Archive for the ‘Education’ Category
Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015
Would you like to gain new search skills and brush up on existing PubMed skills? Then join the National Library of Medicine Training Center for PubMed for Trainers in New York City at NYU’s Bobst Library. PubMed for Trainers offers an in-depth behind the scenes look at PubMed. You will:
- Fill any gaps in general knowledge you might have about MEDLINE and PubMed.
- Enhance your knowledge of the MEDLINE database
- Identify what the National Library of Medicine considers good background information.
- Improve your PubMed search technique.
- Improve your ability to analyze and implement Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)
- Employ the features and functions of PubMed for use in searching and training
- Experience peer collaboration and learning
What is the format of PubMed for Trainers?
PubMed for Trainers is a 4-part series of classes; 3 online plus 1 in-person class.
When is PubMed for Trainers?
The series of classes is scheduled for the following dates (attendance in all sessions is required):
Session One (online): August 5, 2015 10am-11:30am ET; optional 30 minute instructional design component immediately after PubMed content
Session Two (online): August 12, 2015 10am – 11:30am ET; optional 30 minute instructional design component immediately after PubMed content
Session Three (online): August 19, 2015 10am – 11:30am ET; optional 30 minute instructional design component immediately after PubMed content
Session Four (in-person): August 27, 2015 9:00am – 4:30PM ET (This class will be held at New York University Bobst Library).
What should I expect from the class?
The classes consist of lectures, individual exercises, group work and discussions, plus approximately 2-3 hours of independent homework.
How many MLA CE Credits will I get?
When you complete the PubMed portion of the class, you will receive 13 MLA CE credit hours.
If you also complete the optional instructional design module, you will receive an additional 3 MLA CE credit hours.
For a complete description, go to: http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/class_details.html?class_id=359
To register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/register.html?schedule_id=3405
Apply for Professional Development funding to pay for your travel: http://nnlm.gov/mar/funding/prof_dev_awards2015
Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
Presenter: Crystal Smith, Reference Librarian, Rare Books and Early Manuscripts, National Library of Medicine
Description: In this presentation participants will be introduced to the Directory of History of Medicine Collections as a resource. It will cover the history of its creation, background of the project, and show its evolution from a primarily print resource, to a fully searchable database. An introduction to searching the DHMC database will also be included.
The presentation will reveal the benefits to prospective collections that decide to join the DHMC e.g., libraries, museums and archives that hold materials on the history of medicine. Also presented will be strategies on how to approach collections when extending invitations to join this very helpful resource.
Date / Time: June 9 / Noon – 1 pm (ET)
Online / No Registration Required
Friday, May 8th, 2015
Sustained Science Outreach – A Program for Low Income, Underserved Youth
Presenter: Judy Cameron, Ph.D. Professor of Psychiatry/Director of Science Outreach, University of Pittsburgh
The YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh and the Pitt Science Outreach program offered a new 6-week program called Sustained Science Outreach. The program was designed to interest youth from low income, underserved areas in learning about science and healthy lifestyle choices and be equipped to share this information with their parents, families, and others in their community. This program targeted youth in 4th-6th grade, a time where exposure to science has been shown to have a lifelong impact on youth attitudes toward science. The participating Y’s were located within 5 historically underserved communities.
Train-the-Trainer Manual Development for Access to Mental Health Literacy for Rural PA Older Adults
Presenter: Rebecca May-Cole, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Behavioral Health and Aging Coalition, Inc. (PBHAC)
The Pennsylvania Behavioral Health and Aging Coalition developed and delivered a program to expand Behavioral Health Literacy for older adults, called the Healthy ABCs program, by training peer presenters to provide the information to older adults in their home communities. The goal of the project was to decrease the barriers associated with senior adults, particularly aged seniors, understanding and accessing Behavior Health services and information.
Mobile Technology in a Community Teaching Hospital Library: Tablets and E-books
Presenter: Patricia Reusing, Director, Health Sciences Library, Saint Barnabas Medical Center
The primary goal of this project was to enhance the hospital staff’s knowledge of health and medical conditions by placing selected applications (“apps”) and ebooks on different types of tablet devices (iPad, iPad Mini, and Samsung Galaxy). During the course of the project, our Medical Library’s two librarians held numerous demonstrations throughout the hospital at which staff and members of the community (patients, visitors) could try out the tablets and look at the various apps and ebooks loaded on them. As medical librarians, we also learned a lot about tablets and the available content for them for our own understanding and to share our knowledge with our library users.
Date / Time: May 28th / Noon – 1 pm (ET)
Online / No Registration Required
Wednesday, May 6th, 2015
On April 28th, 2015 MedlinePlus (http://medlineplus.gov/) and MedlinePlus en español (http://medlineplus.gov/spanish) released a completely redesigned site with a fresh look and feel. The new version of MedlinePlus and MedlinePlus en español uses responsive design for ease of use on any device, whether that is a desktop monitor or mobile touchscreen. Responsive pages automatically change their layout to fit your screen. See the NLM announcement page for more details.
NN/LM MAR would like to invite you to a special webinar to review the redesigned site on May 13th, 2015 from 1:00-2:00 PM EST. Lydia Collins, Consumer Health Coordinator (NN/LM MAR) will talk about the changes and provide reassurance that although MedlinePlus has a new look, the content is the same and just as reliable!
The session will be recorded and information for registering is provided below. Please register even if you are unable to attend the live session as a special message regarding the availability of the recording will be provided to all those who register.
Registration Link: https://nnlm.gov/mar/training/register.html?schedule_id=3413
For questions contact Lydia Collins at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, April 23rd, 2015
The Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library at the University of Utah seeks an imaginative team leader with progressive ideas to lead the National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC). The Assistant Director reports directly to the Associate Director of the NN/LM MidContinental Region. The Assistant Director plans and implements the activity of the NTC; supervises NTC professional and support staff; and, in conjunction with National Library of Medicine staff, coordinates the activities of the NTC with other components of the NN/LM program, in order to support the effective use of NLM information products and services. With the NTC team, the Assistant Director assures compliance with all elements of the Statement of Work that is part of the contract with the National Library of Medicine and develops and implements a strategic program plan for the NTC, including the appropriate assessment and evaluation of instruction. The individual in this position prepares an annual budget and supervises the timely delivery of class reports, quarterly reports, annual reports, and evaluation reports. The Assistant Director conducts online and in-person training classes throughout the United States on PubMed, TOXNET and other topics related to training and NLM resources and coordinates NCBI training. The NTC web site, social media plan, and national and regional class registration system falls under the Assistant Director’s supervision. Responsibilities also include monitoring new developments related to NLM products and services and monitoring, disseminating and incorporating new information and trends related to distance learning, adult learning and instruction.
The mission of the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library is to advance and transform education, research, and health care through dynamic technologies, evidence application, and collaborative partnerships. The Library serves as headquarters for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental Region and the National Library of Medicine Training Center (http://nnlm.gov/ntc/). The Library contributes to the health information access of librarians, health professionals, students, researchers and communities within the MidContinental Region and the nation. The Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library (http://library.med.utah.edu) serves University of Utah Health Care, the Intermountain West’s only academic health sciences center, including the Schools of Medicine and Dentistry and the Colleges of Nursing, Pharmacy and Health as well as the University Hospitals and Clinics. The Library is recognized locally and nationally as a leader of intellectual exploration and as a catalyst for innovative discovery. It is a member of the Utah Academic Library Consortium, the Medical Library Association, the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries, and the Association of Research Libraries.
- Graduate degree from an ALA-accredited library school
- Experience with teaching using distance education techniques (synchronous and asynchronous).
- Knowledge of the latest developments related to distance education and adult learning.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Excellent presentation and teaching skills.
- Familiarity with NLM databases.
- Experience supervising others.
- Experience writing successful grant or contract proposals.
- Experience designing and implementing evaluation plans for assessing success in training programs.
- Knowledge of bioinformatics and NCBI bioinformatics databases.
- Familiarity with trends and issues related to data management and data plans.
Salary and Benefits:
Based on experience, starting at $73,000 minimum annually. Position is a full-time, non-tenure track faculty position. Rank is dependent on the qualifications of the candidate. Faculty benefits include 200 hours of vacation, and 12 days of sick leave annually. There is a generous TIAA/ CREF retirement employer contribution. More information may be found in the University of Utah Faculty Handbook: http://admin.utah.edu/faculty-handbook. See https://www.hr.utah.edu/benefits/ for a full list of benefits.
The University of Utah uses an online application system. Please complete the online application form and submit a cover letter stating how your educational background and experience match the needs and qualifications highlighted above, and how you would contribute to the Library’s reputation and leadership; a curriculum vitae; and names and contact information of three references. Letters of recommendation will be required for final candidates.
To apply, please go to the University’s Careers page. Quick link for Posting is – http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/40608
Review of Applications: Review of application begins May 27, 2015.
If you have any questions about this position announcement or on applying online, please contact:
Claire Hamasu, Search Committee Chair
Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library
10 N. 1900 E. Salt Lake City, UT 84112
801 587-3412, Option #1
Affirmative Action Statement
The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.
The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.
The University of Utah Health Sciences Center is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and Respect. The University of Utah HSC values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to the mission of the University of Utah Health Sciences Center.
Thursday, April 23rd, 2015
Presenters: Rebecca Abromitis and Linda Hartman, Reference Librarians, Health Sciences Library System, University of Pittsburgh
Description: Students are only human. All humans have short attention spans (8-10 minutes). This session, intended for instructors, introduces 7 easy-to-apply, research-based techniques that will help your students stay focused during class lectures and increase the “sticky-ness” of your content.
Date / Time: May 26th / Noon – 1 pm (ET) -rescheduled from May 12th
Online / No Registration Required
Thursday, April 23rd, 2015
Presenter: Laura Bartlett / Outreach and Special Populations Branch, National Library of Medicine
Date / Time: May 7, 2015 / Noon – 1 pm (ET)
Online / No Registration Required
HealthReach is a resource of quality multilingual, multicultural public health information for those working with, or providing care to, individuals with limited English proficiency.
- Health education materials in various languages and formats (brochures, fact sheets, videos)
- Provider tools (including best practices, cultural information, and effective use of interpreters)
- Special collections on Emergency and Disaster, Women’s Health, and Mental Health
During the presentation the site will briefly be demonstrated. New initiatives, such as the funding and acquisition of new materials, will be discussed.
Tuesday, April 21st, 2015
LinkOut! : Harnessing the Power of LinkOut for Libraries
Tammy Magid will be facilitating a webinar that focuses on “LinkOut for Libraries” services to provide user’s access to online full-text at the point of need – it’ll be a librarian’s primer on “LinkOut for Libraries” services, tools, and customer support services. This presentation will include a brief question and answer session for participants.
Tammy A. Magid, MLIS works as a Technical Information Specialist at the National Library of Medicine where she serves as the NLM LinkOut Coordinator and Team Lead.
When: Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 12 pm Mountain Time, 1 pm Central Time, 2 pm Eastern Time
Who: For those who use LinkOut or anyone else who wants to learn more about the technology.
Learn more about the Electronic Funds Transfer System (EFTS) Who benefits and How?
Jola Sliwinski, EFTS Program Coordinator, will be presenting an informative session on the Electronic Funds Transfer System (EFTS.) Participating DOCLINE libraries primarily use the system. Jola will present an overview and the advantages of using the system. She will available to answer any questions.
Who: For DOCLINE participants not currently using EFTS and/or for current users. Anyone interested in the program is welcome.
When : Thursday, April 30, 2015, 1 pm Mountain Time / 2 pm Central Time, 3pm Eastern Time
Log in as a “Guest” and receive prompts for the audio portion after entering the room. Captioning will be provided for both sessions and recordings will be archived.
Friday, April 17th, 2015
Project: Development of a Service for NIH Public Access Compliance
Awardee: NYU Health Sciences Libraries, New York, NY
Description: In response to the policy change and the amount of articles not in compliance, the NYU Health Sciences Libraries will partner with the NYU Langone Medical Center’s Office of Science and Research (OSR) to develop a service that will:
- Educate researchers on the NIH Public Access Policy.
- Notify researchers when a publication associated with their grant award has not been successfully deposited into PubMed Central digital archive.
- Assist researchers in submitting their peer-reviewed manuscript into PubMed Central.
- Meet and discuss with scientific journal publishers best practices for submitting peer-reviewed manuscripts on the researcher or author’s behalf.
Project: Assessing the Health Information Needs of the Madison County Rural Health Council
Awardee: Central New York Library Resources Council, Syracuse, NY
Description: With this project, the Central New York Library Resources Council (CLRC) will work with the Madison County (NY) Rural Health Council to determine their information needs and develop a relationship with the organization. This is a preliminary project which will hopefully lead to further engagement with this organization. The Madison County Rural Health Council is a relatively new organization of stakeholders from Madison County which was formed to “catalyze information sharing, access to healthcare and linkages among providers to improve the health of the people in Central New York.” Representatives on the Council include Madison County Mental Health, Madison County Office for the Aging, Madison County Public Health, Community Memorial Hospital, Oneida Healthcare, the Community Action Program, and Excellus BlueCross BlueShield.
Project: Capital District Hospital Library Catalogs Technology Improvement Project Proposal
Awardee: Capital District Library Council (CDLC), Albany, NY
Description: The Capital District Library Council (CDLC) will purchase and implement web-based public access online library catalogs for 11 hospital libraries that are members of CDLC’s Hospital Library Service Program. CDLC will also create a new union catalog of 11 hospital libraries. Making these catalogs and their holdings available online will provide faster and more efficient access to library health and medical information resource holdings. Efficient access to information will improve the provision of healthcare to the patients and clientele of these member hospitals.
Date / Time: April 30th / Noon – 1 pm (ET)
Online / No Registration Required
Saturday, March 28th, 2015
Presenter: Michelle Burda, Network & Advocacy Coordinator, NN/LM MAR
Date / Time: April 17th / 1:30 – 3 pm (ET)
Summary: There are many mobile resources and apps available to assist responders, public health professionals and others in the disaster and preparedness workforce with information needs before and during emergencies and disasters. However, loading these resources on a mobile device just prior to or during a disaster may be too late. Finding and evaluating the best tools and resources takes time, as does learning how to use them effectively and quickly. Just as a responder has a go-bag packed with clothes, flashlight, tools, snacks, etc. ready to go in a disaster, one’s mobile device should also be “packed” with apps and information before an event.
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has developed a suite of widely used resources for mobile devices such as WISER (Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders) and has evaluated and made accessible on their website many other mobile apps and other information resources that are useful in emergency and disaster situations. In this class, we will identify and discuss key resources that responders and disaster/emergency preparedness professionals should load on their mobile devices as part of their personal and professional preparedness strategy. 1.5 MLA CEs