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Talking Tools: An Introduction to Systematic Review Tools (Recording)

Join a panel of experts for an overview of selected systematic review tools, and add valuable skills to your “librarian tool belt”!
Information Services CE Passport Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA
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The Art of Expert Searching: Searching Beyond PubMed

Ready to raise your searching skills to the next level? Terry Jankowski will show you how!
Information Services CE Passport MLA
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Three Things To Know About Systematic Reviews (Recording)

If you work on a systematic review team or plan to, you’ll want to know three important things: the essential features of a systematic review (SR), how SRs differ from other review types, and how to determine if an SR on a topic is needed.
Information Services Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA
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Topic Searching in PubMed: Using the Medical Subject Headings (On Demand)

Learn how to use the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) for expert PubMed searching in this hands-on, self-paced, online course.
Information Services Systematic Review Services Specialization Free Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM
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Troubleshooting Systematic Reviews: Refining the Research Question (Recording)

Join Margaret Foster, AHIP, and Sarah Jewell for Troubleshooting Systematic Reviews: Refining the Research Question, the first of a two-webinar series on systematic reviews. #MLASystematic
Information Services CE Passport Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA CNE
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Troubleshooting Systematic Reviews: Refining the Search (Recording)

Join Margaret Foster, AHIP, and Sarah Jewell for Troubleshooting Systematic Reviews: Refining the Search, the second of a two-webinar series on systematic reviews. #MLASystematic
Information Services CE Passport Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA CNE
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Using EndNote for Librarian-Mediated Systematic Review Searches (Recording)

Learn from one of MLA’s most popular instructors how to use one of most popular citation management tools for systematic reviews.
Information Services CE Passport Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA
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What's Needed to Make a Literature Search Reproducible? An Introduction to PRISMA-S (Recording)

Knowing what, where, and how to report details of a literature search for a systematic review is a challenge. In this session, we'll introduce the new PRISMA-S reporting guideline, which helps you describe your methods and results transparently.
Information Services CE Passport Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA Evidence-Based Practice & Research
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Wikipedia + Libraries: NNLM (March - April 2024)

Gain insight into the value of Wikipedia as a viable reference and build the skills and knowledge needed to evaluate articles on Wikipedia for yourself or your patrons, with a specific focus on health and medical topics, through a four-week, online course.
Information Services Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Working with Research Partners to Coordinate Domain-Specific Data Services (Recording)

Explore service examples, identify scientific research data challenges, and leave with checklists you can tailor to your community.
Information Services CE Passport Information Management MLA Data Services Specialization

Unscheduled Courses in Information Services

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Community-Based Health Information*

In this online course, learn about consumer and public health information services and programs that can impact the health of the communities you serve.
Information Services Instructor-owned Information Management Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research Consumer Health Information Specialization
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Consumer Health Collection Management - On demand*

This 4 credit-hour, on-demand class reviews collection management principles and resources for health-related collections with a focus on collections in public libraries and consumer health.
Information Services Information Management Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Consumer Health Information Resources and Services*

This online course provides an overview of, and introduction to, the consumer health information environment.
Information Services Instructor-owned Evidence-Based Practice & Research Instruction & Instructional Design
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Consumer Technology to Manage Personal Health Data*

Develop an understanding of the types of health technology and apps that are available and their uses, how to evaluate the tools, and create programming for library visitors in this four credit blended online course, taught over two weeks in Moodle with 1 60-minute live session in Webex.
Information Services Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Creating NIH Data Management and Sharing Plans with DMPTool*

This webinar will also cover the basics of data management planning, NIH and NLM data management resources, and practice building a plan with DMPTool online.
Information Services Information Management Free NNLM/NLM
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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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Discover National Library of Medicine Resources and More*

Join us for a bi-monthly webinar to learn new tips, tricks, and features for using resources created by the National Library of Medicine and other reliable organizations. Each session will feature different websites or databases, and include practice exercises to help you gain hands-on experience.
Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
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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 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 NNLM/NLM
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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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Drug Terminologies and RxNorm*

This course will introduce you to the basic concepts of medical terminologies (including what they are and why they are important), followed by a deep dive into RxNorm, an NLM-authored medical terminology specializing in drug information.
Information Services Information Management Free Data Services Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Effective Health Communication and Health Literacy: Understanding the Connection*

How are health communication and health literacy connected? This one hour webinar introduces concepts and tools related to improving health literacy and health communication.
Information Services Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM Instruction & Instructional Design
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Emerging Trends & Topics Webinar Series*

Information pertaining to Emerging Trends in the medical field and important topics are presented in this Webinar Series in installments.
Information Services NNLM/NLM
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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*

If you plan to collaborate on systematic reviews, this is the searching course for you! This course is offered 2-3 times a year. Please check the SRSS catalog or watch for announcements from MLA to see if the course is open for registration.
Information Services Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA
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Evidence-Based Practice for Health Sciences Librarians: An Introductory Workshop*

This workshop is intended for health sciences librarians who want to learn evidence-based practice concepts in order to comfortably teach and support EBP at their institutions. Workshop participants will complete pre-work online and then attend an onsite three-day intensive workshop.
Information Services Instructor-owned
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Evidence-Based Practice for the Medical Librarian*

This 8-week online course is designed to be an introduction to the process of evidence-based practice (EBP) and to the supporting roles and opportunities for medical librarians.
Information Services Instructor-owned Evidence-Based Practice & Research
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Exploring AI Literacy in Health Science Libraries*

This face-to-face workshop focuses on how health science librarians can respond to the rise of AI, particularly generative AI, and develop skills needed to manage the challenges posed by AI in healthcare environments, embrace opportunities presented by AI, and critically reflect on AI in their work.
Information Services Instructor-owned Health Information Professionalism
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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 NNLM/NLM
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From Problem to Prevention: Evidence-Based Public Health*

Curious about evidence-based public health (EBPH) but not sure where to start? This webinar will explore the basics of EBPH and highlight essentials of the EBPH process such as identifying the problem, forming a question, searching the literature, and evaluating the intervention.
Information Services Free Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM
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Getting the Right Information to Patients Using MedlinePlus Connect*

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 NNLM/NLM
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Health and Wellness @ the Library: The Essentials of Providing Consumer Health Services*

For the most comprehensive consumer health services training, attend the 4-week online class or the shorter 4-hour in-person version. You’ll learn core competencies for excellent health info services to consumers and gain skills to improve the health of the entire community you serve.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM Instruction & Instructional Design
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Health Bytes with Region 3: Regional Medical Library Educational Webinar Series*

This monthly webinar from the NNLM Region 3 features expert guest speakers presenting on topics of interest to all our users.
Leadership & Management DEIA Information Services Information Management Free Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM Instruction & Instructional Design
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Health Literacy On Demand*

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 NNLM/NLM