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NNLM/NLM Courses

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2021 MeSH Highlights January 13, 2021

Join NLM staff for a highlight tour summarizing the changes of the 2021 Medical Subject Headings (MeSH). The webinar presentation will feature examples of new and updated terminology.
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2021 MeSH Highlights*

Join NLM staff for a highlight tour summarizing the changes of the 2021 Medical Subject Headings (MeSH). The webinar presentation will feature examples of new and updated terminology.
Information Services NNLM/NLM
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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
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A Bird's Eye View of Health Data Standards*

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
Webinar
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Accessing the Evidence During Times of Crisis (recording)

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) hosted a webinar that highlighted the work of several international organizations as part of Humanitarian Evidence Week 2018.
Disaster Information Specialization Information Services Information Management Free Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM
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Activate, Collaborate, and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community -2020-2021

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.
Information Services Free Health Information Professionalism Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM 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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Astronaut Health: Health Information Resources to Support Science Education*

This presentation will introduce school librarians, public librarians, science educators, and other participants to health science education resources from the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
NNLM/NLM Instruction & Instructional Design
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Best Practices for Leveraging Community Connections to Improve Access to Health Information*

In this online course, learn and develop leadership skills to successfully build partnerships and implement best practices for community engagement.
Leadership & Management Free NNLM/NLM
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Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library*

The class covers the health information seeking behavior of consumers and the role of the librarian in the provision of health information for the public. It qualifies for MLA Consumer Health Information Specialization levels 1 and 2.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Bibliometric Services in the Library: Fundamentals and Basic Analysis*

This online course offers you a terrific opportunity to enhance your bibliometrics and research assessment skills.
Information Services Free Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM
Online
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Bioinformatics and Biology Essentials for Librarians

This introductory bioinformatics course for librarians uses the Moodle learning management system. This course was designed both for librarians who offer bioinformatics services; and also for librarians who use bioinformatics information on a periodic or irregular basis to serve their patrons.
Information Services NNLM/NLM
Online
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Bioinformatics and Biology Essentials for Librarians - January - April 2021

Embark on an introductory, online bioinformatics journey for librarians using the Moodle learning management system. This 16 week course will introduce you to different topics and NCBI tools you can use in your library to support bioinformatics education and discovery.
Information Services NNLM/NLM
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Bioinformatics and Biology Essentials for Librarians*

This introductory bioinformatics course for librarians uses the Moodle learning management system. This course was designed both for librarians who offer bioinformatics services; and also for librarians who use bioinformatics information on a periodic or irregular basis to serve their patrons.
Information Services NNLM/NLM
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BLOSSOM Affinity Groups and Libraries

This three-day virtual symposium will bring together experts on morale, invisible services, vocational awe, burnout, and self-care in libraries.
Leadership & Management Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM
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BLOSSOM Disability in the Workplace

This three-day virtual symposium will bring together experts on morale, invisible services, vocational awe, burnout, and self-care in libraries.
Leadership & Management Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM
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BLOSSOM Keynote Panel

This three-day virtual symposium will bring together experts on morale, invisible services, vocational awe, burnout, and self-care in libraries.
Leadership & Management Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM
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BLOSSOM Listen to Your Body

This three-day virtual symposium will bring together experts on morale, invisible services, vocational awe, burnout, and self-care in libraries.
Leadership & Management Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM
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BLOSSOM Low-Morale Experiences and COVID-19

This three-day virtual symposium will bring together experts on morale, invisible services, vocational awe, burnout, and self-care in libraries.
Leadership & Management Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM
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BLOSSOM More Than Resiliency

This three-day virtual symposium will bring together experts on morale, invisible services, vocational awe, burnout, and self-care in libraries.
Leadership & Management Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM
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BLOSSOM Rocks Roll Downhill

This three-day virtual symposium will bring together experts on morale, invisible services, vocational awe, burnout, and self-care in libraries.
Leadership & Management Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM
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BLOSSOM Weathering the Storms of Change

This three-day virtual symposium will bring together experts on morale, invisible services, vocational awe, burnout, and self-care in libraries.
Leadership & Management Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM
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BLOSSOM! Building Life-long Opportunities for Strength, Self-Care, Outlook, Morale, and Mindfulness*

