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NNLM/NLM Courses

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NNLM Book Discussion*

1 book, 3 months, 4 CE: Join your fellow librarians, health professionals, and public health workers for an online Book Discussion.
Free Health Information Professionalism Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
Online
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Non-Member Free

NNLM Book Discussion: At Home on an Unruly Planet

You are invited to join us for the online NNLM Book Discussion: At Home on an Unruly Planet by Madeline Ostrander (May 1 - July 31, 2024)
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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NNLM Carpentries Workshop Series*

Library Carpentry workshops teach people working in library- and information-related roles how to: cut through the jargon terms and phrases of software development and data science and apply concepts from these fields in library tasks
Information Management Data Services Specialization NNLM/NLM
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NNLM Information Access Webinar Series*

The NNLM Information Access Webinar Series focuses on providing public access to biomedical and research results, including NIH public access and open access initiatives; access to information in disaster situations, including support of the Disaster Information Specialization offered by MLA.
Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
Online
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NNLM Information Access Webinar Series: Inclusive Disaster Planning: Considering the Needs of People with Disabilities

The NNLM Information Access Webinar Series focuses on providing public access to biomedical and research results, including NIH public access and open access initiatives and access to information in disaster situations.
Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
Online
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Non-Member Free

NNLM Information Access Webinar Series: Less Ostrich, more Owl. Five Steps to Quickly Improve Your Library's Ability to Respond to a Sudden Disaster

The NNLM Information Access Webinar Series focuses on providing public access to biomedical and research results, including NIH public access and open access initiatives and access to information in disaster situations.
Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
Webinar
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NNLM Information Access Webinar Series: Ransomware Attacks: What Medical Librarians Need to Know

The NNLM Information Access Webinar Series focuses on providing public access to biomedical and research results, including NIH public access and open access initiatives and access to information in disaster situations.
Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
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NNLM Public Health Webinar Series*

The NNLM Public Health webinar series features guest speakers discussing a health information topic relevant to the public health workforce, Topics may include new resources, skills to locate high quality health information or other health information topics relevant to public health.
Free Health Information Professionalism NNLM/NLM
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NNLM Region 6 Speaker Spotlight Series*

NNLM Region 6 Speaker Series is an irregular webinar series from the NNLM Region 6, featuring expert guest speakers presenting on topics of interest to all our users, from librarians to public health practitioners, educators, clinicians, and the public.
Leadership & Management Information Services Information Management Free Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
Webinar
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NNLM Research Data Management Webinar Series: Better than Best Practices: Inclusive Data Visualization

The NNLM Research Data Management (RDM) webinar series is a collaborative, bimonthly series intended to increase awareness of RDM topics and resources. The series aims to support RDM within the library to better serve librarians and their institutional communities.
Information Management Free Evidence-Based Practice & Research Data Services Specialization NNLM/NLM Instruction & Instructional Design
Webinar
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NNLM Research Data Management Webinar Series: Ethical Issues in Citizen Science Research

The NNLM Research Data Management (RDM) webinar series is a collaborative, bimonthly series intended to increase awareness of RDM topics and resources. The series aims to support RDM within the library to better serve librarians and their institutional communities.
Information Management Free Evidence-Based Practice & Research Data Services Specialization NNLM/NLM Instruction & Instructional Design
Webinar
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NNLM Research Data Management Webinar Series: Supporting Open Science in Health Science Libraries: Sharing Strategies for Sustainability and Success

The NNLM Research Data Management (RDM) webinar series is a collaborative, bimonthly series intended to increase awareness of RDM topics and resources. The series aims to support RDM within the library to better serve librarians and their institutional communities.
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Webinar
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NNLM Research Data Management Webinar Series: What’s in a Data Story?

The NNLM Research Data Management (RDM) webinar series is a collaborative, bimonthly series intended to increase awareness of RDM topics and resources. The series aims to support RDM within the library to better serve librarians and their institutional communities.
Information Management Free Data Services Specialization NNLM/NLM
Webinar
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NNLM Research Data Management: If You Share It, Will They Come? Quantifying and Characterizing Reuse of Biomedical Research Data

The NNLM Research Data Management (RDM) webinar series is a collaborative, bimonthly series intended to increase awareness of RDM topics and resources. The series aims to support RDM within the library to better serve librarians and their institutional communities.
Free Data Services Specialization NNLM/NLM
Webinar
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NNLM Research Data Management: The Charts are Off: Approaches to Ethical Decision-Making in Data Visualization

