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Davis Library, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Campus Box 3900
Chapel Hill NC , 27515-8890

Copyright for Health Sciences Librarians

Contact: Anne Gilliland
Contact: 919.843.3256 - Mid-Atlantic region
This course is an introduction to copyright for librarians that focuses on situations and scenarios that are particularly applicable to work in the health sciences. Participants will learn the basics of the law and its relevance to their work and that of their patrons and customers. They will gain some facility in analyzing common copyright dilemmas they are likely to encounter and will have some idea of where and how to find out more information about copyright when they need it. Topics to be covered include copyright basics, fair use, copyright exceptions for instruction and teaching, copyright exceptions for librarians and archivists, and copyright and social media. Instructional methods used include lecture, small group discussion and problem solving, and large group discussion. This course was evaluated at MLA '11 and scored an overall course grade of 3.70 on a 4.0 scale. The mean score for all evaluated courses taught at MLA ’11 was 3.63 on a 4.0 scale.
CE Contact Hours: 2, 4, 6 • Face to Face about Copyright/Plagiarism
Lecture, Slides, Discussion, Brainstorming, and Case Study.
NN/LM-MCR
University of Utah Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library
10 North 1900 East
Salt Lake City UT , 84112-5890

Emergency Preparedness for Libraries

Contact: Dana Abbey and NN/LM Instructors
Contact: (303) 724-2110 Fax: (303) 724-2166 - http://nnlm.gov/training/emergprep/ - All region
The class examines strategies to assist librarians with preparing for, responding to, and recovering from emergencies. Topics include learning how to conduct a basic risk assessment for their libraries and craft a basic emergency preparedness plan including strategies for continuing library services during the emergency; disaster planning models; types of resources available for emergency planning and recovery; relationships with first responders, vendors, and other libraries; and issues related to salvage. Class activities provide the opportunity to discuss and begin developing continuity of service plans and related processes.
CE Contact Hours: 4 • Face to Face, RML Offerings about Leadership, Management
Lecture, Slides, Discussion, Brainstorming, Hands-on Exercises, and Case Study.
NN/LM-MCR
University of Utah Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library
10 North 1900 East
Salt Lake City UT , 84112-5890

Disaster Planning in the Library and Beyond

Contact: Dana Abbey and NN/LM Instructors
Contact: (303) 724-2110 Fax: (303) 724-2166 - http://nnlm.gov/training/epbeyond/ - All region
This course has been developed as part of NN/LM’s Emergency Preparedness & Response initiative. The class examines strategies to assist librarians with preparing for, responding to, and recovering from emergencies. It was created to follow the "10-Step Approach to Service Continuity Planning" course - either independently or as the second half of the four-hour "Emergency Preparedness for Libraries" course. Topics include identifying strategies for continuing library services during the emergency; disaster planning models; types of resources available for emergency planning and recovery; relationships with first responders, vendors, and other libraries; and issues related to salvage. Class activities provide the opportunity to discuss and continue of developing continuity of service plans and related processes.
CE Contact Hours: 2 • Face to Face, RML Offerings about Leadership, Management, Outreach/Advocacy
Lecture, Slides, Discussion, Brainstorming, Hands-on Exercises, and Case Study.
University of Maryland NN/LM SCR
601 W Lombard St
Baltimore MD , 21201-1512

ABCs of DNA: Unraveling the Mystery of Genetics Information for Consumers

Contact: Terri Ottosen and Karen Vargas, Michelle Eberle, Gail Kouame, and Lori Tagawa
Contact: 410.706.2855 Fax: 410.706.0099 - http://nnlm.gov/training/genetics/index.html - Mid-Atlantic region
Consumers need access to information and resources about genetic information in a manner that is understandable. Librarians working with the public need to be aware of the issues surrounding genetics and resources to assist patrons in locating and evaluating sometimes complex and confusing information. This class explores basic concepts such as genes and chromosomes and offers an overview of genetic disorders, genetic testing, genetic counseling, and the Human Genome Project. Ethical and legal issues associated with genetic disorders will be covered with regard to privacy, discrimination, and potential legislative impact on medicine and society. A variety of reliable health information resources will be demonstrated, including, but not limited to: Genetics Home Reference, ClinicalTrials.gov, CHID (Combined Health Information Database), NORD (National Organization for Rare Disorders), and MedlinePlus. This 4-hour hands-on class is intended for consumers, public librarians, and health sciences librarians who work with the public.
CE Contact Hours: 4 • Face to Face, e-Learning, Hands-on, RML Offerings about Consumer Health
Lecture, Demonstration, Learning Videotape, Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming, Simulation, Role Playing, Hands-on Exercises, Case Method, Case Study, and Other.
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.
NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region, University of Pittsburgh
200 Scaife Hall
3550 Terrace Street
Pittsburgh PA , 15261

More Than a Bandage: Health Information Resources for K-12 Health Professionals

Contact: Lydia Collins
Contact: 412.624.1411 Fax: 412.624.1515 - http://nnlm.gov/training/bandage/ - All region
This class will introduce the freely available health information resources for K-12 health professionals provided by the National Library of Medicine (NLM). Participants will be equipped with knowledge of consumer health sites covering general health, drug information, and environmental health with emphasis on MedlinePlus. This course qualifies for Medical Library Association, Consumer Health Information Specialization Levels 1 and 2.
CE Contact Hours: 1, 2 or 3 • Face to Face, e-Learning, RML Offerings about Consumer Health, NLM Databases, Reference Resources & Services, Subject Specific Resources
Lecture, Demonstration, Slides, Discussion, and Hands-on Exercises.
NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region, University of Pittsburgh
200 Scaife Hall
3550 Terrace Street
Pittsburgh PA , 15261

NLM’s Online Playground: K-12 Health and Science Resources from the National Library of Medicine

Contact: Lydia Collins
Contact: 412.624.1411 Fax: 412.624.1515 - http://nnlm.gov/training/playground/ - All region
This class will introduce the freely available K-12 resources from the National Library of Medicine. Resources span a variety of subject matters including Biology, Careers, Environmental Health Science/Chemistry, Forensics and Medical Technology, General Health, Genetics, Health Information Tutorials, and HIV/AIDS. This course qualifies for Medical Library Association, Consumer Health Information Specialization Levels 1 and 2.
CE Contact Hours: 1, 2 or 3 • Face to Face, e-Learning, RML Offerings about Consumer Health, NLM Databases, Reference Resources & Services, Subject Specific Resources
Lecture, Demonstration, Slides, Discussion, Brainstorming, and Hands-on Exercises.
NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region, University of Pittsburgh
200 Scaife Hall
3550 Terrace Street
Pittsburgh PA , 15261

MedlinePlus and Affordable Care Act Resources for Public Libraries

Contact: Lydia Collins
Contact: 412.624.1411 Fax: 412.624.1515 - http://nnlm.gov/training/acapublic/ - All region
This class will provide an overview of the Affordable Care Act for public library staff including re-enrollment. Additionally, an introduction to MedlinePlus highlighting health topics pages relevant to health insurance and health outreach will be covered. Information on strategies for new enrollment and reenrollment services for public library staff will also be included. This course qualifies for Medical Library Association, Consumer Health Information Specialization Levels 1 and 2.
CE Contact Hours: 1 or 2 • Face to Face, e-Learning, RML Offerings about Consumer Health, Subject Specific Resources
Lecture, Demonstration, Slides, Discussion, Brainstorming, and Hands-on Exercises.
Oregon Health & Science University Library
Mail Code LIB
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd
Portland OR , 97239

Biomedical Information Literacy Training for Research Interns

Contact: Jackie Wirz
Contact: 503.494.3443 - http://libguides.ohsu.edu/researchinterns - All region
This project developed a suite of online resources to provide training on 1) information literacy, 2) biomedical informatics databases and tools, and 3) basic data and information management.
Face to Face about Electronic Resources, NLM Databases, Reference Resources & Services, Research
Lecture and Slides.