NN/LM MAR Announces Online Classes: January through May
Happy new year from the Middle Atlantic Region! We are pleased to offer a number of online classes in 2008. Classes are FREE. All you need is an Internet-connected computer and a telephone. To sign up for a class, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thirteen classes will be offered—and four are new!
1. Introduction to RML Services NEW!
What can the RML do for you? This one-hour introduction will help new and existing members answer that question and more. Attendees will learn about free promotional materials, funding opportunities, and training sessions. Special focus will be paid to the NNLM MAR Website so that users can learn to find what they need when they need it.
Thursday, January 31, 10:00-11:00am
Thursday, February 7, 10:00-11:00am
Tuesday , March 18, 10:30-11:30am
Thursday, April 10, 3:00-4:00pm
Monday, May 12, 11:00am-12:00pm
2. 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.
Wednesday, February 13, 10:00-11:30am
Tuesday, May 6, 1:30-3:00pm
3. 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.
Tuesday, February 12, 10:00-11:00am
Wednesday , April 16, 3:00-4:00pm
Tuesday, February 19, 10:00-11:00am
Wednesday, April 23, 3:00-4:00pm
OTHER NLM RESOURCES
4. Introduction to TOXNET NEW!
Learn how to find information on chemicals, toxic releases, toxicology literature, and toxicology data files with NLM’s TOXNET set of databases. TOXNET is a rich resource for environmental health, toxicology, and chemical hazards.
Thursday, February 14, 11:00am-12:00pm
Tuesday, April 15, 10:00-11:00am
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.
*This class is divided into two sessions. Attendance at both sessions is mandatory to receive CE credit*
Wednesday, March 12 and 19, 11:00am-12:00pm
Thursday, April 17 and 24, 1:00-2:00pm
6. DOCLINE for Beginners
The title says it all! If you are new to DOCLINE, this one-hour class will provide an overview.
Thursday , February 28, 11:00am-12:00pm
Wednesday, March 19, 2:00-3:00pm
Tuesday, May 6, 10:00-11:00am
7. DOCLINE SERHOLD: Searching, Updating, and Reporting NEW!
This course will focus on the SERHOLD feature of DOCLINE. Attendees will learn how to add new titles and formats to their library’s record, search SERHOLD for other library’s holdings, and utilize the SERHOLD reporting functions to make the most of this unique tool in DOCLINE.
Tuesday, February 26, 11:00am-12:00pm
Thursday, March 13, 1:00-2:00pm
8. 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.
Thursday, January 31, 3:00-4:00pm
Thursday, March 13, 10:00-11:00am
Tuesday, May 6, 1:00-2:00pm
9. 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.
Thursday, February 28, 3:00-4:00pm
Wednesday, April 16, 1:00-2:00 pm
10. Free Productivity Tools NEW!
Library’s budgets are always pinched for one thing or another. Did you know that there are a multitude of free software packages out there that do just about everything that commercial software packages can do? In this one hour class we’ll take a look at some of these software packages, their usefulness, their limitations and things to think about if you decide to go the free software route.
Thursday, March 20, 3:00-4:00pm
Wednesday, May 28, 3:00-4:00pm
11. 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!
Tuesday, February 19, 3:00-4:00pm
Monday, April 14, 3:00-4:00pm
12. 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.
Tuesday, February 26, 3:00-4:00pm
Wednesday, March 12, 2:00-3:00pm
Wednesday, April 16, 10:00-11:00am
13. 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.
Friday, February 15, 12:00-1:00pm
Thursday, March 27, 11:00am-12:00pm
Tuesday, April 15, 3:00-4:00pm