The Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) offers basic and advanced training opportunities for individuals whose work roles include providing health information services to the public, patients, and families. 

Learn more about this specialization and what it can do for you.


Scheduled Consumer Health Information Courses

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ABCs of DNA: Unraveling the Mystery of Genetics Information for Consumers - March 2020

Consumers need access to information and resources about genetic information in an understandable manner. Librarians working with the public need to be aware of the issues surrounding genetics and resources to assist patrons in locating and evaluating sometimes complex and confusing information.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
Online
Member Free
Non-Member Free

ABCs of DNA: Unraveling the Mystery of Genetics Information for Consumers - October - November 2020

Consumers need access to information and resources about genetic information in an understandable manner. Librarians working with the public need to be aware of the issues surrounding genetics and resources to assist patrons in locating and evaluating sometimes complex and confusing information.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
Webinar
Member Free
Non-Member Free

Activate, Collaborate, and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming for Summer Reading - April 2020

Are you interested in starting or expanding your health outreach and programming at your library or agency? If so then this course will provide you with ideas on passive and active health outreach for your community.
Disaster Information Specialization Information Services Free Health Information Professionalism Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM Instruction & Instructional Design
Webinar
Member Free
Non-Member Free

Activate, Collaborate, and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community - 2019-2020

Are you interested in starting or expanding your health outreach and programming at your library or agency? If so then this course will provide you with ideas on passive and active health outreach for your community.
Disaster Information Specialization Information Services Free Health Information Professionalism Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM Instruction & Instructional Design
Webinar
Member Free
Non-Member Free

Activate, Collaborate, and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community - October 2019

Are you interested in starting or expanding your health outreach and programming at your library or agency? If so then this course will provide you with ideas on passive and active health outreach for your community.
Disaster Information Specialization Information Services Free Health Information Professionalism Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM Instruction & Instructional Design
Webinar
Member Free
Non-Member Free

Are You Ready? Essential Disaster Health Information Resources for Keeping Your Loved Ones Safe - August 28

Is this you? More than 50% of us do not have copies of crucial documents, lack emergency supplies and parents Do Not have designated meeting places in case of a disaster. This 1 hour webinar or in person class can introduce you to the necessary resources to keep your loved ones safe.
Disaster Information Specialization Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
Webinar
Member N/A
Non-Member N/A

Are You Ready? Essential Disaster Health Information Resources for Keeping Your Loved Ones Safe - January 27, 2020

Is this you? More than 50% of us do not have copies of crucial documents, lack emergency supplies and parents Do Not have designated meeting places in case of a disaster. This 1 hour webinar or in person class can introduce you to the necessary resources to keep your loved ones safe.
Disaster Information Specialization Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
Online
Member Free
Non-Member Free

Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library - April

This hands-on class will cover the health information seeking behavior of consumers and the role of the librarian in the provision of health information for the public. Come learn about the evolution of consumer health, health literacy and the e-patient.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
Online
Member Free
Non-Member Free

Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library - April - May 2020

This hands-on class will cover the health information seeking behavior of consumers and the role of the librarian in the provision of health information for the public. Come learn about the evolution of consumer health, health literacy and the e-patient.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
Online
Member Free
Non-Member Free

Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library - April 30, 2020

This hands-on class will cover the health information seeking behavior of consumers and the role of the librarian in the provision of health information for the public. Come learn about the evolution of consumer health, health literacy and the e-patient.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
Online
Member Free
Non-Member Free

Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library - Feb - March 2020

This hands-on class will cover the health information seeking behavior of consumers and the role of the librarian in the provision of health information for the public. Come learn about the evolution of consumer health, health literacy and the e-patient.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
Online
Member Free
Non-Member Free

Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library - Jan - Feb 2020

This hands-on class will cover the health information seeking behavior of consumers and the role of the librarian in the provision of health information for the public. Come learn about the evolution of consumer health, health literacy and the e-patient.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
Online
Member Free
Non-Member Free

Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library - July-August 2020

This hands-on class will cover the health information seeking behavior of consumers and the role of the librarian in the provision of health information for the public. Come learn about the evolution of consumer health, health literacy and the e-patient.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
Online
Member Free
Non-Member Free

Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library - June-July 2020

This hands-on class will cover the health information seeking behavior of consumers and the role of the librarian in the provision of health information for the public. Come learn about the evolution of consumer health, health literacy and the e-patient.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
Online
Member Free
Non-Member Free

Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library - May-June 2020

This hands-on class will cover the health information seeking behavior of consumers and the role of the librarian in the provision of health information for the public. Come learn about the evolution of consumer health, health literacy and the e-patient.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
Online
Member Free
Non-Member Free

Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library - November-December 2020

This hands-on class will cover the health information seeking behavior of consumers and the role of the librarian in the provision of health information for the public. Come learn about the evolution of consumer health, health literacy and the e-patient.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
Online
Member Free
Non-Member Free

Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library - September-October 2020

This hands-on class will cover the health information seeking behavior of consumers and the role of the librarian in the provision of health information for the public. Come learn about the evolution of consumer health, health literacy and the e-patient.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
Online
Member N/A
Non-Member N/A

Beyond the Binary: Health Resources for Sexual and Gender Minorities - April-May 2020

This course is based on the assumption that gender is non-binary, that sexuality is fluid, and that health disparities exist within LGBTQI+ populations. This course provides culturally-appropriate health information resources for Sexual and Gender Minorities populations and those who support them.
Information Services Health Information Professionalism Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
Online
Member N/A
Non-Member N/A

Beyond the Binary: Health Resources for Sexual and Gender Minorities - February-March 2020

This course is based on the assumption that gender is non-binary, that sexuality is fluid, and that health disparities exist within LGBTQI+ populations. This course provides culturally-appropriate health information resources for Sexual and Gender Minorities populations and those who support them.
Information Services Health Information Professionalism Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
Online
Member N/A
Non-Member N/A

Beyond the Binary: Health Resources for Sexual and Gender Minorities - September-October 2020

This course is based on the assumption that gender is non-binary, that sexuality is fluid, and that health disparities exist within LGBTQI+ populations. This course provides culturally-appropriate health information resources for Sexual and Gender Minorities populations and those who support them.
Information Services Health Information Professionalism Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
Online
Member N/A
Non-Member N/A

Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information at Your Library - April 30, 2020

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 Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
Online
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Non-Member N/A

Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information at Your Library - August, 2020

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 Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
Webinar
Member N/A
Non-Member N/A

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

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
Webinar
Member Free
Non-Member Free

ClinicalTrials.gov: Results Reporting, Unique Evidence, and the Role of Medical Librarians 2019-2020

This online course on ClinicalTrials.gov demonstrates ways to search and interpret clinical trials with results; and discusses the unique position of health science and consumer health librarians to provide education and advocate for the results database and submission requirements.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
Webinar
Member Free
Non-Member Free

ClinicalTrials.gov: Results Reporting, Unique Evidence, and the Role of Medical Librarians September 2020

This online course on ClinicalTrials.gov demonstrates ways to search and interpret clinical trials with results; and discusses the unique position of health science and consumer health librarians to provide education and advocate for the results database and submission requirements.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
Webinar
Member $65.00
Non-Member $85.00

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 Information Services MLA Consumer Health Information Specialization CNE Instruction & Instructional Design
Webinar
Member Free
Non-Member Free

Effective Health Communication and Health Literacy: Understanding the Connection 2019-2020

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.
Information Services Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM Instruction & Instructional Design
Online
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Food for Thought (January 6-Feburary 3): Exploring Nutrition Information Resources

This online class is designed to assist librarians, public health workers, health professionals, and the general public in locating authoritative information on nutrition and topics relating to nutrition.
Information Services Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
Online
Member N/A
Non-Member N/A

Food for Thought: Exploring Nutrition Resources - July 2020

This in-person or online class is designed to assist librarians, public health workers, health professionals, and the general public in locating authoritative information on nutrition and topics relating to nutrition.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
Webinar
Member Free
Non-Member Free

Food for Thought: Exploring Nutrition Resources - March 2020

This online Webinar class is designed to assist librarians, public health workers, health professionals, and the general public in locating authoritative information on nutrition and topics relating to nutrition.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
Online
Member Free
Non-Member Free

From A(ddiction) to Z(its): Supporting Teens with Health Information - October 2019

Teens experience many changes physically and mentally. Both blended and face-to-face classes include an overview of teen health information needs and information seeking behaviors, communication tips, and credible health information resources for teens.
Information Services Information Management Free Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
Webinar
Member N/A
Non-Member Free

From A(ddiction) to Z(its): Supporting Teens with Health Information July 2020

Information on teen concerns regarding body image and gender identity, e-cigarettes and vaping, depression, sexuality, and stress are just some of the issues facing teens as they experience many physical and mental changes.
Information Services Information Management Free Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
Online
Member Free
Non-Member Free

From Beyond Our Borders: Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information - August - September 2020

This 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.
Information Services Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
Online
Member Free
Non-Member Free

From Beyond Our Borders: Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information - August 2019

This 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.
Information Services Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
Webinar
Member Free
Non-Member Free

From Beyond Our Borders: Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information - June 2020

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.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
Webinar
Member Free
Non-Member Free

Getting Started with Information Outreach in Your Community: An Introduction - April 2020

