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Health and Wellness @ the Library: CHIS and MLA CE Offering

Interested in getting Consumer Health Information Specialization or Medical Library Association CE in the comfort of your own home, workplace, or favorite coffeehouse? We’ve got you covered with a 12 credit hour CE online class for providing consumer health services. Read on for the details:


Health and Wellness @ the Library: The Essentials of Providing Consumer Health Services

This 12 credit hour CE course defines the basics of consumer health information and then dives directly into the essential skills and information that library staff needs to help users find trustworthy, appropriate health information.


Dana Abbey, MLS

Monica Rogers, MLIS


This course is self-paced; there are no set class hours for you to attend. The course is divided into 4 weekly units, beginning the week of October 7th. The units build upon one another, with Week 1 providing the foundation for the rest of the course.  Week 1 assignments are essential and will likely take a little more time than assignments for the remaining weeks.  Time commitment: plan on an average of 3 hours per week.

Week of September 30th – set up Moodle account, review class materials, create/update profile, introduce yourself

·         Week of October 7th (Week 1) – Consumer Health Basics

·         Week of October 14th (Week 2) – Health Reference

·         Week of October 21st (Week 3) – Health Resources: There’s a (Book, Web, App) for That

·         Week of October 28th (Week 4) – The Library As a Healthy Place

Week of November 4th – Catch-up Week


This course has been certified for 12 contact hours of Medical Library Association (MLA) CE credit. If you are taking this course for MLA CE, there are specific requirements to satisfy the 12-hour instruction requirement. The coursework also provides everything you need to qualify for Level 1 CHIS – the Consumer Health Information Specialization from MLA. Please read the document MLA CE and CHIS – Course Requirementsfor all the details.


Registration is open to those residing in the NN/LM MidContinental Region – Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Utah and Wyoming. Space is limited, so register soon at

COST: No charge.


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