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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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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
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R Community of Practice - Pilot*

Go beyond the basics and learn practical skills for working with data in R! This pRactice blended course will feature live demonstrations and time to practice programming concepts. Participants can work on their own data projects and get feedback in a supportive, collaborative learning environment.
Information Services Free Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM
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R for All of Us: Basic Coding Training*

Dive into R and discover its endless possibilities. This 2-day, live, online course will cover installing/loading packages, loading data, creating data objects, learning basic R commands, shaping and filtering data, writing data/graphics into output files, visualizing, and merging data.
Information Services Information Management Free NNLM/NLM
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R4 Connections*

Join NNLM's Region 4 in this webinar to learn about the latest issues and research about libraries and their communities.
Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
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Region 7 Presents Webinar Series*

In this webinar series, you will join subject experts from Region 7 as they share their insights on resources, programs, methods and more on topics that are current and relevant for Network members.
Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
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Research Data Services (RDS) “Shop Talk” with NNLM Region 2*

Join NNLM Region 2 in this webinar to “talk shop” about research data services (RDS) and learn from five regional colleagues doing RDS work at their institutions.
Information Services Information Management Free NNLM/NLM
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Revolutionizing Biological Research with the NIH Comparative Genomics Resource (CGR)*

In this webinar, learn how to help your biological research community revolutionize their research with the NIH Comparative Genomics Resource (CGR).
Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
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ROI: Region One Insights Webinar Series*

ROI: Region One Insights is a webinar series from the Network of the National Library of Medicine, Region 1. Speakers will cover different topics of interest to health science librarians, health care practitioners, librarians, and other health focused groups in the region.
Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
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Rural Health Resources*

This webinar will describe hallmarks of rural America, identify access challenges of living in rural communities, and equip participants with tools to service the health information needs of those living in rural communities.
DEIA Information Services Information Management Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Serving Diverse Communities: Accessing Health Information in Multiple Languages

This course is designed to provide attendees with some basic statistics on individuals with limited English proficiency in the United States and demonstrate how to use resources from the National Library of Medicine to access reliable health information in multiple languages.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Social Determinants of Environmental Health Webinar Series*

This NNLM webinar series hosts experts in social determinants of environmental health presenting information on environmental health disparities and populations disproportionately burdened by environmental hazards.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Standardize Your Research Data with the NIH Common Data Element Repository – On Demand*

This interactive, on-demand, online course is intended to introduce researchers and librarians to common data elements (CDEs) and how to use the NIH Common Data Element Repository.
Information Services Information Management Free NNLM/NLM
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Super Searcher: Enhancing Your Online Search Super Powers*

This hands-on course focuses on the advanced search features of web search engines and online searching. Participants will use various online search engines, compare the features of each, and broaden their knowledge of search strategies and online search techniques.
Information Services Information Management Free NNLM/NLM
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Systematic Reviews: Opportunities for Librarians*

The Systematic Reviews: Opportunities for Librarians workshop helps librarians establish their systematic review and evidence synthesis expertise through a mix of instruction, exercises, and discussion. The course covers best practices and tips for handling challenging situations that may arise.
Information Services Instructor-owned Systematic Review Services Specialization
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Systematic Searching: Improving Effectiveness and Efficiency*

Struggling with the ever complicated systematic review searches, or want to start doing them? This webinar will give you guidance on how to create high quality searches in a faster way.
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Technical Services for the Non-Technical Services Librarian*

This online course is intended for non-Technical Services library workers, including librarians who work in Public Services, to learn what happens "behind the scenes" in Technical Services. Participants will understand how the information in libraries is made accessible and discoverable.
Information Services Instructor-owned Information Management
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Telehealth 101: What libraries need to know*

Explore how different libraries provided patrons in their communities with access to telehealth services. This online class will address privacy and ethical concerns, and review the technology and infrastructure needed to launch a successful telehealth program in your library.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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The All of Us Researcher Workbench: access diverse data and tools from the NIH Precision Medicine*

The All of Us Researcher Workbench is the largest, most diverse biomedical data and health resource of its kind. Join this online course and learn about the participants, explore the data offered, and see how to start a research project using All of Us data and tools.
Information Services Free Evidence-Based Practice & Research Data Services Specialization NNLM/NLM
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The Computers Work for Us, We Don’t Work for the Computers*

Have you been curious about ways to make artificial intelligence to work for you? Learn how to create better, faster searches with the help of AI in this face-to-face course.
Information Services Instructor-owned Systematic Review Services Specialization Evidence-Based Practice & Research
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The Independent Reading Program (IRP): Article Analysis

Earn MLA CE by reading professional journal articles and books. To participate, just read an article or book and complete your article analysis application.
Leadership & Management Information Services Information Management MLA Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research Instruction & Instructional Design
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The Independent Reading Program (IRP): Article Analysis 2

Earn MLA CE by reading professional journal articles and books. To participate, just read an article or book and complete your article analysis application.
Leadership & Management Information Services Information Management MLA Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research Instruction & Instructional Design
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The Independent Reading Program (IRP): Article Analysis 3

Earn MLA CE by reading professional journal articles and books. To participate, just read an article or book and complete your article analysis application.
Leadership & Management Information Services Information Management MLA Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research Instruction & Instructional Design
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The Independent Reading Program (IRP): Book Analysis

Earn MLA CE by reading professional journal articles and books. To participate, just read an article or book and complete your article analysis application.
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The Pieces of Systematic Review Webinar Series - SCR

Learn the process of systematic reviews with Margaret Foster as she draws from her expertise to discuss issues, provide examples, and demonstrate the steps of her Pieces process. This second run of the original series will provide more practical examples and look at other types of reviews.
Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
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Tools and Ideas for Promoting the Researcher Workbench on Your Campus*

Intended to assist in raising awareness of the Researcher Workbench amongst campus communities, this online training will provide strategies to help with disseminating information and developing tools to reach both emerging and established researchers across multiple fields of study.
Information Services Free Evidence-Based Practice & Research Data Services Specialization NNLM/NLM Instruction & Instructional Design