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Augusta University
Greenblatt Library AB 217
1120 15th Street
Augusta GA , 30912

NLM Georgia Biomedical Informatics Course

Contact: Michael Ackerman and Patricia Brennan, Olivier Bodenreider, William Braithwaite, Christoper Chute , Kathy Davies , Çağatay Demiralp, Deborah Estrin, Elmer Bernstam, Paul Harris, William Hersh, Dmitry Kondrashov, Donald Lindberg, Randolph Miller , Rana Morris , Jay Ostrowski , Rebecca Schnall , Jessica Schwind , Kim Marie Unertl, and Jeremy Warner
Contact: 301-493-8927 - - All region
This week-long survey course is designed to familiarize individuals with the application of computer technologies and information science in biomedicine and health science. Through a combination of lectures and hands-on computer exercises, participants will be introduced to the fundamental concepts and application areas of biomedical informatics. The conceptual components will include principles of controlled terminology, standards, mathematical modeling, bioinformatics, natural language processing, clinical information systems architectures, and methods for assessing and influencing institutional adoption of information technology. Application areas will include use of the Internet for biomedical applications, current and emerging wide area network technologies, use of literature and molecular sequence databases, telemedicine, public health, patient-centered care, clinical research, and disaster response. Evening workshops will include hands-on projects to give students the opportunity to bring their own expertise to bear and apply the lessons learned in class to a relevant informatics application. Taught by a nationally known faculty, the course will prepare the student to become actively involved in making informed decisions about computer-based tools in his/her organizational environment, and improve the student's own computer skills. This is a National Library of Medicine fellowship program directed at medical educators, medical librarians, medical administrators, clinical practitioners, and faculty who are not currently knowledgeable but can become agents of change in their institutions. Limited to 30 fellows per session. Costs of attending this course, including travel, housing, and meals at the Brasstown Valley Conference Center, are fully supported by the National Library of Medicine, NIH.
CE Contact Hours: 36.5 • Face to Face, e-Learning, Handout**, Hands-on about Health Care Informatics, NLM Databases, Technology/Systems
Lecture, Demonstration, Discussion, Brainstorming, Sharing/Self-disclosure, Hands-on Exercises, Case Study, and Problem-based.
School of Information and Library Science University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
100 Manning Hall
Chapel Hill NC , 27599

Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) and the Medical Librarian

Contact: Connie Schardt and Angela Myatt
Contact: 919-357-0593 - Mid-Atlantic region
This course is an introduction for medical librarians to evidence-based medicine (EBM) and the role the librarian can play in its practice. Participants will learn to identify the parts of a well built clinical question and be able to judge the validity of studies, and ascertain the roles librarians can undertake in providing EBM training and support. The course utilizes course material, independent readings, reviews, and exercises and is offered as both an eight hour face-to-face CE and as an eight week distance education course through the University of Carolina's School of Information and Library Science. The next online/distance education session of the course will be held September 24 to November 18th 2017 (For more information see: To get on the mailing list for registration -- contact Maggie Hite (UNC) at
CE Contact Hours: 6/8, 20 distance ed • Face to Face, e-Learning about Evidence Based Health Care
Lecture, Slides, Discussion, Dialog, Sharing/Self-disclosure, Case Method, Case Study, and Problem-based.

