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NN/LM - Pacific Southwest Region, UCLA Biomedical Library
12-077 Center for the Health Sciences
Box 951798
Los Angeles CA , 90095-1798

Teaching with Technology: Tips, Techniques and Tools

Contact: Kay Deeney and Jessi Van der Volgen and Other RML Staff
Contact: 310-206-0525 Fax: 310-825-5389 - https://nnlm.gov/classes/technology - All region
This course will acquaint attendees with information about using technology tools for teaching distance learning courses. We will discuss options and best practices for asynchronous and synchronous distance classes, as well as “blended” classes that offer both in-person and online options. Adult learning principles will be reviewed. We will examine and discuss examples of software and website tools in teaching as well as hardware considerations.
CE Contact Hours: 4.0, 8.0 • e-Learning, Hands-on, RML Offerings about Teaching/Instruction, Technology/Systems
Lecture, Demonstration, Slides, Discussion, Simulation, Gaming, and Hands-on Exercises.
NN/LM - PSR, UCLA Biomedical Library
12-077 Center for the Health Sciences
Box 951798
Los Angeles CA , 90095-1798

NLM Resources Update

Contact: Kay Deeney and Other RML staff
Contact: 310-206-0525 Fax: 310-825-5389 - https://nnlm.gov/classes/nlmresources - All region
Explore the latest and greatest from the National Library of Medicine treasure trove of resources! This class focuses on databases such as ClinicalTrials.gov, Drug Information Portal, Genetic Testing Registry and PubMed. Additional databases and resources will be highlighted as time permits. Attendees will participate either in person or through distance learning via discussions/chats, hands-on exercises and surveys/polls.
CE Contact Hours: 3, 4 • Face to Face, e-Learning, RML Offerings about Electronic Resources, Expert Searching, NLM Databases
Demonstration, Slides, Discussion, Hands-on Exercises, and Other.
VCU Libraries
509 N. 12th St.
Box 980582
Richmond VA , 23298

Providing Consumer Health Information to Patrons: A Workshop for Librarians

Contact: Dana Ladd and Emily Hurst
Contact: 804-628-2429 - Mid-Atlantic region
The Community Health Education Center (CHEC) is a library for patients and their family members located at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Health. The workshop emphasizes the skills needed to provide patrons with accurate health information. Librarians will learn how to communicate effectively with patrons, conduct a medical reference interview, critically evaluate online health information, and learn how to find reliable health information in a variety of formats and reading levels to meet the needs of low-literacy and speakers of other languages. Participants will be given tours of the Community Health Education Center and the Linen Powell Cancer Resource Library. Hands-on activities and discussion sessions will allow participants to gain a better understanding of providing information to patients and their families in a hospital setting.
CE Contact Hours: 6 • Face to Face, Hands-on, Specialization about Consumer Health
Lecture, Demonstration, Slides, Discussion, Brainstorming, Sharing/Self-disclosure, Role Playing, and Hands-on Exercises.
NN/LM Pacific Southwest Region, UCLA Louise Darling Biomedical Library
12-077 Center for Health Sciences
Box 951798
Los Angeles CA , 90095-1798

TOXNET: Toxicology & Environmental Information

Contact: Kay Deeney and Other NN/LM staff
Contact: 310-206-0525 Fax: 310-825-5389 - https://nnlm.gov/classes/toxnet - 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.
Robert M. Bird Health Sciences Library / University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
1105 N Stonewall Ave
Oklahoma City OK , 73117

Health and Wellness on the Go: Mobile Resource Options

Contact: Shari Clifton and Tara Malone
Contact: 405-271-2285 x48752 Fax: 405-271-3297 - South Central region
The options for mobile health and wellness resources can be overwhelming. This asynchronous online course is designed to assist staff members/volunteers in public libraries/tribal libraries/literacy programs find, evaluate, and use mobile applications.
CE Contact Hours: 3 • e-Learning, Specialization about Consumer Health, Outreach/Advocacy, Technology/Systems
Sharing/Self-disclosure and Hands-on Exercises.
Augusta University
Greenblatt Library AB 217
1120 15th Street
Augusta GA , 30912

NLM Georgia Biomedical Informatics Course

Contact: Michael Ackerman and Patricia Brennan , Olivier Bodenreider , William Braithwaite , Christoper Chute , Kathy Davies , Çağatay Demiralp , Deborah Estrin , Elmer Bernstam , Paul Harris , William Hersh , Dmitry Kondrashov , Donald Lindberg , Randolph Miller , Rana Morris , Jay Ostrowski , Rebecca Schnall , Jessica Schwind , Kim Marie Unertl, Jeremy Warner , Wendy Chapman , and Dina Demner Fushman
Contact: 301-493-8927 - http://guides.augusta.edu/friendly.php?s=nlm - 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: 39 • Face to Face, e-Learning, Handout**, Hands-on about Health Care Informatics, NLM Databases, Technology/Systems
Lecture, Demonstration, Discussion, Brainstorming, Sharing/Self-disclosure, Hands-on Exercises, Case Study, and Problem-based.
Institute for Healthcare Advancement
501 S. Idaho Street
Suite 300
La Habra CA , 90631

