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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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.
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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.
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Unscheduled Courses in Information Services

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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.
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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