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NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region
University of Pittsburgh
3550 Terrace St., 200 Scaife Hall
Pittsburgh PA , 15261

Health on the Range: Rural Health Issues and Resources

Contact: Kate Flewelling and NN/LM Instructors
Contact: 412-624-3336 Fax: 412-624-1515 - http://nnlm.gov/training/range/ - All region
Evidence shows that there are marked health disparities between those living in rural areas versus their urban counterparts. Not only do rural residents suffer from higher incidence of chronic illness, they also have limited access to primary care services and are more likely to be uninsured or under-insured. This session will describe hallmarks of rural America, identify other access challenges of living in rural communities, and equip participants with tools to ue in service the health information needs of those living in rural communities.
CE Contact Hours: 2 • Face to Face, e-Learning, RML Offerings about Consumer Health, Electronic Resources, Outreach/Advocacy, Subject Specific Resources
Lecture, Demonstration, Discussion, Dialog, and Hands-on Exercises.
NN/LM PSR, UCLA Louise Darling Biomedical Library
12-077 Center for Health Sciences
Box 951798
Los Angeles CA , 90095-1798

American Indian Health Information Resources

Contact: Kay Deeney and All RML Staff
Contact: 310-206-0525 Fax: 310-825-5389 - http://nnlm.gov/training/amindianhealth/ - All region
According to the 2010 US Census, approximately 5.2 million people stated that they were American Indian or Alaskan Native. A recent study shows that American Indian use of the Internet to find health information is lower in comparison with the adult U.S. population. This three-hour program will introduce a variety of governmental and non-governmental Internet resources that have health information for American Indian populations. Students attending will be able to practice their skills in finding health information using web resources in this hands-on program.
CE Contact Hours: 2, 3 • Face to Face, RML Offerings about Consumer Health, Electronic Resources, NLM Databases, Reference Resources & Services, Subject Specific Resources
Lecture, Demonstration, Slides, Discussion, Dialog, Sharing/Self-disclosure, and Hands-on Exercises.
NN/LM - PSR, UCLA Biomedical Library
12-077 Center for the Health Sciences
Box 951798
Los Angeles CA , 90095-1798

PubMed Clinics of North America: A Problem-based Approach to PubMed Searching

Contact: Kay Deeney and Other RML staff
Contact: 310.206.0525 Fax: 310.825.5389 - http://nnlm.gov/training/pubmedclinics - All region
The workshop will focus on a problem-based approach in learning to search the PubMed® database. Through case studies, group exercises and hands-on practice participants will become more efficient PubMed searchers. The class is geared for intermediate and advanced PubMed searchers. **This course was evaluated at MLA '10 and scored an overall course grade of 3.501 on a 4.0 scale. The mean score for all evaluated courses taught at MLA ’10 was 3.744 on a 4.0 scale
CE Contact Hours: 3 ,4, or 6 hours • Face to Face, Hands-on, RML Offerings about Expert Searching
Demonstration, Slides, Learning Videotape, Role Playing, Hands-on Exercises, and Problem-based.
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 - http://nnlm.gov/training/areyouready/ - 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 and those with special needs including culturally diverse communities will be the focus of the class.
CE Contact Hours: 1.0 • 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 Middle Atlantic Region
200 Scaife Hall
3550 Terrace Street
Pittsburgh PA , 15261

Making Sense of Numbers: Understanding Risks and Benefits

Contact: Michelle Burda
Contact: 4126241589 - https://nnlm.gov/training/numeracy - Mid-Atlantic region
Numeracy literacy is not only a problem for individuals receiving health information but also for those providing information that contain numbers. This class is an introduction for anyone who wants to understand how to communicate health information that involves numeracy. The purpose of this class is to understand risk and benefits from a layman’s perspective and to understand that the communication of numbers must be clear and easy to understand. In this 1.5 hour class, participants will also be introduced to several tools that will help in the development of educational materials. Audience is anyone providing health information to the general public, including healthcare instructors, public and medical librarians, patient educators.
CE Contact Hours: 1.5 • Face to Face, e-Learning, Specialization, RML Offerings about Consumer Health, Outreach/Advocacy, Reference Resources & Services
Lecture, Slides, Hands-on Exercises, and Problem-based.
NN/LM MAR University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System
200 Scaife Hall
3550 Terrace Street
Pittsburgh PA , 15261

Health Literacy: Its importance to You

Contact: Michelle Burda
Contact: 412-624-1589 - http://nnlm.gov/training/healthlit/ - Pittsburgh region
Are you curious as to why health literacy is important to you or anyone in the healthcare field? This introductory hands-on class will help you understand why this is an issue in healthcare. We will define health literacy today, identify various types of literacy, explore the impact health literacy plays in patient care and discuss how health literacy will affect healthcare in the future. We will also discuss your role in raising health literacy awareness in your organization and offer ideas on how this can be achieved. NLM, government agency and other recognized resources in health literacy will be provided.
CE Contact Hours: 2.0 • Face to Face, Hands-on, Specialization, RML Offerings about Consumer Health, Evidence Based Health Care, Outreach/Advocacy, Reference Resources & Services, Subject Specific Resources, Teaching/Instruction
Lecture, Slides, Learning Videotape, Discussion, Sharing/Self-disclosure, Role Playing, and Hands-on Exercises.
NN/LM Greater Midwest Region
1750 W Polk St
M/C 763
Chicago IL , 60612-4330