IHA Health Literacy Conference:Building Bridges- Promoting Health Equity and Health Literacy

Contact: Diana Gonzalez and Diana Gonzalez
Contact: 562-6904001 Fax: 562-690-8988 - http://www.iha4health.org - Southern California and Arizona region
This conference will gather together clinicians, educators, researchers, policymakers, and other practitioners who have developed and implemented proven best practices to help broaden and improve the health literacy field. These presenters will discuss programs and solutions to improve health communication, review programs of critical importance to improving health literacy, and teach attendees skill sets to better serve their clients. This year's conference will focus on building bridges between health literacy research to practical solutions in the field to promote health equity.
CE Contact Hours: 23.5 • Face to Face, Hands-on - In person interactive conference • about Consumer Health, Electronic Resources, Evidence Based Health Care, Health Care Informatics, Reference Resources & Services, Subject Specific Resources, Teaching/Instruction, Web Design
Lecture, Demonstration, Slides, Learning Videotape, Panel Discussion, Discussion, Debate, Dialog, Brainstorming, Sharing/Self-disclosure, Hands-on Exercises, Case Study, and Problem-based.
University of Michigan
1135 E. Catherine St
Ann Arbor MI , 48109-5726

Introduction to Visualization Principles

Contact: Marci Brandenburg and Jean Song
Contact: - Midwest region
Visualization can be a powerful tool for discovery, data analysis, and presentation. Due to the great amounts of data being generated in the health sciences, data visualization is becoming more popular, and libraries are finding their niche in the visualization landscape. This course will provide an introduction to visualization principles, including design principles, different types of visualization, and the role of the library. Several visualization tools will be briefly discussed. The goal of this course is to get attendees thinking about the principles and concepts behind creating a good visualization. After taking this course, participants will have a better understanding of data visualization principles and will be better prepared for engaging in conversations with researchers interested in visualization.
CE Contact Hours: 4 • Face to Face about Research
Lecture, Slides, Discussion, Brainstorming, and Sharing/Self-disclosure.
Rachel Pinotti
1 Gustave L Levy Pl.
Box #1102
New York NY , 10029-6504

Upping your Reference Game: Technologies and Strategies for Value-Added Reference Services

Contact: Rachel Pinotti and Diana Delgado, Antonio DeRosa, and Rachel Pinotti
Contact: 212-241-7204 - New York and New Jersey region
This will be a hands-on session designed to provide value-added strategies and techniques to enhance user experience regarding reference services requests. The course will be divided into 4 major components: (1) teaching users to "fish" - cultivating research skills via email; (2) beyond the search - offering publication and scholarly communication support; (3) using response templates and web forms to save yourself time; (4) anticipating user needs by providing citation metrics and alternative metrics of the evidence. Each component will include lecture, demonstration, and hands-on exercises. Participants will leave the workshop with tools they can take back and use immediately in their day-to-day provision of reference services. By the conclusion of the session, participants will: • Employ strategies to enable users to be self-sufficient searchers • Effectively utilize publication support tools to guide users in the publication process • Create practical and flexible email templates • Provide traditional and alternative metric data to aid in the evaluation of sources • Employ subject headings in a variety of capacities to improve reference services • Demonstrate the ability to go above and beyond in providing high quality reference services
CE Contact Hours: 4.0 • Face to Face, Hands-on, MLA AM Offerings about Reference Resources & Services
Lecture, Demonstration, Slides, Discussion, Hands-on Exercises, and Case Study.
Michigan State University Libraries
366 W. Circle Drive
East Lansing MI , 48824

Great Lakes Science Boot Camp for Librarians 2017

Contact: Andrea Kepsel
Contact: (517) 884-0898 - https://sites.google.com/site/greatlakessbc/ - Midwest region
The Great Lakes Science Boot Camp is an immersive 2.5 day event offering librarians opportunities to learn more about key areas of scientific and medical research. The programming features three faculty-led sessions on Sports Research, Biogeochemistry and Ecology, and Agriculture and Natural Resources, designed to provide overviews of emerging trends and research methodologies and in-depth descriptions of particular research projects. A keynote address focusing on the Flint water crisis will inspire new ideas for engagement in research and public health. In addition to these education sessions, the Boot Camp will include lightning talks from attending librarians and facility tours at the Michigan State University W.K. Kellogg Biological Station. Networking events, including a banquet dinner and an ice cream social at the Michigan State University Dairy Store, will provide many opportunities for attendees to share experiences and brainstorm new paths to engage with research faculty at their home institutions. By attending this Boot Camp and learning directly from active researchers, librarians from the Greater Midwest region and beyond will enhance their understanding of several key areas of scientific and medical research and will become better prepared to provide support for research at their home institutions.
CE Contact Hours: 13 • Face to Face about Outreach/Advocacy, Reference Resources & Services, Research, Subject Specific Resources
Lecture, Demonstration, Slides, Discussion, and Sharing/Self-disclosure.