Course Approval 101: Consumer Health for Library Students
Class Experience Level
Beginner, Intermediate

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Did you know that your LIS/iSchool graduate students can now earn a Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) certification by taking your class? You now have the opportunity to have your consumer health-related course CHIS certified through a unique partnership with the Medical Library Association (MLA) and the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM).  

This 1-hour webinar will give an overview of the NNLM Consumer Health for Library Students Program, the benefits of offering certificates to students, and the step-by-step process on how to apply to offer CHIS certificates for your class.  

We'll be joined by guest speaker Dr. Emily Vardell, a certified CHIS instructor and associate professor for the School of Library and Information Management program at Emporia State University. She will share her success story in teaching a CHIS-certified course. 

Dr. Vardell teaches courses on the foundations of library science, reference, research methods, and health sciences librarianship. Her research interests focus broadly on information behavior, including health insurance literacy and infertility information practices. She also studies library science education best practices and trends.

  1. Explore the NNLM Consumer Health for Library Students Program. 
  2. Understand MLA's application requirements. 
  3. Discover the benefits of offering and earning a CHIS certificate. 
  4. Understand NNLM's role in the program.   

By registering for this class, you are agreeing to the NNLM Code of Conduct

Class Resources:
Course Approval 101 (PPT)

Class Recording

Class Details

Date(s): August 1, 2023
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
Platform: Zoom
CE Credits: 0.00
Class Experience Level: Beginner, Intermediate
This class is sponsored by NTO.

Class Contacts

Host/Instructor: Jamia Williams
Technical Assistance: Samantha Nunn