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UCLA Biomedical Library
12-077 CHS, Box 951798
Los Angeles CA , 90095-1798

Making PubMed Work for You

Contact: Kay Deeney and Other RML Staff
Contact: 310.206.0525 Fax: 310.825.5389 - - All region
This class is intended to hone basic searching techniques and the ability to develop search strategies that will take advantage of the PubMed interface to MEDLINE. The course will explore various methods for searching the PubMed system. Topics covered include using MeSH and search qualifiers, limiting search results, and refining your search. This course will provide an indepth view of the system and demonstrate utilizing the features of PubMed to search effectively. The 3.5 version of the course provides the attendees with hands-on opportunities to practice their search techniques. This course is also offered for 2.5 hours without hands-on. The course is available as a three-week Web-based asynchronous class via Moodle for 3.5 CE credits.
CE Contact Hours: 2.5, 3.5, 3.5 online • Face to Face, e-Learning, Hands-on, RML Offerings about Consumer Health, Expert Searching
Demonstration, Slides, Discussion, 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 Barbara Jones, Sheila Snow-Croft, Holly Ann Burt, and Other RML staff
Contact: 310.206.0525 Fax: 310.825.5389 - - 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.

NCBI Gene Database - Overview [media]

Contact: Holly Burt
Contact: - - All region
The video introduces Gene, an important resource from the National Library of Medicine (NLM), and includes a focus on PubMed links. Gene is available at and integrates information from a wide range of species. This database is an excellent place to start for genetic research. It is available as a YouTube video.
e-Learning, RML Offerings about Electronic Resources, NLM Databases, Teaching/Instruction
Creighton University, Health Sciences Library
2500 California Plaza
Omaha NE , 68178

Symposium of Sages

Contact: Christian Minter and Erin Wimmer, Bryan Hull, Lisa Traditi, and Monica Rogers
Contact: 402-559-7226 - - Midcontinental region
The Symposium of Sages is a joint class with 4 instructors - each section to spend approximately 20 minutes highlighting their particular area of expertise. Erin Wimmer and Bryan Hull - instructional tutorials/videos Monica Rogers - data visualizations Lisa Traditi - building and maintaining professional network
CE Contact Hours: 1 • e-Learning, Chapter Offerings about Electronic Resources, Outreach/Advocacy, Teaching/Instruction, Technology/Systems
Lecture, Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming, and Sharing/Self-disclosure.
National Network of Libraries of Medicine MidContinental Region
10 North 1900 East Building 589
Salt Lake City UT , 84112

Beyond Facebook and Twitter: Engaging Professional Users via Social Media

Contact: John Bramble and Tony Nguyen and Alicia Lillich
Contact: 801 585 5743 Fax: 801 581 3632 - - Midcontinental region
Engaging Professional Users via Social Media: This class covers popular social media tools used by researchers and academics used to connect with each other. Librarians can use these resources to better engage with the research and academic communities. Examples of engagement opportunities are: better understanding the field that these professionals work in (through lurking), identify what the information access needs are, promote information resources that can address those needs. Students will increase their knowledge on a variety of social media applications, gain hands-on experience using selected tools, and demonstrate what they’ve learned for their peers.
CE Contact Hours: 5 • e-Learning, Hands-on, RML Offerings about Electronic Resources, Management, Outreach/Advocacy, Teaching/Instruction
Demonstration, Slides, Learning Videotape, and Hands-on Exercises.

NLM History of Medicine [trifold-brochure]

Contact: Holly Burt
Contact: - - All region
This brochure introduces the Directory of History of Medicine Collections and the NLM History of Medicine Finding Aids Consortium, developed and maintained by History of Medicine Division of the National Library of Medicine). Search archives and historical collections focused on the history of Medicine. Discover how to add your institution's collection and finding aids. Available in PDF format that can be used to produce tri-fold brochure. Also available as a customizable brochure in Word (.docx) format and as a single, two-sided handout in PDF and .docx. This is a National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) resource.
Brochure**, Handout**, RML Offerings about Archives/Institutional Repositories, Electronic Resources, NLM Databases
MEDLARS Management Section, National Library of Medicine
8600 Rockville Pike
Building 38A, Rm. 4S-404
Bethesda MD , 20894

