Data Services Specialization (DSS)

DSS


As scientific research becomes increasingly data-driven, libraries are expanding their data services. Medical librarians and other health information professionals are ideally situated in the research and information-seeking process to provide data services support.

The MLA Data Services Specialization (DSS) shows employers, colleagues, researchers, and others who work with data that you have skills in providing a range of data services and are committed to staying current with developments in data management and data services.

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

 

Scheduled and On-Demand Data Services Courses

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A Bird's Eye View of Health Data Standards On Demand

This course will help students to understand the big picture of health data standards and how they are used, including relevant National Library of Medicine (NLM) products and services.
Information Management Health Information Professionalism Data Services Specialization NNLM/NLM
Online
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Non-Member

Active Learning Strategies for Effective and Engaging Instruction

If you are a novice or veteran instructor in search of engaging and effective alternatives to lectures, Active Learning Strategies for Effective and Engaging Instruction will take your instruction to the next level!
CE Passport MLA Data Services Specialization Instruction & Instructional Design
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Aligning the Three Pillars of Effective Instruction: Outcomes, Teaching, and Assessment for Health Sciences Librarians (Recording)

Aligning the Three Pillars of Effective Instruction: Outcomes, Teaching, and Assessment for Health Sciences Librarians will help you write meaningful, measurable learning outcomes and assess actual student performance.
CE Passport MLA Data Services Specialization Instruction & Instructional Design
Webinar
Member
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Answering the Hard Questions: Prepare to Succeed in Developing Data Services

Learn how to answer the hard questions that arise when you begin planning to develop or expand your data services. Live webinar will take place on September 21.
Information Services CE Passport MLA Data Services Specialization
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Charting a New Course: Practical Data Visualization for Librarians

Gain practical and immediately useful skills in creating attractive and informative visualizations of qualitative and quantitative data using Microsoft Excel, through a series of hands-on activities.
Instructor-owned Evidence-Based Practice & Research Data Services Specialization
Webinar
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Clean & Tidy Data: Getting Started with Spreadsheet Data (Recording)

If you work with your own data or advise researchers on theirs, you’ll want to get started right.
CE Passport Information Management MLA Evidence-Based Practice & Research Data Services Specialization
Webinar
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Clean & Tidy Data: Making Data Usable (Recording)

Learn how to identify the components of a clean and tidy dataset and describe the steps needed to process and normalize a "dirty" dataset.
CE Passport Information Management MLA Evidence-Based Practice & Research Data Services Specialization
Online
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Non-Member Free

Common Data Elements: Standardizing Data Collection

This online, self-paced course describes how librarians and other information professionals can facilitate data standardization and research data sharing using Common Data Elements.
Information Services Information Management Free Data Services Specialization NNLM/NLM
Webinar
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Critical Appraisal of Quantitative Research (Recording)

This webinar will demystify the process of assessing and reporting on quantitative research by breaking it down into easy-to-understand steps.
CE Passport MLA Evidence-Based Practice & Research Data Services Specialization CNE
Webinar
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CURATED Data for Long-term Preservation and Public Sharing (Recording)

Take your data management skills beyond common data management practices to another level.
CE Passport Information Management MLA Data Services Specialization
Blended
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Data Analytics Research Training Fellowship (DART) Course

The DART Fellowship is a 6-week cohort training and development program. Throughout the program, the cohort will work collaboratively with guiding researchers in order to complete a major component of a research project.
Data Services Specialization
Webinar
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Drug Terminologies and RxNorm

This course will introduce you to the basic concepts of medical terminologies (including what they are and why they are important), followed by a deep dive into RxNorm, an NLM-authored medical terminology specializing in drug information.
Information Management Data Services Specialization NNLM/NLM
Online
Member Free
Non-Member Free

Fundamentals of Health Sciences Research Data Management

This 8-week online course provides information professionals with an introduction to research data management. The primary goal of this course is to improve your knowledge and skills in research data management and enable you to add or enhance research data management training and services.
Information Management Free Data Services Specialization NNLM/NLM
Webinar
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Non-Member

