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(via the Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Registration is now open for the NNLM webinar “Grants and Proposal Writing”. It will take place on Thursday, February 10, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM CDT. This live webinar is worth 1.00 hour of MLA CE credit. A description and the link to registration are below.

Designed for beginning grant proposal writers, this class presents a general overview of grant and funding processes, as well as the level of detail required for a successful proposal. Each component of the grant writing process will be addresse​d, including: documenting the need; identifying the target population; writing measurable objectives; developing a work plan, an evaluation plan and dissemination plan.

At the end of the session, participants will be able to complete the following tasks.

1. Identify online resources to search for funding
2. Describe the basic sections of a proposal
3. Identify types of documents necessary to include with a proposal
4. Recognize common mistakes of proposal writers

For more information, and to register, please go here. Registering requires having an NNLM user account. To create one, please go here.

Posted in Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Continuing Education, Library Organizations, Medical Library Association (MLA), National Library of Medicine (NLM), Webinars | No Comments »

(via the Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Registration is now open for the NNLM 2022 MeSH Highlights Webinar. It will take place on Wednesday, January 12, from 12:00 to 1:00 PM. The course is worth 1.00 hour of CE credit. More information is below.

Every year, updates are made to MeSH, the NLM controlled-vocabulary thesaurus used for indexing articles for PubMed and for cataloging books and other resources. This annual webinar aims to introduce those changes and provide examples of how the changes may affect you as a PubMed searcher.

For more information about MeSH, see the MeSH homepage.

Upon completing the webinar, participants will be able to accomplish the following tasks.

1. List some new or updated MeSH terms, such as terms related to COVID-19.
2. Describe any structural changes to MeSH for 2022.
3. Find detailed information about MeSH and PubMed and other helpful resources on the NLM website.

​For more information, and to register, please go here. To register, one must have an NNLM account. Set up an account here.

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(via the Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Registration is now open for the free NNLM CE “Data Literacy for the Busy Librarian”. This self-paced class runs from Monday, February 14, to Monday, February 28. The course is worth 4 MLA CE credits.

​The class looks at foundational data-management skills, with an emphasis on key topics relating to Data Management Plans (DMPs). These topics include understanding standards and metadata in a biomedical context, identifying appropriate biomedical data repositories, understanding data sharing and data citation, and knowing and applying best practices in data visualization.

​For more information, and to register, please go here. Note that having an NNLM account is required to register. To create an account, go here.

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(via Bobbi Newman–Network of the National Library of Medicine, Region 6)

Registration is open for the webinar “Trauma-Informed Librarianship: Building Communities of Care”. It will take place on Thursday, January 13, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM CDT, via Zoom. Please see below for more information, including the link to registration.

Trauma-informed librarianship (TIL) is a vital practice that invites us to be intentional and deliberate about creating cultural shifts in how we approach our work to move towards healing, for our patrons, for each other, and for ourselves. This webinar will introduce participants to what trauma is and how it impacts both individuals and communities; the principles and goals of trauma-informed librarianship; how we can apply this lens to library services in actionable ways to better support survivors in our libraries, whether they are patrons or colleagues; and how we can take care of ourselves too, through 10 concrete self-care strategies.

Guest Speaker Karina Hagelin (they/them) is a chronically ill and disabled queer femme librarian who is passionate about working with library workers and librarians who are committed to creating cultures that center healing through radical empathy, collective care, and social justice work. Blending their lived experiences and expertise on trauma-informed librarianship, they lead diverse groups of librarians and library workers through engaging, interactive, and informative webinars + workshops. Karina is currently based in Ithaca, New York, where they most recently worked as an Outreach and Instruction Librarian at Cornell University. You can find out more about their work on their website.

To register for the webinar, please go here. Having an NNLM account is required to register; create one here. The webinar is worth 1.00 CE credit.

This webinar is the first in a series on Trauma-Informed Librarianship. You can find upcoming webinars on this topic under our Spotlight Speaker Series from the Network of the National Library of Medicine, Region 6.

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(via Sarah Wade, Campbell University)

Registration is open for the free NNLM (Network of the National Library of Medicine) CE class “Elder Justice Explained: What It Is and How You Can Help​”. It will take place on Wednesday, January 19, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM CDT. This program is part of the NNLM Region 1 Insights Webinar Series. To register, please go here. More information is below.


This webinar will focus on “elder justice”, also known as the prevention of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation. You will learn about the roots of the elder justice movement, how it affects the lives of older adults, federal policies to address and prevent elder abuse and neglect, and ways you can get involved in advocating for these policies and preventing elder abuse in your community.

Presenter Bios.

Bob Blancato is the National Coordinator of the bipartisan 3000-member Elder Justice Coalition. He is the President of Matz, Blancato and Associates, located in Washington, D.C. Bob has long been recognized as a national advocate with policy expertise on behalf of older adults. In 2019, he was invited by both the Senate Finance Committee and House Ways and Means Committee to testify on a range of issues, including elder justice. Bob holds a BA from Georgetown University and an MPA from American University. He has won numerous awards for advocacy, most recently the American Society for Aging’s ASA Hall of Fame Award in March 2020.

Meredith Whitmire is the Policy Director of the Elder Justice Coalition. She is also the Vice President of Matz, Blancato and Associates and the Policy and Advocacy Director for the National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs (NANASP). In these roles, she provides policy analysis and direction for and advocates on behalf of a wide variety of aging topics, including nutrition, elder justice, and community-based services. She holds a JD from Georgetown University Law Center and a BA from Georgetown University.


  • ​Understand what elder justice is and how abuse, neglect and exploitation affect the lives of older people
  • Learn about the roots of the elder justice movement and how it impacts the lives of older people
  • Identify federal policies to address and prevent elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation
  • Take away resources to use and share about elder justice and ways to get involved as advocates
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(via the Network of the National Library of Medicine)

This Wednesday, December 1, NNLM will be opening up “Genetics 101” in Moodle. The class is scheduled from Wednesday, December 1, to Wednesday, December 15, and it is worth 4 CE credits. You can proceed at your own pace, but all work is due on Wednesday, December 15.

This is a free “beginner” level genetics class.


1. Develop an introductory understanding of key terms, concepts, and applications of human genetics
2. Identify and describe the parts of the “central dogma of molecular biology” (i.e. DNA, transcription (i.e. mRNA), and translation (i.e. protein)
3. Explain the anatomy of a “gene”

For more information, and to register, please go here. An NNLM user account is required to register.

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(via Ellen Rothbaum, St. Francis Hospital & Heart Center–Roslyn, NY)

In these changing times, many upcoming CE courses are offered online. This is a great time to apply for the MLA Continuing Education Grant to receive financial assistance. The MLA Continuing Education Grant Jury would like to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2022 MLA Continuing Education Grant.

The purpose of the Medical Library Association (MLA) Continuing Education Grant is to provide members with the opportunity to develop their knowledge of the theoretical, administrative, or technical aspects of librarianship. More than one continuing education (CE) grant may be awarded per year. The grant may be used either for MLA opportunities offered through MEDLIB-ED, Annual Meeting CE courses, or for other CE activities. Submit your application for these grant awards ranging from $100 to $500.

Information about the award, including eligibility criteria and submission instructions, can be found here.

The deadline for submission is Wednesday, December 1.

Past Grant Recipients

  • 2021: Alanna Campbell and Alessia Zanin-Yost, AHIP
  • 2020: Marilia Y. Antunez, AHIP
  • 2019: Heather Edmonds and Alexandria Quesenberry
  • 2018: Natalie Clairoux
  • 2017: Shirley Zhao
  • 2016: Andrea C. Kepsel, AHIP and Nathalie Reid, AHIP

Questions about the MLA Continuing Education Grant? Please contact Ellen Rothbaum, MS, AHIP, MLA Continuing Education Grant Jury Chair, at Ellen.Rothbaum@chsli.org.

Posted in Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Calls and Requests, Continuing Education, Library Organizations, Medical Library Association (MLA) | No Comments »

(via Julie Dietrich, Blessing Health Professions Library)

The Health Science Librarians of Illinois (HSLI) will offer three-continuing education sessions at the annual virtual conference. Registration is still open! To register, go here. The deadline is Friday, October 22.

CE1:  Charting a new course: practical data visualization for librarians presented by Annette Mendoza and Karen Gutzman
Data visualization is used to communicate complex information and explore trends in large sources of data. Compelling data visualization requires thoughtful planning and execution; from understanding the data, choosing the right chart, balancing visual cues, and providing narratives to tell interesting stories. This course gives attendees a strong foundation in the principles of data visualization. In addition, attendees will use Microsoft Excel, a common but incredibly powerful tool, to visualize library-relevant data through a series of hands-on activities. Attendees will gain practical and immediately useful skills for visualizing both qualitative and quantitative data.

