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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.
National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region
University of Maryland - HSHSL
601 W Lombard St
Baltimore MD , 21201

Cool Creative Communications: Dazzling Data Visualization (Online and In-Person)

Contact: Tony Nguyen and Other NN/LM Staff
Contact: 410-706-2855 Fax: 410-706-0099 - - Mid-Atlantic region
This class covers concepts of visually representing data and proven tools that are effective in making data understood at a glance. Students will increase their knowledge on data visualization concepts and a variety of data visualization applications. Students will complete assigned exercises that they will share with their class peers.
CE Contact Hours: 4 in-person/5 online • Face to Face, e-Learning, Hands-on, RML Offerings about Consumer Health, Electronic Resources, Management, Outreach/Advocacy, Publishing, Reference Resources & Services, Teaching/Instruction
Lecture, Slides, Dialog, Sharing/Self-disclosure, and Hands-on Exercises.
NNLM Southeastern/Atlantic Region
601 W Lombard St
Baltimore MD , 21201

Chemicals, Drugs and Genetics Oh My!: Searching PubMed and Beyond

Contact: Tony Nguyen and NNLM Instructors
Contact: - - All region
This specialized class will help improve your effectiveness in searching PubMed and related NLM and NIH databases for literature information on chemicals, drugs and genetics. The course begins with searching <a title="PubMed" href="">PubMed</a> for drug information with MeSH terms, Supplementary Concept Records (SCR), and Pharmacologic Actions (PA). Additional topics include searching related databases for drug information (Week 2), searching for chemicals and with chemical nomenclature (Week 3), and locating literature related to genetics and genomics (Week 4). This course assumes a strong working knowledge of PubMed including an understanding of automatic term mapping, the importance of reviewing the Details box after searches, and using the Advanced search page and the MeSH database. The course is available as a four-week Web-based asynchronous class via Moodle for 6.0 CE credits.
CE Contact Hours: 6 • e-Learning, RML Offerings - Moodle • about Electronic Resources, Expert Searching, NLM Databases, Research
Learning Videotape, Discussion, Sharing/Self-disclosure, Hands-on Exercises, Case Study, and Problem-based.

NN/LM Resource Picks

Contact: Carolyn Martin and Elizabeth Kiscaden
Contact: 206-221-3449 Fax: 206-543-2469 - - All region
NN/LM Resource Picks is a bimonthly webcast series featuring the National Library of Medicine resources to increase awareness of these resources as well as encourage their integration by libraries and other organizations to more fully serve their colleagues and communities. Several of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine offices are combining efforts to feature resource experts from NLM for this national webinar series. Each session includes objectives, participation of attendees through questions and opportunities to dialog, and evaluation following the presentation. All sessions are presented as online webcasts using WebEx allowing for live phone conversation and online chat. Topics currently scheduled include: DIMRC, AIDS resources, PubMed, NLM Traveling Exhibits, Drug Information Portal, and PubMed Health. All sessions are recorded with closed captioning and archived.
CE Contact Hours: 1 • e-Learning, RML Offerings about Assessment/Evaluation, Consumer Health, Disaster Preparedness, Electronic Resources, Expert Searching, NLM Databases, Outreach/Advocacy, Reference Resources & Services, Research, Teaching/Instruction
Lecture, Demonstration, Slides, Discussion, Dialog, and Sharing/Self-disclosure.
University of Washington Health Sciences Library
Box 357155
Seattle WA , 98195

From A(norexia) to Z(its): Providing Health Information to Teens

Contact: Carolyn Martin
Contact: 206-221-3449 Fax: 206-543-2469 - - Pacific Northwest region
This class is designed for public librarians and secondary school librarians, teachers, nurses, and counselors. The hands-on class will present an overview of health information needs of teenagers and their information seeking behaviors; review communication skills needed during reference interviews with teenagers; and discuss credible health information resources that are designed for teens. Keywords: Anorexia, Zits, A to Z
CE Contact Hours: 3, 4 • Face to Face, e-Learning, Hands-on, Specialization, RML Offerings about Assessment/Evaluation, Consumer Health, Outreach/Advocacy, Reference Resources & Services, Subject Specific Resources, Teaching/Instruction
Lecture, Demonstration, Slides, Discussion, Brainstorming, Sharing/Self-disclosure, Role Playing, and Hands-on Exercises.
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; 6) Using Evidence-Based Search Features. 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: 9 total(1.5/segment) • e-Learning, Hands-on, RML Offerings about NLM Databases
Lecture, Slides, Discussion, and Hands-on Exercises.
NN/LM Southeastern Atlantic Region
University of Maryland, Baltimore
601 West Lombard Street
Baltimore MD , 21201

