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Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
10 N 1900 E
Bldg 589
Salt Lake City UT , 84112-5890

Engaging the 21st Century Learner: Best Practices & Classroom Management Techniques

Contact: Jeanne Le Ber and Erin Wimmer
Contact: 801-585-6744 Fax: 801-581-3632 - Midcontinental region
In this interactive workshop, instruction librarians acquire useful knowledge and skills for engaging 21st century learners. Attendees have the opportunity to discuss, demonstrate and practice best classroom management techniques through a variety of activities. The ability of library instructors to actively engage students is essential for improving learning outcomes and creating a more stimulating classroom environment. Understanding various learning styles and creating session activities that address these styles is essential for engaging students. Attendees create a toolkit with shared teaching resources.
CE Contact Hours: 4 • Face to Face, Hands-on, Chapter Offerings about Teaching/Instruction
Lecture, Demonstration, Slides, Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming, Sharing/Self-disclosure, and Hands-on Exercises.
Health Sciences Library
Stony Brook University
Health Sciences Center Level 3
Stony Brook NY , 11794-8034

Doctor Speak for Medical Librarians: An Introduction to Laboratory Tests, Medical Imaging, and Common Drug Types

Contact: Jennifer Lyon
Contact: 631-444-3102 - New York and New Jersey region
Continued education in medicine is essential to integrating the librarian more fully with medical teams and improving their understanding of the medical literature and how it applies to individual patient cases. The purpose of this course is to provide librarians with practical medical knowledge, focusing on information relevant to case histories, laboratory data, and medical team discussions. Understanding medical concepts improves the librarian's abilities to communicate with physicians and patients, to read and understand the medical literature, and to relate clinical concepts in constructing a literature search. This course will consist of several modular activities. Each module will include an introduction, the medical knowledge content, and a practice activity. The modules will cover: 1) common types of drugs, drug names, drug nicknames; 2) laboratory values including vital signs, basic metabolic profile, complete blood count, and urine analysis; 3) imaging techniques such as X-Rays, CTs, and MRIs.
CE Contact Hours: 6 • Face to Face, MLA AM Offerings about Evidence Based Health Care, Expert Searching, Reference Resources & Services, Research, Subject Specific Resources
Lecture, Slides, Discussion, Gaming, and Case Method.
Concordia University Library
1455, boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest, FB-802
Montreal QC , H3G 1M8

Research by Design: Proposing, Planning, and Carrying Out a Research Project for the Practicing Librarian

Contact: Lorie Kloda and Lorie Kloda
Contact: 514-848-2424 ext. 7662 - All region
This workshop will introduce participants to the steps in designing a research project: articulating the problem, formulating a research objective, reviewing the literature, designing the methods, and outlining the workplan and resources required. Using examples from health sciences librarianship, participants will explore different types of research projects accomplished by hospital and academic librarians as inspiration. In addition, workshop participants will learn practical strategies and tips for incorporating research into daily routines useful for those without extensive education or experience in research methods. Each participant will leave the workshop with an outline of steps for a research project, making it that much closer to a reality.
CE Contact Hours: 4 • Face to Face about Research
Lecture, Slides, Discussion, Brainstorming, Sharing/Self-disclosure, Hands-on Exercises, and Case Study.
NN/LM Southeastern Atlantic Region
601 W. Lombard Street
Baltimore MD , 21201

Health Statistics on the Web

Contact: Terri Ottosen
Contact: 410-706-2855 Fax: 410-706-0099 - - Mid-Atlantic region
This hands-on course focuses on the location, selection, and effective use of statistics relevant to health on the local, state, national, and international levels. The importance and relevance of health statistics in various contexts will be discussed. Participants will have the opportunity to become familiar with the features and scope of several statistics Internet resources through the use of numerous exercises. (2 or 3 MLA CE)
CE Contact Hours: 2, 3 • Face to Face, e-Learning, Hands-on, Specialization, RML Offerings about Consumer Health, Electronic Resources, Reference Resources & Services, Research
Lecture, Demonstration, Slides, Discussion, and Hands-on Exercises.

Introduction to Research Design for Librarians

Contact: Susan LaValley
Contact: 5853568730 - New York and New Jersey region
This course will provide an overview of research study designs, including quantitative and qualitative approaches. Participants will learn the defining features of different study designs (e.g. cohort, cross-sectional, case-control, RCT’s) and the strength of evidence each design permits, as well as how to make sense of crucial information presented in article abstracts (e.g. sample size and sampling techniques , p values, confidence intervals). Additionally, for librarians working with social science researchers, this course will review key features of qualitative research designs (e.g. interviews, focus groups, and participant-observations), as well as offer tools to evaluate the quality of these types of research studies. After completing this course, participants will be able to identify differences in research designs, including advantages, disadvantages, and appropriateness of each design type for answering particular research questions. Finally, for librarians who work with the public, the course will offer tips on how to help consumers understand research findings disseminated through the popular media.
Face to Face about Consumer Health, Research
Lecture, Slides, and Case Study.

