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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.
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Bioinformatics and Biology Essentials for Librarians - January - April 2021

Embark on an introductory, online bioinformatics journey for librarians using the Moodle learning management system. This 16 week course will introduce you to different topics and NCBI tools you can use in your library to support bioinformatics education and discovery.
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Boost Box: Partnering Together to Support Alzheimer's Caregivers in Diverse Communities

Boost your knowledge of NLM products or other health information topics with this monthly webinar series from the NNLM Middle Atlantic Region. 1 MLA CE is offered per webinar session.
Leadership & Management Information Services Information Management Free Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM Instruction & Instructional Design
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Building Reference Skills for Nursing and Allied Health Research - November 2021

Build reference skills for nursing and allied health research in this 3 week online class
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Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information at Your Library - May 2021

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.
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Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information at Your Library - November 2021

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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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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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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Critical Appraisal for Librarians: Evaluating Randomized Controlled Trials (Recording)

MLA is pleased to offer two webinars on critical appraisal. Also see the series that includes 2 additional recorded webinars. #MLACritical
Information Services CE Passport MLA Evidence-Based Practice & Research CNE
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Critical Contributions: Developing Research Appraisal Skills at Your Institution (Recording)

MLA is pleased to offer two webinars on critical appraisal. Also see the series that includes 2 recorded webinars. #MLACritical
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Data Analytics Research Training Fellowship (DART) Course

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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Data Management in Disasters & Public Health Emergencies (recording)

Learn about open data sources and data sharing policies used during disasters.
Disaster Information Specialization Information Services Information Management Free Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM
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Developing and Managing a Systematic Review Service (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
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Disaster Health Information Sources: The Basics

This self-paced online course provides a comprehensive overview of essential resources for health-related information services in support of disaster preparedness, response, and recovery.
Disaster Information Specialization Information Services Instructor-owned Information Management Free
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Distinguishing the Questionable from the Trustworthy in Open Access Resources (Recording)

Webinar participants will learn how the open access publishing model evolved, how the model lends itself to being exploited by predatory publishers, and how to use tools, resources, and formal criteria to vet open access journals.
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DNA to Z: Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing - November 2020

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

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.
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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.
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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.
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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