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Scheduled Courses in Information Services

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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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Easy Steps to Building a Team-Based Systematic Review Service (Recording)

It’s easy to build a systematic review service. . . if you have a team and the right model.
Information Services CE Passport Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA
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Effectiveness and Efficiency in Exhaustive Searches 2024

The Effectiveness and Efficiency in Exhaustive Searches Course is now open for registration. Course will be held June 20 & July 11, 2024.
Information Services Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA
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Engaging Your Library Community in the Virtual World: A Practical Guide to Creating, Marketing, and Evaluating Online Services and Programs (Recording)

You’ll leave the webinar with ideas for new or improved virtual services and new skills in outreach, marketing, program management and development, and assessment.
Information Services CE Passport MLA
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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 - October 2024

If you plan to collaborate on systematic reviews, this is the searching course for you! The course will take place October 21 & October 28, 2024.
Information Services Instructor-owned Systematic Review Services Specialization
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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
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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 CNE NNLM/NLM
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Finding Your Competitive Hedge: Evaluating and Adapting Search Hedges (Recording)

If you search, you probably look for ways to search more efficiently and may turn to search hedges as a way to save time. But there are inherent problems with using hedges as is. Learn what these problems are and how to avoid them.
Information Services Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA
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From Protocol To Publication: Maximizing the Return on Your Systematic Review Investment (Recording)

Join the presenters as they share their strategies for identifying promising projects, avoiding problems before they scuttle a project, and working with review teams to conduct successful--and published!--systematic reviews. #MLAMaxReturn
Information Services CE Passport Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA Evidence-Based Practice & Research
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Getting the Right Information to Patients Using MedlinePlus Connect - On demand

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 CNE NNLM/NLM
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Going Grey with Google Scholar for Systematic Reviews (Recording)

Learn search techniques to locate grey literature in Google Scholar and more.
Information Services CE Passport Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA Evidence-Based Practice & Research
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Guiding Teams through Risk of Bias Tools in Systematic Reviews (Recording)

Do you want to improve the quality of the systematic reviews you contribute to, expand the range of review services you offer, and develop a reputation as a review methodological expert? Hendren and Ledbetter will show you how.
Information Services CE Passport Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA
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Health Literacy On Demand (Oct 2023-Oct 2024)

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 CNE 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.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Hedging Your Bets: An Introductory Webinar on Locating and Using Search Hedges (Recording)

If you are new to searching or have searching experience and want to begin to learn one of the skills that all expert searchers and librarians on systematic review teams have, you’ll want to learn what search hedges can do for you.
Information Services Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA
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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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History of the Health Sciences: A Practical Guide for the Working Librarian (Recording)

What you need to know, and where you need to go, when the phone rings with a history question.
DEIA Information Services CE Passport Information Management MLA
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How PubMed Works On-Demand: Automatic Term Mapping

Learn how a keyword search does more than meets the eye.
Information Services CNE NNLM/NLM
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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 CNE NNLM/NLM
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How PubMed Works On-Demand: MeSH

What is MeSH and how can it help you search?
Information Services CNE 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 CNE NNLM/NLM
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Introduction to Health Reference: Ethics and Best Practices (2022-2024)

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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Introduction to Scoping Reviews (Recording)

If you consult or collaborate on evidence syntheses or teach evidence synthesis and review methods or plan to, you won't want to miss this webinar on scoping reviews from Margaret Foster and Kate Saylor, two recognized experts in the area.
Information Services Systematic Review Services Specialization Information Management MLA

Unscheduled Courses in Information Services

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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.
Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
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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.
Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
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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
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Mental Health in the Workplace*

Many of us spend 40 or more hours a week at work, so it is unsurprising that the workplace affects our mental health and well-being. Attend this webinar to learn about improving workplace mental health and well-being.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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MeSH Changes and PubMed Searching*

Every year, the Medical Subject Headings are updated. How does this affect your PubMed searches? What happens when a term gets changed, or added, or removed; or moved to a different part of the MeSH hierarchy? How do you accommodate vocabulary changes over time in your comprehensive searches?
Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
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Mis/Dis/Mal-information and How to Fight It*

Inoculate yourself to mis/dis/mal information by participating in this workshop focused on identifying and fighting mis/dis/mal information.
Information Services Instructor-owned
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Navigating New Norms: Harnessing Generative AI for Library Services and Solutions*

Libraries are navigating new norms by leveraging generative AI to enhance services and adapt to user behaviors and needs. This webinar series equips librarians with the knowledge and skills needed to automate efforts in advancing analytics, creating content, and answering library users' questions.
Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
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NLM Office Hours*

Join NLM staff online and learn more about your favorite NLM products and services.
Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
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NLM Resources for Citizen Science and Crowdsourcing*

Citizen science library programs are perfect for all ages, and all types of libraries. Nor prior scientific knowledge is required, simply a willingness to participate!
Information Services NNLM/NLM
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NNLM Emerging Trends and Topics Webinar Series*

This webinar series brings expert speakers to discuss various emerging trends and topics.
Information Services NNLM/NLM
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NNLM Information Access Webinar Series*

The NNLM Information Access Webinar Series focuses on providing public access to biomedical and research results, including NIH public access and open access initiatives; access to information in disaster situations, including support of the Disaster Information Specialization offered by MLA.
Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
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NNLM Region 6 Speaker Spotlight Series*

NNLM Region 6 Speaker Series is an irregular webinar series from the NNLM Region 6, featuring expert guest speakers presenting on topics of interest to all our users, from librarians to public health practitioners, educators, clinicians, and the public.
Leadership & Management Information Services Information Management Free Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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NNLM Virtual Disaster Preparedness Forum (September 2023)*

This series of webinars is intended to cover data tools and resources, disaster planning communication and institutional preparedness bridging public health and community information access for greater inclusiveness and community resilience.
Leadership & Management Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
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Nursing Experts: Translating the Evidence*

Nursing Experts Translating the Evidence: Evidenced Based Practice content developed by Librarians and Nurses. Take Our Free Online Course. 7 Free CEUs Available for Nurses and Librarians! Connecting You To Evidence-Based Acute, Ambulatory, and Public Health Information & Resources.
Leadership & Management Information Services Instructor-owned Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research
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Online Resources to Support Evidence-Based Practice on Population Health*

This course is designed to teach public health professionals and librarians to use National Library of Medicine resources in order to find reliable health information and data related to population health and Healthy People 2020. Introductions to MedlinePlus, PubMed, and HSRProj will be covered.
Information Services Free Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM
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Open Discussion of DURA Administration, the Individual Data User Code of Conduct Requirements, and the Relationship to Research Data Management*

This online training will provide more details on the All of Us model of data engagement with members of the All of Us Access Team. A policy review will be provided by members of the policy team. Various scenarios that library workers might encounter will be presented.
Information Services Free Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM Instruction & Instructional Design
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Piecing Together a Review Service: Part 1 – Practical Guidance on How to Conduct Initial Consults*

Being able to consult with review authors is a useful skill in medical librarian positions, and the most complicated review stage is the initial consult. This face-to-face workshop describes steps for these consults that ensure the review project’s success and begin developing the protocol.
Information Services Instructor-owned Systematic Review Services Specialization
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Piecing Together a Review Service: Part 2 – Guidance on Software*

Research syntheses projects can be challenging. While software and other resources are available, keeping up with the options and providing guidance take time. This face-to-face workshop provides practice with common tools and discusses issues in project and data management beyond the search.
Information Services Instructor-owned Systematic Review Services Specialization
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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.
Information Services CNE NNLM/NLM
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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 - 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