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The National Library of Medicine and National Network of Libraries of Medicine offer free continuing education classes throughout the year. Register for classes to expand your skills, learn from NLM product experts or earn one of the specialization certificates.

NNLM/NLM Courses

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A Seat at the Table: Working with the Disaster Workforce

Libraries have a critical role to play in disaster preparation and recovery, but they need to be at the table with the right people. This self-paced online class prepares librarians on how to work with first responders, public health departments, local health care facilities, and emergency planners.
Disaster Information Specialization Information Services Free Health Information Professionalism NNLM/NLM
Unscheduled
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ABCs of DNA: Unraveling the Mystery of Genetics Information for Consumers*

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
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Activate, Collaborate and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community (Emergency Preparedness)

Do you provide or are you interested in offering health outreach or programming at your library/organization? This class provides an introduction to health outreach using free and reliable resources from the National Library of Medicine.
Disaster Information Specialization Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM Instruction & Instructional Design
Unscheduled
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Activate, Collaborate, and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community*

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 Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM Instruction & Instructional Design
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Advanced PubMed Techniques*

Learn advanced concepts to add to your PubMed toolkit. Automatic Term Mapping; Author searching; Drug information to treat diseases; Pharmacologic action; Coordinating MeSH terms (like Indexers do); Tools for finding Evidence Based research in PubMed; Phrase searching and the Phrase Index.
Information Services Free Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM
Unscheduled
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Advanced PubMed: MeSH*

This class covers advanced concepts of Medical Subject Headings for searching via PubMed. Topics include annual MeSH updates, effective use of subheadings, free floating subheadings, and commonly confused terms. This course is intended for those with at least beginning knowledge of PubMed and MeSH.
Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
Unscheduled
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American Indian Health Information Resources*

This two or three hour hands-on class introduces a variety of governmental and non-governmental Internet resources that have health information for American Indian and Alaska Native populations. Students attending will be able to practice their skills in finding health information.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
Webinar
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An Introduction to Evidence Based Practice: A Librarian's Guide - Appraisal and Application

This three-part webinar series is part of the SEAside webinar series. Pre-registration for this series is required. You will need to register for each module to attend.
Free Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM
Webinar
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An Introduction to Evidence Based Practice: A Librarian's Guide - PICO

This three-part webinar series is part of the SEAside webinar series. Pre-registration for this series is required. You will need to register for each module to attend.
Free Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM
Webinar
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An Introduction to Evidence Based Practice: A Librarian's Guide - Searching

This three-part webinar series is part of the SEAside webinar series. Pre-registration for this series is required. You will need to register for each module to attend.
Free Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM