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    Available courses

    This class covers the health information seeking behavior of consumers and the role of the librarian in the provision of health information for the public. Come learn about the evolution of consumer health, health literacy and the e-patient. 

    Participants will be equipped with knowledge of top consumer health sites, e-patient resources and collection development core lists. We will discuss creative ideas for health information outreach. The class will wrap up with an opportunity to explore effective marketing approaches and develop an elevator speech.

    For more information about this course, see the course description page. (new window)

    Bioinformatics and Biology Essentials For Librarians: Databases, Tools, and Clinical Applications is an introductory, online bioinformatics course for librarians using the Moodle learning management system.  It is 14 week, self-paced course worth 30 hours of CE credit from the Medical Library Association. It is designed both for librarians who offer, or intend to offer, bioinformatics services; and also for librarians who use bioinformatics information on a periodic or irregular basis to serve their patrons.  This course is generally offered twice a year, Jan - Apr and Aug - Nov. 

    This is the January 2022 cohort (BBEL 8). Course dates: January 18-April 22, 2022.

    View class information on NNLM.gov (new window)  

    Contact nto@utah.edu with questions. 


    Welcome to the online forums for NNLM Book Discussion  "Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick" By Maya Dusenbery

    May 2 - July 31

    Visit nnlm.gov for more information about NNLM Book Discussions. (new window)

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    This 3 week, online class is designed for library staff who support, or want to support, nursing and allied health professionals. It provides an introduction to the professions of nursing and allied health and NLM databases used by health professionals. The class concludes with developing your own plan on how to use this information in your own work.  

    • Class Dates: April 4 - 22, 2022. 
    • Registration limited to 50 participants.
    • 4 MLA Credit hours 

    Class information & register on NNLM.gov (new window)

    This class is designed to assist librarians and others who work with diverse populations in locating health information. The resources presented are selected for their emphasis on providing culturally relevant information in the preferred language of the population. Background information on refugees and immigrants in the U.S. and their unique health issues will be presented.


    You’re a library worker. You’re already helping those in your community find health information. As a library worker, what are you doing to manage your own well-being? Individual and community well-being are inherently connected. Thus, it is critical that workplaces be an area of wellness for their employees. Join us to discover ways to improve your own personal well-being and create a healthy workplace.  If you are a supervisor, how are you helping to ensure your staff stays healthy (physically, emotionally, etc.)? We will also discuss ways to increase overall wellness for all staff in libraries so that we have happy, healthy, and safe work environments.

    In this 2-week, 4-CE class participants will explore the aspects of a healthy workplace including physical, mental, and emotional components. During the first week, we will look at the evidence on the benefits of having a healthy working environment that matters to you, to the library, and to your community. We will discuss what does and does not make a healthy working environment. During the second week, participants will learn about and explore changes they can make at an individual level to improve workplace health and wellness. We will also discuss changes that could and should be made at the team and organizational levels to improve workplace health and wellness for everyone.

    This course is asynchronous, there are no set hours to be online each week. 

    For more information about this course and to register, see the course description page. (new window)  


    This series focuses on the roles and products of the National Library of Medicine related to applied medical informatics, particularly as applied to electronic health records systems and clinical research. The series is specially designed for health sciences librarians and other health information specialists seeking to serve more active roles in their health IT team and better support researchers.

    The goals of the series are for participants to be able to:
    • Use the jargon associated with health IT to be able to communicate effectively with IT staff and administrators
    • Name relevant health data standards and describe how they are used
    • Describe NLM products and services that enrich and inform EHRs and other health data systems
    • Identify roles for librarians on the health IT team and in the research process
    Click here to register for this class and receive enrollment key. (new window)   

    Why is it important to assess health education materials? What types of health education assessment tools are available? 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. Then, try out the tool on your own and download the free NNLM Health Literacy Playbook, checklists and other health literacy resources.  

    This class is designed for anyone who creates health education materials or selects health materials to provide to consumers. It’s also useful for anyone who wants to learn how to figure out if health education materials are easy-to-read. The class is fully online and asynchronous, which means you’ll work at your own pace until you finish. Content is presented through a 90 minute tutorial and handouts and takes about 2 hours to complete. 2 MLA CE, CHIS levels 1 and 2. 

    Click here to register for this class and receive enrollment key. (new window)

    Updated April 18, 2022 by nto@utah.edu.

    This class is currently in testing phase until June 21, 2022. 

    Earn up to 5 continuing education credits towards a Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) Level 1 Certification from the Medical Library Association.

