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#citeNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-thons*

Wikipedia’s health topics pages are visited a staggering 7 billion times a year, making it possibly the world’s most popular health information resource. This 2 hour webinar features a crash-course in Wikipedia editing guidelines and interactive breakout rooms to try out your skills.
Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
Unscheduled
Member Free
Non-Member Free

2022 MeSH Highlights*

Every year, updates are made to MeSH, the NLM controlled vocabulary thesaurus used for indexing articles for PubMed and for cataloging books and other resources. This webinar introduces those changes and provides examples of how they may affect you. For more information, see the MeSH homepage.
Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
Unscheduled
Member N/A
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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
Unscheduled
Member N/A
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AAHSL Reads Virtual Book Club*

We will be discussing online Derald Wing Sue's Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence over the course of six months, beginning in April.
Leadership & Management Instructor-owned Health Information Professionalism
Blended
Member N/A
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Advanced Search Strategy Design for Complex Topics: Strategy Development Including Text Mining*

Learn advanced techniques for designing and structuring search strategies for systematic reviews and other major search projects that address complex topics. Check the SRSS catalog and watch for announcements for the next scheduled offering.
Systematic Review Services Specialization
Blended
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Advanced Search Techniques and Resources for Systematic Reviews and Other Evidence Syntheses*

Learn advanced techniques for building search strategies for systematic reviews and other major search projects. Check the SRSS catalog for the next scheduled offering of this course.
Information Services Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA
Unscheduled
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Advanced Searching Techniques and Advanced Strategy Design*

This face-to-face course will explore issues around search design and search techniques for undertaking literature searches of complex topics to inform high quality comparative effectiveness research, systematic reviews, guideline development and other major projects.
Information Services Instructor-owned Evidence-Based Practice & Research
Unscheduled
Member Free
Non-Member Free

All of Us / NNLM Speaker Series*

Join NNLM's All of Us Community Engagement Center as they host speakers on a variety of topics in this webinar series.
Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
Unscheduled
Member N/A
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Antiracism in Libraries: Allyship Starts with You*

This three-hour course is a call to action for information professionals who are committed to taking action towards becoming anti-racist.
Leadership & Management Information Services Instructor-owned Health Information Professionalism
Unscheduled
Member Free
Non-Member Free

Assessing Health Materials: How to Use NLM’s Health Education Materials Assessment Tool*

In this online course, get an overview on assessing health materials, and learn how the National Library of Medicine uses a health education materials assessment tool to figure out if health education materials are easy-to-read.
NNLM Consumer Health Information Specialization
Unscheduled
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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
Unscheduled
Member Free
Non-Member Free

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
Unscheduled
Member N/A
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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
Unscheduled
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Beyond the Pyramids: A Critical Appraisal Survey Course*

Medical librarian hero Lucretia McClure said, "I think the future of librarians is going to be directly related to more science... I think there are skills that we’re going to need down the road, and I don’t know that we’re prepared for it."
Information Services Instructor-owned Evidence-Based Practice & Research
Unscheduled
Member Free
Non-Member Free

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
Unscheduled
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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
Unscheduled
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CAIFL: Critical Appraisal Institute for Librarians*

Ready to move beyond basic EBM? Develop your critical appraisal skills in this advanced online course that will prepare you to teach critical appraisal with confidence.
Instructor-owned Evidence-Based Practice & Research Instruction & Instructional Design
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

Catching Up with PubMed*

This webinar will provide attendees with an update on recent changes, improvements and developments with PubMed. Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions about PubMed, to be answered by NLM staff.
Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
Unscheduled
Member N/A
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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
Unscheduled
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Cheap, Fast, Good: A Fun and Painless Approach to Making Videos for Instruction and Outreach*

Are you interested in making videos, but not sure where to get started? This course covers This course covers everything you need to start making videos for instruction and outreach, even if you have very limited time and a very limited budget.
Information Services Instructor-owned Instruction & Instructional Design
Unscheduled
Member Free
Non-Member N/A

CHIS on demand*

This class is designed for anyone interested in providing consumer health information to their community, with a focus on libraries and information centers. Learners earn up to 5 continuing education credit hours towards Level 1 CHIS. Each module takes about an hour to complete.
Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
Blended
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Clinical Trials and Regulatory Agencies: Advanced Searching for Systematic Reviews and Other Evidence Syntheses*

If you search, teach searching, or work on systematic reviews or other evidence syntheses, you’ll want to learn the value of trials results sources and how to search them effectively. Check the SRSS catalog for the next scheduled offering of this course.
Information Services Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA
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
Unscheduled
Member Free
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
Unscheduled
Member N/A
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Community-Based Health Information*

In this online course, learn about consumer and public health information services and programs that can impact the health of the communities you serve.
Information Services Instructor-owned Information Management Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research Consumer Health Information Specialization
Unscheduled
Member N/A
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Consumer Health Collection Management - On demand*

This 4 credit-hour, on-demand class reviews collection management principles and resources for health-related collections with a focus on collections in public libraries and consumer health.
Information Services Information Management Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
Unscheduled
Member N/A
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Consumer Health Information Resources and Services*

