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Training and Outreach

Training by Topic | Training by Format | Resources for Educators | Support for Career Development |
Lecture and Exhibit Schedules | Upcoming Classes and Webinars

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) and National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) offer a wide variety of training resources. These include live classes, webinars, and online videos and tutorials. Most of these are designed to help you get more out of NLM's products and services, but other topics are covered too. NLM also provides training grants and fellowships.


Training by Topic

Genomics and Molecular Biology
Biomedical Informatics, Data Science, and Data Management
Disaster Information Specialist program


Training by Format

Upcoming classes and webinars
Training on NLM products and services including instruction on PubMed, TOXNET, and more. These are mostly for librarians but anyone is welcome.

NCBI Upcoming courses and webinars
In-person courses, live webinars and webinar recordings about BLAST, dbGAP, and other bioinformatics resources.

NLM Learning Resources Database
Animated tours, tutorials and other online training material for NLM products and services.


Resources for Educators

History of Medicine Education Resources
Collection of lessons and interactive education in the history of medicine, public health, the biomedical sciences, nursing, and related areas.

Kids environmental Health Portal
A resource for students and teachers in grades 6 – 8 to learn how the environment can impact our health.

ToxTown Science Classroom
Lesson plans, games, videos, links, and more to learn about environment and health, for middle school students.


Support for Career Development

Associate Fellowship Program for Librarians
One-two year postgraduate program for librarians, providing comprehensive training in NLM's programs and services

Support for Career Development and Training in Biomedical Informatics and Bioinformatics
Early career development awards, formal programs, and individual fellowships.

Biomedical Informatics Training Program
Biomedical informatics and clinical informatics training and research opportunities for individuals at various stages in their careers at the Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications.

NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program for Librarians
Mid-career fellowship focused on preparing emerging leaders for director positions in academic health sciences libraries


Lecture Schedules

NLM History of Medicine Division Lectures
Promotes awareness and use of NLM and other historical collections for research, education, and public service in biomedicine, the social sciences, and the humanities


Upcoming Classes and Webinars

These are the next classes being offered by NLM and NNLM. Please click on the links for more information and to register. For a full list of classes and webinars for librarians, please visit https://nnlm.gov/training .

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Last Reviewed: April 10, 2020