Audiences Guides

25 current guides
Title Summary
Clinical Conversations Training Program

Clinical Conversations allows clinical trainers or managers to offer brief trainings embedded into regular staff meetings or trainings that they already facilitate, as a way to offer continuing education that does not take time out of already busy schedules. The primary goal of Clinical Conversations is to increase knowledge and awareness of health literacy and associated skills and tools. The program includes 7 subjects, each containing 3-12 modules with PowerPoint slides, printable handouts, e-mail follow ups, facilitator guides, and evaluation materials.

Community-based Organizations

Find guides and resources for community-based organizations and their staff.

Data Competencies

This section of the Data Driven Discovery Initiative provides resources to explore recommended competencies, knowledge, skills, and dispositions for data librarians. Professional organizations and networks, as well as resources and strategies to stay current are provided.

Data Glossary

The NNLM Data Glossary includes definitions, relevant literature, and web resources related to data terminology.

Data Services

A selection of articles and teaching resources for librarians who are interested in offering data services at their institution. There are many other resources widely available online, and even those not pertaining to medical librarianship are adaptable to many data service contexts.

Emergency and Disaster Resources

This guide serves as an online collection of resources and tools that are relevant to disaster and emergency management. If you would like to learn more about emergency preparedness resources, or explore training opportunities that are available through NNLM, find and contact your region for more information!

Hospital/Health Sciences Libraries

NNLM seeks to empower hospital and health sciences librarians with the resources and skills necessary to offer robust biomedical and health information services.

K-12 Resources

Good health is important at any age! NLM and NNLM offer plenty of resources for caregivers and educators to use to support physical, mental, and socio-emotional growth.

Monkeypox Resource Guide

Online collection of reliable resources and tools on the 2022 Monkeypox Outbreak. The guide includes resources for healthcare and public health professionals, patients and the public, and toolkits and data sources.

NCDS Data Internship
NNLM Proposal Writing Toolkit

Welcome to the NNLM Proposal Writing Toolkit which provides tips, tricks and resources you can use while developing and submitting your application. Don't forget - we are also here to help along the way via the 'schedule a consultation' link below or contacting your Regional Medical Library. 

NNLM Reading Club

Featured health topics and book titles selected for the NNLM Reading Club.

NNLM Reading Club: Autoimmune Disease
NNLM Toolkit for the NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy

A selection of guides, toolkits, and other resources for librarians working on addressing the NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy.

Obtain a Specialization

NNLM offers free classes that support continuing education programs and specializations for public health and library audiences. Learn how NNLM can support you!  

Public Health Digital Library

The Public Health Digital Library (PHDL) provides state and local public health departments access to library resources, including e-journals, e-books, and databases. Resources support evidence-based practice and research in public health.

Public Libraries: Getting Started

The information in this guide provides public libraries with resources and information helpful to their patrons related to health information.

RD3 Scope Statement and Selection Criteria

The Resources for Data Driven Discovery (RD3) Portal fosters learning and collaboration in data science and data management. The portal will primarily serve librarians and library administrators working in institutions that are generating, sharing, storing, and/or using data for basic scientific, clinical, or translational research and teaching in the health, biological, and physical sciences. As such, the portal will bring together resources on education, outreach and collaboration, best-practices, and current events for data-driven research. The portal will provide librarians with the tools, knowledge, and skills to effectively participate in networked science and teach data topics to Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) stakeholders.

Region 4 Engagement & Outreach Award Year 3 (2023-2024)
Region 4 Professional Development Awards Year 3 (2023-2024)
Region 4 Year 2 Professional Development Award
Resources for Healthcare Providers

This brief resource highlights tools and training programs that may be useful for many different aspects of work as a healthcare professional.

Resources for Hospital/Health Sciences Libraries

NNLM seeks to empower hospital and health sciences librarians with the resources and skills necessary to offer robust biomedical and health information services.

Scholarly Communications Resources

Central to academic work, scholarly communications resources can support teaching, learning, research, and scholarly endeavors. Each tab in this guide contains a list of resources, the focus of the resource, and audiences that might benefit from the information.

Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Wikipedia’s health topics pages are visited a staggering 7 billion times a year, making it possibly the world’s most popular health information resource. The objective of #CiteNLM is to improve the credibility and content of medical and health-related articles on Wikipedia by adding citations and information from National Library of Medicine (NLM) sources.