It’s time to head back to school with the RML! Join MAR staff and network members for online classes from September through December—all you need is an Internet-connected computer and a telephone. Classes are FREE for NN/LM members. To join or renew your free membership, visit our web site.
Send us an e-mail to sign up for a class at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eleven classes will be offered—and six are new!
1. NEW! Clever Evaluation
Evaluating programs and projects is a lot like exercising: most of us know it’s very important and we plan to start doing it as soon as we have time. Cindy Olney, evaluation specialist for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Outreach Evaluation Resource Center (OERC), will present a 90-minute session on evaluation methods that are quick, resourceful, and useful. Her strategies include using existing data, combining evaluation with other project activities, and enlisting the help of others in data collection. Cindy Olney has been an evaluation specialist since 1991 and has worked with the OERC since 2004. She specializes in planning and evaluation of health information outreach and public health projects.
October 9, 10:00 – 11:30am
2. PubMed MyNCBI
This class is presented in two parts. You may attend either session or both.
Part I. Learn how to customize your PubMed experience using MyNCBI (formerly Cubby). Save your favorite citations, and keep current with automatic searches—the results will come straight to your inbox. Change the look of PubMed with custom tabs and highlighted search terms.
Part II. Create shared filters for your library users’ using MyNCBI. Shared filters allow you to activate LinkOut icons, specify display formats, and limit search results. Shared Filters are an important feature for any library that participates in NCBI’s LinkOut program.
Part I: Monday, October 29, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Part II: Monday, November 5, 11:00am – 12:00pm
3. NEW! PubMed for Academic Librarians
This ninety-minute class is targeted to academic librarians who are new PubMed users. If your library supports programs in nursing, allied health, complementary therapies, or other biomedical sciences, learn how to use the power of PubMed to locate scholarly journal articles.
Thursday, December 6, 10:00am – 11:30am
RESOURCE SHARING AND DOCUMENT DELIVERY
This hands-on class is designed to provide step-by-step direction on how to activate LinkOut for a library’s print and electronic journal collections, so that users are able to view holdings and access full-text through the PubMed interface. Topics covered are registration for LinkOut, entering holdings, displaying a library’s icon for branding purposes, and access to free full-text through LinkOut. MLA CE credits available.
Three hours, divided into two sessions. *Attendance at both sessions is mandatory to receive CE credit*
September 27 and October 4, 3:00 – 4:30pm
November 27 and December 4, 11:00am – 12:30pm
5. DOCLINE for Beginners
The title says it all! If you are new to DOCLINE, this one-hour class will provide an overview.
Thursday, September 20, 10:00 – 11:00am
Tuesday, October 23, 2:00 – 3:00pm
6. DOCLINE: Reports, Routing Tables and More
This one hour class will cover some of the more specialized topics in Docline, including the reporting features and routing tables. Registrants are welcome to submit their “problem questions” to be answered during the course. This class is intended for current DOCLINE users and is not an introductory class.
Wednesday, September 26, 1:00 – 2:00pm
Friday, November 2, 11:00 am – 12:00pm
7. NEW! Copyright and ILL
Guidelines? Law? CONTU? This course will give a basic introduction to copyright including the exclusive rights of copyright holders, copyright duration, and fair use. Learn how copyright affects ILL and how librarians can better balance ILL service needs with copyright law. You will also gain an understanding of the features in DOCLINE that address copyright law.
Tuesday, October 2, 2:00 – 3:00pm
Thursday, November 29, 11:00am – 12:00pm
8. Creative Commons: What Is It?
The digital age has caused a plethora of problems concerning copyright. Along comes the concept of Creative Commons to help define the rights of creators, users, and consumers. What is it and how is it used? Take this one hour online class and learn more!
Monday, October 8, 3:00 – 4:00pm
Thursday, November 15, 3:00 – 4:00pm
9. NEW! Using Wikis in Education
Wikis are gaining in use and acceptance in corporate and healthcare environments as quickly as they are in academia. Health sciences librarians with formal or informal responsibility for user education can learn more about wikis in this 90-minute class, taught by Marcy Brown, a clinical medical librarian with close to fifteen years of experience in secondary research services. She holds a master’s in Library and Information Science, a graduate certificate in Healthcare Information Technology, and is currently working toward a second graduate degree in Educational Technology. Note: Class size limited to 25 participants.
Monday, November 5, 9:30 – 11:00am
10. NEW! Consumer Health Information at the Public Library
Public librarians, do you receive health information requests at the reference desk? Do you want to plan programming on health topics? Learn about National Library of Medicine’s free, authoritative consumer health web sites like MedlinePlus and NIH Senior Health.
Monday, October 8, 10:00 – 11:00am
Monday, November 12, 1:00 – 2:00pm
11. NEW! Consumer Health Funding for Public Libraries
The hour-long online course will provide an overview of funding available from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) and National Library of Medicine. The class will review the existing awards from the NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region, review how awards are created and eligibility in applying for the awards. The class will also discuss options for public libraries to supplement awards with training, promotional items and other assistance from NN/LM MAR staff.
Thursday, October 4, 2:00 – 3:00pm
Tuesday, November 6, 10:00 – 11:00am