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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.
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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.
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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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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).
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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 Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA 2021 CE Passport
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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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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.
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.
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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
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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.
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Data Management in Disasters & Public Health Emergencies (recording)

Learn about open data sources and data sharing policies used during disasters.
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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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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.
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Drawn to Graphic Medicine: Bringing Comics into Medical Librarianship OHSLA

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.
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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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Effective Health Communication and Health Literacy: Understanding the Connection - Oct 2021

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.
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Emerging Trends & Topics Webinar Series: Identifying the Gaps: the Status of Data Management Education in Doctoral Nursing Programs

In this presentation, the speaker will talk about how community-engaged research approaches including community-university partnerships, public science, citizen science, and community-owned and managed research (COMR) can be used to study and address these issues.
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Evidence-Based Practice for the Medical Librarian - 2022

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 - April 2019

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.
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Finding Grey Lit for Systematic Reviews: Can It Be More Black and White?

Register now for MLA's recorded webinar, "Finding Grey Lit for Systematic Reviews: Can It Be More Black and White?" Join Barbara Folb as she explains the framework for grey literature decision-making and tips for managing the search process. #mlaGreyLit
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Flooding in the Midwest: One University's Efforts to Reach Out to the Community (recording)

Four speakers with various backgrounds and approaches presented how they worked together at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) to provide outreach to their communities in Nebraska and Iowa following devastating floods in March, 2019.
Disaster Information Specialization Information Services 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.
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From Problem to Prevention: Evidence-Based Public Health - November 2021

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.
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From Protocol To Publication: Maximizing the Return on Your Systematic Review Investment (Recording)

Join the presenters as they share their strategies for identifying promising projects, avoiding problems before they scuttle a project, and working with review teams to conduct successful--and published!--systematic reviews. #MLAMaxReturn
Information Services CE Passport Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA Evidence-Based Practice & Research
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Genetics 101 - December 2021

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.
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Getting the Right Information to Patients Using MedlinePlus Connect - On Demand

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.
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Going Grey with Google Scholar for Systematic Reviews (Recording)

Learn search techniques to locate grey literature in Google Scholar and more.
Information Services Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA Evidence-Based Practice & Research 2021 CE Passport
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Health Bytes with Region 3: Establishing Partnerships between Librarians and Community Health Workers to Promote LGBTQIA+ Health

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 Bytes: GLOBE Mission Mosquito: Connecting Climate Change, Mosquitoes, and Community Health

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 Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM Instruction & Instructional Design
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Health Bytes: Incorporating Health Literacy in Community Engagement

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 Bytes: New Media, New Advocacy: How Racial Bias is Being Tackle in Medicine

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 Bytes: Unpacking the Role of Preprints and Peer Review in Scholarly Inclusion

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 Bytes: Youth perceptions of online harassment, cyberbullying, and just drama

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 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.
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Health Sciences Libraries Webinar Series: Digital Partnerships

Explore products and services provided by the National Library of Medicine through case studies in the health science library community.
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Health Sciences Libraries Webinar Series: NLM's Human Genetics Resources for Clinicians & Biologists

Explore products and services provided by the National Library of Medicine through case studies in the health science library community.
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Help Authors Find the Best Journal for Their Manuscript (Recording)

Stop worrying about avoiding predatory journals, and instead learn the skills to help library users find and evaluate the best journal for their manuscript.
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Helping Patients and Health Care Consumers Understand Precision Medicine (Recording)

Join four experts in patient communication and medical sciences to learn how to best communicate the latest information and research in precision medicine to patients and health care consumers.
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History of the Health Sciences: A Practical Guide for the Working Librarian (Recording)

What you need to know, and where you need to go, when the phone rings with a history question.
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How PubMed Works On-Demand: Automatic Term Mapping

Learn how a keyword search does more than meets the eye.
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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: MeSH

What is MeSH and how can it help you search?
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How PubMed Works On-Demand: MeSH*

What is MeSH and how can it help you search?
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Unscheduled Courses in Information Services

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The Pieces of Systematic Review with Margaret Foster

Pieces is a monthly, limited-run webinar that takes place on the first Thursday of every month beginning February 2017 and ending in July 2017. In each live session, Margaret Foster draws from her expertise to discuss issues and answer questions addressing different aspects of systematic reviews.
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Tips and Tools for Closing the Digital Health Divide*

Join us for the virtual programming series “Tips and Tools for Closing the Digital Health Divide” to learn about digital literacy as it relates to reliable health information. Discover ideas for implementing or supporting digital literacy engagement.
Information Services NNLM Consumer Health Information Specialization
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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.
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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