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  • Register for On-demand version of Health and Disasters: Understanding the International Context
    Every disaster is a national disaster. Yet the health impact of disasters that occur outside the United States are similar to domestic disasters and can have important repercussions for US communities and agencies, either because of they now perceive a shared vulnerability and risk or because a large diaspora exists in the US that will demand information. This four-hour course for information specialists, librarians, and other related professionals looks at who's who (and why) in the international disaster community, their roles and responsibilities in pre- and post-disaster situations, and the type of information that they may offer or require to respond to real or perceived needs, with a particular focus on health. Class exercises will focus on finding appropriate sources of information to respond to client requests. Key websites will be reviewed and an extensive bibliography provided. This project is funded by a contract with the Disaster Information Management Research Center, Specialized Information Services Division, National Library of Medicine. Offsite link opens new window or tab
    • Individuals can now register to view the program "On-demand." Register, participate and earn 4 MLA CE contact hours. (After you register, you will receive an email with the login information and details for earning your certificate for participating.)
    • Resources available on MLA's Moodle site including resources and handout materials. Login as a guest.
    • Cost: Free to MLA members and nonmembers.
    • Register Now


  • Register for On-demand version of A Seat at the Table: A Step-by-Step Approach to Working with Local Responders
    "A Seat at the Table: Working with Local Responders" is an advanced course on how to work with local responders: public safety, fire/rescue, public health department, local health care facilities, and emergency planners. Libraries have a critical role to play in disaster preparation and recovery (command centers, communication centers, Internet information centers for health information, government updates, etc.) but need a seat at the table with the right people, and they need to have something to offer. During and after a disaster is not the time for libraries to learn how to work with local, state, and federal responders. The time to build and develop these relationships is before a disaster strikes. It is critical to have a seat at the table before, during, and after a disaster. This session will cover the basics of initiating and developing relationships with all relevant local, state, and federal officials and agencies as well as with emergency responders. This course is an advanced class for the Disaster Information Specialization Program. This project is funded by a contract with the Disaster Information Management Research Center, Specialized Information Services Division, National Library of Medicine. Offsite link opens new window or tab
    • Individuals can now register to view the program "On-demand." Register, participate and earn 4 MLA CE contact hours. (After you register, you will receive an email with the login information and details for earning your certificate for participating.)
    • Resources available on MLA's Moodle site including resources and handout materials. Login as a guest.
    • Cost: Free to MLA members and nonmembers.
    • Register Now


  • Register for On-demand version of Ethical and Legal Aspects of Disaster Response
    Incorporation of ethical principles and legal standards into all phases of the disaster cycle is fundamental to effective and fair disaster response, but the complex information landscape makes meeting this goal challenging. This class will provide an overview of the ethical principles and legal standards that have been applied to health care, public health, and emergency management in disasters, with recommendations for sources of this information. Major online sources of ethical information and international, federal, and state legal resources will be presented. This class consists of 1 hour of pre-class readings and 2 online class sessions of 1.5 hours each. This project is funded by a contract with the Disaster Information Management Research Center, Specialized Information Services Division, National Library of Medicine. Offsite link opens new window or tab

    • Individuals can now register to view the program "On-demand." Register, participate and earn 4 MLA CE contact hours. (After you register, you will receive an email with the login information and details for earning your certificate for participating.)
    • Resources available on MLA's Moodle site including resources and handout materials. Login as a guest.
    • Cost: Free to MLA members and nonmembers.
    • Register Now

 

  • Register for On-demand version of U.S. Response to Disaster and Public Health Emergencies
    "U.S. Response to Disaster and Public Health Emergencies"
    provides an introduction to disaster/emergency planning and response as conducted in the United States, with an emphasis on medical response. To determine where disaster information specialists might best fit into the US framework for disaster/emergency response, it is necessary to start with shared understanding of terminology, concepts, legislation, organizations, and lessons learned from previous incidents. The class describes efforts to provide structure and order before, during, and after emergencies and disasters. Changes over time in legislation and the US framework for disaster/emergency response are discussed using examples from 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, and the Haiti earthquake. This course is a required class for the Disaster Information Specialization Program. This project is funded by a contract with the Disaster Information Management Research Center, Specialized Information Services Division, National Library of Medicine. Offsite link opens new window or tab

    • Individuals can now register to view the program on demand. Register, participate and earn 3 MLA CE contact hours. (After you register, you will receive an email with the login information and details for earning your certificate for participating.)
    • Resources available on MLA's Moodle site including resources and handout materials. To view and print copies, login as a guest.
    • Cost: Free to MLA members and nonmembers.
    • Register Now

 

