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5 Steps to an Accessible Document

NNLM offers funding for projects that improve access to health information, increase engagement with research and data, expand professional knowledge, and promote awareness and use of NLM resources in local communities. Part of that commitment to access includes making materials accessible to those who use screen reader assistive technology.

This hands-on, 90-minute class will provide the basics of making PowerPoint and Word documents accessible to people who use screen readers.

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

This 15-week online class addresses increasing health information access and use by highlighting information about the National Library of Medicine’s NCBI Molecular Biology Databases. 

Black Maternal Health Week

The Black Maternal Health Webinar Series from NNLM features presentations and discussions from expert guest speakers, and NNLM staff. The presentations will enable librarians and community members to learn more about the past, present and future of Black Maternal Health in America.

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

This presentation addresses increasing health information access and use, along with increasing health equity through information by highlighting information about the National Library of Medicine’s ClinicalTrials.gov database. 

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 cr

Consumer Health Information Specialization On-Demand

Earn up to 8 continuing education credit hours towards the Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) from the Medical Library Association. This class is designed for learners interested in providing consumer health information to their community, with a focus on libraries and information centers.

Creating Data Management Plans with the DMPTool

The DMPTool is a free tool that walks users through creating comprehensive data management plans. This webinar will guide attendees through data management plan basics, creating a DMPTool profile, and exploring available templates and planning resources.

The DMPTool is a great resource for building data management plans for grant applications, especially considering that starting in January 2023 the NIH will require funded researchers to submit a plan outlining how scientific data from their research will be managed and shared.

Data Management Sharing Policy (DMSP) Webinar Recordings On-demand

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.

Disaster Planning & Preparation Forums (September 2024)

This free virtual forum on disaster planning and preparedness features expert speakers presenting on data tools and resources, disaster planning communication, and institutional preparedness with a focus on greater inclusiveness and community resilience. Disasters may include weather events, pandemic, violence (mass shooter, violent protests), accidents (train derailment, building collapse, etc.), earthquake, explosion or any other event that may be sudden, unexpected and poses dangers to life and property. 

Drive Thru Data: Using NLM APIs to Access Information Fast

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) provides millions of people access to health information via its portfolio of products and services. But some people may need to access NLM’s resources in special ways, to help support new and innovative projects. Application programming interfaces (APIs) can help you access NLM’s data more quickly and efficiently, especially when integrated into a program or script.

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, on-demand class provides an introduction to environmental health and environmental justice. The class covers 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, with narrated demonstrations and knowledge checks. All the topics are open and available for you to work through at your own pace and schedule.

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.

Finding and Using Health Statistics

This online, self-paced course for librarians and students in health sciences describes different types of health statistics, how they are collected, and where they can be found.

How many Americans are affected by cardiovascular disease each year? Are there geographic gaps in access to healthcare? How do the leading causes of death in the United States differ from those worldwide? Do mRNA vaccines, like the COVID-19, cause cardiovascular events? Does the use of oral contraceptives (birth control pills) increase the risk of breast cancer?

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. 

From Problem to Prevention: Evidence-Based Public Health

This presentation meets the NLM/NIH strategic plan goal of building a workforce for data-driven research and health in order to address increasing health equity through information by using the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed bibliographic database and other freely available resources.

Fundamentals of Health Data Science

This 9-week class covers the basics of programming in Python for data science projects in health sciences. It includes a general look at data science and algorithmic concepts as well as specific topics in coding, namely the understanding and tools needed to clean data, create data visualizations, and share reproducible results. Learners will be asked to perform these tasks for a final project, which focuses on a provided dataset relating to health research.

Fundamentals of Health Sciences Research Data Management

This online class meets the NLM/NIH strategic plan goal of accelerating discovery and advancing health through data driven research in order to increase health information access and use.

The 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.

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