This three-day virtual symposium will bring together experts on morale, invisible services, vocational awe, burnout, and self-care in libraries.
Leadership & Management Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM
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Boost Box: Partnering Together to Support Alzheimer's Caregivers in Diverse Communities

Boost your knowledge of NLM products or other health information topics with this monthly webinar series from the NNLM Middle Atlantic Region. 1 MLA CE is offered per webinar session.
Leadership & Management Information Services Information Management Free Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM Instruction & Instructional Design
Online
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Building Reference Skills for Nursing and Allied Health Research - November 2021

Build reference skills for nursing and allied health research in this 3 week online class
Information Services NNLM/NLM
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Building Reference Skills for Nursing and Allied Health Research*

Build reference skills for nursing and allied health research in this 3 week online class
Information Services NNLM/NLM
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Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information at Your Library - May 2021

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
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Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information at Your Library - November 2021

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
Unscheduled
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Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information at Your Library*

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
Unscheduled
Member Free
Non-Member Free

ClinicalTrials.gov for Librarians*

ClinicalTrials.gov for Librarians is a 1-hour live webinar worth 1 MLA Continuing Education credits. It qualifies for MLA Consumer Health Information Specialization level 1.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
Online
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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
Unscheduled
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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
Online
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Non-Member Free

Consumer Health Collection Management - On demand

This 4 credit hour online course reviews collection management principles for health-related collections in public libraries. Watch a recorded presentation and complete 2 assignments to evaluate your own library's health collection.
Information Services Information Management Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Consumer Health Collection Management - On demand*

This 4 credit hour online course reviews collection management principles for health-related collections in public libraries. Watch a recorded presentation and complete 2 assignments to evaluate your own library's health collection.
Information Services Information Management Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
Online
Member Free
Non-Member Free

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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Data Literacy for the Busy Librarian*

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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Data Management in Disasters & Public Health Emergencies (recording)

Learn about open data sources and data sharing policies used during disasters.
Disaster Information Specialization Information Services Information Management Free Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM
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DNA to Z: Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing - November 2020

This class will provide an overview of the history and current state of direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing, which has become extremely popular in recent years.
Information Services Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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DNA to Z: Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing*

This class will provide an overview of the history and current state of direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing, which has become extremely popular in recent years.
Information Services Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
Online
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Drug and Chemical Information - On Demand

This online, self-paced course is intended to introduce librarians to the NLM resources that provide drug and chemical information for consumers and healthcare professionals.
Information Services Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Drug and Chemical Information - On Demand*

This online, self-paced course is intended to introduce librarians to the NLM resources that provide drug and chemical information for consumers and healthcare professionals.
Information Services Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
Webinar
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Non-Member Free

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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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
Webinar
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Non-Member Free

Effective Health Communication and Health Literacy: Understanding the Connection - Oct 2021

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
Unscheduled
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Non-Member Free

Effective Health Communication and Health Literacy: Understanding the Connection*

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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Emerging Trends & Topics Webinar Series: Identifying the Gaps: the Status of Data Management Education in Doctoral Nursing Programs

In this presentation, the speaker will talk about how community-engaged research approaches including community-university partnerships, public science, citizen science, and community-owned and managed research (COMR) can be used to study and address these issues.
Information Services NNLM/NLM
Online
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End of Life Care: Planning, Information and Discussion March-April 2021

This class is intended as basic information about health decisions that people and their loved ones commonly make near the end of their lives.
Information Services Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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End of Life Care: Planning, Information and Discussion*

This class is intended as basic information about health decisions that people and their loved ones commonly make near the end of their lives.
Information Services Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Evaluation Pathways*

A 5-part webinar series on the evaluation pathways. The pathways were developed to help NNLM members who are implementing projects with undeserved communities, design and carry out effective evaluations that will help showcase all achievements, while identifying ways that programming can improve.
Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM
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Evaluation Pathways: 5 Steps to Evaluation

A 5-part webinar series on the evaluation pathways. The pathways were developed to help NNLM members who are implementing projects with undeserved communities, design and carry out effective evaluations that will help showcase all achievements, while identifying ways that programming can improve.
Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM