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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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.
Information Services Instructor-owned Free Health Information Professionalism
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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
Online
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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
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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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Health Programming at Your Library*

Activate your interest in collaborating and engaging your community in library health outreach programming in this 90 minute webinar.
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Health Scientists, Libraries and Public Health: Partnerships for Community Health*

This face-to-face session focuses on how libraries can promote community/public health by creating healthy social and physical environments through cross-sector collaboration to address topics such as disease prevention, health misinformation, digital literacy, expansion of broadband, and wellness.
Information Services Instructor-owned Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research
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Health Statistics on the Web*

Learn the difference between data and statistics, key features and use of health statistics, steps to finding health statistics, and sources of health statistics at the local, state and national level in this 90 minute webinar.
Information Services Free Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM
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Health Stories in the Media*

This 4-week online class covers news literacy and health reporting. Learn how health is reported in the news, sources journalists use, and challenges in reporting health research. You will use NLM’s Evaluating Health Information rating tool to evaluate real-life science and health stories.
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HI 60419 Consumer Health Informatics*

LIS course for Kent State University graduate students only. This course examines history and trends in consumer health informatics and health information seeking, examining how consumers (patients, clinicians, and healthcare stakeholders) manage health and health information in the digital age.
Information Services Instructor-owned Information Management Consumer Health Information Specialization
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How PubMed Works On-Demand: Automatic Term Mapping*

Learn about PubMed's automatic term mapping feature that kicks in automatically when you enter untagged terms into the search box.
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How PubMed Works On-Demand: Introduction*

Are you new to PubMed? Maybe you'd like a refresher. This on-demand module will walk you through all the parts of the PubMed interface.
Information Services NNLM/NLM
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How PubMed Works On-Demand: Selection*

Have you ever wondered how journals are chosen to become MEDLINE journals? Take this class to explore the selection criteria and process for MEDLINE and PMC.
Information Services NNLM/NLM
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How PubMed Works*

This series of 4 webinars will cover a breadth of topics to introduce and enhance your abilities in using PubMed. Whether you're a new user or looking for a refresher, each class will provide you with behind-the-scenes information to assist you in successfully using PubMed.
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Introduction to Data Engagement Activities for Campus Communities*

This two-hour online training will walk through some unique and flexible engagement options for building community, solving problems, and applying the new skillsets needed to work in the Researcher Workbench and create interdisciplinary awareness and interest.
Information Services Free Evidence-Based Practice & Research Data Services Specialization NNLM/NLM Instruction & Instructional Design
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Introduction to Health Reference: Ethics and Best Practices*

Learn how to conduct a health reference interview using ethical and effective communication strategies in this 4 credit-hour, on-demand, online class.
Information Services Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Introduction to Precision Medicine*

Explore precision medicine's clinical applications and ethical and legal implications in this 2 hour self-paced online class from the NNLM All of Us Program Center.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Is Anybody Out There? Leveraging Strategic Marketing Approaches to Get your Library’s Message Heard*

If you’ve ever felt like your library’s messaging is getting lost, you are not alone. In this interactive online workshop, you’ll look at real marketing challenges faced by The Ohio State University Health Sciences Library and the strategies used to overcome them.
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Librarians Combating Health Misinformation: Get Involved in Your Community*

Librarians are a trusted resource in their communities, so they are well placed to help stop the spread of health misinformation. In this webinar, learn to recognize misinformation, then discover how you can work with other librarians and libraries in your community to strengthen health literacy.
Information Services Instructor-owned Health Information Professionalism Consumer Health Information Specialization
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Link Your Community with Health Information: Resources for Community Health Workers*

This course is a 5-week online course about how to evaluate online health information.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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LinkOut for Libraries*

LinkOut for Libraries provides journal access to PubMed users. Join us for an informational webinar to learn more about this service from the National Library of Medicine. Erin Latta, from the National DOCLINE Coordination Office, will lead this webinar.
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LIS 5631 Health Information Sources*

Online, asynchronous course for University of South Florida graduate students only. This course provides an introduction to printed and electronic sources of health information.
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LIS 5937 Graphic Literature for Libraries*

Online, asynchronous course of University of South Florida students only. This course explores evaluation, collection development, organization, promotion, readers’ advisory, programming, intellectual freedom, and the use of graphic novels in a variety of instructional settings.
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LIS 60620 Health Information Resources*

LIS course for Kent State University graduate students only. LIS 60620 Health Information Resources identifies print and electronic sources of health information with emphasis on electronic sources. Medical patient and consumer health information is presented.
Information Services Instructor-owned Information Management Consumer Health Information Specialization
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LIS 6475 Health Sciences Librarianship*

Online, asynchronous LIS course for University of South Florida graduate students only. This course covers all aspects of health science librarianship, including administration, acquisition, organization, and use of information resources.
Leadership & Management Information Services Instructor-owned Information Management Consumer Health Information Specialization
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Making Sense of Numbers: Communicating Numerical Health Data*

This 90 minute/1.5 credit hour webinar is an introduction for anyone who wants to improve communication of health information that involves numbers.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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MDMLG Winter Program on Graphic Medicine*

Graphic medicine refers to the intersection of the medium of comics and the discourse of healthcare. In this online session, we explore how to help providers and patients alike access, read, and create graphic medicine through the library.
Information Services Instructor-owned
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Medical Subject Heading (MeSH) Changes and PubMed Searching – On Demand*

Every year, the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) are updated. How does this affect your PubMed searches? This on-demand course provides answers and allows participants to engage with exercises to practice what you learn.
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Medical Subject Heading (MeSH) Changes and PubMed Searching*

During this interactive class, you’ll have the opportunity to hear from NLM staff about annual MeSH changes and how they affect your PubMed searches, ask questions, and practice searching with MeSH in PubMed.
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MedlinePlus for Librarians and Health Educators*

This interactive, narrated tutorial provides a tour of the MedlinePlus website and explains why MedlinePlus is a trusted reference when answering health information questions.
Information Services Information Management Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM