be useful, how to get started using APIs, and which National Library of Medicine APIs might be right for you.
Information Services Free Evidence-Based Practice & Research Data Services 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
Unscheduled
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Effective Health Communication and Health Literacy: Understanding the Connection*

How are health communication and health literacy connected? This one hour webinar introduces concepts and tools related to improving health literacy and health communication.
Information Services Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM Instruction & Instructional Design
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Effectiveness and Efficiency in Exhaustive Searches*

In this face-to-face course, experienced information specialists designing searches for systematic reviews will be taught a new method using which exhaustive search strategies can be created much faster while maintaining high sensitivity and acceptable precision.
Information Services Instructor-owned Systematic Review Services Specialization
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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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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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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
Unscheduled
Member Free
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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*

Curious about evidence-based public health (EBPH) but not sure where to start? This webinar will explore the basics of EBPH and highlight essentials of the EBPH process such as identifying the problem, forming a question, searching the literature, and evaluating the intervention.
Information Services Free Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM
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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 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 DEIA 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
Unscheduled
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Health Misinformation Webinar Series*

This webinar series addresses the widespread problem of health misinformation, including false or misleading information about cancer and COVID-19. Sometimes questionable health information is obvious, but it can also be difficult to recognize and can potentially reach millions of people.
Information Services Free 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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Healthy People Webinar. A 2 Part Mini-Series*

Healthy People Webinar 2-part Mini-Series for the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM). Hosted by NNLM in collaboration with the NIH Office of Disease Prevention, the HHS Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, and the National Center for Health Statistics.
Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
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How PubMed Works On-Demand: Automatic Term Mapping*

Learn how a keyword search does more than meets the eye.
Information Services NNLM/NLM