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NNLM/NLM Courses

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#citeNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-thons - 2024

Wikipedia’s health topics pages are visited a staggering 7 billion times a year, making it possibly the world’s most popular health information resource. This 2 hour webinar features a crash-course in Wikipedia editing guidelines and interactive breakout rooms to try out your skills.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
Unscheduled
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Non-Member Free

#citeNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-thons*

Wikipedia’s health topics pages are visited a staggering 7 billion times a year, making it possibly the world’s most popular health information resource. This 2 hour webinar features a crash-course in Wikipedia editing guidelines and interactive breakout rooms to try out your skills.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
Webinar
Member Free
Non-Member Free

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
Unscheduled
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Non-Member Free

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
Unscheduled
Member Free
Non-Member Free

5 Steps to an Accessible Document*

This webinar provides the basics of making PowerPoint and Word documents accessible to people who use screen reader assistive technology.
DEIA Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
Webinar
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Non-Member Free

A Bird's Eye View of Health Data Standards On Demand

This course will help students to understand the big picture of health data standards and how they are used, including relevant National Library of Medicine (NLM) products and services.
Information Management Health Information Professionalism Data Services Specialization NNLM/NLM
Unscheduled
Member Free
Non-Member Free

A Librarian's Guide to Consumer Health (Formerly Beyond an Apple a Day)*

The class covers the health information seeking behavior of consumers and the role of the librarian in the provision of health information for the public. It qualifies for MLA Consumer Health Information Specialization levels 1 and 2.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
Unscheduled
Member Free
Non-Member Free

AHEM: clearing the way to easy-to-read health materials*

In this online course, get an overview on assessing health materials, and learn how the National Library of Medicine uses a health education materials assessment tool to figure out if health education materials are easy-to-read.
Consumer Health Information Specialization CNE NNLM/NLM
Unscheduled
Member Free
Non-Member Free

AI, Higher Education, and Medical Librarianship: Opportunities and Risks*

This webinar on Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems presents basic principles of ChatGPT and other generative AIs, demonstrates how to use generative AI systems, examines historical use of AI technology, and encourages discussion about the potential costs and harms of powerful AI systems.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
Unscheduled
Member Free
Non-Member Free

An Overview of the All of Us Researcher Workbench and the Role of the Librarian*

This online training will feature the All of Us Data and Research Center (DRC) and will present more in-depth information on the Researcher Workbench and how campus libraries are well situated to respond to the needs of academic institutions for data-driven research.
Information Services Free Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM Instruction & Instructional Design
Online
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Non-Member Free

Assessing Health Materials: How to Use NLM's Health Education Materials Assessment Tool - On Demand

In this online course, get an overview on assessing health materials, and learn how the National Library of Medicine uses a health education materials assessment tool to figure out if health education materials are easy-to-read.
Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
Unscheduled
Member Free
Non-Member Free

Beyond the Binary: Understanding LGBTQIA+ Health (webinar)*

This webinar explores gender and LGBTQIA+ issues, which are sensitive for some. Social stigma, fear, or rejection is real for many people. That is why it is important to bring awareness to these issues and create practices around addressing them.
DEIA Information Services Free Health Information Professionalism NNLM/NLM
Unscheduled
Member Free
Non-Member Free

Beyond the Binary: Understanding LGBTQIA+ Health [Moodle]*

This online class explores gender and LGBTQIA+ issues, which are sensitive for some. Social stigma, fear, or rejection is real for many people. That is why it is important to bring awareness to these issues and create practices around addressing them.
Information Services Free Health Information Professionalism Consumer Health Information Specialization CNE NNLM/NLM
Online
Member Free
Non-Member Free

Bioinformatics and Biology Essentials for Librarians - 2024

This introductory bioinformatics course for librarians uses the Moodle learning management system. This course was designed both for librarians who offer bioinformatics services; and also for librarians who use bioinformatics information on a periodic or irregular basis to serve their patrons.
Information Services NNLM/NLM
Unscheduled
Member Free
Non-Member Free

Bioinformatics and Biology Essentials for Librarians*

This introductory bioinformatics course for librarians uses the Moodle learning management system. This course was designed both for librarians who offer bioinformatics services; and also for librarians who use bioinformatics information on a periodic or irregular basis to serve their patrons.
Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
Unscheduled
Member Free
Non-Member Free

