Training Guides

11 current guides
Title Summary
Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)

NNLM offers free classes that support Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES), a certification given to individuals who have a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree in health education or significant coursework in this field.

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.

Consumer Health Information Specialization

Learn about the Consumer Health Information Specialization, a program that recognizes your skills in finding and communicating data to consumers.

Consumer Health Information Specialization for Library Students Program

In partnership with MLA, NNLM is pleased to guide LIS and iSchool instructors through getting their course approved as a consumer health course for students to earn their CHIS certification.

Have you ever wondered how your course can be certified for the Consumer Health for Library Students program? This page will show you how!

Data Services Specialization

Learn about the Data Services Specialization, a program that recognizes your skills in providing data services to researchers, clinicians, students, librarians, and others who work with data.

Disaster Information Specialization

The MLA Disaster Information Specialization (DIS) provides training and recognition for librarians and others who rely on information for their work in disaster preparedness and response. The specialization, developed by MLA and the National Library of Medicine (NLM), trains professionals to access, use, and manage information to support their institutions and communities in planning for, responding to, and recovering from emergencies and disasters. IMPORTANT NOTICE:
MLA’s Disaster Information Specialization to Sunset in April 2023. See the Disaster Information Specialization page for more information.

Health Sciences

A subject primer for health occupations.

NLM Product Guides
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!  

Order Free Informational Materials

NNLM offers free informational materials to NNLM Members, including capability brochures, posters, and bookmarks!

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.