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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information at Your Library - December 2022

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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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
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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 Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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CHIS on demand Module 2: Know the Health Consumer

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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CHIS on demand Module 3: Knowledge of Subject Matter and Resources

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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CHIS on demand Module 4: Evaluation of Health Information

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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CHIS on demand Module 5: Communication, Reference, and Instruction

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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Citation Management for Systematic Reviews (Recording)

Systematic reviews present unique citation management challenges. Andy Hickner and Kathryn Vanderboll, veterans of many systematic reviews, will show you how to select the right software for your review and successfully address the challenges.
DEIA Information Services CE Passport Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA
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Clinical Trials and Regulatory Agencies: Advanced Searching for Systematic Reviews and Other Evidence Syntheses*

If you search, teach searching, or work on systematic reviews or other evidence syntheses, you’ll want to learn the value of trials results sources and how to search them effectively. Check the SRSS catalog for the next scheduled offering of this course.
Information Services Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA
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ClinicalTrials.gov for Librarians - January 2023

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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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)

Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) are among the most important study types used to answer clinical and systematic review questions. But not all RCT studies are good enough to share with clinicians or include in reviews. This webinar will give you tools to evaluate the quality of RCT studies.
Information Services CE Passport MLA Evidence-Based Practice & Research CNE
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Critical Contributions: Developing Research Appraisal Skills at Your Institution (Recording)

With the reproducibility crisis in biomedical and health sciences, medical librarians have an opening to expand their contributions to health care and raise their status by teaching critical appraisal. Abraham Wheeler and Amy Blevins aim to get you fired up about teaching in this new area!
Information Services CE Passport MLA Evidence-Based Practice & Research CNE
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Developing and Managing a Systematic Review Service (Recording)

Want to create or refine a systematic review service at your library? Margaret Foster, AHIP, and Sarah Jewell, co-editors of Assembling the Pieces of a Systematic Review: A Guide for Librarians, will show you how.
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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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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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.
Information Services CE Passport MLA CNE
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Drawn to Graphic Medicine: Bringing Comics into Medical Librarianship (Recording)

Through examples and discussion, you will learn how comics are being used by clinicians and the public and be given resources for further discovery and exploration into the field of graphic medicine.
Leadership & Management DEIA Information Services CE Passport MLA Consumer Health Information Specialization CNE Instruction & Instructional Design

Unscheduled Courses in Information Services

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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: 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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How PubMed Works*

How PubMed Works is a series of 4 webinars designed for anyone who uses PubMed.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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?
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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