PubMed for Trainers

Contact: Katherine Majewski and Katherine Majewski, Jessica Van Der Volgen, Rebecca Brown, Marie Collins, and Peter Seibert
Contact: 301-496-7907 Fax: 301-496-0822 - - All region
The PubMed for Trainers class is designed as a "train the trainer" class and is taught in three 2-hour online sessions and one all-day, in-person session. The class includes content related to searching PubMed as well as instructional design techniques to help participants create PubMed classes for end users. The instructional design content is now optional (see Agenda). The course consists of lectures, individual exercises, group work and discussions in four sessions, with independent work before or after each session. NLM or NTC trainers will deliver the lectures and facilitate discussions. During the class, you can expect to: - fill any gaps in general knowledge you might have about MEDLINE and PubMed; - recognize what the National Library of Medicine considers good background information; - improve your PubMed search technique; and - increase your ability to develop customized PubMed training. The class is intended specifically for those who train, or will train others to use PubMed. This class could be for you if you teach PubMed to large groups, small groups, or one-on-one training.
CE Contact Hours: 13-16 • Face to Face, e-Learning, Hands-on, RML Offerings - hybrid class; 3 remote sessions, 1 in-person • about Expert Searching, NLM Databases, Teaching/Instruction
Lecture, Demonstration, Slides, Learning Videotape, Discussion, Brainstorming, Sharing/Self-disclosure, Hands-on Exercises, and Problem-based.
Creighton University Health Sciences Library
2500 California Plaza
Omaha NE , 68178

Using pop culture for instruction: Advantages, Resources, Guidelines and Creation

Contact: Christian Minter and John Bramble
Contact: 402 559 7226 - - Midcontinental region
This is an online semi-at-your-pace course that discuses the advantages of using pop culture for instruction. Participants will have access to a class forum where they can discuss the examples they discovered and create with other students and instructor. Students will also learn how to create their own pop-culture based content. They will demonstrate this by sharing material on the class forum. Students will be required to either submit fleshed out instructional plan with pop culture elements throughout, show evidence of campaign on, Twitter/Facebook/etc. campaign that has a minimum of 5 entries, or show evidence of other user at your library, submitting pop culture item to social media stream for library. The Three part Challenges are structured around the Experiential Education Theory (EET), also known as the See One; Do One, Teach One method of learning, which is used heavily in medical education. This theory views that each level of action increases the depth of knowledge of the learner. To make EET more relevant to how librarians learn, some modification was required: See One = “Increase Knowledge”; Do One = “Use Knowledge”; and Teach One = “Share Knowledge”.
CE Contact Hours: 8 • e-Learning, Hands-on, RML Offerings - Online Game by NNLMMCR • about Consumer Health, Electronic Resources, Teaching/Instruction
Lecture, Demonstration, Slides, Learning Videotape, Discussion, Brainstorming, Sharing/Self-disclosure, Gaming, Hands-on Exercises, and Problem-based.
University of Michigan
1135 E. Catherine St. 5726
Ann Arbor MI , 48109-2038

Planning, Conducting & Publishing Research

Contact: Nancy Allee and Jo Dorsch
Contact: 734-936-1403 Fax: 734-936-1404 - Midwest region
This 4-hour course will provide an introduction to the research process with an emphasis on health sciences library settings. Participants will build their research skills by gaining an understanding of the processes involved in taking a project from initial idea creation to final publication. We will discuss identifying research design types and methodologies, generating ideas and formulating research questions, conducting literature reviews, evaluating research articles, gathering and analyzing data, and reporting of results. The course will also provide practical advice on how to get published in library science journals. Participants will leave with a proposal for planning, conducting, and publishing a research project at their own institution.
CE Contact Hours: 4 • Face to Face - MLA CE • about Publishing
Lecture, Demonstration, Slides, Discussion, Brainstorming, Hands-on Exercises, and Case Study.
Colorado State University Libraries
Colorado State University
1019 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins CO , 80504

Instructional Design: Proven Principles and Practices for Librarians Who Teach

Contact: Merinda McLure and Joey Nicholson
Contact: 970.491.7175 - Midcontinental region
An interactive course for both librarians new to teaching or with experience, who are seeking best practices or would like to strengthen and refresh their instruction. Through small group work, individual exercises, group discussion, and lecture, you will learn how to apply proven principles, theories, and practices when designing effective instruction to actively engage learners.
CE Contact Hours: 6 • Face to Face about Teaching/Instruction
Lecture, Demonstration, Slides, Discussion, Brainstorming, Sharing/Self-disclosure, and Hands-on Exercises.