A health information professional locates, evaluates, synthesizes, and delivers authoritative information in response to biomedical and health inquiries.





Scheduled Courses in Information Services

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Advanced Search Techniques and Resources for Systematic Reviews and Other Evidence Syntheses*

Learn advanced techniques for building search strategies for systematic reviews and other major search projects. Check the SRSS catalog for the next scheduled offering of this course.
Information Services Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA
Webinar
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All of Us / NNLM Speaker Series: Rare Diseases are not Rare – A Training on Rare Disease Resources

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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An Essential Introduction to Retractions and Evaluating Research Quality (Recording)

Health science librarians have a vital role to play in identifying, and educating patrons in identifying, trustworthy research. If you work with scholarly literature, this webinar is essential.
Information Services CE Passport Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA
Webinar
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Answering the Hard Questions: Prepare to Succeed in Developing Data Services (Recording)

Learn how to answer the hard questions that arise when you begin planning to develop or expand your data services.
Information Services CE Passport MLA Data Services Specialization
Webinar
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Better, Faster: An Introduction to Systematic Review Automation Tools (Recording)

A good systematic review does not have to take months or even years to complete.
Information Services CE Passport Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA
Online
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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 - October 22, 2022

Build reference skills for nursing and allied health research in this 3 week online class
Information Services NNLM/NLM
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Building Reference Skills for Nursing and Allied Health Research - October-November 2022

Build reference skills for nursing and allied health research in this 3 week online class
Information Services NNLM/NLM
Webinar
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Catching Up with PubMed

This webinar will provide attendees with an update on recent changes, improvements and developments with PubMed. Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions about PubMed, to be answered by NLM staff.
Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
Online
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CHIS on demand Module 1: Know your Community

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.
DEIA Information Services Free NNLM/NLM

Unscheduled Courses in Information Services

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INLS 515 Consumer Health Information*

This online course examines concepts of health, health conditions, policy, and information collections and services from social and cultural perspectives, and the health consumer perspective. We will also analyze and discuss methods for provision and access to consumer health information services.
Information Services Instructor-owned Health Information Professionalism
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Introduction to Health Reference: Ethics and Best Practices*

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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Link Your Community with Health Information: Resources for Community Health Workers*

This course is a 5-week online course about how to evaluate online health information.
Information Services NNLM Free Consumer Health Information Specialization
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LinkOut for Libraries*

LinkOut for Libraries provides journal access to PubMed users. Join us for an informational webinar to learn more about this service from the National Library of Medicine. Erin Latta, from the National DOCLINE Coordination Office, will lead this webinar.
Information Services Information Management Free NNLM/NLM
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Making Sense of Numbers: Communicating Numerical Health Data*

This 90 minute/1.5 credit hour webinar is an introduction for anyone who wants to improve communication of health information that involves numbers.
Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
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Making Sense of Numbers: Understanding Risks and Benefits*

Numeracy literacy is not only a problem for individuals receiving health information but also for those providing information that contain numbers.This 1.5 CE webinar or in-person class is an introduction for anyone who wants to improve communication of health information that involves numeracy.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM Instruction & Instructional Design
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MedlinePlus for Librarians and Health Educators*

This interactive, narrated tutorial provides a tour of the MedlinePlus website and explains why MedlinePlus is a trusted reference when answering health information questions.
Information Services Information Management Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
Unscheduled
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MedlinePlus for Librarians*

Participants will learn in this face-to-face course how to navigate the MedlinePlus website and understand why it is a trusted reference when answering health information questions.
Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
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MeSH Changes and PubMed Searching*

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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Moving Beyond the Solidarity Statements: Allyship in Libraries*

Being antiracist is not about who you are; it’s about what you do. This four-hour, face-to-face course is a call to action for information professionals who are committed to taking action towards becoming anti-racist.
DEIA Information Services Instructor-owned Health Information Professionalism
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NLM Office Hours*

Join NLM staff online and learn more about your favorite NLM products and services.
Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
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NLM Resources for Citizen Science and Crowdsourcing*

Citizen science library programs are perfect for all ages, and all types of libraries. Nor prior scientific knowledge is required, simply a willingness to participate!
Information Services NNLM/NLM
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NNLM Book Discussion, May 2 - July 31, Doing Harm*

You are invited to join us for the first online NNLM Book Discussion. From May 1 until July 31, we will read Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick by Maya Dusenbery!
Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
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NNLM Emerging Trends and Topics Webinar Series*

This webinar series brings expert speakers to discuss various emerging trends and topics.
Information Services NNLM/NLM
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NNLM Information Access Webinar Series*

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 Series*

NNLM Region 6 Speaker Series is an irregular webinar series from the NNLM Region 6, featuring expert guest speakers presenting on topics of interest to all our users, from librarians to public health practitioners, educators, clinicians, and the public.
Leadership & Management Information Services Information Management Free Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Nursing Experts: Translating the Evidence*

Nursing Experts Translating the Evidence: Evidenced Based Practice content developed by Librarians and Nurses. Take Our Free Online Course. 7 Free CEUs Available for Nurses and Librarians! Connecting You To Evidence-Based Acute, Ambulatory, and Public Health Information & Resources.
Leadership & Management Information Services Instructor-owned Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research
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Online Resources to Support Evidence-Based Practice on Population Health*

