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





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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.
Information Services Instructor-owned Consumer Health Information Specialization
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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.
Information Services Instructor-owned Consumer Health Information Specialization
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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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Managing Systematic Reviews with Covidence (Recording)

New to using Covidence to manage systematic reviews? Have experience with Covidence and want to up your game? This webinar will show you both how to use Covidence and how to incorporate it into the review process to get the best from the subject matter experts on your team.
Information Services Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA
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Matching a Research Question to a Review Method (Recording)

Learn how to assist researchers in the very important task of determining if a research question can be answered with a review and, if it can, which type of review best addresses the question.
Information Services Systematic Review Services Specialization Information Management MLA
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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 online, on-demand course, offered through the NNLM Moodle platform, provides answers and allows participants to engage with exercises to practice what you learn.
Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
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MedlinePlus for Librarians and Health Educators - 2023-2025

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 Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Meeting Information Needs: Assessing Information Needs

This is the first of three essential courses for new librarians in the core skill of finding and delivering answers to biomedical and health-related questions.
Information Services CE Passport MLA
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Meeting Information Needs: Fulfilling Information Needs

This is the third of three essential courses for new librarians in the core skill of finding and delivering answers to biomedical and health-related questions.
Information Services CE Passport MLA
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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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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.
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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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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