From Snake Oil to Penicillin: Evaluating Consumer Health Information on the Internet

Contact: Terri Ottosen and NN/LM Instructors and Eileen Harrington
Contact: 410-706-2855 Fax: 410-706-0099 - - Mid-Atlantic region
This hands-on course will describe why it is important to evaluate health websites. Participants will be given criteria for how to evaluate health information on the Internet. Available as web-based as well as face-to-face. For the web-based version, (an online, asynchronous, instructor-led class using Moodle), contact Terri Ottosen via the Resource URL.
CE Contact Hours: 3 • Face to Face, e-Learning, Hands-on, Specialization, RML Offerings about Consumer Health
Lecture, Demonstration, Slides, Discussion, Brainstorming, and Hands-on Exercises.
NN/LM Pacific Southwest Region, UCLA Biomedical Library
12077 Center for the Health Sciences, Box 951798
Los Angeles CA , 90095

MedlinePlus: An In-Depth Look

Contact: Kelli Ham
Contact: 310-825-1984 Fax: 310-825-5389 - - Southern California and Arizona region
As the name implies, this class is a comprehensive, in-depth training session about MedlinePlus. This course provides librarians and staff with knowledge and skills to unlock the power of MedlinePlus. Starting with the basics, the class will explore all of the content areas in MedlinePlus. Attendees will gain insight into how the design helps users navigate, find and discover the right information. Basic and advanced search techniques will be demonstrated throughout, followed by hands-on exercises to reinforce the concepts. MedlinePlus is always evolving, and even experienced librarians are pleased to find the hidden gems and learn new techniques for expert search and retrieval. In addition, the course covers behind-the-scene essentials such as proper ways to use content and link to the site, evaluation and selection criteria, and how to communicate with the MedlnePlus team to report problems or make recommendations. While intended for librarians and library staff, a subset of the course content can be used for presenting to consumer audiences. This hands-on course will include lively discussion, hands-on practice, and group activities for an interactive and valuable learning experience. This course goes far beyond the surface, providing attendees with deep knowledge of content and tools for providing excellent health information for consumers, patients, and caregivers.
CE Contact Hours: 3, 4 • Face to Face, Hands-on, Specialization, RML Offerings, Chapter Offerings about Consumer Health, NLM Databases, Reference Resources & Services
Lecture, Demonstration, Slides, Discussion, Sharing/Self-disclosure, Hands-on Exercises, and Problem-based.
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences - Henrietta DeBenedictis Library
179 Longwood Avenue
Boston MA , 02115

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website: an overview for the health sciences librarian (webinar)

Contact: Joanne Doucette
Contact: 617-732-2805 Fax: 617-278-1566 - North Atlantic region
Finding different types of information about medications (shortages, safety, recalls, stages of approval0 and devices are not uncommon requests of health sciences librarians. The FDA is an extremely large government agency with broad regulatory authority and oversight of many products, and works closely with several other government agencies. The multiple large divisions within this agency can make searching the FDA’s website challenging. Attend this webinar to learn more about this government agency, and gain an understanding of where to find the databases of particular value to information professionals.
CE Contact Hours: 1.0 • e-Learning about Electronic Resources, Expert Searching, Subject Specific Resources
Lecture, Demonstration, Slides, Gaming, and Case Study.
National Network of Libraries of Medicine
Greater Midwest Region
600 Newton Rd
Iowa City IA , 52241

From Problem to Prevention: Evidence-Based Public Health

Contact: Derek Johnson and RML Staff
Contact: 319-335-4997 - - Midwest region
This class will explain the basics of evidence-based public health (EBPH) and highlight essentials of the EBPH process such as identifying the problem, forming a question, searching the literature, and evaluating the intervention. The purpose of this class is to provide an introduction to the world of evidence based public health and to give those already familiar with EBPH useful, hands-on information that can be applied in their practices. Objectives: Participants will be able to: • Define and describe evidence-based public health • Identify a public health need and formulate an answerable question • Locate and search applicable literature and resources • Understand the importance of evaluation and locate helpful resources
CE Contact Hours: 1 • e-Learning, RML Offerings about Evidence Based Health Care, NLM Databases, Reference Resources & Services, Subject Specific Resources
Lecture, Demonstration, and Slides.