Unscheduled Courses


If you are interested in taking an unscheduled course, please email the contact person listed in the course description.

If you are interested in hosting a course at your site or conference:

1. Find a course in this catalog

2. Email the contact person.

3. After making arrangements with the contact person, Schedule the course at your site.

Please see the FAQ on Course Listings, Course Approval, Hosting, Sponsoring for more information. 



All Unscheduled courses are approved for MLA CE credit.

Unscheduled Courses

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2019 Great Lakes Science Boot Camp for Librarians*

The Great Lakes Science Boot Camp is an immersive 2.5 day event offering librarians opportunities to learn more about key areas of scientific and medical research.
Information Services Instructor-owned Health Information Professionalism
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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 NNLM/NLM
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A Myth-Shattering Look at Addiction, Prevention and Treatment, Based on Research*

David will share his research and personal experience about the importance of recognizing that addiction is a chronic brain disease that affects the whole family. “We know what to do when a person is sick with any other problem.”
Information Services Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM
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A New PubMed: Highlights for Information Professionals*

Learn about the new PubMed, currently available for preview at PubMed Labs (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/labs/pubmed/).
Information Services NNLM/NLM
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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
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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 Health Information Professionalism Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM Instruction & Instructional Design
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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
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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
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Astronaut Health: Science Education Resources*

Librarians, science educators, and other participants will be introduced to National Library of Medicine and NASA resources on K-12+ science education focusing on anatomy, genetics, health, and careers. The goal is to help participants find STEAM resources, lesson plans, and fun program ideas.
Free NNLM/NLM Instruction & Instructional Design
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Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library*

In this face-to-face and online class, the health information-seeking behavior of consumers and the role of the librarian is covered. Learn about the evolution of consumer health, health literacy and the e-patient.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library*

This hands-on class will cover the health information seeking behavior of consumers and the role of the librarian in the provision of health information for the public. Come learn about the evolution of consumer health, health literacy and the e-patient.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Beyond PRISMA-- Health Research Reporting Guidelines: Your new secret weapon!*

I don’t want to be an editor…But I wish there was something I could point to that would help my students, faculty, and researchers improve the clarity of their writing …. Oh wait! There is!
Information Services Instructor-owned Instruction & Instructional Design
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Beyond Pyramids of Evidence: Evaluating Research in the Health Sciences Literature*

This course takes you beyond using pyramids of evidence to evaluating quantitative and qualitative research.
MLA '19 Evidence-Based Practice & Research
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Beyond Research Data Management for Biomedical & Health Sciences Librarians*

The major aim of this course is to provide an introduction to the support of data science and open science with the goal of developing and implementing or enhancing data science training and services at participants’ institutions.
Information Management NNLM/NLM
Unscheduled
Member Free
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Beyond the SEA Webinar Series*

The Beyond the SEA webinar series invites guest speakers that cover topics like resources from the National Library of Medicine, Outreach Projects, Leadership, Data Science, Instructional Design, and more!
Leadership & Management Information Services Information Management Free Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM Instruction & Instructional Design
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Bioinformatics and Biology Essentials for Librarians*

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: Databases, Tools, and Clinical Applications*

Embark on an introductory, online bioinformatics journey for librarians using the Moodle learning management system. This 16 week self-paced course will introduce you to different topics and NCBI tools you can use in your library to support bioinformatics education and discovery.
Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
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Biomedical & Health Research Data Management for Librarians*

This online course provides basic knowledge and skills for librarians interested in helping patrons manage their research data. Attending this course will improve your ability to initiate or extend research data management (RDM) services at your institution.
Information Management NNLM/NLM
Unscheduled
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Non-Member Free

Boost Box*

Boost your knowledge of NLM products and other health information topics with this monthly webinar series from the NNLM Middle Atlantic Region.
Leadership & Management Information Services Information Management Free Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM Instruction & Instructional Design
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Building Partnerships with Faculty, Clinicians, and other Stakeholders*

Are you interested in strategies for building partnerships that lead to collaborative projects? This class will discuss barriers to building partnerships and detailed plans to help you overcome these obstacles.
Leadership & Management Information Services Instructor-owned Evidence-Based Practice & Research
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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
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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
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CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives): Health Information Resources**

This class provides an overview of the concepts of CBRNE, and the types of health-related information that support planning, response, and recovery in CBRNE incidents. This self-paced course includes a review of related tools and resources from the National Library of Medicine.
Disaster Information Specialization Information Services Information Management Free NNLM/NLM
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Chemicals and Drugs in PubMed and Toxnet*

This course will give participants an overview of chemical- and drug-specific PubMed tags and some of the databases that provide drugs and chemical information through Toxnet.
Information Services Instructor-owned Evidence-Based Practice & Research Consumer Health Information Specialization
Unscheduled
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Chemicals, Drugs and Genetics: Searching PubMed and Beyond*

This online class will improve your effectiveness in searching PubMed and related NLM databases for information on chemicals, drugs and genetics. With a strong working knowledge of PubMed, you’ll be able to develop more advanced search strategies that will weave in and out of PubMed.
Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
Unscheduled
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ClinicalTrials.gov: Results Reporting, Unique Evidence, and the Role of Medical Librarians*

This online course on ClinicalTrials.gov demonstrates ways to search and interpret clinical trials with results; and discusses the unique position of health science and consumer health librarians to provide education and advocate for the results database and submission requirements.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
Webinar
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Collaborative for Health Literacy: VCU and Richmond Public Library - April 2019

Librarians from multiple libraries collaborated with the VCU Center on Health Disparities to plan, develop, and teach a series of workshops focused on improving participants’ health literacy and technology skills.
Information Services NNLM/NLM
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Collaborative for Health Literacy: VCU and Richmond Public Library*

