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All Unscheduled courses are approved for MLA CE credit.

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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2020 Science Boot Camp*

Science Boot Camp is a day long training for librarians to learn about science concepts and topics.
Information Services Health Information Professionalism 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
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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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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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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
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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 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
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Non-Member Free

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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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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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
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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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Non-Member Free

Chemicals, Drugs and Genetics: Searching PubMed and Beyond*

This specialized class will help improve your effectiveness in searching PubMed and related NLM and NIH databases for literature information on chemicals, drugs and genetics.
Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
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Citizen Science & Libraries: Advance Alzheimer's Research Online Presentation and Q&A*

Register for this event for an introduction to citizen science, to learn more about libraries as hubs for citizen science, and to learn how to participate in the Stall Catchers citizen science project through an engaging presentation and online Q&A.
Information Services Information Management NNLM/NLM
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Citizen Science & Libraries: Create Your Own Air Quality Sensor with CanAir.io*

In this event, the CanAir.io team will help us learn about how to contribute to air quality monitoring through citizen science and provide a tutorial about how to make an air quality sensor.
Information Services NNLM/NLM
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Citizen Science & Libraries: Fight Plastic Pollution Through Citizen Science Online Presentation and Q&A*

Register for this event for an introduction to citizen science, to learn more about libraries as hubs for citizen science, and to learn how to participate in citizen science projects that study the environment through a presentation and online Q&A.
Information Services NNLM/NLM
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Citizen Science & Libraries: Help Develop RNA-based Medicines Online Presentation and Q&A*

Register for this event for an introduction to citizen science, to learn more about libraries as hubs for citizen science, and to learn how to participate in citizen science projects that study genetics through a presentation and online Q&A.
Information Services NNLM/NLM
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Citizen Science in the Academic Library*

Academic libraries can bring citizen science to the campus and to the community, whether through supporting the integration of citizen science into courses or by bridging the gaps between researchers, students, and community members.
Information Services NNLM/NLM Instruction & Instructional Design
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
Unscheduled
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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
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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
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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
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Consumer Technology to Manage Personal Health Data*

Develop an understanding of the types of health technology and apps that are available and their uses, how to evaluate the tools, and create programming for library visitors in this four credit blended online course, taught over two weeks in Moodle with 1 60-minute live session in Webex.
Information Services Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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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
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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
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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 NNLM/NLM
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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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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
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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
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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
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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 Evidence-Based Practice & Research
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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Emerging Trends & Topics Webinar Series*

Information pertaining to Emerging Trends in the medical field and important topics are presented in this Webinar Series in installments.
Information Services 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
Unscheduled
Member Free
Non-Member Free

EvalBasics 3: Data Collection for Program Evaluation*

Good data collection tools follow three key principles. They aim to decrease perceived risk, increase perceived benefit, and decrease cost to respondents. This workshop shows you how to apply these principles in developing questionnaires and interviews. This class is taught in-person and online.
Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM
Unscheduled
Member Free
Non-Member Free

EvalBasics 4: Data Analysis for Program Evaluation*

This workshop provides participants with strategies for working with qualitative and quantitative data to assess program value and make effective decisions.
Leadership & Management Free Evidence-Based Practice & Research 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
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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
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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
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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
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Non-Member Free

From A(ddiction) to Z(its): Supporting Teens with Health Information*

Information on teen concerns regarding body image and gender identity, e-cigarettes and vaping, depression, sexuality, and stress are just some of the issues facing teens as they experience many physical and mental changes.
Information Services Information Management Free Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
Webinar
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Non-Member Free

From Beyond Our Borders: Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information - June 2020

This online class is designed to assist librarians and others who work with diverse populations in locating reliable health information. The resources presented are selected for their emphasis on providing culturally relevant information in the preferred language of the population.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization 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
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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
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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
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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
Member Free
Non-Member Free

Health and Wellness @ the Library: The Essentials of Providing Consumer Health Services*

For the most comprehensive consumer health services training, attend the 4-week online class or the shorter 4-hour in-person version. You’ll learn core competencies for excellent health info services to consumers and gain skills to improve the health of the entire community you serve.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM Instruction & Instructional Design
Unscheduled
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Health Issues in the Headlines: Learning to Read Between the Lines*

Dark chocolate, red wine, and stem cells - what do these have in common? All have been reported in the news as having health benefits. Often the first place your patrons will hear about health issues is in the media.
Information Services Health Information Professionalism Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM