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University of Utah
10 North 1900 East
Salt Lake City UT , 84112

Teaching Topics: A Webinar Series

Contact: Rebecca Brown and Jessi Van Der Volgen and Molly Knapp
Contact: 8015875673 - - All region
Teaching Topics is a one hour, live webinar that covers topics relevant to teaching. Members of the NNLM Training Office will discuss techniques, tips and tools for teaching. Covered topics will include engagement, assessment, video tutorials, and adult learning principles. Hands-on activities are included in each session.
CE Contact Hours: 1 • RML Offerings about Teaching/Instruction
Lecture, Demonstration, Slides, Discussion, Brainstorming, Sharing/Self-disclosure, and Hands-on Exercises.
National Network of Libraries of Medicine Training Office, Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
10 N. 1900 E.
Salt Lake City UT

Discovering TOXNET

Contact: Rebecca Brown and Jessi Van Der Volgen and Molly Knapp
Contact: 801-587-5673 - - All region
Discover TOXNET and other NLM environmental health databases through videos, guided tutorials, and discovery exercises. TOXNET is a web-based system of databases covering hazardous chemicals, environmental health, toxic releases, chemical nomenclature, poisoning, risk assessment and regulations, and occupational safety and health. The independent modules cover TOXLINE, ChemIDplus, TRI, TOXMAP, Hazardous Substances Data Bank, IRIS, Haz-Map, LactMed, WISER, CHEMM, REMM, Drug Information Portal, Household Products Database, . You'll learn about the resources through videos, guided tutorials, and discovery exercises. This course is offered asynchronously through Moodle; you will work at your own pace to complete the modules that are of interest to you. There are 13 modules, one of which is required; the remaining modules are optional.
CE Contact Hours: 1-12 • e-Learning, Hands-on, RML Offerings about Consumer Health, Disaster Preparedness, NLM Databases, Subject Specific Resources
Lecture, Demonstration, Slides, Learning Videotape, Hands-on Exercises, 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; 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.
University of Virginia Health Sciences Library
1350 Jefferson Park Ave.
Charlottesville VA

A 10-Step Approach to Service Continuity Planning

Contact: Daniel Wilson and State Coordinators and NN/LM Staff
Contact: 434-924-0193 - - Mid-Atlantic region
This course has been developed as part of NN/LM’s Emergency Preparedness & Response initiative. The desired outcomes for the class are to raise awareness of the need for emergency preparedness and response planning and to provide tools for enhancing preparedness specifically for medical librarians. The class consists of an informative and engaging PowerPoint presentation, interspersed with several interactive portions. Participants will learn how to conduct a basic risk assessment for their libraries, how to craft a basic emergency preparedness plan, strategies for continuing library services from off-site, and options for obtaining assistance, both web-based resources and via the NN/LM Emergency Preparedness & Response structure.
CE Contact Hours: 2, 3, and 4 • Face to Face, e-Learning about Leadership, Management
Lecture, Slides, Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming, Sharing/Self-disclosure, and Hands-on Exercises.
NNLM SEA, University of Maryland, Baltimore
Health Sciences and Human Services Library
601 W. Lombard St
Baltimore MD , 21201-1512

Promoting Health Literacy Through Easy-to-Read Materials

Contact: Terri Ottosen
Contact: 410-706-2855 Fax: 410-706-0099 - - Mid-Atlantic region
This class will discuss the basics of health literacy, including practical tips and resources and the frequent disconnect between information providers and information seekers. The success of "plain language" initiatives and the importance of text, type, graphics, "white" space, and layout for maximum readability will be covered. Several tools used to evaluate the readability of print materials and patient literacy levels (e.g., Fry, SMOG, REALM, TOFHLA) will be introduced. Participants will have the opportunity to review print materials and websites for their adherence to easy-to-read principles. Websites developed by the National Library of Medicine and other reputable organizations will be introduced. Participants will be motivated to use health information materials to promote increased levels of health literacy in the populations they serve.
CE Contact Hours: 3, 4, or 6 • Face to Face, e-Learning, Specialization, RML Offerings - Face to Face and Online Class • about Consumer Health
Lecture, Discussion, Hands-on Exercises, and Problem-based.
National Network of Libraries of Medicine Pacific Northwest Region (NN/LM PNR)
University of Washington Health Sciences Library
Box 357155
Seattle WA , 98195

RML Rendezvous

Contact: Carolyn Martin
Contact: 206-221-3449 Fax: 206-543-2469 - - Pacific Northwest region
RML Rendezvous is a monthly webcast series presented by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Pacific Northwest Region(NN/LM PNR) coordinators and guest speakers. Each month a different topic, which may include one or more databases from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and other resources of interest to those serving health information needs, is highlighted. Each session includes objectives, assessment questions, and evaluation following the presentation. All sessions are presented as online webcasts using Adobe Connect, allowing for live phone conversation and online chat. Topics in 2016 include: Library Leadership, Patients and Social Media, Precision Medicine and the Volunteer Cohort, Social Media in Libraries, NLM Harry Potter Traveling Exhibit, NLM K-12 Resources, Engaging Public Libraries in Community Health, PubMed for Nurses, LGBT Health, an Integrated EBM Instructional Model. All sessions are recorded with closed captioning and archived at
CE Contact Hours: 1 • e-Learning, RML Offerings about Assessment/Evaluation, Consumer Health, Disaster Preparedness, Electronic Resources, Evidence Based Health Care, Expert Searching, Health Care Informatics, NLM Databases, Outreach/Advocacy, Publishing, Reference Resources & Services, Research, Subject Specific Resources, Teaching/Instruction, Technology/Systems
Lecture, Demonstration, Slides, Discussion, Dialog, and Brainstorming.