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, researcchers, and others who work with data that you have skills in providing a range of data services and are committes 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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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
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Approaching Resistance to Change in Research Data Management

Learn how you can introduce researchers to basic data management practices.
Information Management Free Evidence-Based Practice & Research Data Services Specialization NNLM/NLM Instruction & Instructional Design
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Charting a New Course: Practical Data Visualization for Librarians

This course provides a series of hands-on activities using examples relevant to librarians that illustrate how to take your visualizations to a new level. To be held November 4 & November 9, 2021.
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
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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
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CURATED Data for Long-term Preservation and Public Sharing

Take your data management skills beyond common data management practices to another level. Live webinar to be held December 7, 2021.
Information Management MLA Data Services Specialization 2021 CE Passport
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.
Information Services Instructor-owned Evidence-Based Practice & Research Data Services Specialization
Online
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Data Literacy for the Busy Librarian - February 2022

Do you want to upgrade your skill set to become data literate? Register for this 2-week class offered by NNLM to learn how you can play a role in developing and maintaining data standards and research best practices.
Information Management Data Services Specialization NNLM/NLM
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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
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Getting Started with Statistics for Librarians (Recording)

Register now for MLA's recorded webinar, "Getting Started with Statistics for Librarians." Join Jin Wu as she explains statistical concepts for reading research findings and interpreting data.
CE Passport MLA Evidence-Based Practice & Research 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.
MLA Evidence-Based Practice & Research 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
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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.
MLA Evidence-Based Practice & Research Data Services Specialization CNE 2021 CE Passport
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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
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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
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Putting the Quality in Qualitative: Tips for Evaluating Qualitative Research (Recording)

Think qualitative research is hard to evaluate for scientific rigor? Think again! This webinar will provide an overview of qualitative research study designs, including sampling techniques, data analysis strategies, and theoretical approaches, that will help identify strengths and weaknesses.
CE Passport MLA Evidence-Based Practice & Research Data Services Specialization CNE
Online
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Research Data Management - On Demand: Data Curation and Documentation

Research Data Management On Demand is made up of four stand-alone classes that introduce principles and practices of research data management. Topics include: Open Science, Data Science; Data Curation and Documentation; Data Security, Storage and Preservation; Data Sharing and Publishing.
Information Management Free Data Services Specialization NNLM/NLM
Online
Member Free
Non-Member Free

Research Data Management - On Demand: Data Security, Storage and Preservation

Research Data Management On Demand is made up of four stand-alone classes that introduce principles and practices of research data management. Topics include: Open Science, Data Science; Data Curation and Documentation; Data Security, Storage and Preservation; Data Sharing and Publishing.
Information Management Free Data Services Specialization NNLM/NLM
Online
Member Free
Non-Member Free

Research Data Management - On Demand: Data Sharing and Publishing

Research Data Management On Demand is made up of four stand-alone classes that introduce principles and practices of research data management. Topics include: Open Science, Data Science; Data Curation and Documentation; Data Security, Storage and Preservation; Data Sharing and Publishing.
Information Management Free Data Services Specialization NNLM/NLM
Online
Member Free
Non-Member Free

Research Data Management - On Demand: Open Science and Data Science

Research Data Management On Demand is made up of four stand-alone classes that introduce principles and practices of research data management. Topics include: Open Science, Data Science; Data Curation and Documentation; Data Security, Storage and Preservation; Data Sharing and Publishing.
Information Management Free Data Services Specialization NNLM/NLM
Webinar
Member Free
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Supporting Open Science in Health Science Libraries: Sharing Strategies for Sustainability and Success

Learn how you can introduce researchers to basic data management practices.
Information Management Free Evidence-Based Practice & Research Data Services Specialization NNLM/NLM Instruction & Instructional Design
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The Diversity of Data Management: Practical Approaches for Health Sciences Librarianship (Recording)

Panel presents case studies and examples of products and services they have implemented, and provide strategies that work to get data management services up and running at their libraries.
Information Management MLA Data Services Specialization
Online
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The MLA Guide to Instructional Design Basics

Whether you are new to Instructional Design or need a refresher, this course is for you!
CE Passport MLA Data Services Specialization CNE Instruction & Instructional Design