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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.
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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!
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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.
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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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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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Easy Steps to Building a Team-Based Systematic Review Service (Recording)

It’s easy to build a systematic review service. . . if you have a team and the right model.
Information Services CE Passport Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA
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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
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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.
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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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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 CE Passport Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA Evidence-Based Practice & Research
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Guiding Teams through Risk of Bias Tools in Systematic Reviews (Recording)

Do you want to improve the quality of the systematic reviews you contribute to, expand the range of review services you offer, and develop a reputation as a review methodological expert? Hendren and Ledbetter will show you how.
Information Services CE Passport Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA
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Health Bytes with Region 3: Campus Connections: A Solo Librarian’s Journey Launching a Satellite Health Science Library

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 (Oct 2022-Oct 2023)

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
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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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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.
DEIA Information Services CE Passport Information Management MLA
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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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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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Introduction to Health Reference: Ethics and Best Practices (2022-2023)

Learn how to conduct a health reference interview using ethical and effective communication strategies in this 4 credit-hour, on-demand, online class.
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Is Google Scholar Smart Enough for Your Reviews (Recording)

If you have not used Google Scholar for your reviews, this webinar may change your mind.
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Librarians and Systematic Review Teams: Negotiating Roles and Recognition (Recording)

Develop the communication skills essential to your career development and for working effectively with systematic review teams.
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Matching Review Type to Research Question: Which Review Is Right for You? (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 CNE
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MedlinePlus for Librarians and Health Educators - 2021-2023

Why should MedlinePlus.gov be the first choice for public librarians when answering health information questions? Discover the history, selection criteria and sources of MedlinePlus in this interactive tutorial.
Information Services Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Meeting Information Needs: Assessing Information Needs

This is the first of three essential courses for new librarians in the core skill of finding and delivering answers to biomedical and health-related questions.
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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.
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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?
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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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