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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.
NN/LM Evaluation Office, UW Health Sciences Library
Health Sciences Library
University of Washington Box 357155
Seattle WA , 98195-7155

Asking the Right Questions: Data Collection for Health Information Outreach

Contact: Cynthia Olney and Cynthia Olney and Karen Vargas
Contact: 678-682-3864 - - All region
Good data collection tools follow three key principles. They aim to decrease perceived risk, increase perceived benefit, and decrease cost to respondents. This workshop shows you how to apply these principles in developing questionnaires and interviews. You also will learn that clear evaluation questions are the foundation of evaluation method design. They lay the groundwork for creating tools that collect the information you can use to develop, conduct, assess, and demonstrate the value of your projects. The teaching format combines lecture with interactive group exercises.
CE Contact Hours: 4 • Face to Face about Assessment/Evaluation, Consumer Health
Lecture, Slides, and Discussion.
NN/LM Evaluation Office, UW Health Sciences Library
PO Box 767671
Roswell GA , 30076

Using Questionnaires for Program Evaluation: Collecting High Quality Information

Contact: Cynthia Olney and Karen Vargas
Contact: 678-682-3864 - - All region
This course outlines the basics of conducting surveys for program evaluation. Participants will learn how to write survey items using typical question formats while avoiding common errors; distribute questionnaires to maximize response rate; determine sample size using online calculators; learn strategies for avoiding and exploring response bias in survey data.
CE Contact Hours: 4 • Face to Face, RML Offerings, Chapter Offerings about Assessment/Evaluation
Lecture, Demonstration, Slides, Discussion, Simulation, and Problem-based.
NN/LM Evaluation Office, UW Health Sciences Library
PO Box 767671,
Roswell GA

Mapping an Outreach Project:  Start with Information; End with a Plan

Contact: Cynthia Olney and Karen Vargas
Contact: 678-682-3864 - - All region
This 4-session webinar series is designed for anyone who wants to garner support, financial or otherwise, for a new project or service. Participants will learn how assessment and evaluation are effective tools for project planning and proposal writing. Community assessment allows program planners to gather compelling information about the need and viability of their projects. It also helps them build relationships with potential partners. Adding evaluation methods to their program plans helps planners “begin with the end in mind,” making desired results the center of their project proposals. While special attention will be given to applications for NN/LM awards, the information is relevant to many types of project proposals.
CE Contact Hours: 8 possible • RML Offerings - webinar with homework • about Assessment/Evaluation
Lecture, Slides, Discussion, and Hands-on Exercises.
NN/LM Evaluation Office, UW Health Sciences Library
Health Sciences Libraries and Information Center
NN/LM Pacific Northwest Region Box 357155
Seattle WA , 98195-715

Once Upon a Time: Using Evaluation Findings to Tell Your Project’s Story

Contact: Cynthia Olney and Karen Vargas
Contact: 678-682-3864 - - All region
Once upon a time, there was an evaluation report that people actually read. Sound like a fairy tale? It doesn’t have to be. This presentation shows you how to create more audience-friendly reports and presentations. It covers a five-step process for developing reports, then presents two different structures that can be used to organize narrative and content to be interesting and motivational to the reader or listener. These structures can be adapted for written reports, presentations, and even elevator speeches. Don't let your data get in the way of a good story; use your data to enhance it instead.
CE Contact Hours: 1 • e-Learning, RML Offerings about Assessment/Evaluation
Lecture, Slides, and Discussion.
NN/LM Evaluation Office, UW Health Sciences Library
Health Sciences Library
University of Washington Box 357155
Seattle WA , 98195-7155

Planning Outcomes-Based Outreach Programs

Contact: Cynthia Olney and Karen Vargas
Contact: 678-682-3864 Fax: 206-543-2469 - - All region
In the words of the immortal Yogi Berra, “if you don’t know where you’re going, you might not get there.” The logic model is a useful tool from planning projects that will help you drive toward your desired results. Participants will learn how to identify desired outcomes, create an outcomes-based project plan using logic models, and then write objectives and evaluation plans based on those logic models. It provides an ideal framework for developing funding proposals, sets the stage for setting up a quality control system to make sure your project stays on track, and provide a structure for your final reports. The in-person version of this course lasts three hours and allows more more group work. The webinar version eliminated some group activities that were not conducive to this format.
CE Contact Hours: 3 (f2f); 2 (webinar) • Face to Face, RML Offerings about Outreach/Advocacy
Lecture, Slides, Discussion, and Other.