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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 DEIA 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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Applying the CURATE(D) Model for Data Curation*

This online workshop, geared toward researchers and information professionals, will provide an overview of appraising and preparing research data for the purpose of data sharing through the Data Curation Network’s CURATE(D) model.
Free Health Information Professionalism Data Services Specialization NNLM/NLM
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 Systematic Review Services Specialization 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 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 Consumer Health Information Specialization 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
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ClinicalTrials.gov Modernization and Beta Sites Progress*

This live webinar, including Q+A, provides an update on the progress of the modernization effort and an overview of the beta ClinicalTrials.gov website and the beta Protocol Registration and Results System (PRS).
Information Services Free 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 Health Connections*

Community Health Connections is a 5-part educational webinar series intended to help public library staff learn about consumer health services and resources, community-based marketing, and technology implementation.
Information Services Instructor-owned Consumer Health Information Specialization
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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Creating Data Management Plans with DMPTool*

This webinar focuses on the NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy. The class will provide training on the DMPTool to librarians who help researchers with data management and policy adherence.
NNLM Information Management Free Data Services Specialization
Unscheduled
Member N/A
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Critical Conversations: Building Workplace Communication Skills

All of us want to be a part of an environment that is positive and productive. Sometimes there are sensitive topics and important conversations that we may not quite understand how to engage in and may possibly avoid. This session gives you a tool box to be successful in those conversations.
Leadership & Management DEIA Instructor-owned CNE
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*

This 4-hour in-person class looks at foundational data management skills, addressing Data Management Plans, standards and metadata in a biomedical context, appropriate biomedical data repositories, data sharing and data citation, and best practices in data visualization.
Instructor-owned Information Management Health Information Professionalism Data Services Specialization
Unscheduled
Member N/A
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Designing for Health Literacy: Exploring Emerging Intelligent Technologies to Support Older Adults*

In this webinar, learn the benefits and barriers of emerging, artificially-enabled technologies for addressing the challenges older adults encounter when trying to find, understand, and use health information.
DEIA Information Services Information Management Free Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM Instruction & Instructional Design
Unscheduled
Member N/A
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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 DEIA Instructor-owned Health Information Professionalism
Unscheduled
Member N/A
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Diversity & Inclusion in Libraries: Call to Action and Strategies for Success*

As information professionals, it is our collective responsibility to create opportunities where individuals are encouraged and supported to bring their most authentic selves to the library. This face-to-face course will tackle challenges that diverse individuals face in libraries and librarianship
Leadership & Management DEIA Information Services Instructor-owned Information Management Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research Instruction & Instructional Design
Unscheduled
Member N/A
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Drive Thru Data: Using NLM APIs to Access Information Fast*

This interactive webinar provides librarians and information professionals an introduction to application programming interfaces (APIs), including why APIs can be useful, how to get started using APIs, and which National Library of Medicine APIs might be right for you.
Information Services Free Evidence-Based Practice & Research Data Services Specialization NNLM/NLM
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
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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
DEIA Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
Unscheduled
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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
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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
Member N/A
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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