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

Community Assessment

Contact: Cynthia Olney and Karen Vargas, Alan Carr, and Jacqueline Leskovec
Contact: 678-682-3864 Fax: 206.543.2469 - - All region
This course will help librarians and others involved in health information outreach to design quality programs and garner support for those programs by taking the right first step: collecting community and needs assessment information about the groups of people who will be involved. By the end of the course, participants should know how to collect data that will create a picture of their target community, including its needs, assets, resources, and potential obstacles that may affect the success of health information outreach efforts. Community assessment is the essential fact-finding phase of program development. You form a picture of a target community or user group in order to develop beneficial programs and services for it. But community assessment, particularly for outreach programs, can be so much more than an evaluation activity. It provides opportunities to meet leaders who provide entry into the community, initiate relationships with potential collaborators, and express your interest in the lives of the people you want to serve. In this workshop, participants will learn a four-step process for conducting community assessment that includes data collection, interpretation, and use. The relationship-building potential of each step will be discussed.
CE Contact Hours: 4 • Face to Face about Assessment/Evaluation, Consumer Health
Lecture, Demonstration, Slides, Discussion, Case Study, and Problem-based.
National Network of Libraries of Medicine Greater Midwest Region
600 Newton Road
Iowa City IA , 52242

Getting Started with Information Outreach in Your Community

Contact: Jacqueline Leskovec and Dana Abbey and Other RML staff
Contact: 319.353.4479 - Midwest region
This interactive class will provide a background in cultural competence and outreach skills as librarians make outreach efforts to under served and minority populations in their community. The goal of this course is to offer concrete ideas to enable librarians to initiate outreach programs with minority communities. Topics to be covered include locating community demographics, the importance of developing relationships, the basics of building and developing community-based partnerships, recognition and acceptance of cultural differences, and the importance of cultural competency. Some basic concepts of program planning and evaluation within a culturally diverse environment will be covered. Participants will engage in group discussions to explore models for developing their own programs. **This course was evaluated at MLA '09 and scored an overall course grade of 3.857 on a 4.0 scale. The mean score for all evaluated courses taught at MLA ’09 was 3.792 on a 4.0 scale.
CE Contact Hours: 1, 2, 3, or 4 • Face to Face, e-Learning, Hands-on, RML Offerings about Consumer Health, Outreach/Advocacy
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

Prescription for Success: Consumer Health on the Web

Contact: Terri Ottosen and Dana Abbey, Carolyn Martin, Kelli Ham, and Other RML staff
Contact: 410-706-2855 Fax: 410-706-0099 - - Mid-Atlantic region
This 4-hour online course serves as an introduction to consumer health information resources on the Internet and will cover concepts related to health literacy, the information-seeking behaviors of consumers, the basics of, and other reliable web pages, such as those from professional medical associations and advocacy groups. It will cover sites devoted to pharmaceutical information for consumers, drug-interaction databases and herbal information.The course includes hands-on exercises and discussion forums.
CE Contact Hours: 4 online • e-Learning, Hands-on, Specialization, RML Offerings - Moodle course • about Consumer Health
Lecture, Discussion, Hands-on Exercises, and Other.
US National Library of Medicine
38A Center Dr.
Bethesda MD , 20894

2017 MeSH Highlights

Contact: Katherine Majewski and Sarah Helson
Contact: - - All region
On January 27, 2017, join NLM staff for a highlights tour of the 2017 Medical Subject Headings (MeSH). A 30 minute presentation will feature a new subheading; new protein classes; additional dietary supplement concepts; changes to both the phenomena and technologies trees; and a new MeSH Browser. Following the presentation, Indexing and MeSH experts will be available to answer your questions.
CE Contact Hours: 1.0 • e-Learning about Expert Searching, NLM Databases, Research, Technology/Systems
Demonstration and Discussion.
National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region
University of Massachusetts Medical School
55 Lake Ave North
Worcester MA , 01655

Creating a campus-wide research data services committee: The good, The bad, and The... Part 1: Building bridges and plan

Contact: Julie Goldman and Amy Koshoffer, Renaine Julian, and Cinthya Ippolit
Contact: 5088563048 - - North Atlantic region
A panel of presenters in this two-part webinar series shared their experiences about how academic libraries are taking the lead in developing cross-campus collaborations in establishing research data committees to spearhead institutional efforts related to data stewardship and digital projects. This interactive session lead participants through the various steps needed in order to initiate a similar effort within their institutional context. Part 1: Building bridges and planting seeds Learning Objectives: Focus on early-stage efforts to build partnerships and bring key stakeholders to the table Acquire practical tips for addressing the institutional challenges involved in developing a campus-wide data committee Identify key individuals who could be instrumental in establishing a campus-wide data committee
CE Contact Hours: 1.5 • RML Offerings about Outreach/Advocacy
Lecture, Slides, and Panel Discussion.