Getting by With a Little Help from Your (Institutional Research) Friends: Building Relationships to Advance Data Support (Recording)

Register for this webinar to learn how to grow and mature your data support program. Webinar approved for the MLA Data Services Specialization.
Information Management MLA Data Services Specialization CNE
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Go Red! REDCap for Library Data Services and Data Collection (Recording)

Go Red! REDCap for Library Data Services and Data Collection explains what REDCap is, offers an introductory demonstration on how to use it and explores ways that librarians can use it.
CE Passport MLA Evidence-Based Practice & Research Data Services Specialization
Webinar
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Grow Your Library's Data Services: A Novice’s Guide to Data Competitions (Recording)

Register and leave with the tools, resources, and knowledge you need to establish campus buy-in, plan a competition, and bring excitement to your library.
CE Passport Information Management MLA Data Services Specialization
Online
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Introduction to Data Management

Gain a solid foundation in the growing area of research data management!
CE Passport Information Management MLA Data Services Specialization
Webinar
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Introduction to Evaluating Public Datasets Using FAIR Data Principles (Recording)

This webinar will provide an introduction to open data and FAIR principles, along with real-world examples and scenarios.
CE Passport MLA Evidence-Based Practice & Research Data Services Specialization CNE
Online
Member Free
Non-Member Free

NIH Data Management and Sharing Requirements Webinar Series: Introduction to the NIH Data Management and Sharing Plan

The NIH Data Management and Sharing Requirements Webinar Series will introduce the basics of data management and the new requirements for data management and sharing that will be in place beginning in 2023.
Information Management Free Data Services Specialization NNLM/NLM
Webinar
Member Free
Non-Member Free

NIH Data Management and Sharing Requirements Webinar Series: Introduction to the NIH Data Management and Sharing Plan - Webinar

The NIH Data Management and Sharing Requirements Webinar Series will introduce the basics of data management and the new requirements for data management and sharing that will be in place beginning in 2023.
Information Management Free Data Services Specialization NNLM/NLM
Webinar
Member N/A
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NNLM Research Data Management Webinar Series: Ethical Issues in Citizen Science Research

The NNLM Research Data Management (RDM) webinar series is a collaborative, bimonthly series intended to increase awareness of RDM topics and resources. The series aims to support RDM within the library to better serve librarians and their institutional communities.
Information Management Free Evidence-Based Practice & Research Data Services Specialization NNLM/NLM Instruction & Instructional Design
Webinar
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Non-Member Free

NNLM Research Data Management Webinar Series: What’s in a Data Story?

The NNLM Research Data Management (RDM) webinar series is a collaborative, bimonthly series intended to increase awareness of RDM topics and resources. The series aims to support RDM within the library to better serve librarians and their institutional communities.
Information Management Free Evidence-Based Practice & Research Data Services Specialization NNLM/NLM Instruction & Instructional Design
Webinar
Member Free
Non-Member Free

NNLM Research Data Management: If You Share It, Will They Come? Quantifying and Characterizing Reuse of Biomedical Research Data

The NNLM Research Data Management (RDM) webinar series is a collaborative, bimonthly series intended to increase awareness of RDM topics and resources. The series aims to support RDM within the library to better serve librarians and their institutional communities.
Data Services Specialization
Webinar
Member Free
Non-Member Free

PNC-MLA Health Equity and Diversity: Storytelling as a Public Health Strategy to Address Inequities in Maternal Health Outcomes

PNC-MLA Health Equity and Diversity Speaker Series is a webinar collaboration between NNLM Region 5 and PNC-MLA through the efforts of its Diversity Committee.
Information Services Free Data Services Specialization NNLM/NLM
Webinar
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Preparing Your Workshops on the New NIH Data Management and Sharing Plans - DMSPs (Recorded)

2022 is a great year for your library to offer new data services and for you to expand your data services skill set!
CE Passport Information Management MLA Data Services Specialization