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National Network of Libraries of Medicine
South Central Region
1133 John Freeman Blvd
Houston TX , 77030

Grants and Proposal Writing

Contact: Michelle Malizia and Karen Vargas, Michelle Eberle, and Other RML Staff
Contact: 713-799-7880 Fax: 713-790-7030 - - South Central region
This class, designed for beginning proposal writers, will teach you how to apply for funding opportunities. Each component of the grant writing process will be addressed, including: documenting the need; identifying the target population; writing measurable objectives; developing a work plan; an evaluation plan and dissemination plan.
CE Contact Hours: 1, 2, 3, 3.5 & 4 • e-Learning, RML Offerings about Consumer Health, Management, Outreach/Advocacy
Lecture and Discussion.
Becker Medical Library Washington University
Campus Box 8132
660 S Euclid Ave
St. Louis MO , 63110

Calculators for Measuring the Impact of Health Science Libraries and Librarians

Contact: Betsy Kelly and Barb Jones and Betsy Kelly
Contact: 3143622783 Fax: 314-454-6606 - - Midcontinental region
One hour interactive presentation on applying library practices in a business context. Participants will learn about financial concepts that can be used when working with administrators to demonstrate the economic impact of the library,its staff and services.
CE Contact Hours: 1 • e-Learning, RML Offerings about Assessment/Evaluation, Leadership, Management, Outreach/Advocacy
Lecture, Demonstration, and Discussion.
UMASS Medical School
55 Lake Ave. North
Worcester MA , 01655

NER Technology Today

Contact: Stephanie Friree
Contact: 508-856-5658 - North Atlantic region
This is a quarterly technology webinar series called Technology Today with the goal of helping the region’s members coordinate the integration of new technologies that improve and enhance operations and also to assist in the identification of new technologies and uses of technology that enhance the work of Member libraries. Topics that we may cover: •Demonstrate a new piece of technology or tool and discuss how the tool may help your organization •Discuss useful apps—both medical and non-medical—that may meet your needs •Showcase technology a library has implemented to generate new ideas for your organization •Learn how to evaluate new technology and where to seek expert advice to influence your purchasing decisions •Discuss cybersecurity concerns and issues for your organization, as well as for home •Demonstrate new tools on the market and how they can improve access to biomedical information •Demonstrate how to publish a newsletter using a free tool, such as WordPress •New developments and trends on the horizon •Learn how to implement 508 compliance on your organization’s website Dates and times are TBD based on the topic and potential guest schedules.
CE Contact Hours: 1 • e-Learning about Technology/Systems, Web Design
298 Palomino Drive
Eugene OR , 97401

Using Social Media to Engage Library Patrons: Strategic Planning and Best Practices

Contact: Jan Buhmann
Contact: 541-525-9565 - All region
Social Media are entering all aspects of our lives, and there is a growing body of best practices for patron engagement and service awareness. Are you looking for new, effective tools to engage library patrons with your library? Are you looking towards making a plan before jumping into social media or changing your current social media activities? This workshop will discuss and explore: • How engagement and reciprocity drive your success • How to develop a social media policy • How to create a social media strategic plan • Social media tools and best practices/examples
CE Contact Hours: 2.0 • Face to Face, Handout** about Electronic Resources, Management, Outreach/Advocacy, Publishing, Teaching/Instruction, Web Design
Lecture, Demonstration, Slides, Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming, Sharing/Self-disclosure, and Case Study.
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, Chapter Offerings - Chapter Offerings • about Publishing, Research
Lecture, Demonstration, Slides, Discussion, Brainstorming, Hands-on Exercises, and Case Study.
Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
660 S. Euclid Ave.
St. Louis MO , 63110-1010

Introduction to Systematic Reviews for Librarians

Contact: Susan Fowler and Margaret Foster and Susan Fowler
Contact: 3146778457 Fax: 3144546606 - - Midcontinental region
Librarians will learn the history and current state of systematic reviews, how systematic reviews are different from other types of reviews, and what their role can be based on current guidelines. Librarians will learn methods for reference interviews, building search strategies, organization, and reporting methods specific to systematic reviews.
CE Contact Hours: 4 • Face to Face, Handout**, Hands-on, Specialization about Evidence Based Health Care, Expert Searching, Research
Lecture, Demonstration, Slides, Discussion, Brainstorming, Sharing/Self-disclosure, and Hands-on Exercises.
The National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Library of Medicine
45 Center Drive, MSC 6511
Bldg 45, Room 4AN.44C
Bethesda MD , 20892

A Librarian's Guide to NCBI: In-person course at NLM

Contact: Peter Cooper and Diane Rein, Eric Sayers, Rana Morris, Wayne Matten, Bonnie Maidak, and Majda Valjavek-Gratian
Contact: 301-435-5951 Fax: 301-594-5166 - All region
This 5-day course offers hands-on training for medical librarians on the use of important NCBI molecular biology databases and tools. Librarians will gain enough background and practical experience navigating and searching the NCBI databases to ensure that they are competent to help library patrons find the correct resource and molecular data for their research questions and to partner with research groups at their institutions that use these data. The course covers a review of molecular biology concepts, the NCBI Entrez text search system, the BLAST sequence similarity search system and describes the contents and sources of important Entrez databases including Assembly, BioSystems, CDD, dbGaP, Gene, Genomes, GEO, HomoloGene, MedGen, Nucleotide, Protein, PubChem, SNP, Structure, Taxonomy, UniGene. The course is divided into seven modules as follows. 1. The molecules of life. Gene as a central biological concept and a central NCBI database. 2. Advanced Entrez searching: using fields, links, and neighbors to find molecular data. 3.Sequence similarity searching using NCBI BLAST. 4. Understanding DNA and RNA sequences, assemblies, and genomes. Sequence variation and its consequences. 5. Gene expression and biological pathways at NCBI. 6. Bio-molecular structure and function. 7. Drugs and other small bioactive molecules. 8. Special topics and NCBI forum.
CE Contact Hours: 36 • Face to Face about Expert Searching, NLM Databases, Subject Specific Resources
Lecture, Demonstration, Slides, Learning Videotape, Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming, Role Playing, and Hands-on Exercises.
MEDLARS Management Section, National Library of Medicine
8600 Rockville Pike
Building 38A, Rm. 4S-404
Bethesda MD , 20894

PubMed for Trainers

Contact: Janet Zipser and Katherine Majewski, Sharon Dennis, Margaret McGhee, Rebecca Brown, Jessica Van Der Volgen, and Marie Collins
Contact: 301-496-7718 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 NLM Databases, Teaching/Instruction
Lecture, Demonstration, Slides, Learning Videotape, Discussion, Brainstorming, Sharing/Self-disclosure, Hands-on Exercises, and Problem-based.
298 Palomino Drive
Eugene OR , 97401

Infographics: A Guided Tour to Visually Presenting Data

Contact: Jan Buhmann
Contact: 541-525-9565 Fax: 541-685-1776 - All region
Information is powerful -- but without organization, it is bland and often overwhelming. Infographics have become a popular way to present data by distilling the words, data points and key concepts into illustrations. This interactive course will discuss and explore: How to critically evaluate an infographic using three anatomical elements: Visual Choices, Content and Data Free and low-cost tools to create your own infographics • How to let the data drive your graphic choices Five steps to create powerful visuals
CE Contact Hours: 2.0 • Face to Face, Handout** about Assessment/Evaluation, Leadership, Research, Teaching/Instruction, Technology/Systems, Web Design
Lecture, Demonstration, Slides, Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming, Sharing/Self-disclosure, Simulation, and Problem-based.
McGill University Libraries
McLennan Library Building
3459 McTavish Street
Montreal QC , H3A 0C9

Evidence-based librarianship in practice: Using evidence in health sciences libraries

Contact: Lorie Kloda and Alison Brettle and Denise Koufogiannakis
Contact: - All region
The purpose of this course is to introduce the tenets of evidence-based library and information practice to all library practitioners and to demonstrate tools and strategies for applying evidence in practice. The course will look beyond the formal evidence-based practice (EBP) model and place evidence within the context of real-world decision making. The course will consist of a lecture introducing the purpose and process of evidence-based library and information practice followed by structured activities designed to demonstrate this process. Participants will engage in a large group discussion of barriers and enablers to evidence-based practice as well as small group activities analyzing case studies. The course will also draw on published literature, including the “Using Evidence in Practice” series in the journal, Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, as models of real-world successful implementation of the EBP process.
CE Contact Hours: 6 hours • Face to Face, Hands-on about Research
Lecture, Slides, Discussion, Hands-on Exercises, and Case Study.