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Our wonderful library communities are made up of diverse groups and individuals. Though we value the diversity in our communities, there may be times we struggle when someone else’s history, culture, values, political and social and religious beliefs are so different from our own, including beliefs about health and illness. We may feel awkward interacting… Read More »
Posted in: Consumer Health, Education, Equity Diversity Inclusion, Health Disparities, Health Equity, Health Literacy, Library staff, News from NNLM, Public Health, Public Libraries, Training & Education
We, here at the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM), have created a series of consumer health classes for anyone interested in consumer health information and outreach. CHIS On Demand is comprised of 5 separate classes which cover the critical, need-to-know content related to the 5 Level 1 CHIS competencies: Know the Community… Read More »
A few months ago, I posted about how to create an NNLM individual user account. Creating this free account allows you to register for our free classes and webinars more easily. It also keeps track of the classes you’ve registered for which can be helpful when you apply for the Medical Library Association specializations or… Read More »
One of the great benefits the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) offers, is free professional development including consumer health classes. Classes come in a variety of formats including: On-demand online (learn on your own time at your own pace) Scheduled asynchronous online (learn on your own time within the class scheduled time)… Read More »
Many of you may be familiar with our consumer health classes that we offer for free and are eligible towards obtaining the Medical Library Association’s (MLA) Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS). Many attendees have expressed concern about what resources to include in their library collections, especially print. Print health information resources are a conundrum as… Read More »