Black Maternal Health Week 2024*

The objective of this NNLM webinar is to promote and support Black Maternal Health Week and strengthen awareness of health issues and disparities that disproportionately impact Black women and their families.
Information Services Free Health Information Professionalism NNLM/NLM
Unscheduled
Member Free
Non-Member Free

Bridging the Digital Divide: Telehealth and Libraries*

Telehealth is an increasingly essential part of the healthcare delivery ecosystem. In this webinar series, learn how libraries of all kinds can provide access to telehealth resources in their communities.
Free Health Information Professionalism NNLM/NLM
Unscheduled
Member Free
Non-Member Free

Building Reference Skills for Nursing and Allied Health Research*

Build reference skills for nursing and allied health research in this 3 week online class
Information Services NNLM/NLM
Unscheduled
Member Free
Non-Member Free

Building Successful Collaborations with Communities*

This online course integrates the theory of community engagement with its application to libraries. Participants will learn about the community in which their library is located and develop skills to build constructive relationships and bridge cultural differences
Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
Online
Member Free
Non-Member Free

Building Successful Collaborations with Communities: Asset-Based Community Development

This online course integrates the theory of community engagement with its application to libraries. Participants will learn about the community in which their library is located and develop skills to build constructive relationships and bridge cultural differences
Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
Online
Member Free
Non-Member Free

Building Successful Collaborations with Communities: Community-Based Librarianship

This online course integrates the theory of community engagement with its application to libraries. Participants will learn about the community in which their library is located and develop skills to build constructive relationships and bridge cultural differences
Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
Online
Member Free
Non-Member Free

Building Successful Collaborations with Communities: Grassroots Leadership

This online course integrates the theory of community engagement with its application to libraries. Participants will learn about the community in which their library is located and develop skills to build constructive relationships and bridge cultural differences
Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
Webinar
Member Free
Non-Member Free

Cataloging with Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) - 2024

This 90-minute webinar explores the use of MeSH in the cataloging environment.
Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
Unscheduled
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Non-Member Free

Cataloging with Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)*

This 90-minute webinar explores the use of MeSH in the cataloging environment.
Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
Online
Member Free
Non-Member Free

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
Online
Member Free
Non-Member Free

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
Online
Member Free
Non-Member Free

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
Online
Member Free
Non-Member Free

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
Online
Member Free
Non-Member Free

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
Unscheduled
Member Free
Non-Member Free

CHIS on demand*

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
Unscheduled
Member Free
Non-Member Free

ClinicalTrials.gov for Librarians*

ClinicalTrials.gov for Librarians is a 1.5 hour live webinar worth 1.5 MLA Continuing Education credits. It qualifies for MLA Consumer Health Information Specialization level 1.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
Online
Member Free
Non-Member Free

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
Unscheduled
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Non-Member Free

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 (CDEs)
Information Services Information Management Free Data Services Specialization NNLM/NLM
Online
Member Free
Non-Member Free

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
Unscheduled
Member Free
Non-Member Free

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
Unscheduled
Member Free
Non-Member Free

Creating Data Management Plans with DMPTool*

This webinar focuses on the NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy. The class will provide training on the DMPTool to librarians who help researchers with data management and policy adherence.
Information Management Free Data Services Specialization NNLM/NLM
Unscheduled
Member Free
Non-Member Free

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
Online
Member Free
Non-Member Free

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
Unscheduled
Member Free
Non-Member Free

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
Online
Member Free
Non-Member Free

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
Unscheduled
Member Free
Non-Member Free

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
Online
Member Free
Non-Member Free

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
Unscheduled
Member Free
Non-Member Free

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
Webinar
Member Free
Non-Member Free

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 Management Data Services Specialization NNLM/NLM
Unscheduled
Member Free
Non-Member Free

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
Unscheduled
Member Free
Non-Member Free

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
Online
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Non-Member Free

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
Unscheduled
Member Free
Non-Member Free

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
Webinar
Member Free
Non-Member Free

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
Unscheduled
Member Free
Non-Member Free

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