    Created by nto@utah.edu Nov 9, 2021. Updated May 31, 2022. 


    This 4 credit hour on-demand course reviews collection management principles and resources for health-related collections in public libraries. Watch a recorded presentation and complete 2 assignments to evaluate your own library's health collection, and consider how you can improve your health related materials to better serve your community. This class includes a downloadable list of authoritative health information resources in both .html and .docx formats that you can customize for your library.

    Click here to register for this class and receive enrollment key. (new window)  

    Created Jan 11, 2021. Updated April 27, 2022. | nto@utah.edu



    This course integrates the theory of community engagement with its application to libraries. The course is designed using the Preparation, Action, Reflection model. We will share step-by-step methods and best practices for engaging with communities to co-design and co-develop library offerings. Participants will learn about the community in which their library is located and develop skills to build constructive relationships and bridge cultural differences. They will gain practical experience with engagement methods and share their experiences in implementing several stages of engagement.

    Course Outcomes

    By the end of this course, you will be able to:

    • Provide a clear definition of a "community."
    • Provide a clear definition of the community in which your library is located.
    • Identify at least 3 cultural differences between your own culture and the culture(s) in the community in which your library is located.
    • Articulate at least 3 skills for building relationships with community members.
    • Write a step-by-step plan for how you could co-develop with community partners a library-sponsored program for addressing an identified need in your community.


    This 1-hour on-demand class introduces 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. Designed for health sciences librarians and other health information specialists seeking to serve more active roles in their health IT team and better support researchers. Expect to spend 1 hour learning through videos and exercises.

    Objectives

    By the end of this short course, you will be able to:

    1. Explain the purpose and value of medical terminologies.
    2. Identify some of the problems solved by RxNorm, and explain how RxNorm solves them.
    3. Explain what RxNorm is, and where it fits in the health ecosystem.
    4. Identify some basic use cases for RxNorm.
    5. Describe the structure of the RxNorm data files.
    6. Identify three ways to access RxNorm data.
    7. Use RxNav to browse and search RxNorm data.
    Click here to register for this class and receive enrollment key.  (new window)  

    This self-paced online class provides an introduction to environmental health and environmental justice and presents three environmental justice resources you can use to find data and statistics about environmental health disparities in your community.

    Click here to register for this class and receive enrollment key. (new window)

    Learn how terminology standards make patient educational materials accessible through electronic health record systems, health apps, and other systems via MedlinePlus Connect (new window) .

    Click here to register for this class and receive enrollment key. (new window)

    Original creation date: April 26, 2019. 

    Updated August 25, 2021 | nto@utah.edu


    Designed for beginning grant proposal writers, this class presents a general overview of the grant and funding processes as well as the level of detail required in a successful proposal. Each component of the grant writing process will be addressed, including: documenting the need; identifying the target population; writing measurable objectives; developing a work plan, an evaluation plan and dissemination plan.

    Click here to register for this class and receive enrollment key.  (new window)

    Updated: Monday, April 25, 2022, by nto@utah.edu

    Health Literacy on demand is a 1 hour narrated tutorial with activities where you can learn about:
    • The definitions of personal and organizational health literacy
    • 3 communication practices you can do to improve health literacy
    • 3 resources that you can use to improve health literacy

    Presented by NNLM Region 6 - Nora Barnett  


    Learn how to conduct a health reference interview using ethical and effective communication strategies in this 4 credit/4 module asynchronous online class. Through interactive, self-paced tutorials, discussion forums, and a synthesis exercise, users will learn:

    • What is a health reference interview
    • How the library can protect patrons’ health privacy and confidentiality using ethical guidelines from library associations
    • Effective communication strategies to identify the health information needs of patrons
    • Simple methods for evaluating online health information that can be easily explained to patrons

    Click here to register for this class and receive enrollment key. (new window)  

    Original creation date: February 3, 2020. 

    Updated August 25, 2021 | nto@utah.edu


    Every year, the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) are updated. How does this affect your PubMed searches? What happens when a term gets changed, added, removed or moved to a different part of the MeSH hierarchy? How do you accommodate vocabulary changes over time in your comprehensive searches? How do you check your saved searches and alerts? This course shows you how with brief demos and interactive exercises.

    This course is intended for expert searchers, and assumes that a learner understands that:

    • Restricting a PubMed search to MeSH terms eliminates non-indexed records from your PubMed results
    • A comprehensive search of PubMed must account for both indexed and non-indexed records

    If you are unfamiliar with these concepts and are looking for an introduction to PubMed, please complete "How PubMed Works (new window) " prior to taking this course.

