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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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