Have you wanted to reach out in your community but do not know where to start? This interactive 1-4-hour face-to-face class gets you on your way. Participants are encouraged to bring outreach ideas to develop an outreach plan with newly learned resources.
Information Services Information Management Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
Webinar
Member Free
Non-Member Free

Getting Started with Information Outreach in Your Community: An Introduction - July 2020

Have you wanted to reach out in your community but do not know where to start? This interactive 1-4-hour face-to-face class gets you on your way. Participants are encouraged to bring outreach ideas to develop an outreach plan with newly learned resources.
Information Services Information Management Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
Webinar
Member Free
Non-Member Free

Getting Started with Information Outreach in Your Community: An Introduction - July 2020

Have you wanted to reach out in your community but do not know where to start? This interactive 1-4-hour face-to-face class gets you on your way. Participants are encouraged to bring outreach ideas to develop an outreach plan with newly learned resources.
Information Services Information Management Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
Webinar
Member Free
Non-Member Free

Getting Started with Information Outreach in Your Community: An Introduction - September 2019

Have you wanted to reach out in your community but do not know where to start? This interactive 1-4-hour face-to-face class gets you on your way. Participants are encouraged to bring outreach ideas to develop an outreach plan with newly learned resources.
Information Services Information Management Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
Webinar
Member Free
Non-Member Free

Getting Started with Information Outreach in Your Community: An Introduction April 2020

Have you wanted to reach out in your community but do not know where to start? This interactive 1-4-hour face-to-face class gets you on your way. Participants are encouraged to bring outreach ideas to develop an outreach plan with newly learned resources.
Information Services Information Management Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
Online
Member Free
Non-Member Free

Health and Wellness @ the Library: The Essentials of Providing Consumer Health Services - April 6 -May 4 2020

For the most comprehensive consumer health services training, attend the 4-week online class or the shorter 4-hour in-person version. You’ll learn core competencies for excellent health info services to consumers and gain skills to improve the health of the entire community you serve.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM Instruction & Instructional Design
Online
Member Free
Non-Member Free

Health and Wellness @ the Library: The Essentials of Providing Consumer Health Services - August 2020

For the most comprehensive consumer health services training, attend the 4-week online class or the shorter 4-hour in-person version. You’ll learn core competencies for excellent health info services to consumers and gain skills to improve the health of the entire community you serve.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM Instruction & Instructional Design
Online
Member Free
Non-Member Free

Health and Wellness @ the Library: The Essentials of Providing Consumer Health Services - August 2020

For the most comprehensive consumer health services training, attend the 4-week online class or the shorter 4-hour in-person version. You’ll learn core competencies for excellent health info services to consumers and gain skills to improve the health of the entire community you serve.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM Instruction & Instructional Design
Online
Member Free
Non-Member Free

Health and Wellness @ the Library: The Essentials of Providing Consumer Health Services - May 4 - June 1, 2020

For the most comprehensive consumer health services training, attend the 4-week online class or the shorter 4-hour in-person version. You’ll learn core competencies for excellent health info services to consumers and gain skills to improve the health of the entire community you serve.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM Instruction & Instructional Design
Online
Member N/A
Non-Member N/A

Health Issues in the Headlines: Learning to Read Between the Lines - July-Aug 2020

Dark chocolate, red wine, and stem cells - what do these have in common? All have been reported in the news as having health benefits. Often the first place your patrons will hear about health issues is in the media.
Information Services Health Information Professionalism Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
Face-to-Face
Member N/A
Non-Member N/A

Healthy Aging at Your Library: Connecting Older Adults to Health Information - February 2020

This "train the trainer" class is designed to help library staff assist their older adult patrons navigate online health information. Healthy Aging @ Your Library can be offered as a webinar or face-to-face.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM Instruction & Instructional Design
Webinar
Member $65.00
Non-Member $85.00

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.
Information Services MLA Consumer Health Information Specialization Instruction & Instructional Design
Webinar
Member Free
Non-Member Free

Improving the Health, Safety, and Well-being of LGBTQ+ Populations 2019-2020

LGBTQ+ individuals face many barriers in accessing healthcare. As a consequence, many LGBTQ+ individuals do not regularly access appropriate and timely care. This class will discuss cultural competency, health information needs, and information resources for working with LGBTQ+ patrons.
Information Services Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
Online
Member N/A
Non-Member N/A

Introduction to Health Reference: Ethics and Best Practices - On Demand

Learn how to conduct a health reference interview using ethical and effective communication strategies in this 4 credit/4 module asynchronous online class.
Information Services Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
Webinar
Member N/A
Non-Member N/A

Libraries as Partners in Health: Memphis Public Library

Started in 2016, Be Well at NPL is a health and wellness initiative of Nashville Public Library that seeks to increase access to free wellness programming and health resources.
Information Services Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM