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#citeNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-thons - 2024

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
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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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A Seat at the Table: Working with the Disaster Workforce

Libraries have a critical role to play in disaster preparation and recovery, but they need to be at the table with the right people.
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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
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An Essential Introduction to Retractions and Evaluating Research Quality (Recording)

Health science librarians have a vital role to play in identifying, and educating patrons in identifying, trustworthy research. If you work with scholarly literature, this webinar is essential.
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Answering the Hard Questions: Prepare to Succeed in Developing Data Services (Recording)

Learn how to answer the hard questions that arise when you begin planning to develop or expand your data services.
Information Services CE Passport MLA Data Services Specialization
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Better, Faster: An Introduction to Systematic Review Automation Tools (Recording)

A good systematic review does not have to take months or even years to complete.
Information Services CE Passport Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA
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Bioinformatics and Biology Essentials for Librarians - 2024

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
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Building Successful Collaborations with Communities: Asset-Based Community Development

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
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Building Successful Collaborations with Communities: Community-Based Librarianship

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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Building Successful Collaborations with Communities: Grassroots Leadership

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
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Cataloging with Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) - 2024

This 90-minute webinar explores the use of MeSH in the cataloging environment.
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ChatGPT and Beyond: Strategies for Effective AI Communication

Learn what AI tools can do for you and how to communicate with them to help you work more effectively and efficiently in this practical, hands-on webinar taught by the creator of the CLEAR framework for prompt engineering. Live webinar on May 2.
Information Services CE Passport MLA
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CHIS on demand Module 1: Know your Community

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.
DEIA Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Critical Contributions: Developing Research Appraisal Skills at Your Institution (Recording)

With the reproducibility crisis in biomedical and health sciences, medical librarians have an opening to expand their contributions to health care and raise their status by teaching critical appraisal. Abraham Wheeler and Amy Blevins aim to get you fired up about teaching in this new area!
Information Services CE Passport MLA Evidence-Based Practice & Research CNE

Unscheduled Courses in Information Services

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PNC-MLA Health Equity and Diversity Speaker Series*

PNC-MLA Health Equity and Diversity Speaker Series is a webinar collaboration between NNLM Region 5 and PNC-MLA through the efforts of its Diversity Committee.
DEIA Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
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Preprints: Accelerating Research – On Demand*

What are preprints and how are they changing how biomedical research results are shared? This one-hour online, self-paced course is intended to introduce researchers, librarians and others to preprints and how they can be used in literature searching and in sharing your research results with others.
Information Services Free Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM
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Prescription and Over the Counter Drugs: Supporting Patients with Evidence-Based Information*

This 1 credit hour on-demand course will cover differences between prescription and over the counter medications, data regarding use in the United States, and three free resources from the National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health: the NIDA website, DailyMed and LactMed.
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Promoting Citational Justice in the Health Sciences*

Representation and whose knowledge gets valued and uplifted impacts the quality of life in our communities. This webinar will look at the politics around citational practices that uphold the systemic structures within academia and research fields, like health and medicine, and the harm that occurs.
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Providing Consumer Health Information in Underserved Rural Areas*

Learn how to successfully build connections in and provide health information to rural communities near you with this face-to-face course.
Information Services Instructor-owned Health Information Professionalism Consumer Health Information Specialization Instruction & Instructional Design
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Providing Mental Health Resources 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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Providing Multilingual Health Information - Moodle*

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.
DEIA Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Providing Multilingual Health Information - Webinar*

This webinar 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.
DEIA Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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PubChem*

PubChem is NNLM’s open chemistry database and the largest freely accessible reference tool for chemical information. This online, self-paced course for anyone interested in chemical information walks users through the functions and features of PubChem with interactive exercises and quizzes.
Information Services Free Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM
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PubMed for Librarians: MeSH*

Attend this class to learn about the National Library of Medicine's Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) database. We will talk about the 4 different types of MeSH terms; Investigate the structure of the MeSH database and look at the components of a MeSH record. The class includes hands-on exercises.
Information Services Free NNLM/NLM