    Click here to register for this class and receive enrollment key. (new window)  

    The MedlinePlus Tutorial for Librarians and Health Educators is a free, one-hour interactive tutorial that provides a tour of the MedlinePlus website and explains why MedlinePlus is a trusted reference when answering health information questions. The class is eligible for the Consumer Health Information Specialization (new window) and approved for one continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association. Upon concluding the tutorial, you may print a certificate of completion. 

    Updated June 1, 2021.

    Click here to register for this class and receive enrollment key. (new window)  

    What are preprints, and how are they changing how biomedical research results are shared? Should you use information from preprints? Should you share your own research results in a preprint? 

    This one-hour online, self-paced course from the National Library of Medicine® for researchers, librarians and others explains the basics of preprints, and explores the benefits and considerations of using and submitting preprints.

    Click here to register for this class and receive enrollment key.  (new window)

    This course will cover differences between prescription and over the counter medications, data regarding use in the United States, and three free drug information resources from the National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health.

    Learning Objectives

    By the end of this module, you will be able to:  

    1. Describe some current challenges related to prescription and OTC drug use in the US using authoritative statistical sources 

    1. Find information about safety and adverse effects of common drugs and chemicals in lactating mothers using LactMed 

    1. Retrieve FDA prescription drug labels using DailyMed  

    Click here to register for this class and receive enrollment key.  (new window)

    This 1 credit MLA CE course covers the essential topics you need to know to use PubMed effectively. There are 10 topics. The course is designed to take no more than one hour to complete and is worth one CE credit from the Medical Library Association.

    Click here to register and access this course.  (new window)  

    View previously recorded webinars that qualify for the MLA Consumer Health Information Specialization. This online class consolidates videos, class materials, and evaluation for previously recorded CHIS webinars. It is intended for library workers seeking CE credits towards the CHIS specialization. Following the completion of each webinar, an evaluation becomes available with the option and directions for obtaining CE credits. Recorded videos are hidden when CE expires. 

    Recordings include: 

    1. Caring for the Mind (available until Sep 27, 2022)
    2. ClinicalTrials.gov for Librarians (available until Sep 29, 2022)
    3. Effective Health Communication and Health Literacy: Understanding the Connection (available until Oct 18, 2022)
    4. Making Sense of Numbers (available until Apr 12, 2023)
    5. Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information (available until Aug 15, 2022)
    6. Rural Health Resources (available until Nov 16, 2022)
    7. Trauma Informed Librarianship Series 
      1. Trauma-Informed Librarianship: Building Communities of Care (available until Jan 12, 2023)
      2. Trauma-Sensitive Programming: Using Mindfulness to Create Safe Space (Available until Feb 23, 2023)
      3. Working With Youth Impacted by the Child Welfare System (available until Mar 23, 2023)

    Click here to register and access this course. (new window)  

    Created November 18, 2021. Updated April 18, 2022.


    How PubMed Works: Introduction is part of a series of Moodle classes. The individual classes are:
    1. How PubMed Works: Introduction
    2. How PubMed Works: Selection
    3. How PubMed Works: MeSH (Medical Subject Headings)
    4. How PubMed Works: ATM (Automatic Term Mapping)

    Each class offers 1.5 MLA CE.

    Use this link to register for class. (new window)

    How PubMed Works is a series of four classes. The individual classes are:
    1. How PubMed Works: Introduction
    2. How PubMed Works: Selection
    3. How PubMed Works: MeSH (Medical Subject Headings)
    4. How PubMed Works: ATM (Automatic Term Mapping)

    Each class offers 1.5 MLA CE. You do not have to complete all four classes, however, we highly recommend it.  

    Use this link to register for the class.  (new window)

    How PubMed Works is a series of four classes. The individual classes are:

    1. How PubMed Works: Introduction
    2. How PubMed Works: Selection
    3. How PubMed Works: MeSH (Medical Subject Headings)
    4. How PubMed Works: ATM (Automatic Term Mapping)

    Each class offers 1.5 MLA CE. You do not have to complete all four classes, however, we highly recommend it.  

    Use this link to register for the class.  (new window)

    How PubMed Works is a series of four classes. The individual classes are:

    1. How PubMed Works: Introduction
    2. How PubMed Works: Selection
    3. How PubMed Works: MeSH (Medical Subject Headings)
    4. How PubMed Works: ATM (Automatic Term Mapping)

    Each class offers 1.5 MLA CE. You do not have to complete all four classes, however, we highly recommend it.  

