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Health Sciences Library System, University of Pittsburgh
200 Scaife Hall
3550 Terrace Street
Pittsburgh PA , 15261

Systematic Review Workshop: The Nuts and Bolts for Librarians

Contact: Mary Klem and Charles Wessel, Barbara Folb, Andrea Ketchum, and Rose Turner
Contact: 412 383-9947 Fax: 412 648-8819 - - Pittsburgh region
A panel of expert searchers, comprised of members of the HSLS Systematic Review Group, will provide attendees with a framework for the completion of a systematic review, with special emphasis on successful completion of the literature search process. Sessions will feature a mixture of small and large group discussion, interactive lectures, and hands-on exercises. Topics covered will include: 1) Understanding the structure and purpose of systematic reviews 2) The reference interview and communication issues 3) Approaches to comprehensive literature searching 4) Project organization This course is not designed to provide in-depth or advanced training in the searching of specific databases. Rather, participants will acquire an understanding of the theory and practice of systematic reviews and librarians’ role(s) in the systematic review process.
CE Contact Hours: 20 • Face to Face, Hands-on about Evidence Based Health Care, Expert Searching, Research
Demonstration, Slides, Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming, Sharing/Self-disclosure, Role Playing, Hands-on Exercises, Case Study, and Other.
Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey
PO Box 12606
Wilmington DE , 19620-2606

Using Ethnography and User Experience in Health Sciences Libraries

Contact: Janina Kaldan and Nancy Foster and Pete Coco
Contact: 9739715780 - New York and New Jersey region
The proposed program will consist of a whole day CE workshop given by two speakers on the topic of ethnographic research and user experience and how these topics relate to providing library services and design that facilitate users’ locating and accessing needed information resources. The workshop will include hands-on activities and small group work.
CE Contact Hours: 7 • Face to Face, Hands-on about Assessment/Evaluation, Leadership, Management, Research, Technology/Systems
Lecture, Demonstration, Slides, Brainstorming, Hands-on Exercises, and Problem-based.
National Institutes of Health
NIH Library
10 Center Drive, Building 10 Room 1L13A
Bethesda MD , 20892

GIS for Public Health Information Professionals

Contact: Douglas Joubert
Contact: 301-594-6282 - Mid-Atlantic region
DESCRIPTION The use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to solve public health problems and as a decision making tool in healthcare has increased. Because of this trend, it is important for public health information professionals to have a basic understanding of GIS and mapping. This webinar will provide an overview of GIS, types of geospatial data, and the basics of visualizing health information. OBJECTIVES By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to: 1. Describe the major components of GIS. 2. Describe geographic coordinate systems and their role in map projections. 3. Categorize the major types of data used in GIS and mapping. 4. List the major U.S. geospatial data collection systems. 5. Describe the major uses of GIS in public health. 6. Illustrate how color, shape, and scale influence the design of maps and geospatial data visualizations.
CE Contact Hours: 75 minutes • e-Learning about Disaster Preparedness, Subject Specific Resources, Technology/Systems
Slides, Discussion, and Case Study.
National Network of Libraries of Medicine - SEA Region
601 W Lombard Street
5th Flr.
Baltimore MD , 21201

PubMed Basics [trifold]

Contact: Tony Nguyen and Any NN/LM Staff
Contact: 410-706-2855 - - All region
To hone basic searching techniques and the ability to develop general search strategies that will take advantage of the various interface access points of PubMed. The difference between PubMed and MEDLINE will be explained. Topics covered include Automatic Term Mapping, Interpreting Search Results and Search Details, understanding Related Articles, Searching with MeSH, Journal searching (Single Citation Matcher) and establishing a My NCBI account.
Handout** about NLM Databases
Sharing/Self-disclosure and Other.
University of Washington
Health Sciences Library

Searching Effectively & Efficiently

Contact: Terry Jankowski
Contact: 206-362-1477 - Pacific Northwest region
How can we search effectively & efficiently? In this class you will learn (and practice) methods used by expert searchers. You will learn some advanced search techniques for PubMed and create a self-study plan to hone your skills.
CE Contact Hours: 4 • Face to Face about Expert Searching
Lecture, Demonstration, Discussion, and Hands-on Exercises.
National Network of Libraries of Medicine Greater Midwest Region
600 Newton Road
Iowa City IA , 52242

MedlinePlus vs. PubMed: your health wins

Contact: Jacqueline Leskovec and Other RML Staff
Contact: 319.353.4479 - Midwest region
Are you new to consumer health and/or health sciences librarianship? Do you wish to provide health information services to consumers, health professionals or health professions students via free health information resources and not sure where to start? This 1-hour in-person or online class provides an introduction to MedlinePlus and PubMed: two free, online databases from the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. Learn the best uses of these databases, how they interact with each other, and whom to contact when you need help.
CE Contact Hours: 1 • Face to Face, e-Learning, RML Offerings about Consumer Health, New Librarian, Research
U.S. National Library of Medicine
8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda MD , 20894

PubMed for Nurses

Contact: Katherine Majewski
Contact: 301-496-7907 - - All region
This tutorial was created specifically to help nurses efficiently find literature using PubMed. Its concise, targeted content consists of five videos with exercises to test your knowledge. The tutorial was designed to be completed in less than 30 minutes.
Other resources** about NLM Databases
Learning Videotape and Hands-on Exercises.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda MD , 20894

PubMed for Scientists

Contact: Katherine Majewski
Contact: - - All region
As part of the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) Webinar series, Marie Collins presented PubMed for Scientists on November 12, 2015. In this Webinar designed for scientists you will learn to more efficiently search by author; explore a subject; use filters to narrow your search; find the full text article; and set up an e-mail alert for new research on your topic. Includes an informative question and answer period.
e-Learning about NLM Databases
Learning Videotape.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda MD , 20894

Finding Genes in PubMed

Contact: Katherine Majewski
Contact: 3014967907 - - All region
As part of the NCBI Minute series from the National Center for Biotechnology Information, Kate Majewski presented Finding Genes in PubMed on December 2, 2015. Learn to quickly find literature about a gene of interest using PubMed and Gene database records. Leverage the vocabulary used to describe gene information in PubMed to build a better search.
Other resources** about NLM Databases
Demonstration and Learning Videotape.
Bernard Becker Medical Library, Washington University School of Medicine
660 S. Euclid Avenue
St. Louis MO , 63110

Designing Search Strategies for Systematic Reviews: A Hands-on Course

Contact: Angela Hardi and Susan Fowler, Lauren Yaeger, and Michelle Doering
Contact: 3143622787 - Midcontinental region
The goal of this course is to provide participants with hands-on experience creating a systematic review search strategy based on the most currently available guidelines and first-hand experience of the course instructors. The course design includes lecture, hands-on exercises, individual and group work, and peer teach-back opportunities. By the end of the two day course participants should be better able to manage a systematic review project, design a systematic review search strategy for multiple databases and grey literature resources, demonstrate how to report search methods, and understand the librarian’s role in a systematic review project
CE Contact Hours: 13.5 • Face to Face, Hands-on about Expert Searching, New Librarian, Research
Lecture, Slides, Discussion, Hands-on Exercises, Case Study, and Problem-based.