Training Guides

13 current guides
Title Summary
Black Maternal Health Toolkit

The resources on this page are meant to provide actionable information as a takeaway related to Black Maternal Health Week (April 11-17).

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.

CHIS classes to teach in your community

The Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) guide gives anyone access to specific NNLM CHIS class materials. These classes can easily be reused within libraries and other communities to support connections to accurate health information and enable people to make informed decisions about their health. The guide includes slides and handouts for five CHIS classes and a detailed page to help individuals use these materials.

Feedback on these materials should be sent to nto@utah.edu

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

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.

NLM Product Guides

Short guides for NLM Products available for download in PDF format. Each guide includes a brief description, popular uses, key points, potential predicaments, teaching examples, real-life examples, and links to more resources. The product guides are primarily for people in instruction or training roles such as librarians, faculty leads, or mentor researchers. The guides provide instructors with examples and ideas for teaching people about NLM products.

NNLM & Region 6 Sponsorships
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!
Please note that print-to-order items may take two to three weeks for processing. Check with your RML for details.

Speaker Guidelines

The purpose of this guide is to create shared guidance between the NNLM and guest presenters and panelists for sessions hosted by the NNLM. 

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.