This online course provides an overview of, and introduction to, the consumer health information environment.
Information Services Instructor-owned Instruction & Instructional Design
Unscheduled
Member N/A
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Data Analytics Research Training Fellowship*

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
Unscheduled
Member Free
Non-Member Free

Data is for Everyone: Census Tools to Better Understand Your Community*

in this webinar, find information about your community needs, prepare demographic information for grants and reporting, and compare local population areas. Learn how to find the information you need quickly and efficiently using these tools.
Leadership & Management Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
Unscheduled
Member N/A
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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
Unscheduled
Member N/A
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Decoding Copyright: A Guide to Legal Issues in Medical Librarianship from Fair Use to Force Majeure*

This course introduces the law and prepares medical librarians to spot legal issues and navigate common scenarios with confidence.
Instructor-owned Information Management
Unscheduled
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Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response for Information Professionals*

This online course will explore how libraries of all types are impacted by disasters. Students will learn how librarians work in preparation, prevention, and planning for effective disaster preparedness and response with a focus on community needs and health literacy concerns.
Leadership & Management Instructor-owned Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research
Unscheduled
Member N/A
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Disaster/Emergency Management for Information Professionals*

Want to learn how you can play a role in all the stages of disaster management as an information profession? If so, this is the online course for you.
Disaster Information Specialization Leadership & Management Information Services Instructor-owned Information Management Health Information Professionalism
Unscheduled
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Disrupting Microaggressions in the API Community: Effective Responses And Actions*

This webinar will define microaggressions and offer strategies for interrupting microaggressions. A special attention to the everyday prejudice and discrimination faced by API folks in the current climate of “othering” immigrants will be discussed.
Leadership & Management Instructor-owned Health Information Professionalism
Unscheduled
Member N/A
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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
Unscheduled
Member N/A
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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
Unscheduled
Member N/A
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Easy Steps to Building a Team-Based Systematic Review Service*

This course is for all libraries looking to expand their systematic review services or enhance them using a new team-based model. If you are interested in implementing a team-based systematic review service at your library but don't know where to begin, this course is for you.
Instructor-owned Systematic Review Services Specialization Evidence-Based Practice & Research
Unscheduled
Member Free
Non-Member Free

Effective Health Communication and Health Literacy: Understanding the Connection*

How are health communication and health literacy connected? This one hour webinar introduces concepts and tools related to improving health literacy and health communication.
Information Services Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM Instruction & Instructional Design
Unscheduled
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Effectiveness and Efficiency in Exhaustive Searches*

In this face-to-face course, experienced information specialists designing searches for systematic reviews will be taught a new method using which exhaustive search strategies can be created much faster while maintaining high sensitivity and acceptable precision.
Information Services Instructor-owned Systematic Review Services Specialization
Unscheduled
Member Free
Non-Member Free

Environmental Health and Justice: a brief primer*

What is environmental health and environmental justice environmental justice? Learn the definitions and 3 resources you can use to find data and statistics about environmental health disparities in your community in this 1 hour on-demand online tutorial
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
Blended
Member
Non-Member

Essential Searching Skills for Librarians on Systematic Review Teams*

If you plan to collaborate on systematic reviews, this is the searching course for you! This course is offered 2-3 times a year. Please check the SRSS catalog or watch for announcements from MLA to see if the course is open for registration.
Unscheduled
Member Free
Non-Member Free

Ethical Considerations of Data (4-Part Series)*

In order to assist librarians with ethical concerns, this webinar series aims to provide an intellectual grounding for the recognition, analysis, and resolution of ethical issues in data visualization, data sharing, and data collection.
Information Management Free Data Services Specialization NNLM/NLM
Unscheduled
Member N/A
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Evidence-Based Practice for the Medical Librarian*

This 8-week online course is designed to be an introduction to the process of evidence-based practice (EBP) and to the supporting roles and opportunities for medical librarians.
Information Services Instructor-owned Evidence-Based Practice & Research
Unscheduled
Member N/A
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Finding and Using Health Statistics*

This online, self-paced course for librarians and students in health sciences describes different types of health statistics, how they are collected, and where they can be found.
Information Services Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM
Unscheduled
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Foundations of Citizen Science/Libraries as Hubs for Citizen Science*

This 2 hour, on-demand, online class introduces citizen science for librarians, staff, and community-based organization leaders; and discusses how a small, midsize, or large library or organization can bring citizen science activities and programs to their community.
Information Services Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
Unscheduled
Member Free
Non-Member Free

From Problem to Prevention: Evidence-Based Public Health*

Curious about evidence-based public health (EBPH) but not sure where to start? This webinar will explore the basics of EBPH and highlight essentials of the EBPH process such as identifying the problem, forming a question, searching the literature, and evaluating the intervention.
Information Services Free Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM
Unscheduled
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
Unscheduled
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Genetics 101*

With increasing popularity of direct-to-consumer genetic testing and the importance of genetics in all kind of research endeavors, understanding the language of genetics and its implications on human life is becoming more and more important.
Information Services NNLM/NLM
Unscheduled
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Getting the Right Information to Patients Using MedlinePlus Connect*

This one-hour, on-demand training session with videos and exercises is intended to introduce you to what MedlinePlus Connect does and how, and point you to resources for implementing MedlinePlus Connect at your institution.
Information Services Information Management Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM