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.
Information Services CE Passport MLA
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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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ChatGPT and Beyond: Strategies for Effective AI Communication (Recording)

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.
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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CHIS on demand Module 7: Technology and Health

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 8: Ethical and Legal Issues

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 (Recording)

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.
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
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Disaster/Emergency Management for Information Professionals

Want to learn how you can play a role in all the stages of disaster management as an information profession? If so, this is the online course for you.
Leadership & Management Information Services Instructor-owned Information Management Health Information Professionalism
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Drawn to Graphic Medicine: Bringing Comics into Medical Librarianship (Recording)

Through examples and discussion, you will learn how comics are being used by clinicians and the public and be given resources for further discovery and exploration into the field of graphic medicine.
Leadership & Management DEIA Information Services CE Passport MLA Consumer Health Information Specialization CNE Instruction & Instructional Design
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Drug and Chemical Information – On Demand: Exploring New Drug Research

This online, self-paced course is intended to introduce librarians to the NLM resources that provide drug and chemical information for healthcare professionals and researchers conducting systematic reviews or other in-depth research.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization CNE NNLM/NLM
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Drug and Chemical Information – On Demand: Finding Properties, Effects, and Interactions

This online, self-paced course is intended to introduce librarians to the NLM resources that provide drug and chemical information, from adverse effects to molecular properties, for healthcare professionals and researchers.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization CNE NNLM/NLM

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