    Use this link to register for the class.  (new window)

    What is open science, and how does it differ from data science, and research data management? How can library staff support data science in their own work? This introductory, four-hour on-demand course introduces the concepts of open science, data science and research data management through readings, tutorials and videos. After taking this course, you will be able to describe the differences between research data management (RDM), data science, and open science, articulate how open science supports research integrity and reproducibility, and list ways librarian staff can support data science.

    Click here to register for this class and receive enrollment key. (new window)   

    This class is active from June 22, 2022 through April 24, 2023. 

    What are the FAIR data principles, and how do they relate to research reproducibility? This introductory, four-hour, on-demand course describes principles and challenges of data sharing, as well as data sharing incentives, open data, data citations, and data journals. Through readings, tutorials, videos, and hands-on scenarios you will increase your knowledge about data sharing and publishing. 

    Click here to register for this class and receive enrollment key. (new window)   

    This class is active from June 22, 2022 through April 24, 2023. 

    This community is for the NNLM All of Us Professional Development Cohort of the Public Library Association 2022.

    It serves as an introduction to the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) and the NNLM All of Us National Program and a space to where you can connect with others in the cohort and discuss health and wellness topics and ideas.

    Forum opens March 14, 2022 and closes April 30, 2022. 
    For more information, contact the forum facilitators. 


    Where librarians and NCBI scientists meet to talk sequence data, structures, and other biology fun. Graduates of the NNLM courses "Librarian's Guide to NCBI" and "Bioinformatics and Biology Essentials for Librarians" are invited to this group.

    Private space for members of the NNLM Region 6 Illinois State Advisory Group.

    Contact Region 6 staff via email at Region6-RML@uiowa.edu for more information.

    Created January 7, 2022.

    Private space for members of the NNLM Region 6 Indiana State Advisory Group.

    Contact Region 6 staff via email at Region6-RML@uiowa.edu for more information.

    Created January 7, 2022.

    Private space for members of the NNLM Region 6 Iowa State Advisory Group.

    Contact Region 6 staff via email at Region6-RML@uiowa.edu for more information.

    Created January 7, 2022.

    Private space for members of the NNLM Region 6 Michigan State Advisory Group.

    Contact Region 6 staff via email at Region6-RML@uiowa.edu for more information.

    Created January 7, 2022.

    Private space for members of the NNLM Region 6 Minnesota State Advisory Group.

    Contact Region 6 staff via email at Region6-RML@uiowa.edu for more information.

    Created January 7, 2022.

    Private space for members of the NNLM Region 6 Ohio State Advisory Group.

    Contact Region 6 staff via email at Region6-RML@uiowa.edu for more information.

    Created January 7, 2022.

    Private space for members of the NNLM Region 6 Wisconsin State Advisory Group.

    Contact Region 6 staff via email at Region6-RML@uiowa.edu for more information.

    Created January 7, 2022.

    This course is limited to NNLM Staff. Contact nto@utah.edu to request enrollment. 

    This is the place for NNLM Staff to learn about NNLM resources, tools and workflows. New staff can use this as a self-paced orientation to the Network of the National Libraries of Medicine. Topics include: Cultural Humility, Key NLM Products, Learning Object Repository, WebEx.  

    Updated April 2021 by the NNLM Training Office. For 2021-2026 Cooperative Agreement.


    This health literacy training consists of 2 self-paced tutorials. Part 1 presents an overview of health literacy. Part 2 introduces the the NLM MedlinePlus Health Education Material Assessment Tool for Print (HEMAT-P), which you can use to evaluate health education materials. Content based on CommunicateHealth training, originally presented to NNLM staff in April 2021.

    Part 1:  Health Literacy: What It Is, Why It Matters, and How to Address It. 

    • Introduces concepts and best practices regarding health literacy.
    Part 2:  Assessing Health Materials: How to Use NLM’s Health Education Materials Assessment Tool
    • Overview on assessing health materials, the National Library of Medicine health education materials assessment tool, and the NNLM Health Literacy Playbook and presentation slides. 

    Created Jul 14, 2021 by nto@utah.edu. 

    Updated April 18, 2022 by nto@utah.edu.


    This class includes examples we will work through at the Y2 Moodle onboarding. 

    examples:

    assignment

    forum

    student tracking 

    Created March 17 2022 by NTO