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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Stand Up for Health: Health and Wellness Services for Your Community for Public Libraries - February - March 2020

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? This course for public library staff has you covered!
Information Services Information Management Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Stand Up for Health: Health and Wellness Services for Your Community for Public Libraries - May - June 2020

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? This course for public library staff has you covered!
Information Services Information Management Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Stand Up for Health: Health and Wellness Services for Your Community for Public Libraries - May 11, 2020

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? This course for public library staff has you covered!
Information Services Information Management Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Stand Up for Health: Health and Wellness Services for Your Community for Public Libraries - September 19

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? This course for public library staff has you covered!
Information Services Information Management Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Stand Up for Health: Health and Wellness Services for Your Community November -December 2019

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 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
Webinar
Member $65.00
Non-Member $85.00

The Consumer Health Library: A Site for Service, Education, and Hope

The MLA webinar, "The Consumer Health Library: A Site for Service, Education, and Hope" is available via on-demand recording. Join Jacqueline Davis as she presents on the role of the consumer health librarian and outreach.
Information Services MLA Consumer Health Information Specialization
Webinar
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The Importance of Digital Literacy and Its Impact on Understanding Health Information - Feb 2020

Technology is continuing to improve, and more and more people are looking online for health information, managing care, and trusted advice. Learn about digital literacy strategies to make digital health resources user friendly for all patrons and ways to help them access reliable health information.
Information Services Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM Instruction & Instructional Design
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Wellness in the Library Workplace - April-May 2020

As a library worker, what are you doing to manage your own well-being? Individual and community well-being are inherently connected. Thus, it is critical that workplaces be an area of wellness for their employees.
Health Information Professionalism Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Wellness in the Library Workplace - August 2020

As a library worker, what are you doing to manage your own well-being? Individual and community well-being are inherently connected. Thus, it is critical that workplaces be an area of wellness for their employees.
Health Information Professionalism Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM