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#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
Unscheduled
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
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
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 N/A
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AAHSL Reads Virtual Book Club*

AAHSL Reads virtual book club will read and discuss a DEI topic book to foster engaging conversations that make libraries more diverse, equitable, and inclusive for library staff and patrons. Groups will meet monthly for 1 hour sessions. AAHSL libraries and MLA members are encouraged to participate.
Leadership & Management DEIA Instructor-owned Health Information Professionalism
Blended
Member N/A
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Advanced Search Strategy Design for Complex Topics: Strategy Development Including Text Mining*

Learn advanced techniques for designing and structuring search strategies for systematic reviews and other major search projects that address complex topics. Check the SRSS catalog and watch for announcements for the next scheduled offering.
Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA
Blended
Member N/A
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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
Unscheduled
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Advanced Searching Techniques and Advanced Strategy Design*

This face-to-face course will explore issues around search design and search techniques for undertaking literature searches of complex topics to inform high quality comparative effectiveness research, systematic reviews, guideline development and other major projects.
Information Services Instructor-owned Evidence-Based Practice & Research
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
Unscheduled
Member Free
Non-Member Free

Beyond the Binary: Understanding LBGTQIA+ 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 N/A
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Beyond the Survey: Conducting Qualitative Research – A webinar series*

The purpose of this series is to provide librarians with an opportunity to expand their knowledge on qualitative research methodology and to hear from academic and hospital librarians who have successfully utilized these methods for their research projects.
Instructor-owned Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research
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 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
Unscheduled
Member N/A
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CAIFL: Critical Appraisal Institute for Librarians*

Ready to move beyond basic EBM? Develop your critical appraisal skills in this advanced online course that will prepare you to teach critical appraisal with confidence.
Instructor-owned Systematic Review Services Specialization Evidence-Based Practice & Research Instruction & Instructional Design
Unscheduled
Member Free
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
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
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Clean & Tidy Data: Getting Started with Spreadsheet Data*

In this webinar, you will learn the best data principles while working with spreadsheets, identify how to curate and identify common issues with spreadsheets, and set the foundations for getting data more interoperable with downstream processes.
Instructor-owned Information Management Evidence-Based Practice & Research
Unscheduled
Member N/A
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CLEBP & Research Caucus' Abstract Writing Workshop*

Get started with creating and submitting an abstract to MLA 2024, in this blended course, and apply what you learn toward submitting abstracts to other professional conferences. Bring any ideas and questions to discuss at this workshop, or just come to learn more about it!
Instructor-owned Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research
Blended
Member N/A
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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
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
Unscheduled
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 (CDEs)
Information Services Information Management Free Data Services Specialization NNLM/NLM
Unscheduled
Member N/A
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Community Health Connections*

Community Health Connections is a 5-part educational webinar series intended to help public library staff learn about consumer health services and resources, community-based marketing, and technology implementation.
Information Services Instructor-owned Consumer Health Information Specialization
Unscheduled
Member N/A
Non-Member N/A

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
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 N/A
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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
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
Unscheduled
Member Free
Non-Member Free

Data Management Sharing Policy (DMSP) Webinar Recordings On-demand*

The NIH Data Management and Sharing Requirements Webinar Series will introduce the basics of data management and the new requirements for data management and sharing.
Information Management Free NNLM/NLM
Webinar
Member Free
Non-Member Free

Data Management Sharing Policy (DMSP) Webinar Recordings On-demand: Introduction to the NIH Data Management and Sharing Plan

The NIH Data Management and Sharing Requirements Webinar Series will introduce the basics of data management and the new requirements for data management and sharing that will be in place beginning in 2023.
Information Management Free Data Services Specialization NNLM/NLM
Webinar
Member Free
Non-Member Free

Data Management Sharing Policy (DMSP) Webinar Recordings On-demand: Policy Recap and Q&A

The NIH Data Management and Sharing Requirements Webinar Series will introduce the basics of data management and the new requirements for data management and sharing that will be in place beginning in 2023.
Information Management Free Data Services Specialization NNLM/NLM
Webinar
Member Free
Non-Member Free

Data Management Sharing Policy (DMSP) Webinar Recordings On-demand: Practitioner Perspectives Education

The NIH Data Management and Sharing Requirements Webinar Series will introduce the basics of data management and the new requirements for data management and sharing that will be in place beginning in 2023.
Information Management Free Data Services Specialization NNLM/NLM
Webinar
Member Free
Non-Member Free

Data Management Sharing Policy (DMSP) Webinar Recordings On-demand: Practitioner Perspectives: Infrastructure

The NIH Data Management and Sharing Requirements Webinar Series will introduce the basics of data management and the new requirements for data management and sharing that will be in place beginning in 2023.
Information Management Free Data Services Specialization NNLM/NLM
Webinar
Member Free
Non-Member Free

Data Management Sharing Policy (DMSP) Webinar Recordings On-demand: Practitioner Perspectives: Internal Outreach and Policy

The NIH Data Management and Sharing Requirements Webinar Series will introduce the basics of data management and the new requirements for data management and sharing that will be in place beginning in 2023.
Information Management Free Data Services Specialization NNLM/NLM
Unscheduled
Member Free
Non-Member Free

Delivering Health Information Resources Across Languages and Cultures - Moodle*

This online class (formerly Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information) is designed to assist librarians and others who work with diverse populations in locating reliable health information.
DEIA Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
Unscheduled
Member N/A
Non-Member N/A

Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response for Information Professionals*

This online course will explore how libraries of all types are impacted by disasters. Students will learn how librarians work in preparation, prevention, and planning for effective disaster preparedness and response with a focus on community needs and health literacy concerns.
Leadership & Management Instructor-owned Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research
Unscheduled
Member Free
Non-Member Free

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
Unscheduled
Member Free
Non-Member Free

Drive Thru Data: Using NLM APIs to Access Information Fast*

This interactive webinar provides librarians and information professionals an introduction to application programming interfaces (APIs), including why APIs can be useful, how to get started using APIs, and which National Library of Medicine APIs might be right for you.
Information Services Free Evidence-Based Practice & Research Data Services 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 CNE 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 CNE 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 CNE 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
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
Unscheduled
Member N/A
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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
Unscheduled
Member N/A
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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
Unscheduled
Member N/A
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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