Distance Services provides training on health information resources in the form of classes and 30-minute demonstrations of online resources to health professionals and health-related organizations serving the general public. Training assists participants in finding, evaluating and using relevant health information and can be customized to meet participants' needs. Sessions may be held at HSLIC, at other locations with the state or via Internet-based technologies, where applicable, and may be customized for a particular group. Example trainings include:
The Distance Services Coordinator at HSLIC coordinates the scheduling of NLM classes to be held at HSLIC or at other sites within New Mexico. These classes provide Continuing Education (CE) credit for health and medical librarians, Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) for nurses and Continuing Pharmacy education (CPE) for pharmacists.
The South Central Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine hosts NLM classes targeted for health and medical librarians.
Typically each November and March, the Medical Library Association (MLA) offers Webcasts on topics of interest to health and medical librarians for continuing education credit. Generally, HSLIC is a site host, allowing anyone in the state who has an interest in the topic to attend at no cost to the individual. For more information, contact the HSLIC Native and Distance Services Librarian at 505-272-0757 or PBradley@salud.unm.edu.
Distance Services faculty attend conferences, health fairs and community events to present a wide range of health information resources, including numerous online databases that are all freely available to the public. When possible, an exhibit is displayed that features live Internet demonstrations.