Technology to Enhance User Experience in Libraries

Contact: Jenny Taylor
Contact: 217-265-8437 - Midwest region
User experience is a method of assessing libraries that is not common in health sciences libraries. The term user assessment comes out of website design (as usability). However, other industries have found it useful to assess how users experience their services and spaces, and the idea and use of user experience research has grown over time. There are several ways of defining "user experience" to various physical and virtual spaces and services that a library may want to evaluate. For libraries, this can mean analyzing how users interact with your website to improve your virtual presence, observing users to improve your physical space, or interviewing how users research to improve services and instruction. This workshop will focus on defining user experience and see what other libraries are doing to improve their services. We will talk about low-cost and simple, yet impactful activities to turn your library into a user-centered environment.
CE Contact Hours: 4 • Face to Face about Assessment/Evaluation
Lecture, Demonstration, Slides, Discussion, and Hands-on Exercises.
Health Sciences Library, University at Buffalo Libraries
Abbott Hall
3435 Main St.
Buffalo NY , 14214

Translational Bioinformatics

Contact: Diane Rein
Contact: 716 829-5749 Fax: 716 829-2211 - Mid-Atlantic region
The major goals of this course are: 1) to familiarize participates with clinical bioinformatics databases; 2) acquisition of expert level search strategies within these database; and 3) acquisition of human genetics principles and vocabulary. The morning sessions will cover Clinical Bioinformatics, and its relationship to translational medicine, biomedical informatics, clinical informatics, and electronic medical and health records. This will be supplemented with a module covering the biology and vocabulary in genetics, genomic variation and mutations, implementing that vocabulary through searching the Human Gene Mutation Database. The afternoon sessions concentrate to searching two major clinical bioinformatics databases: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) which integrates biological data with human disease data and information; and 2) PharmGKB, the NIH-designated personalized medicine database which interrelates biological data with pharmacological and other pharmaceutical-related drug information. The workshop ends with an overview and demonstration of clinical bioinformatics public health databases.
CE Contact Hours: 4 or 8 • Face to Face, Hands-on about Expert Searching, Health Care Informatics, NLM Databases, Reference Resources & Services, Subject Specific Resources, Teaching/Instruction
Lecture, Demonstration, Slides, Learning Videotape, Discussion, Brainstorming, Hands-on Exercises, and Problem-based.
University at Buffalo
Health Sciences Library, University at Buffalo Libraries
Abbott Hall, 3435 Main St.
Buffalo NY , 14214

Foundations of Bioinformatics and Searching

Contact: Diane Rein
Contact: 716 829-5749 Fax: 716 829-2211 - Mid-Atlantic region
The major goal of this course is to provide the fundamentals for library-based bioinformatics products and services decision-making and implementation. It encompasses visualizing bioinformatics end-user practice, resource identification and collection, and acquisition of bioinformatics search competencies. The morning Bioinformatics Overview and Resources will cover bioinformatics practice in end-user communities, its databases, tools and scholarly literature, resource evaluation and authority, and strategies to locate peer-reviewed databases and tools. The afternoon Searching and Molecular Biology Vocabulary Module will concentrate to developing effective bioinformatics search strategies from within the NCBI resources, by making use of the unique and robust NCBI Entrez search engine (sometimes referred to as the “poor man’s programming script search tool”). In the process, participants will develop a working molecular biology vocabulary related to genes, proteins and organisms, as well as acquire knowledge of the various bioinformatics file formats.
CE Contact Hours: 4 or 8 • Face to Face, Hands-on about Collection Development, Expert Searching, Leadership, Reference Resources & Services, Subject Specific Resources, Teaching/Instruction
Lecture, Demonstration, Slides, Discussion, Brainstorming, Hands-on Exercises, and Problem-based.
University of Illinois at Chicago
Library of the Health Sciences-Peoria
PO Box 1649
Peoria IL , 61656

Evidence Based Practice: An Online Course

Contact: Deborah Lauseng and Sandra De Groote, Emily Johnson, and Carmen Howard
Contact: 309-671-8489 - Midwest region
In this course, emphasis is placed on the first three steps of EBM: formulating a searchable clinical question, efficiently searching the literature, and critically appraising the literature. Tools available to facilitate the EBM process will be introduced. These tools include PubMed Clinical Queries, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Practice Guidelines and other electronic resources available. The course will provide an overview of levels of evidence, research design, and bias in publication. Librarians will have the opportunity to share his/her unique perspective and knowledge; Describe basic EBM concepts; Demonstrate the ability to search the literature for primary and secondary sources of best evidence; Define statistical concepts; and study designs used in therapy, diagnosis, etiology, and prognosis clinical research studies; Distinguish between a well-designed and poorly designed clinical research study. In order to successfully do step 3 of the EBM process, critically appraise the literature, librarians need to more fully understand the questions to be asked of a study in terms of its validity and usefulness. Therefore, this class will also focus on the validity aspects of therapy and diagnosis articles, the majority of most critical questions. A focus will be placed on understanding epidemiological concepts fundamental to understanding the clinical literature including such terms as number needed to treat, absolute and relative risk reduction, power, likelihood ratio, confidence interval and intention to treat.
CE Contact Hours: 21 • e-Learning about Evidence Based Health Care, Expert Searching
Lecture, Demonstration, Discussion, Hands-on Exercises, Case Study, and Problem-based.
National Library of Medicine Training Center, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
10 North 1900 East
Salt Lake CIty UT , 84112

PubMed® for Librarians

Contact: REBECCA BROWN and Rebecca Brown, Jessi Van Der Volgen, and Molly Knapp
Contact: 801-587-5673 - - All region
PubMed for Librarians is a series of 90 minutes segments presented online via Adobe Connect and recorded for archival access. The consists of lectures, demonstrations and hands-on exercises. Topics covered are: 1) Introduction to PubMed; 2) MeSH; 3) Automatic Term Mapping; 4) Building and Refining Your Search; and 5) Customization – My NCBI. Each segment is meant to be a stand-alone module designed for each user to determine how many and in what sequence they attend. The segments are designed to take 1.5 hours each and, if the live session is attended, along with any pre-requisite work completed, will earn 1.5 MLA Continuing Education hours.
CE Contact Hours: 7.5 total(1.5/segment) • e-Learning, Hands-on, RML Offerings about NLM Databases
Lecture, Slides, Discussion, and Hands-on Exercises.