A health information professional locates, evaluates, synthesizes, and delivers authoritative information in response to biomedical and health inquiries.





Scheduled Courses in Information Services

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CHIS on demand Module 2: Know the Health Consumer

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
Online
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Non-Member Free

CHIS on demand Module 3: Knowledge of Subject Matter and Resources

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
Online
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Non-Member Free

CHIS on demand Module 4: Evaluation of Health Information

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
Online
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Non-Member Free

CHIS on demand Module 5: Communication, Reference, and Instruction

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
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Citation Management for Systematic Reviews (Recording)

Systematic reviews present unique citation management challenges. Andy Hickner and Kathryn Vanderboll, veterans of many systematic reviews, will show you how to select the right software for your review and successfully address the challenges.
DEIA Information Services CE Passport Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA
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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
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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
Webinar
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Communicating with Researchers about the Benefits and Risks of AI for Evidence Synthesis

Everyone is talking about AI and what it can do, can’t do, and seems to do. Learn how to have conversations with research teams about the capabilities of current AI tools and the risks they present for systematic review rigor and reproducibility. Live webinar on April 18.
Information Services CE Passport Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA Evidence-Based Practice & Research
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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
Webinar
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Critical Appraisal for Librarians: Evaluating Randomized Controlled Trials (Recording)

Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) are among the most important study types used to answer clinical and systematic review questions. But not all RCT studies are good enough to share with clinicians or include in reviews. This webinar will give you tools to evaluate the quality of RCT studies.
Information Services CE Passport MLA Evidence-Based Practice & Research CNE

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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 Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
Unscheduled
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2024 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 annual webinar aims to introduce those changes and provide examples of how the changes may affect you as a PubMed searcher.
Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
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5 Steps to an Accessible Document*

This webinar provides the basics of making PowerPoint and Word documents accessible to people who use screen reader assistive technology.
DEIA Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
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Advanced PubMed Techniques*

Learn advanced concepts to add to your PubMed toolkit. Automatic Term Mapping; Author searching; Drug information to treat diseases; Pharmacologic action; Coordinating MeSH terms (like Indexers do); Tools for finding Evidence Based research in PubMed; Phrase searching and the Phrase Index.
Information Services Free Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM
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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
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AI, Higher Education, and Medical Librarianship: Opportunities and Risks*

This webinar on Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems presents basic principles of ChatGPT and other generative AIs, demonstrates how to use generative AI systems, examines historical use of AI technology, and encourages discussion about the potential costs and harms of powerful AI systems.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
Unscheduled
Member Free
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An Overview of the All of Us Researcher Workbench and the Role of the Librarian*

This online training will feature the All of Us Data and Research Center (DRC) and will present more in-depth information on the Researcher Workbench and how campus libraries are well situated to respond to the needs of academic institutions for data-driven research.
Information Services Free Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM Instruction & Instructional Design
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Back to School: Enhance your Research with HSR Methods, Tools, and Resources from the National Library of Medicine

This free recorded webinar provides an overview of resources provided by the National Library of Medicine’s National Information Center on Health Services Research (NICHSR) to support the HSR community.
Information Services Instructor-owned
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
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Beyond the Binary: Understanding LGBTQIA+ Health (webinar)*

This webinar explores gender and LGBTQIA+ issues, which are sensitive for some. Social stigma, fear, or rejection is real for many people. That is why it is important to bring awareness to these issues and create practices around addressing them.
DEIA Information Services Free Health Information Professionalism NNLM/NLM
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Beyond the Binary: Understanding LGBTQIA+ Health [Moodle]*

This online class explores gender and LGBTQIA+ issues, which are sensitive for some. Social stigma, fear, or rejection is real for many people. That is why it is important to bring awareness to these issues and create practices around addressing them.
Information Services Free Health Information Professionalism Consumer Health Information Specialization 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 Free NNLM/NLM
Unscheduled
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Black Maternal Health Week 2024*

The objective of this NNLM webinar is to promote and support Black Maternal Health Week and strengthen awareness of health issues and disparities that disproportionately impact Black women and their families.
Information Services Free Health Information Professionalism NNLM/NLM
Unscheduled
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Building Reference Skills for Nursing and Allied Health Research*

Build reference skills for nursing and allied health research in this 3 week online class
Information Services NNLM/NLM
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Building Successful Collaborations with Communities*

This online course integrates the theory of community engagement with its application to libraries. Participants will learn about the community in which their library is located and develop skills to build constructive relationships and bridge cultural differences
Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
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Cataloging with Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)*

This 90-minute webinar explores the use of MeSH in the cataloging environment.
Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
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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
Unscheduled
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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
Unscheduled
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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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ClinicalTrials.gov for Librarians*

ClinicalTrials.gov for Librarians is a 1.5 hour live webinar worth 1.5 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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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 (CDEs)
Information Services Information Management Free Data Services Specialization NNLM/NLM
Unscheduled
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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
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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 Free
Non-Member Free

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
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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 Evidence-Based Practice & Research Instruction & Instructional Design
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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
Unscheduled
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Creating NIH Data Management and Sharing Plans with DMPTool*

This webinar will also cover the basics of data management planning, NIH and NLM data management resources, and practice building a plan with DMPTool online.
Information Services Information Management Free NNLM/NLM
Unscheduled
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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.
Leadership & Management Information Services Instructor-owned Information Management Health Information Professionalism
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Discover National Library of Medicine Resources and More*

Join us for a bi-monthly webinar to learn new tips, tricks, and features for using resources created by the National Library of Medicine and other reliable organizations. Each session will feature different websites or databases, and include practice exercises to help you gain hands-on experience.
Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
Unscheduled
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Drug and Chemical Information – On Demand: Exploring New Drug Research*

This online, self-paced course is intended to introduce librarians to the NLM resources that provide drug and chemical information for healthcare professionals and researchers conducting systematic reviews or other in-depth research.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
Unscheduled
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Drug and Chemical Information – On Demand: Finding Properties, Effects, and Interactions*

This online, self-paced course is intended to introduce librarians to the NLM resources that provide drug and chemical information, from adverse effects to molecular properties, for healthcare professionals and researchers.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Drug and Chemical Information – On Demand: Using, Providing, and Prescribing Medications*

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 who provide or prescribe medications.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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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 Services Information Management Free Data Services Specialization NNLM/NLM
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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
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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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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
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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.
Information Services Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA
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Evidence-Based Practice for Health Sciences Librarians: An Introductory Workshop*

This workshop is intended for health sciences librarians who want to learn evidence-based practice concepts in order to comfortably teach and support EBP at their institutions. Workshop participants will complete pre-work online and then attend an onsite three-day intensive workshop.
Information Services Instructor-owned
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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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Exploring Complementary and Integrative Health: Information, Resources, and Evaluation*

This online class explores Complementary and Integrative Health (CIH) from both Eastern and Western medicine perspectives. We will delve into various approaches to CIH, with associated risks and benefits. We will also equip you with strategies to help your users discern trustworthy CIH information.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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 Free Evidence-Based Practice & Research Consumer Health Information Specialization Data Services Specialization NNLM/NLM
Unscheduled
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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
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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 Evidence-Based Practice & Research Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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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
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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 DEIA Information Services Information Management Free Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM Instruction & Instructional Design
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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
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Health Misinformation Webinar Series*

This webinar series addresses the widespread problem of health misinformation, including false or misleading information about cancer and COVID-19. Sometimes questionable health information is obvious, but it can also be difficult to recognize and can potentially reach millions of people.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM