NNLM Training Opportunity for Public Library Staff

Bobbi Newman, National Network of Libraries of Medicine /

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) is recruiting public library staff to participate in the free online training, "Stand Up for Health: Health and Wellness Services for Your Community." This is a 4-week, online, asynchronous (all self-paced) course where participants will earn 12 continuing education (CE) credits and a certificate. The course is designed to provide public library staff with core competencies of providing health information services and the essential skills and knowledge that library staff need to build those competencies.

The course will begin March 5, 2018, with new content released each Monday. Plan to spend about 3 hours on coursework each week between March 5 and April 1. One additional week will be provided to catch up on assignments if needed. However, because each week involves online discussion with your peers, it is important to keep up with the weekly topics and not attempt to catch up at the end.

This opportunity is part of a project to improve the course content and format to meet the unique needs of public library staff. Participants will be asked to take a short pre- and post-course surveys.

In addition to receiving a certificate for 12 CE hours from the Medical Library Association (MLA), the NNLM will also sponsor the application fee for a Consumer Health Information Specialization certificate from MLA. You will receive a certificate in the mail as well as a digital badge to use online. 

If you are interested, please complete this online form.

The deadline to apply is February 23, 2018 and you will be contacted on February 26 to let you know if you have been selected for the program.

If you have any questions please contact:

Bobbi Newman, MLIS, MA
Community Engagement and Outreach Specialist
National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM)
Greater Midwest Region (GMR)
bobbi-newman@uiowa.edu

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