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Unscheduled Courses

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#citeNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon Training*

Join the National Network of Libraries of Medicine as we add citations to Wikipedia articles using trusted National Library of Medicine resources like Genetics Home Reference, MedlinePlus, and PubMed.
Information Services NNLM/NLM
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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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20th Annual Virtual Health Literacy Conference*

During this conference, we will examine how world events have put inequities into the spotlight, how a changed world has affected those we serve, and how we can best address their evolving needs as they try to navigate an altered landscape.
Instructor-owned Health Information Professionalism Instruction & Instructional Design
Unscheduled
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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
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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
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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
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Becoming an Informed Healthcare Consumer: Deciphering Insurance, Choosing Providers, and More*

Successful navigation of the healthcare environment requires consumers to be active participants including identifying providers and interpreting health insurance options/benefits.
Information Services Instructor-owned
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
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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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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
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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Cancer Information Inside and Out*

This hands-on, face-to-face class is designed to introduce participants to quality cancer information resources and assist them with answering consumer health questions in this specialty area.
Information Services Instructor-owned
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
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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 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
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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
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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
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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Copyright Leadership Certificate*

New to copyright? Want to enhance your current knowledge? The fully online Copyright Leadership Certificate provides a strong foundation in practical copyright decision making skills for nonlawyers. Learn key principles through five eTutorials, helpful tools and our private discussion forum.
Leadership & Management Instructor-owned Information Management
Unscheduled
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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
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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
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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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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
Unscheduled
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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
Unscheduled
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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
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Drug Information Resources for Consumers*

This hands-on, face-to-face class is designed to assist participants in answering a wide variety of drug information questions by providing an in-depth look at the Drug Information Portal and a select group of additional resources.
Information Services Instructor-owned Health Information Professionalism Consumer Health Information Specialization
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 Data Services Specialization 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
Unscheduled
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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
Unscheduled
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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
Unscheduled
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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
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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*

This one hour online or face-to-face course will explain the basics of evidence-based public health (EBPH). Attendees will learn a basic definition of EBPH, the seven step process for implementing EBPH, and identify resources for community assessments, searching the literature, and evaluation.
Information Services Free Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM
Unscheduled
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Fundamentals of Medical Librarianship*

This course is offered to graduate students who are working towards completing their ALA-accredited Master degree in Library and Information Science at the University of Missouri School of Information Science and Learning Technologies.
Leadership & Management Information Services Instructor-owned Information Management Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research Consumer Health Information Specialization Instruction & Instructional Design
Unscheduled
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Fur, Feathers, and Scales Oh My! Healthy People & Healthy Pets*

Evidence supports the health benefits of pet ownership. Individuals caring for pets also need access to consumer friendly information about pet health.
Information Services Instructor-owned
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 Started with Information Outreach in Your Community*

Have you wanted to reach out in your community but do not know where to start? This interactive 1-4-hour face-to-face class gets you on your way. Participants are encouraged to bring outreach ideas to develop an outreach plan with newly learned resources.
Information Services Information Management Consumer Health Information Specialization 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
Unscheduled
Member Free
Non-Member Free

Grants and Proposal Writing On Demand*

This online class presents a basic overview of the writing process for proposals, including: documenting the need for your project, identifying a target population, writing measurable objectives, developing a budget, and writing a proposal.
Leadership & Management Free NNLM/NLM
Unscheduled
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Health Bytes with Region 3: Regional Medical Library Educational Webinar Series*

This monthly webinar from the NNLM Region 3 features expert guest speakers presenting on topics of interest to all our users.
Leadership & Management Information Services Information Management Free Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM Instruction & Instructional Design
Online
Member Free
Non-Member Free

Health Literacy On Demand

This one-hour narrated online tutorial introduces the concepts of personal and organizational health literacy, and looks at communication practices and resources you can use to improve health literacy.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
Unscheduled
Member Free
Non-Member Free

Health Literacy On Demand*

This one-hour narrated online tutorial introduces the concepts of personal and organizational health literacy, and looks at communication practices and resources you can use to improve health literacy.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
Unscheduled
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Health Services and Policy Research: Sources and Strategies for Effective Information Searching*

How people get access to health care, how much care costs, what happens to patients as a result of this care, and who gets left out are the fundamental questions explored by Health services research (HSR). Learn resources and strategies for HSR information seeking to begin examining these questions.
Instructor-owned Evidence-Based Practice & Research
Unscheduled
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Health Statistics on the Web*

This face-to-face course focuses on the location, selection, and effective use of statistics relevant to health on the local, state, national, and international levels. The importance and relevance of health statistics in various contexts will be discussed.
Information Services Free NNLM/NLM