A health information professional locates, evaluates, synthesizes, and delivers authoritative information in response to biomedical and health inquiries.





Scheduled Courses in Information Services

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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.
Information Services NNLM/NLM
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How PubMed Works: ATM - December 2022

How PubMed Works is a series of 4 webinars designed for anyone who uses PubMed.
Information Services NNLM Free
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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

Unscheduled Courses in Information Services

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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.
DEIA Information Services Free 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 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
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PubMed Tips for Expert Searchers*

This class covers several advanced concepts for searching via PubMed.
Information Services NNLM/NLM
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Python Bites: Learn to Code Python*

Materials for the Python Bites webinar workshop will consist of presentation slides with speaker notes and worksheets in the form of google colab notebooks.
Information Services Instructor-owned Information Management
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Region 2 Webinar Series*

The Region 2 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 DEIA Information Services Information Management Free Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM Instruction & Instructional Design
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Region 4 Connections*

Join NNLM's Region 4 in this webinar to learn about the latest issues and research about libraries and their communities.
Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
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Region 7 Presents Webinar Series*

In this webinar series, you will join subject experts from Region 7 as they share their insights on resources, programs, methods and more on topics that are current and relevant for Network members.
Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
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ROI: Region One Insights Webinar Series*

ROI: Region One Insights is a webinar series from the Network of the National Library of Medicine, Region 1. Speakers will cover different topics of interest to health science librarians, health care practitioners, librarians, and other health focused groups in the region.
Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
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Rural Health Resources*

This webinar 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.
DEIA Information Services Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Serving Diverse Communities: Accessing Health Information in Multiple Languages

This course is designed to provide attendees with some basic statistics on individuals with limited English proficiency in the United States and demonstrate how to use resources from the National Library of Medicine to access reliable health information in multiple languages.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Stand Up for Health: Health and Wellness Services for Your Community*

Do you work in a public library? Are you interested in engaging with other public librarians and staff members to improve your knowledge and comfort with health and wellness related reference and services? .
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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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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Super Searcher: Enhancing Your Online Search Super Powers*

This hands-on course focuses on the advanced search features of web search engines and online searching. Participants will use various online search engines, compare the features of each, and broaden their knowledge of search strategies and online search techniques.
Information Services Information Management Free NNLM/NLM
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Systematic Reviews: Opportunities for Librarians*

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.
Information Services Instructor-owned Systematic Review Services Specialization
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Systematic Searching: Improving Effectiveness and Efficiency*

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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Technical Services for the Non-Technical Services Librarian*

This online course is intended for non-Technical Services library workers, including librarians who work in Public Services, to learn what happens "behind the scenes" in Technical Services. Participants will understand how the information in libraries is made accessible and discoverable.
Information Services Instructor-owned Information Management
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The Independent Reading Program (IRP): Article Analysis

Earn MLA CE by reading professional journal articles and books. To participate, just read an article or book and complete your article analysis application.
Leadership & Management Information Services Information Management MLA Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research Instruction & Instructional Design
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The Independent Reading Program (IRP): Book Analysis

Earn MLA CE by reading professional journal articles and books. To participate, just read an article or book and complete your article analysis application.
Leadership & Management Information Services Information Management MLA Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research Instruction & Instructional Design
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The Pieces of Systematic Review Webinar Series - SCR

Learn the process of systematic reviews with Margaret Foster as she draws from her expertise to discuss issues, provide examples, and demonstrate the steps of her Pieces process. This second run of the original series will provide more practical examples and look at other types of reviews.
Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
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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.
Information Services Instructor-owned Health Science Librarianship Professionalism
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Which Review is Right for You? Matching Questions to Review Type and Teaching the Process to Others*

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.
Information Services Instructor-owned Systematic Review Services Specialization Instruction & Instructional Design
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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