CE2:  Supporting Medical Education through Emerging Technologies and Innovation Services presented by Elisandro Cabada
No CE credit
In this session you will learn how the Library can support medical education through emerging technology services. See examples of how emerging tech is being applied in libraries throughout the nation and learn how to develop your own services. Gain insight into the fundamental question of “Why is the Library providing access to emerging tech?”

CE3:  Evidence Based Medicine for Complementary, Alternative and Integrative Medicine (CAIM) presented by Peg (Margaret) Burnette
No CE credit
According to the National Institutes of Health, more than 30% of adults use non-conventional approaches to medical care. The terms “complementary” and “alternative” and “integrative” are commonly used to describe non-traditional medicine but there are distinctions. Complementary approaches are used in combination with conventional medicine and alternative approaches are used in place of traditional medicine. These therapies can include nutritional, physical, or psychological approaches and can be used in various combinations. Integrative medicine represents a coordinated strategy that includes both conventional and complementary approaches to health care.

These therapies are considered by some to be little hoaxes or snake oil, but are lifelines for others. And so, it is critical to consider these approaches through the lens of evidence-based medicine (EBM). This session will present the basics of CAIM and discuss the intersection of CAIM and EBM through an interactive case study. In this climate of mis- and dis-information, it is critical to consider the science to inform decision making for traditional, non-traditional, and integrated management or prevention in health care.

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(via Sarah Wade, Campbell University)

​Please join NNLM (Network of the National Library of Medicine) for a 60-minute webinar on Wednesday, September 22, from 12:00 to 1:00 PM CDT. The webinar is titled “Less Ostrich, more Owl. Five Steps to Quickly Improve Your Library’s Ability to Respond to a Sudden Disaster Registration”, and it is worth 1 MLA CE. A description and objectives are below.

In honor of National Preparedness Month in September, the Network of the National Library of Medicine’s Region 1 is pleased to host a disaster preparedness webinar for all types of libraries. This webinar is designed to improve your Library’s ability to respond to a sudden disaster by laying out five easy steps to follow.

The guest speaker will be Dan Wilson, Associate Director for Collections & Library Services at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Library. Dan was the Coordinator for the Network of the National Library of Medicine’s National Emergency Preparedness & Response Initiative from 2007 to 2016. During that time, he facilitated training programs and engagement opportunities about emergency preparedness for libraries, communities, community-based health organizations and emergency planners. Dan has worked with state library agencies in South Carolina, New Jersey, Montana, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Maryland, and Virginia.


1. Identify steps to include in a plan for disasters that strike without warning
2. Construct a response and succession plan
3. Formulate an after-action review and find a buddy library

For more information, and to register, please go here.

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(via Dr. Andrea Baer, Inquiring Teachers)

Inquiring Teachers is offering the online course “Information Literacy in Politically Polarized Times” from Monday, October 4, to Tuesday, November 2. This course lasts four weeks and meets synchronously. The cost is $175, and participants who complete the course will earn 1.5 CEUs.

In Brief: At a time of political polarization – when digital environments lend themselves to the spread of misinformation, information silos, and echo chambers that can exacerbate social divisions – many educators have pointed to information literacy education as a way to foster a more informed and civically engaged society. Participants in this course will reflect on and further develop their approaches to information literacy education in polarized moments, as they engage with research and teaching approaches from disciplines like media literacy, information studies, education, cognitive psychology, and sociology. Participants will ultimately develop an instruction plan that they can apply to their teaching practice.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Reflect on current socio-political and socio-technical environments and their implications for information literacy education (e.g., political polarization, the online spread of misinformation, information silos and echo chambers, motivated reasoning, efforts to strengthen civic dialogue and engagement).
  • Become familiar with research on the relationship between social identity, beliefs, and information behaviors and consider its implications for information literacy education.
  • Share and examine various pedagogical responses to related information literacy skills (e.g., source evaluation, online reading strategies like “lateral reading,” debiasing).
  • Develop and share instruction activities that encourage more critical engagement with information and that empathically address issues related to the current sociopolitical climate.​

For more information, please go here. To register or for inquiries, please e-mail abaer@inquiringteachers.com.

All Inquiring Teachers courses are designed and facilitated by Dr. Andrea Baer. They are asynchronous, with flexible weekly activities and due dates. Please see these FAQs for more about the course structure or view participant testimonials.

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