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A Bird's Eye View of Health Data Standards

Understand the big picture of health data standards and how they are used, including relevant National Library of Medicine (NLM) products and services, in this 1 hour, on-demand, online class. Expect to spend 1 hour learning through videos and exercises.   

Bioinformatics and Biology Essentials for Librarians: Databases, Tools, and Clinical Applications

The 14-week, 30 credit-hour self-paced online class reviews basic biology concepts and takes a deep dive into NCBI Molecular Biology Databases. This class is designed both for librarians who offer, or intend to offer, bioinformatics services; and also for librarians who use gene and protein information on a periodic or irregular basis to serve their patrons.  Successful participants are invited to join an Alumni Forum which includes discussion and bi-monthly learning opportunities. Expect to spend at least 30 hours working through this class. 

Building Reference Skills for Nursing and Allied Health Research

This 3 week, 4 credit-hour self-paced online class is designed for library staff who support, or want to support, nursing and allied health professionals with NLM resources. This class provides an introduction to the professions of nursing and allied health, and explores NLM databases used by health professionals such as PubMed, LactMed, MedlinePlus and DailyMed. The class concludes with learners developing their own plan on how to use this information in their work.  Expect to spend about 4 hours learning in this class. 

ClinicalTrials.gov for Librarians

ClinicalTrials.gov is the openly available federal registry and results database of publicly and privately funded clinical studies conducted in the United States and around the world. This 1-hour class is eligible for Consumer Health Information Specialization continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association.

Common Data Elements: Standardizing Data Collection

Making data Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable (FAIR) starts well before data collection. Designing studies with common data elements (CDEs) can enable data sharing and reuse, and librarians and other information professionals can assist researchers in the use of CDEs. Whether you are a research data librarian or assist researchers in finding sources, this one-hour, self-paced course from the National Library of Medicine can help you understand how you can support the use of common data elements (CDEs) in creating FAIR data. 

Drug and Chemical Information - On Demand

Earn up to 6 hours of CE credit in this on-demand class. Learn about NLM resources that provide drug and chemical information for consumers and healthcare professionals, from interactions to adverse effects to clinical trial results. Your progression through this course can be tailored to your learning needs. Complete all 3 sections for an in-depth introduction to NLM drug and chemical information resources, or complete 1 or 2 of the sections for your specific population or commonly received questions.

Drug Terminologies and RxNorm

This 1 credit-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.

Environmental Health and Justice: a brief primer

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.

This class will be delivered entirely online through the Moodle course management system. The class is broken up into 5 topics that are presented through a tutorial (SCORM), with narrated demonstrations and knowledge checks. All the topics are open and available for you to work through at your own pace.

  

Ethical Considerations of Data Mini-Course

As librarians and researchers alike grapple with new technologies and methodologies for collecting, analyzing, and disseminating data, they must also grapple with corresponding ethical issues. In order to assist librarians with these concerns, this mini-course aims to provide an intellectual grounding for the recognition, analysis, and resolution of ethical issues, including but not limited to ethical problems in data visualization, data sharing, and data collection.

Foundations of Citizen Science + Libraries as Community Hubs for Citizen Science

What is citizen science? How can I get involved? This 2 hour, on-demand, online class from NNLM and SciStarter.org introduces citizen science for librarians, staff, and community-based organization leaders and includes clear, specific instructions and case studies on how a small, midsize, or large library or organization can bring citizen science activities and programs to their community. This tutorial is available in English and Spanish through scistarter.org. 

Fundamentals of Health Sciences Research Data Management

This class is designed to provide information professionals, working in health sciences, with an introduction to research data management. The primary goal of this course is to improve your knowledge and skills in research data management and enable you to add or enhance research data management training and services at your institution.

Health Bytes with Region 3 Webinar Series

Health Bytes with Region 3 monthly webinar series from the NNLM Region 3 features expert guest speakers presenting on topics of interest to all our users, from librarians to public health practitioners, educators, clinicians, and the public. Topics will be scheduled according to audience interest, seasonal applicability, and speaker availability. For more information, contact: NNLM Region 3, nnlmregion3@unthsc.edu.

Health Statistics on the Web

In this 1 hour webinar you will learn the difference between data and statistics, key features and use of health statistics, steps to finding health statistics, and sources of health statistics at the local, state and national level. The importance and relevance of health statistics in various contexts will be discussed. You will have the opportunity to become familiar with the features and scope of several statistics resources through the use of examples.

How PubMed Works

How PubMed Works is a series of four 90-minute classes presented via WebEx. 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)

Register for each class separately. 
Each class is eligible for 1.5 MLA CE credits.

How PubMed® Works On-Demand 2022-2023

Are you new to PubMed? Maybe you'd like a refresher. How PubMed Works On-Demand walks through all the parts of the PubMed interface.

Each class is designed to take approximately 90 minutes to complete, and each is worth 1.5 MLA CE credits. 

You can start and stop at your convenience, and take only the classes that interest you. Each class is made up of a pre and post-test, a recording and an assignment. 

The individual classes are:

Love Data Week 2022

Join the National Center for Data Services as we celebrate Love Data Week 2022! 

Love Data Week provides us all with an opportunity to learn about data, how to make good use of it, and to recognize its importance across all that we do. The NNLM is offering programs on supporting data management, data visualization, and data tools. Pick from  a variety of events and workshops to learn a little something about data the week of February 14 - 18, 2022!

National Center for Data Services Webinar Series

NNLM National Center for Data Services.

NIH Data Management and Sharing Requirements Series

The webinar series introduces the basics of data management and the new requirements for data management and sharing that will be in place beginning in 2023. The introduction will then be followed by three webinars providing “practitioner perspectives” – i.e., data librarians sharing their opportunities, barriers, methods, and successes as they work toward improving data management practices at their institutions.

NNLM Day at MLA 2022. Free and open to all.

Please join NNLM Regions, Offices and Centers (ROCs) on April 28, 2022 as they highlight their activities from the past year and share upcoming activities programs that NNLM members can look forward to in the coming year. 

Each ROC session requires free registration. Scroll down for individual sessions. All sessions are 60 minutes.

9PT/10MT/11CT/12ET – NNLM National Update (Martha Meacham)

10PT/11MT/12CT/1ET – Concurrent Sessions. Regional presentations (R1-7)

NNLM Region 6 Speaker Spotlight Series

NNLM Region 6 Speaker Series is an irregular webinar series from the NNLM Region 6, featuring expert guest speakers presenting on topics of interest to all our users, from librarians to public health practitioners, educators, clinicians, and others who work with health information. Topics will be scheduled according to audience interest, seasonal applicability, and speaker availability.

For more information, contact Region6-RML@uiowa.edu

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