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University of Maryland Baltimore
NNLM Southeastern Atlantic Region
601 W Lombard Street, 5th Floor
Baltimore MD , 21201

Informatics for Librarians: Peeling the Onion

Contact: PJ Grier and Dean Karavite and Jacqueline Leslovec
Contact: 410.706.2855 - - All region
OBJECTIVE: Clinical informatics is described as the “intersection of computer science, health sciences and information science.” The objective is to explore this intersection and ascertain the “front-facing” skills that librarians, a.k.a information scientists, bring to the field of clinical informatics and healthcare information technology. The demand for informaticians is expected to outstrip supply by 2015 because of federal healthcare reform initiatives launched in 2004. As a result, workforce development programs are now in place to help mitigate this shortage with some programs of interest to librarians. METHOD: Because clinical informatics spans the complex gamut of the patient care delivery spectrum, the methodology will use a focused survey approach. The approach will mix academic and hospital based experiences. RESULTS: Health sciences librarians will have better knowledge and a greater understanding of clinical informatics and their potential participation in it.
CE Contact Hours: 1, 3, or 4 • Face to Face, MLA AM Offerings, RML Offerings, Chapter Offerings - Classroom • about Health Care Informatics
Lecture, Slides, Learning Videotape, Discussion, Debate, Dialog, Case Study, and Problem-based.
NN/LM Greater Midwest Region
1750 W. Polk Street, MC763
Chicago IL , 60612

TOXNET: Toxicology & Environmental Information

Contact: Holly Burt and Other RML staff
Contact: - - All region
This in an introductory class on the TOXNET databases for inexperienced users. Participants will learn about the different databases available on TOXNET and what type of information in available in each database. In addition, participants will learn the various ways to search the databases. All the TOXNET databases will be covered including the Hazardous Substances Data Bank, TOXLINE, and ChemlDplus.
CE Contact Hours: 1, 2, 3 • Face to Face, RML Offerings about Consumer Health, Electronic Resources
Lecture, Demonstration, Hands-on Exercises, and Problem-based.
Texas A&M University Medical Sciences Library
4462 TAMU
College Station TX , 77843-4462

Veterinary Medicine: An Introduction for Health Sciences Librarians or Non-Veterinary Specialists

Contact: Esther Carrigan and Heather K. Moberly
Contact: 979-845-7540 Fax: 979-845-7493 - - South Central region
This course provides introductions to veterinary medicine and its history, veterinary education, veterinary resources and services, tips for searching the literature, and trends in veterinary medicine and veterinary librarianship, using parallels and comparisons to human medicine. Key course concepts include: describing the similarities and differences between the literature of veterinary medicine and of other medical disciplines; identifying key sources for collection development and benchmarking in veterinary literature; recognizing strengths and limitations in a variety of online resources and selecting appropriate databases for searching veterinary medicine questions; and locating relevant professional organizations and associations for networking, assistance and support. Participants will be able to: 1. Identify the basic sources of information for veterinary collection development and assessment. 2. Recognize strengths and limitations of key resources and select appropriate databases for searching for veterinary medicine information. 3. Identify relevant professional organizations for networking, assistance, and support. 4. Recognize that there are effective strategies for locating information about consumer health information online (when the consumer is a pet) and identify effective strategies for locating it. Classroom style including lecture, demonstration, slides, discussion, hands-on exercises
CE Contact Hours: 4 • Face to Face - Face to face but could be web-based • about Assessment/Evaluation, Collection Development, Consumer Health, Electronic Resources, Reference Resources & Services, Subject Specific Resources
Lecture, Slides, Discussion, Brainstorming, Sharing/Self-disclosure, and Hands-on Exercises.
IUPUI University Library
755 West Michigan Street
Indianapolis IN , 46202

Navigating Nursing: Teaching Nurses How to Search

Contact: Caitlin Pike and Elaine Sullo
Contact: 317-274-2885 - Midwest region
An introduction for librarians who teach practicing nurses. The class will cover how to search the literature with nurses in mind, and how these strategies differ from teaching students. The course will include key databases for clinical practice, understanding the constraints nurses may be under when searching, and how to approach searching from an evidence-based practice perspective.
CE Contact Hours: 2 • Face to Face about Electronic Resources, Evidence Based Health Care, New Librarian, Outreach/Advocacy, Research, Subject Specific Resources
Slides, Discussion, and Sharing/Self-disclosure.
NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region
University of Pittsburgh
200 Scaife Hall 3550 Terrace Street
Pittsburgh PA , 15261

PubMed and Beyond: Clinical Resources from the National Library of Medicine

Contact: Kate Flewelling and NN/LM Instructors
Contact: (412) 624-3336 Fax: (412) 648-1515 - - All region
Taught by an experienced medical librarian, this presentation will introduce free bedside information resources for the busy clinician. Resources presented will include Clinical Queries in PubMed/MEDLINE and free drug, patient education, and evidence-based information.
CE Contact Hours: 1, 2 or 3 • Face to Face, e-Learning, RML Offerings about Consumer Health, Evidence Based Health Care, NLM Databases
Lecture, Demonstration, Slides, and Hands-on Exercises.
Georgia Regents University
Greenblatt Library AB 241
1120 15th Street
Augusta GA , 30912

NLM Georgia Biomedical Informatics Course

Contact: James Cimino and Donald Lindberg , Betsy Humphreys, Michael Ackerman, Joan Ash, Chris Chute, Kathy Davies, Marcelo Fiszman, Paul Harris , Kevin Johnson, Dmitry Kondrashov, Rana Morris , Steven Phillips, Rebecca Schnall , Jessica Schwind, and Jessica Tenenbaum
Contact: 301-402-4100 Fax: 301-402-4080 - - 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: 35 Hours MLA CE Credit • Face to Face, e-Learning, Handout**, Hands-on about Health Care Informatics
Lecture, Demonstration, Discussion, Brainstorming, Hands-on Exercises, and Case Study.
NN/LM GMR UIC- Library of the Health Sciences
1750 W. Polk Street (M/C 763)
Chicago IL , 60612

ToxWorld: Surveying the Landscape of NLM’s Environmental Health Resources

Contact: Samanthi Hewakapuge and All RML Coordinators Rowan, Cheryl Rowan, and Naomi Gonzales
Contact: 312-996-7791 Fax: (312) 996-2226 - - Midwest region
This is a 1 or 3-hour hands-on class designed to introduce participants to the different environmental health and toxicology resources available from the National Library of Medicine. Attendees will gain experience locating environmental, toxicological, and hazardous substance information. This class will cover resources about your environment including climate change, fracking and toxic chemicals. Participants who complete this program will be able to: identify and describe environmental health and toxicology resources from the National Library of Medicine; select the resource most appropriate to their information need; utilize these resources to obtain health information resources on a variety of environmental and toxicological issues. This class includes discussion and hands-on problem-based exercises.
CE Contact Hours: 1, 3 • Face to Face, Hands-on, RML Offerings about Consumer Health, Electronic Resources, NLM Databases, Subject Specific Resources
Lecture, Demonstration, Slides, Discussion, Hands-on Exercises, and Problem-based.
NN/LM GMR UIC- Library of the Health Sciences
1750 W. Polk Street (M/C 763)
Chicago IL , 60612

Healthy Aging at Your Library: Connecting Older Adults to Health Information

Contact: Samanthi Hewakapuge and All RML Coordinators , Michelle Eberle, and Jacqueline Leskovec
Contact: (312) 996-7791 Fax: (312) 996-2226 - - Midwest region
This "train the trainer" class is designed to help librarians assist their older adult patrons find health resources on the Internet. Discover techniques for teaching seniors, locate good resources for teaching them to use computers and finding health information, learn how you can help seniors with Medicare information, and learn about other senior health information resources.
CE Contact Hours: 2, 3, 4 • Face to Face, Hands-on, RML Offerings about Consumer Health
Lecture, Learning Videotape, Discussion, Sharing/Self-disclosure, Role Playing, and Hands-on Exercises.
University of Illinois at Chicago - Library of the Health Sciences
1750 W. Polk Street (M/C 763)
Chicago IL , 60612

American Indian Health Information Resources

Contact: Samanthi Hewakapuge and All RML Staff
Contact: (312) 996-7791 Fax: (312) 996-2226 - - Midwest 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.
HAM-TMC Library
1133 John Freeman Blvd.
Houston TX , 77030

From A(norexia) to Z(its): Providing Health Information to Teens

Contact: Karen Vargas and Cheryl Rowan and Michelle Malizia
Contact: 713-799-7880 Fax: 713-790-7030 - - South Central region
This class is designed for public librarians and secondary school librarians, teachers, nurses, and counselors. The hands-on class will present an overview of health information needs of teenagers and their information seeking behaviors; review communication skills needed during reference interviews with teenagers; and discuss credible health information resources that are designed for teens. Keywords: Anorexia, Zits, A to Z
CE Contact Hours: 3, 4 • Face to Face, Hands-on, RML Offerings about Assessment/Evaluation, Consumer Health, Outreach/Advocacy, Reference Resources & Services, Subject Specific Resources, Teaching/Instruction
Lecture, Demonstration, Slides, Discussion, Brainstorming, Sharing/Self-disclosure, Role Playing, and Hands-on Exercises.