Librarians from multiple libraries collaborated with the VCU Center on Health Disparities to plan, develop, and teach a series of workshops focused on improving participants’ health literacy and technology skills.
Information Services NNLM/NLM
Unscheduled
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Non-Member Free

Combatting Information Fatigue: Health Information Resources for Veterans*

This class is available face-to-face and online and is intended to help veterans and their families, or those assisting them, to locate reliable health information resources and training to locate health information that is sensitive and pertinent to their needs.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
Face-to-Face
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Non-Member Free

Comics to Promote Equity, Communication, Health and Well-Being - June 2019

In this education session, attendees will become familiar with the new field of graphic medicine. In the first hour of the session participants will come to define graphic medicine and discover how diverse voices are amplified through comics.
Leadership & Management Information Services Instructor-owned Instruction & Instructional Design
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Comics to Promote Equity, Communication, Health and Well-Being*

In this education session, attendees will become familiar with the new field of graphic medicine. In the first hour of the session participants will come to define graphic medicine and discover how diverse voices are amplified through comics.
Leadership & Management Information Services Instructor-owned Instruction & Instructional Design
Unscheduled
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Communicate in Eight: 8 Ways Medical Libraries Can Communicate their Importance & Relevance*

This course will explore eight communications strategies to arm medical librarians with the tools they need to reach their intended users, overcome misconceptions regarding libraries, and convey their importance and relevance.
Leadership & Management Instructor-owned Health Information Professionalism Instruction & Instructional Design
Unscheduled
Member Free
Non-Member Free

Community Health Maps*

The goal of the course is to help users gain the skills to use Community Health Maps in order to empower communities, collect health data, and create maps.
Free Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM
Unscheduled
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Consumer Health Information*

This course is designed to meet the needs of people working in all library types - from public libraries to medical libraries. Learn how to answer sensitive consumer health questions and develop your own research guide and small grant application as a part of the course assignments.
Information Services Instructor-owned Consumer Health Information Specialization
Unscheduled
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Conversations that Matter with Jessica Pettitt: Unconscious Bias: Perceptions of Self and Others*

Have you experienced an optical illusion where you don't initially see all of the options? Take some time to notice how you perceive yourself and others. The role of perception is directly linked to all that we are conscious of as well as all of the stuff we aren't!
Leadership & Management NNLM/NLM
Unscheduled
Member Free
Non-Member Free

Cool Creative Communications: Dazzling Data Visualization*

This class covers data visualization concepts and shares tools that are effective in making data understood at a glance. Students will increase their knowledge on data visualization concepts and a variety of data visualization applications.
Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
Unscheduled
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Copyright Skills as Risk Management Tools: The Librarian's Role*

This face-to-face course will explore the vital role librarians with basic copyright skills can play in minimizing the organization’s exposure to liability.
Leadership & Management Information Services Instructor-owned Information Management
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Design Thinking for the Medical Librarian*

Improve your service and connect with your users through Design Thinking!
Leadership & Management Instructor-owned
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Designing Search Strategies for Systematic Reviews: A Hands-on Course*

Designing Search Strategies for Systematic Reviews is designed to prepare librarians to conduct complex systematic review literature searches. This two-day course emphasizes hands-on activities and enriched learning opportunities.
Information Services Instructor-owned
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Dietary Supplement Label Database: Advanced Search and Data Download*

The Dietary Supplement Label Database (DSLD) is a joint project of the National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements and the National Library of Medicine. The database was developed as a resource for the research community, health care providers and the public.
Information Services NNLM/NLM
Unscheduled
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Discovering TOXNET*

Discover reliable environmental health and toxicology information from the National Library of Medicine, the Environmental Protection Agency and other sources through videos, guided tutorials, and discovery exercises.
Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
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Dissemination and Disasters: Using Information to Save Lives*

This hour-long, asynchronous course is designed for both public health and emergency preparedness professionals, as well as the information professionals that support them, who are interested in a basic introduction to emergency and disaster management concepts.
Disaster Information Specialization Information Services NNLM/NLM
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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Nine Conversations that Matter to Health Sciences Librarians with Jessica Pettitt*

Are you confused about all the topics under the umbrella of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion?
Are you overwhelmed by all things swirling around in our world today?
Are you ready to have less frustrating conversations?
Then join us for this webinar series!
Leadership & Management Instructor-owned Health Information Professionalism
Webinar
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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Social Justice - A Starting Place with Jessica Pettitt

Are you confused about all the topics under the umbrella of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion?
Are you overwhelmed by all things swirling around in our world today?
Are you ready to have less frustrating conversations?
Then join us for this webinar series!
Leadership & Management Instructor-owned Health Information Professionalism
Webinar
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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Unconscious Bias - Perceptions of Self & Others - August

Are you confused about all the topics under the umbrella of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion?
Are you overwhelmed by all things swirling around in our world today?
Are you ready to have less frustrating conversations?
Then join us for this webinar series!
Leadership & Management Instructor-owned Health Information Professionalism
Webinar
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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Working Across Difference: Making Better Connections - November

Are you confused about all the topics under the umbrella of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion?
Are you overwhelmed by all things swirling around in our world today?
Are you ready to have less frustrating conversations?
Then join us for this webinar series!
Leadership & Management Instructor-owned Health Information Professionalism
Webinar
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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:Being a Better Ally to All - October

Are you confused about all the topics under the umbrella of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion?
Are you overwhelmed by all things swirling around in our world today?
Are you ready to have less frustrating conversations?
Then join us for this webinar series!
Leadership & Management Instructor-owned Health Information Professionalism
Unscheduled
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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 NNLM/NLM
Unscheduled
Member Free
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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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