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Free continuing education for public library staff

Posted by on August 16th, 2018 Posted in: All of Us, Consumer Health, Education, Outreach

Are you a public library staff member? Are you looking for health programming ideas? Do want to improve your ability to respond to health information requests? The National Network of Libraries of Medicine provides free online training. Some of the courses may even qualify for continuing education credit that can be applied to the Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS). Here are some of NNLM’s upcoming online education opportunities with topics of interest for public libraries.  Unless noted, these trainings are delivered via webinar. Please note time zones. Be sure to sign up early, as some online classes do have a cap and fill quickly.

Connections4Health: A Person-Center Approach for Addressing Social Determinants of Health in the Community

Aug 21, 2018  12:00PM – 1:00PM ET NNLM MAR  MLA CE Credit Available

Connections4Health is a Southwest PA Area Health Education Center (AHEC) program designed to partner with community health centers and community-focused organizations to address the broader, unmet social health needs of their patients or patrons, such as food security, housing and employment.

Health Information in Public Libraries: Study Results

Aug 21, 2018 2:00PM – 3:00PM CT  NNLM GMR MLA CE Credit Available

Professor Catherine Arnott Smith, of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will present some of the most interesting findings from two studies of public library workers and health information that she’s conducted since 2015.

NNLM Journal Club: Graphic Medicine

Aug 23, 2018 2:00PM – 3:00PM ET NNLM SEA MLA CE Credit Available

Join us as we discuss Graphic Medicine and what it means for medical librarians and information professionals.

How to Save a Life – Administering Naloxone 101

Sep 5, 2018 1:00PM – 2:00PM ET NNLM NER MLA CE Credit Available

This session will show you how it is possible to effectively recognize and respond to an opioid overdose and successfully administer naloxone, the opioid overdose antidote.

Getting Started with Information Outreach in Your Community: An Introduction

Sep 13, 2018 2:00PM – 3:00PM CT NNLM GMR Eligible for CHIS CE

This class will provide a background in cultural competence and outreach skills as librarians make outreach efforts to underserved, underrepresented minority populations in their community. The goal of this course is to offer concrete ideas to enable librarians to initiate outreach programs with these populations.

Assessing a Community – By The Numbers with Census Data

Sep 19, 2018 10:00AM – 11:00AM CT NNLM SCR MLA CE Credit Available

This workshop will train participants on using the most relied-on source for detailed, up-to-date socio-economic statistics covering every community in the nation. This forum is designed for organizations that use data for community analysis, grant writing, needs assessment, and planning.

Accessible Library Customer Service

Sep 19, 2018 1:00PM – 2:00PM ET NNLM MAR MLA CE Credit Available

Gain knowledge and tools to provide accessible customer service in your library by joining us for this one-hour webinar! This presentation will give an overview of disability including appropriate terminology, creating an accessible environment, and evaluating current practices for way-finding, emergency preparedness, and web resources.

Stand Up for Health: Health and Wellness Services for Your Community

Oct 29, 2018 to Dec 2, 2018 (4 week class via Moodle) NNLM Collaborative, Eligible for CHIS CE

This course is designed to provide public library staff with the foundation (or a refresher) of health and wellness reference, programming, and outreach for their communities.

Food for Thought: Exploring Nutrition Information Resources

Nov 5, 2018 to Nov 30, 2018 (self-paced class via Moodle) NNLM GMR  Eligible for CHIS CE

This class is designed to assist librarians, public health workers, health professionals, and the general public in locating authoritative information on nutrition and topics relating to nutrition.

New Horizons for NLM Traveling Exhibitions

Nov 14, 2018 1:00PM – 2:00PM PT NNLM PNR

NLM offers a wide variety of health information resources that are available to the public. Beginning in the Fall of 2019, host venues will be required to engage with and promote NLM health information resources during their hosting of one of our traveling exhibitions.

Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library

Dec 3, 2018 to Jan 6, 2019 (4 week class via Moodle) NNLM SEA Eligible for CHIS CE

This hands-on class will cover the health information seeking behavior of consumers and the role of the librarian in the provision of health information for the public. Come learn about the evolution of consumer health, health literacy and the e-patient.

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This project is funded by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Cooperative Agreement Number UG4LM012342 with the University of Pittsburgh, Health Sciences Library System.

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