Patient Safety Resources Seminar: Librarians on the Front Lines

Contact: Michelle Burda and NN/LM Instructors
Contact: - http://nnlm.gov/training/patientsafety/ - All region
This interactive seminar focuses on ways librarians can become more involved in patient safety processes and activities - both within their institutions and organizations and in providing patient safety resources for health professionals, for administration and staff, and for patients and families. Topics include understanding the definitions and issues of patient safety; locating where patient safety practices and contacts exist within an institution; identifying appropriate resources; and library advocacy in the area of patient safety. These four hours of lecture, discussion and brainstorming help librarians in all fields become effective agents for improving patient safety. CHIS Level II approved. The 2.5 and 4.0 versions are taught as a live or in-person course. The course is also available as a five-week Web-based asynchronous class via Moodle for 5.0 CE credits.
CE Contact Hours: 2.5, 4 and 6 (online) • Face to Face, e-Learning, Specialization, RML Offerings about Consumer Health, Outreach/Advocacy, Reference Resources & Services
Lecture, Slides, Discussion, Brainstorming, and Sharing/Self-disclosure.
Disaster Information Management Research Center, Specialized Information Services, National Library of Medicine
6707 Democracy Blvd, Suite 510
Bethesda MD , 20892

Health Information Resources for CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosive) Incidents

Contact: Cindy Love and Jen Pakiam and Elizabeth Norton
Contact: 301-496-5306 - http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov - All region
This class introduces students to chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive (CBRNE)substances and events that can be used to harm human health. Events may be accidental or industrial, or due to terrorism and warfare. Students will learn about authoritative information resources to use for training about and response to CBRNE events. Students will learn about the medical and public health information needs of haz-mat and disaster responders and how to provide outreach and instruction to these responders. Use of CBRNE information resources on mobile devices is emphasized. This class is developed and taught by Elizabeth Norton, nortone@mail.nlm.nih.gov, and Jen Pakiam, pakiamj@mail.nlm.nih.gov. CE credit for this class may be applied toward the MLA Disaster Information Specialization Program advanced certificate. This class is available for a classroom setting with an instructor or as an online live webinar. For further information on the class and the NLM Disaster Information Specialist Program, please contact Cindy Love, cindy_love@nlm.nih.gov.
CE Contact Hours: 4 • Face to Face, e-Learning, Hands-on, Specialization about Disaster Preparedness
Lecture, Demonstration, Slides, Discussion, Role Playing, Hands-on Exercises, Case Study, and Problem-based.
National Library of Medicine/SIS/DIMRC
6707 Democracy Blvd
Suite 510
Bethesda MD , 20894

NLM Disaster Information Specialist Program Monthly Conference Calls

Contact: Cindy Love and Elizabeth Norton, Stacey Arnesen , and Siobhan Champ-Blackwell
Contact: 301-496-5306 - http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov - All region
The NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) hosts a monthly conference call/webinar on the 2nd Thursday, 1:30 pm Eastern, every month except May. The calls feature a guest speaker who usually presents using PowerPoint slides shared through Adobe Connect (which supports live phone conversation and online chat). If time allows, DIMRC also shares news and announcements about its activities. Attendance at each call (or viewing the recording) earns 1 CE hour towards the ADVANCED certificate offered by the MLA Disaster Information Specialization Program described at http://www.mlanet.org/education/dis/. To get announcements about each call and speaker, join the DISASTR-OUTREACH-LIB listserv, http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/dimrclistserv.html. For recorded calls and instructions on obtaining MLA CE credit, see http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/dismeetings.html.
CE Contact Hours: 1 per session • e-Learning, Specialization about Disaster Preparedness
Lecture, Demonstration, Slides, Learning Videotape, Discussion, Brainstorming, and Sharing/Self-disclosure.
U of IL Library
1408 West Gregory Drive
Urbana IL , 61801

Engaging Assessment to Show Value and Make Decisions: Making the Case for Your Library

Contact: Lisa Hinchliffe
Contact: 2173331323 - Midwest region
As libraries are increasingly asked to demonstrate their value and the contributions they make to their institutions, library staff need efficient and effective strategies for assessment. Best practice in assessment means embedding assessment into the library's practices on a continuous basis rather than treating it as a separate and additional task. The workshop will present an integrated and systematic approach to developing and assessing library activities that includes identifying impact outcomes and aligned activities, establishing criteria, collecting and analyzing data and evidence, and using the results for improvement and telling the story of the library's impact. Participants will have the opportunity to practice using the tools and techniques presented.
CE Contact Hours: 3 • Face to Face about Assessment/Evaluation, Leadership, Management, Outreach/Advocacy
Lecture, Demonstration, Slides, Discussion, Brainstorming, Sharing/Self-disclosure, and Hands-on Exercises.