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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.