  • Register for On-demand version of Information Roles in Disaster Management
    "Information Roles in Disaster Management" presents current research findings on librarians' roles supporting the disaster workforce. The course also discusses the information needs of first responders, emergency managers, and other professionals working in the areas of disaster planning, response, and recovery. Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on course content through tabletop exercises that simulate disaster scenarios and interactive activities. Participants will also gain knowledge of a range of potential information services they could offer members of the disaster workforce. This course is a required class for the Disaster Information Specialization Program. This project is funded by a contract with the Disaster Information Management Research Center, Specialized Information Services Division, National Library of Medicine. Offsite link opens new window or tab

    • Individuals can now register to view the program on demand. Register, participate and earn 3 MLA CE contact hours. (After you register, you will receive an email with the login information and details for earning your certificate for participating.)
    • Resources available on MLA's Moodle site including resources, handout materials and homework. To view and print copies, login as a guest.
    • Cost: Free to MLA members and nonmembers.
    • Register Now


  • Register for On-demand version of Disaster Health Information Sources: The Basics
    "Disaster Health Information Sources: The Basics" provides a comprehensive overview of the essential resources needed to provide health-related information services for supporting disaster mitigation, planning, response, and recovery. This case-based workshop will cover key sources from the National Library of Medicine (NLM), federal and nonfederal agencies, and international organizations. Tools for locating, organizing and disseminating disaster health information will also be discussed. Suitable for medical and public librarians, this course is a foundational class for the new Disaster Information Specialization program. This project is funded by a contract with the Disaster Information Management Research Center, Specialized Information Services Division, National Library of Medicine. Offsite link opens new window or tab

    • Individuals can now register to view the program "On-demand." Register, participate and earn 1.5 MLA CE contact hours. (After you register, you will receive an email with the login information and details for earning your certificate for participating.)
    • Resources available on MLA's Moodle site. Here you will find links to Disaster Health Information (DHI) sources, and tools for organizing and disseminating DHI. To view, login as a guest.
    • Cost: Free to MLA members and nonmembers.
    • Register Now

     

 

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  • Designing Web-based Continuing Education Tutorial
    Intended for current continuing education instructors who already have an understanding of teaching and adult learning principles, this Web-based tutorial is designed to take you through the process of formatting your continuing education (CE) content for delivery via the Web.

  • Evidenced-based Practice in the Health Sciences Tutorials
    The Evidence-based Practice (EBP) tutorials are tailored to five health science disciplines: applied health, dentistry, medicine, nursing, and pharmacy. Each tutorial consists of five instructional modules, covering topics such as the research design, searching the literature, and evaluating the quality of research. These tutorials are intended for those first learning about EBP as well as those looking to review EBP concepts and strategies.

  • Health Information Literacy Tutorial
    Prescription for Information: Addressing Health Information Literacy! is for health care providers and emphasizes the importance of health literacy and the challenges patients face in understanding medical terminology. It also helps participants recognize the impact that low health literacy has on patient care and learn about health information resources and strategies available to them and their patients. The tutorial also describes health literacy services provided by medical librarians. Based upon the health information literacy curriculum, "Putting Information into Health Literacy," developed by Sabrina Kurtz-Rossi for the MLA HIL project, the tutorial is free, but requires registration.

  • HINARI Access to Research in Health Programme: Train the Trainers Online Course
    This course will highlight the key features of HINARI (www.who.int/hinari/en/) and related training materials. Also to be discussed are possible sources for workshop funding. It is geared toward individuals in developed countries that have linkages with HINARI eligible institutions. The participants will be able to instruct individuals from these institutions. This training could be to visitors or graduate students at the participant's home institution or at the partners' sites. The course is sponsored by the Medical Library Association/Librarians Without Borders® E-Library Training Initiative that is funded by the Elsevier Foundation.

  • HINARI Access to Research in Health Programme: Short Course
    This tutorial is an overview of the key components of HINARI. Students will obtain baseline skills to efficiently use the HINARI resources. It is geared toward users from registered institutions and also is a useful training tool. The course is sponsored by the Medical Library Association/Librarians Without Borders® E-Library Training Initiative that is funded by the Elsevier Foundation.
  • Medical Information on the Internet Tutorial
    Medical Information on the Internet: Guide for Health Reporters and Consumers is a Web-based tutorial designed by MLA members to lead health reporters and consumers to quality health care information on the Internet.

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The following courses are currently offered and approved for MLA CE contact hours. Courses marked with the CHIS logo icon are approved for MLA's Consumer Health Information Specialization Program.

If you currently have a MLA-approved course that is available online and would like to include it on our list, please contact Debra Cavanaugh, mlapd3@mlahq.org, 312.419.9094 x32.

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