The NNLM Research Data Management (RDM) webinar series is a collaborative, bimonthly series intended to increase awareness of RDM topics and resources. The series aims to support RDM within the library to better serve librarians and their institutional communities.
Information Management Free Evidence-Based Practice & Research Data Services Specialization NNLM/NLM Instruction & Instructional Design
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NNLM Virtual Disaster Preparedness Forum (September 2023)*

This series of webinars is intended to cover data tools and resources, disaster planning communication and institutional preparedness bridging public health and community information access for greater inclusiveness and community resilience.
Leadership & Management Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
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Open Data Deidentification Tools*

This webinar will provide a brief introduction to open data deidentification tools, as well as how librarians can promote these tools at their institution.
NNLM Information Management Free Data Services Specialization
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Open Discussion of DURA Administration, the Individual Data User Code of Conduct Requirements, and the Relationship to Research Data Management*

This online training will provide more details on the All of Us model of data engagement with members of the All of Us Access Team. A policy review will be provided by members of the policy team. Various scenarios that library workers might encounter will be presented.
Information Services Free Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM Instruction & Instructional Design
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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.
DEIA Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
Online
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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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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
Online
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Prescription and Over the Counter Drugs: Supporting Patients with Evidence-Based Information-On Demand

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 Consumer Health Information Specialization CNE NNLM/NLM
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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 - 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
Online
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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.
Information Services Free Evidence-Based Practice & Research 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.
Information Services Free Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM
Online
Member Free
Non-Member Free

PubMed Essentials - On Demand

If you’re new to PubMed or just want a refresher this online class is designed for you. The class is made up of 10 short units that include very short videos, exercises and quizzes. The class gives you the chance to explore PubMed at your own pace with guided tours and exercises.
Information Services Free Health Information Professionalism Consumer Health Information Specialization CNE NNLM/NLM
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PubMed Essentials*

If you’re new to PubMed or just want a refresher this online class is designed for you. The class is made up of 10 short units that include very short videos, exercises and quizzes. The class gives you the chance to explore PubMed at your own pace with guided tours and exercises.
Free Health Information Professionalism Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
Unscheduled
Member Free
Non-Member Free

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
Online
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Non-Member Free

Research Data Management - On Demand: Data Curation and Documentation

Research Data Management On Demand is made up of four stand-alone classes that introduce principles and practices of research data management. Topics include: Open Science, Data Science; Data Curation and Documentation; Data Security, Storage and Preservation; Data Sharing and Publishing.
Information Management Free Data Services Specialization NNLM/NLM
Online
Member Free
Non-Member Free

Research Data Management - On Demand: Data Security, Storage and Preservation

Research Data Management On Demand is made up of four stand-alone classes that introduce principles and practices of research data management. Topics include: Open Science, Data Science; Data Curation and Documentation; Data Security, Storage and Preservation; Data Sharing and Publishing.
Information Management Free Data Services Specialization NNLM/NLM
Online
Member Free
Non-Member Free

Research Data Management - On Demand: Data Sharing and Publishing

Research Data Management On Demand is made up of four stand-alone classes that introduce principles and practices of research data management. Topics include: Open Science, Data Science; Data Curation and Documentation; Data Security, Storage and Preservation; Data Sharing and Publishing.
Information Management Free Data Services Specialization NNLM/NLM
Online
Member Free
Non-Member Free

Research Data Management - On Demand: Open Science and Data Science

Research Data Management On Demand is made up of four stand-alone classes that introduce principles and practices of research data management. Topics include: Open Science, Data Science; Data Curation and Documentation; Data Security, Storage and Preservation; Data Sharing and Publishing.
Information Management Free Data Services Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Research Data Management Training - On Demand*

Research Data Management On Demand is made up of four stand-alone classes that introduce principles and practices of research data management. Topics include: Open Science, Data Science; Data Curation and Documentation; Data Security, Storage and Preservation; Data Sharing and Publishing.
Information Management 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
Webinar
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Rural Health Resources - 2024

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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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
Unscheduled
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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
Webinar
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Standardize Your Research Data with the NIH Common Data Elements Repository - On Demand

This interactive, online course is intended to introduce researchers and librarians to common data elements (CDEs) and how to use the NIH Common Data Elements Repository.
Information Services Information Management Free Data Services Specialization NNLM/NLM
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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
Unscheduled
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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 Research Data Services Landscape: How Do You Start And Where Does Your Library Fit In?*

This course is designed as an entry point for people unfamiliar with the field of data services. The goal is to introduce what data services librarians work on and to present information on how learners can grow in this area.
Information Management Free Data Services Specialization 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