2017 University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium

Contact: Julie Goldman
Contact: 5088563048 - - North Atlantic region
To continue to enhance collaborative New England Region libraries’ support of e-science initiatives for their research institutions, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region is hosting the University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium. This day-long event will serve as an educational and collaborative opportunity for science and health sciences librarians to discuss e-science resources, in addition to future roles that libraries and librarians might take on to support their institutions. The 2017 Symposium theme “Libraries in Data Science: Addressing Gaps and Bridges” will focus on collaborations and opportunities for librarians becoming involved in data science at their institutions. Attendees will hear a keynote from Kristi Holmes, Director Galter Health Sciences Library, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University. Her keynote will focus on her library’s success involved in Northwestern University’s NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award. We hope this session will inspire and motive attendees to "think outside" the library and identify potential bridges for data services. Participants will be able to attend 2 planned sessions featuring collaborations libraries are currently involved in: Data Repositories Interactive Workshop, Andrew Creamer and Hope Lappen, Brown University; Education & Training Interactive Workshop, Sophie Hou, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research and Nancy Hoebelheinrich, Knowledge Motifs; Education & Training Presentation, Shea Swauger, University of Colorado – Denver; Institutional Models Presentation, Christine Malinowski and Phoebe Ayers, MIT. In the afternoon, there will be a moderated panel discussing the ways librarians and libraries can work with institutional partners (either on/off campus) to enhance data science. The panel will be moderated by Sally Gore, Research Evaluation Analyst, University of Massachusetts Center for Clinical and Translational Science. Participants on the panel include: Daina Bouquin, Head Librarian, John G. Wolbach Library, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics; Audrey Mickle, Data Librarian, Marine Biological Laboratory Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Library; Yvette N. Woell, Manager, Argonne Research Library, Argonne National Laboratory. Additionally, a poster session will be held, to highlight work in e-science that has been accomplished at various libraries in the region while also encouraging discussion and networking among event participants.
CE Contact Hours: 6 • Face to Face, Hands-on, RML Offerings about Archives/Institutional Repositories, Outreach/Advocacy, Research
Lecture, Demonstration, Slides, Panel Discussion, Discussion, and Hands-on Exercises.
Cleveland Clinic
9500 Euclid Ave
NA 30
Cleveland OH , 44195

The Evolving Librarian: Responding to Changes in the Workplace and Healthcare

Contact: Michelle Kraft and x
Contact: 216-445-7338 Fax: 216-444--0271 - Midwest region
Once thought of as the keepers of knowledge, librarians roles are changing and they must either evolve and adapt or become a casualty of attrition. Disruptive technology, society and government changes in healthcare not only impact patients, doctors, and hospitals but the librarians who serve them. Librarians are faced more than ever with a shrinking budget and pressure to show their impact. Administration is demanding more than books and journals from its librarians and scrutinizing everything with an eye on its return on investment. This class will look at these changes and provide examples of how librarians can meet them head on.
CE Contact Hours: 6, 4 or 2.5 • Face to Face, Hands-on - Face to Face • about Management
Lecture, Slides, Discussion, Sharing/Self-disclosure, Hands-on Exercises, and Problem-based.
National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern-Atlantic Region
Health Sciences and Human Services Library
601 West Lombard St
Baltimore MD , 21201

Geeks Bearing Gifts: Unwrapping New Technology Trends, 2016 edition

Contact: Tony Nguyen and NN/LM Coordinators
Contact: 410-706-2855 - - Mid-Atlantic region
Geeks Bearing Gifts: Unwrapping New Technology Trends is intended to provide a fun, fast-paced, and informative introduction to and update on emerging technologies and trends. Participants will be be able to identify and analyze emerging technologies and its impact within your institution. Content will be focused in the use of emerging technology in education Course structure will include demonstrations and discussions on a wide variety of technologies. Topics covered in the 2016 update BYOD and its influence towards gamification, how the oculus rift and microsoft hololens may potentially enhance education through augmented and virtual reality, and how 3D Printing, Smart Robotics, and Autonomous Vehicles can change outreach.
CE Contact Hours: 4 • Face to Face, e-Learning, Hands-on about Technology/Systems
Lecture, Demonstration, Slides, Discussion, Sharing/Self-disclosure, and Hands-on Exercises.
NN/LM MAR Universtiy of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System
200 Scaife Hall
3550 Terrace Street
Pittsburgh PA , 15261

Are You Ready? Essential Disaster Health Information Resources for Keeping Your Loved Ones Safe

Contact: Michelle Burda
Contact: 412-624-1589 - - Pittsburgh region
This class covers NLM disaster health information and other emergency preparedness resources for librarians, community educators, families, friends and caregivers. Resources for special populations, those with special needs and culturally diverse communities will be the focus of the class.
CE Contact Hours: 1.0, 2.0 • e-Learning, Specialization, RML Offerings about Consumer Health, Disaster Preparedness, Reference Resources & Services, Subject Specific Resources
Demonstration, Slides, and Discussion.
National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern Atlantic Region
Health Sciences & Human Services Library, University of Maryland, Baltimore
601 W. Lombard St.
Baltimore MD , 21201

