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Scheduled Courses in Information Services

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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.
Information Services Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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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.
Information Services CE Passport Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA Evidence-Based Practice & Research
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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.
Information Services CE Passport Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA
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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.
Information Services CE Passport MLA
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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.
Information Services CE Passport MLA
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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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Moving Beyond the Solidarity Statements: Allyship in Libraries - SCMLA

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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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 Region 6 Speaker Spotlight: Bridging the Divide: Improving Mental Health Care Access and Delivery in Our Communities

This webinar will provide an overview and demonstration of the program and resource tool, share insights on their successful interprofessional collaboration and multi-year funding awards, and answer your questions.
DEIA Information Services Free Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM
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NNLM Region 6 Speaker Spotlight: NExT Steps: A Unique Nurse Librarian EBP Collaboration

This webinar will provide an overview and demonstration of the program and resource tool, share insights on their successful interprofessional collaboration and multi-year funding awards, and answer your questions.
Information Services Free Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research 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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Picture This! Exploring Copyright Issues Through Image Use Case Studies

Enter the world of copyright law and issues, not through words, as most training does, but through images. Live webinar to be held October 6, 2022.
Information Services CE Passport Information Management MLA
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Planning for Systematic Review Success: Reference Interview & Protocol Development

Margaret J. Foster & Whitney Townsend, two nationally-recognized experts on the systematic review process, will show you how to plan for a successful review. The date of the live webinar is October 20, 2022.
Information Services CE Passport Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA
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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 Patients with Evidence-Based Information-On Demand

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 - October 2022

This webinar 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 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 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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ROI: Region One Insights Webinar Series: Science-Self-Fandom: How to promote your science and your worth

ROI: Region One Insights is a webinar series from the Network of the National Library of Medicine, Region 1.
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Rural Health Resources

This session 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.
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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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Symposium on Animal Systematic Reviews*

This symposium webinar will bring disparate organizations working on animal systematic reviews or animal searching together into the same virtual space for introductions and discussion.
Information Services Instructor-owned Systematic Review Services Specialization
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Systematic Review Protocols: Collaborating to Develop the Foundation of a Review (Recording)

This recorded webinar will help you develop skills in effectively collaborating with research teams on developing protocols.
Information Services CE Passport Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA Evidence-Based Practice & Research
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Systematic Reviews for Beginners: How Librarian Participation Creates Better Evidence (Recording)

Learn how you can play an important role in the systematic review process.
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Systematic Reviews: Opportunities for Librarians - Ann Arbor, MI

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.
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Systematic Reviews: Opportunities for Librarians Fall 2022

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.
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Systematic Searching: Improving Effectiveness and Efficiency (Recording)

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.
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Take Your Research Guides from Good to Great (Recording)

An experienced web professional and LibGuides expert will show you how to get detailed and actionable data about how your patrons are using your guides. #MLAResearchGuides
Information Services CE Passport Information Management MLA Instruction & Instructional Design
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Talking Tools: An Introduction to Systematic Review Tools (Recording)

Join a panel of experts for an overview of selected systematic review tools, and add valuable skills to your “librarian tool belt”!
Information Services CE Passport Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA
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The Art of Expert Searching: Searching Beyond PubMed

Ready to raise your searching skills to the next level? Terry Jankowski will show you how!
Information Services CE Passport MLA
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Troubleshooting Systematic Reviews: Refining the Research Question (Recording)

Join Margaret Foster, AHIP, and Sarah Jewell for Troubleshooting Systematic Reviews: Refining the Research Question, the first of a two-webinar series on systematic reviews. #MLASystematic
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Troubleshooting Systematic Reviews: Refining the Search (Recording)

Join Margaret Foster, AHIP, and Sarah Jewell for Troubleshooting Systematic Reviews: Refining the Search, the second of a two-webinar series on systematic reviews. #MLASystematic
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Using EndNote for Librarian-Mediated Systematic Review Searches (Recording)

Learn from one of MLA’s most popular instructors how to use one of most popular citation management tools for systematic reviews.
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What's Needed to Make a Literature Search Reproducible? An Introduction to PRISMA-S (Recording)

Knowing what, where, and how to report details of a literature search for a systematic review is a challenge. In this session, we'll introduce the new PRISMA-S reporting guideline, which helps you describe your methods and results transparently.
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Which Review is Right for You? Matching Questions to Review Type and Teaching the Process to Others - MAC 2022

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.
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Wikipedia + Libraries: NNLM (Oct-Nov 2022)

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.
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Working with Research Partners to Coordinate Domain-Specific Data Services (Recording)

Explore service examples, identify scientific research data challenges, and leave with checklists you can tailor to your community.
Information Services CE Passport Information Management MLA Data Services Specialization

Unscheduled Courses in Information Services

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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.
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