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Earn your MLA Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS)

Attend a 2-day workshop at the University of Utah and leave with your Level 1 CHIS or step up to a Level 2 certification.  Travel funding is available for attendees from Wyoming and Utah. These classes are open to all librarians!

The Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) will help you keep current in the consumer health information field by providing access to new resources and ideas in the field. The CHIS will also help you obtain an additional level of expertise in the area of consumer health information.

To learn more about the MLA’s CHIS program go here (

Salt Lake City CHIS Workshop Schedule:

Wednesday July 25

9am – 1pm “Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library” – 4 MLA CE Credits

2pm – 4pm “Will Duct tape Cure My Warts? Examining Complementary and Alternative Medicine” – 2 MLA CE Credits

Thursday July 26

9am – noon “No Comprende? Spanish Health Information Resources for English Speaking Librarians” – 3 MLA CE Credits

1pm – 4pm “The Canny Consumer: Resources for Consumer Health Decisions-Making” – 3 MLA CE Credits


Register for the workshops here (

Funding Information:

Wyoming attendees – you are eligible for a travel stipend. It can be used to pay for mileage, airfare, and accommodations at the University Guest House, located on the University of Utah campus.  (

Utah attendees – if you are more than 90 miles from Salt Lake City, you are eligible to receive a travel stipend. It can be used to pay for mileage and a night’s stay at the University Guest House.

To apply for the stipend please fill out this form (

Deadline to apply is July 16

Funding will be awarded based on need, membership status, and the number of applicants. Everyone is encouraged to apply, regardless of NNLM membership status.

Contact Monica Rogers, Health Information Literacy Coordinator, with questions.

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