ABCs of DNA: Unraveling the Mystery of Genetics Information for Consumers

Contact: Terri Ottosen
Contact: - - Mid-Atlantic region
This is an existing in-person class and approved for MLA CE for 4 hours. The online class through Moodle is approved for 8 MLA CE.
CE Contact Hours: 8 • Face to Face, e-Learning, Specialization, RML Offerings about Consumer Health
Lecture, Demonstration, Discussion, Sharing/Self-disclosure, and Hands-on Exercises.
NN/LM Southeastern Atlantic Region
601 W. Lombard St.
Baltimore MD , 21201

Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library

Contact: Terri Ottosen
Contact: 410-706-2855 - - Southern region
This hands-on class will cover the health information seeking behavior of consumers and the role of the librarian in the provision of health information for the public. Come learn about the evolution of consumer health, health literacy and the e-patient. Participants will be equipped with knowledge of top consumer health sites, e-patient resources and collection development core lists. We will discuss creative ideas for health information outreach. The class will wrap up with an opportunity to explore effective marketing approaches and develop an elevator speech. Available as web-based as well as face-to-face. For the web-based version, (an online, asynchronous, instructor-led class using Moodle), contact Terri Ottosen via the Resource URL.
CE Contact Hours: 2, 3, 4, Online 8 • e-Learning, Hands-on, Specialization, RML Offerings, Chapter Offerings - This class is available in person and online • about Consumer Health
Lecture, Discussion, and Hands-on Exercises.
NN/LM Pacific Southwest Region, UCLA Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library
12-077 Center for the Health Sciences
Box 951798
Los Angeles CA , 90095-1798

Health and Wellness @ the Library: The Essentials of Providing Consumer Health Services (Blended Course)

Contact: Kelli Ham and Terri Ottosen
Contact: 310-825-1984 - - Southern California and Arizona region
This blended online/in-person course provides a comprehensive learning experience through individual online activities followed by an in-person session. The goal of this course is to provide participants with a set of specialized professional competencies in providing consumer health information services. By the end of the course, participants will have a deep understanding of the health information needs of their own target audiences/communities, and they will have practical knowledge and skills to build collections, resources and programming to meet the specific needs of their communities. The course begins with online activities to learn about the demographic and health status indicators of communities and the implications of the data for libraries and appropriate responses. Participants build on the foundation through readings, discussion and activities about health literacy, reference and services for special populations, unique issues with health-related collection development, and the best consumer resources. The online component requires discussion and sharing of topics and all assignments to enhance the learning experience of all participants. The in-person session covers evaluation of mobile apps and content plus the use of social networking related to health issues. Attendees will practice advanced searches with higher level resources for consumers. The session will conclude with ideas for health programming to reach targeted audiences.
CE Contact Hours: 12 • Face to Face, e-Learning, Hands-on, Specialization, RML Offerings about Collection Development, Consumer Health, Electronic Resources, NLM Databases, Outreach/Advocacy, Reference Resources & Services, Subject Specific Resources
Demonstration, Slides, Discussion, Brainstorming, Sharing/Self-disclosure, Hands-on Exercises, and Problem-based.
UCLA Biomedical Library
12-077 Center for the Health Sciences, Box 951798
Los Angeles CA , 90095

Health & Wellness @ the Library: The Essentials of Providing Consumer Health Service

Contact: Kelli Ham and Terri Ottosen, Lydia Collins, Dana Abbey, and Other NN/LM Coordinators
Contact: 310-825-1984 Fax: 310-825-5389 - - Southern California and Arizona region
Whether it is a curious consumer or a patient with a recent serious diagnosis, are you well- prepared when a person turns to the library for help in understanding their health questions? This online course covers all aspects of consumer health information services, beginning with using statistics and health indicators to understand the health status and information needs of the community. This will be followed by introduction to the essential skills and information that library staff members need to provide unbiased reference services to diverse users. Students will learn about the best resources for general and complex health questions, in addition to collection development practices for consumer health materials. Students will learn about mobile health technologies and social networking for health information. The course will show how to create relevant, informative health-related programming to reach specific populations based on community demographics and health information needs. This course is taught using Moodle, an online course management system.
CE Contact Hours: 4, 12 • Face to Face, e-Learning, Hands-on, Specialization, RML Offerings - Moodle Class • about Consumer Health
Lecture, Slides, Discussion, Sharing/Self-disclosure, Hands-on Exercises, and Other.