Health Resources for Public Libraries
We offer training sessions for public libraries interested in National Library of Medicine resources and other health information topics. Our goal is to equip public libraries with increased confidence and skill in providing health information. You can see a complete schedule of upcoming training opportunities on our training calendar. If there a course or a topic you are interested in that is not scheduled, please feel free to send me an email.
Below is a sample of the courses that qualify for the Medical Library Association's Consumer Health Information Specialization Program. We also encourage you to use these training materials to educate your library's staff and patrons.
- Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library
- Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information at Your Library
- Combatting Information Fatigue: Health Information Resources for Veterans
- Food for Thought: Exploring Nutrition Information Resources
- From A(norexia) to Z(its): Providing Health Information to Teens
- From Beyond Our Borders: Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information
- From Snake Oil to Penicillin: Evaluating Consumer Health Information on the Internet
- Getting Started with Information Outreach in Your Community
- Health and Wellness at the Library
- Health Issues in the Headlines: Learning to Read Between the Lines
- Healthy Aging at Your Library: Connecting Older Adults to Health Information
- Improving the Health, Safety, and Well-being of LGBT Populations
- NLM’s Online Playground: K-12 Science and Health Education Resources
- Promoting Health Literacy Through Easy-to-Read Materials
- Public Health Information on the Web
- Will Duct Tape Cure My Warts? Examining Complementary and Alternative Medicine
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) provides many of the courses required for certifications from the Medical Library Association at no cost. Additionally, the Greater Midwest Region offers funding opportunities to cover the cost of the certification application fee.