MAR Announces Summer Online Classes
Join MAR staff and network members for online classes in June, July, and August. You can participate in a class from the comfort of your own (hopefully) air-conditioned office—all you need is an Internet-connected computer and a telephone. Classes are FREE.
To sign up for a class, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
10 classes will be offered—and 3 are new!
1. 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.
June 11, 11:00 am-12:00 pm
2. NEW! LinkOut Update
The LinkOut submission utility saw a significant redesign in late April 2008. This one-hour session will help familiarize LinkOut libraries with the new interface. This courses is intended for libraries already working with LinkOut and interested in learning how the new interface will affect them. PLEASE NOTE: We will not be offering Getting Started with LinkOut over the summer months. If you need this training, please contact Miguel Figueroa (email@example.com) to make individual arrangements.
June 19, 2:00-3:00 pm
3. PubMed MyNCBI
In this 90-minute session, you will learn how to customize your PubMed experience using MyNCBI (formerly Cubby), and create shared filters for your library users. 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. Create shared filters that 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.
June 24, 10:30 am-12:00 pm
4. DOCLINE SERHOLD: Searching, Updating, and Reporting
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.
June 24, 2:00-3:00 pm
5. Introduction to TOXNET
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.
July 8, 10:00-11:00 am
6. NEW! Summer DOCLINE Tune-Up
This quick and informal session will highlight ten things you can do this summer to help improve your DOCLINE account. Quickly review your routing table, run a SERHOLD report, update your institution record, and more. These quick tips will highlight the minor maintenance issues that can help DOCLINE work better for you.
July 9, 11:00 am-12:00 pm
7. 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.
July 9, 1:00-2:00 pm
8. NEW! Service Continuity Planning
An emergency can be as wide-scale as a hurricane or as local as a burst pipe in the book stacks. Do you know how to ensure the continuation of your primary services and access to your primary resources in the event of an emergency at your library? Learn (and share) strategies during this 90 minute class. Dan Wilson, Coordinator, NN/LM Emergency Preparedness Project, will present a simple, relatively quick, approach to creating a service continuity plan. Dan Wilson is Associate Director for Collection Management and Access Services at University of Virginia Claude Moore Health Sciences Library.
July 15, 10:00am-11:30am
9. Introduction to RML Services
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.
July 16, 10:30-11:30 am
10. Free Productivity Tools
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.
August 12, 2:00-3:00 pm