NN/LM MAR Announces Fall Online Classes
It’s time to head back to school with the Middle Atlantic Region! Join MAR staff and network members for online classes from September through November-all you need is an Internet-connected computer and a telephone. Classes are FREE. We have nine classes scheduled so far, with more to come. One class is new.
To sign up for a class, e-mail us at rml(at)med.nyu.edu with the title and date of the class(es) you wish to attend. Please include your name, e-mail address, and mailing address.
1. DOCLINE for Beginners
Thurs. Sep 9, 10am – 11am
If you are new to DOCLINE, this one-hour class will provide an overview of DOCLINE essentials, including
making and filling requests, searching for other DOCLINE institutions, and updating your institution’s
DOCLINE record. The class is intended for beginning DOCLINE users, but anyone who wants a refresher
in DOCLINE basics is welcome to attend.
2. Project Management
Tues. Sep 21, 11am -12:30pm
Project Management is a term that can be used loosely, or as a rigorous process. Marty Magee, Education and Nebraska Liaison for NNLM’s MidContinental Region will cover the basics in this presentation to include Time, Money and Resources (People), as the primary components, and some other considerations for managing projects.
3. Logic Models
Thurs. Sep 23, 10am – 11am
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.
4. Resources for Disaster Response and Preparedness
Mon. Sep. 27, 2pm – 3pm
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.
5. DOCLINE Serial Holdings: Searching, Updating and Reporting
Thurs. Sept. 30 10am-11am
This course will focus on the Serial Holdings feature of DOCLINE. Attendees will learn how to add new titles and formats to their library’s record, search DOCLINE for other library’s holdings, and utilize the Serial Holdings reporting functions to make the most of this unique component of DOCLINE.
6. The New MedlinePlus *NEW*
Tues. Oct. 12, 10am-11am
This update class will review new and noteworthy features in MedlinePlus, including the new interface.
7. Licensing Electronic Resources
Tues. Oct. 19, 10am-11am
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.
8. DOCLINE Routing Tables and Reports
Thurs. Oct. 28, 10am-11am
DOCLINE Routing Tables and Reports: This course will teach attendees the basics of DOCLINE routing and reports. Topics covered will include DOCLINE routing table best practices, constructing and updating a routing table, and becoming familiar with DOCLINE reports.
9. Free Productivity Tools
Tues. Nov. 16, 2pm-3:30pm
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.