This course is designed to teach public health professionals and librarians to use National Library of Medicine resources in order to find reliable health information and data related to population health and Healthy People 2020. Introductions to MedlinePlus, PubMed, and HSRProj will be covered.
Information Services Free Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM
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PNC-MLA Health Equity and Diversity Speaker Series*

PNC-MLA Health Equity and Diversity Speaker Series is a webinar collaboration between NNLM Region 5 and PNC-MLA through the efforts of its Diversity Committee.
DEIA Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
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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 Consumers with Evidence-Based Information*

Participants will learn the differences between prescription and over the counter medications, current drug misuse statistics, and 3 resources: the NIDA website, DailyMed, and LactMed.
Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
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Prescription and Over the Counter Drugs: Supporting Patients with Evidence-Based Information*

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 NNLM/NLM
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Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information*

This online class is designed to assist librarians and others who work with diverse populations in locating reliable health information. The resources presented are selected for their emphasis on providing culturally relevant information in the preferred language of the population.
DEIA Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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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
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PubMed for Librarians: MeSH*

Attend this class to learn about the National Library of Medicine's Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) database. We will talk about the 4 different types of MeSH terms; Investigate the structure of the MeSH database and look at the components of a MeSH record. The class includes hands-on exercises.
Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
Unscheduled
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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
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PubMed Tips for Expert Searchers*

This class covers several advanced concepts for searching via PubMed.
Information Services NNLM/NLM
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Python Bites: Learn to Code Python*

Materials for the Python Bites webinar workshop will consist of presentation slides with speaker notes and worksheets in the form of google colab notebooks.
Information Services Instructor-owned Information Management
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Region 2 Webinar Series*

The Region 2 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 DEIA Information Services Information Management Free Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM Instruction & Instructional Design
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Region 4 Connections*

Join NNLM's Region 4 in this webinar to learn about the latest issues and research about libraries and their communities.
Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
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Region 7 Presents Webinar Series*

In this webinar series, you will join subject experts from Region 7 as they share their insights on resources, programs, methods and more on topics that are current and relevant for Network members.
Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
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ROI: Region One Insights Webinar Series*

ROI: Region One Insights is a webinar series from the Network of the National Library of Medicine, Region 1. Speakers will cover different topics of interest to health science librarians, health care practitioners, librarians, and other health focused groups in the region.
Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
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Rural Health Resources*

This webinar will describe hallmarks of rural America, identify access challenges of living in rural communities, and equip participants with tools to service the health information needs of those living in rural communities.
DEIA Information Services Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Serving Diverse Communities: Accessing Health Information in Multiple Languages

This course is designed to provide attendees with some basic statistics on individuals with limited English proficiency in the United States and demonstrate how to use resources from the National Library of Medicine to access reliable health information in multiple languages.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Stand Up for Health: Health and Wellness Services for Your Community*

Do you work in a public library? Are you interested in engaging with other public librarians and staff members to improve your knowledge and comfort with health and wellness related reference and services? .
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Standardize Your Research Data with the NIH Common Data Elements Repository*

This live, interactive, online course is intended to introduce researchers and librarians to common data elements (CDEs) and how to use the NIH Common Data Elements Repository.
Information Services Information Management Free Data Services Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Super Searcher: Enhancing Your Online Search Super Powers*

This hands-on course focuses on the advanced search features of web search engines and online searching. Participants will use various online search engines, compare the features of each, and broaden their knowledge of search strategies and online search techniques.
Information Services Information Management Free NNLM/NLM
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Systematic Reviews: Opportunities for Librarians*

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 Systematic Review Services Specialization
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Systematic Searching: Improving Effectiveness and Efficiency*

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 Instructor-owned
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The Independent Reading Program (IRP): Article Analysis

Earn MLA CE by reading professional journal articles and books. To participate, just read an article or book and complete your article analysis application.
Leadership & Management Information Services Information Management MLA Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research Instruction & Instructional Design
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The Independent Reading Program (IRP): Book Analysis

Earn MLA CE by reading professional journal articles and books. To participate, just read an article or book and complete your article analysis application.
Leadership & Management Information Services Information Management MLA Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research Instruction & Instructional Design
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The Pieces of Systematic Review Webinar Series - SCR

Learn the process of systematic reviews with Margaret Foster as she draws from her expertise to discuss issues, provide examples, and demonstrate the steps of her Pieces process. This second run of the original series will provide more practical examples and look at other types of reviews.
Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
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Translational Bioinformatics

The major goals of this face-to-face course are to familiarize participants with 1) clinical bioinformatics databases; 2) acquisition of expert level search strategies within these database; and 3) acquisition of human genetics principles and vocabulary.
Information Services Instructor-owned Health Science Librarianship Professionalism
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Which Review is Right for You? Matching Questions to Review Type and Teaching the Process to Others*

Consulting on systematic reviews and other research syntheses can rewarding and challenging. This blended course will help when clients present with little understanding of the range of review types and with the need to appropriately frame the research question and select the best review type.
Information Services Instructor-owned Instruction & Instructional Design
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Wikipedia + Libraries: NNLM*

Gain insight into the value of Wikipedia as a viable reference and build the skills and knowledge needed to evaluate articles on Wikipedia for yourself or your patrons, with a specific focus on health and medical topics, through a four-week, online course.
Information Services Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM