MAR Announces Online Classes February through May
Happy New Year from the Middle Atlantic Region! We are pleased to offer a number of online classes for Winter / Spring 2009. Classes are FREE. All you need is an Internet-connected computer and a telephone.
To sign up for a class, e-mail us at rml(at)med.nyu.edu with the title and date of the class you wish to attend. Please include your name, e-mail address, and mailing address.
Thirteen classes will be offered—and three are new!
1. DOCLINE: Reports and Routing Tables
This one hour class will cover two of the more specialized topics in DOCLINE—reporting features and routing tables. Registrants are welcome to submit their “problem questions” to be answered during the course.
Thursday, February 5, 11 am-12 pm
2. What’s New in PubMed
This update class will review new and noteworthy features in PubMed, including the new display formats and revised Automatic Term Mapping (ATM) algorithm.
Wednesday, February 11, 2-3:30 pm
3. Basic Nutrition Resources
Consumers, students, clinicians, and you! Where do you begin when looking for nutrition information for consumers or for clinicians? This course will take you through basic resources available to you from NLM, NIH, and others. We will also briefly review how to search for nutrition information literature.
Thursday, February 12, 11 am-12 pm
4. 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.
Thursday, February 19, 10:30 am-12 pm
5. 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, February 24, 1-2 pm
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 26, 11-12 am
7. NEW! Logic Models
Are you curious about logic models and their application? Logic models are an often used tool in grant proposals, strategic planning, and program planning and evaluation. Attend this one hour introductory session to learn about their purpose and how to create a logic model.
Tuesday, March 3, 10:30-11:30 am
8. 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 libraries’ holdings, and utilize the SERHOLD reporting functions to make the most of this unique tool in DOCLINE.
Tuesday, March 10, 10-11 AM
9. NEW! Licensing Electronic Resources
Licensing electronic resources has been identified as one of the biggest challenges for members of our region—and with good reason. Electronic collections are an incredible asset to users, but securing an effective license and managing multiple licenses from multiple vendors is a huge responsibility. This one-hour session is designed to present the basics for effective licensing which will increase access to and resource sharing from electronic collections. Presenter Paul Wrynn will explain what to look for in an electronic license (especially ILL rights, remote access, etc.); tips on managing multiple licenses; strategies for communicating with vendors; and best practices for consortia licenses.
Paul Wrynn retired in 2008 from NYU’s Health Sciences Libraries as Collection Development Librarian. Wrynn has over 30 years of experience in libraries, including significant experience managing electronic licenses.
Thursday, March 19, 10-11 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 90-minute 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.
Tuesday, March 24, 2-3:30 pm
11. 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.
Thursday, March 26, 10-11:30 am
12. NEW! Resources for Disaster Response and Preparedness
This course is designed to help librarians identify the key resources they and their users can turn to in the event of an emergency or disaster. Instructor Emily Molanphy will focus on Web sites (FEMA, CDC, etc.), databases (TOXNET, HazLit, QUAKELINE, etc.), blogs and Listservs, as well as resources for mobile devices. Attendees will learn sources for useful information in an emergency; the formats that are easiest to use; and ways to keep up-to-date. Disaster preparedness is a major undertaking—and knowing where to look for information in the event of an emergency is an important step towards readying your institution.
Emily Molanphy is Web Services Librarian at the NYU Health Sciences Libraries, where she also serves on the Disaster Preparedness Team.
Thursday, April 23, 10-11 am
13. 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.
Tuesday, May 5, 10-11 am