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Free Online TOXNET® Class Offered This Fall By the National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC)

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Free Online TOXNET® Class Offered This Fall By the National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC)

The National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC) is offering an online, asynchronous class called “Discovering TOXNET” from October 20 – November 14, 2014.

Discover TOXNET® and other NLM environmental health databases through videos, guided tutorials, and discovery exercises. The class is taught online in thirteen independent modules.

TOXNET is a web-based system of databases covering hazardous chemicals, environmental health, toxic releases, chemical nomenclature, poisoning, risk assessment and regulations, and occupational safety and health. The independent modules cover TOXLINE, ChemIDplus, TRI, TOXMAP, Hazardous Substances Data Bank, IRIS, Haz-Map, LactMed, WISER, CHEMM, REMM, LiverTox, and more.   You’ll learn about the resources through videos, guided tutorials, and discovery exercises.

Who should take the class?

Health sciences librarians and health or environmental sciences professionals interested in unlocking the information in TOXNET and the other environmental health and toxicology resources.

How much time?

You will work on your own time over a period of 4 weeks to complete the modules that are of interest to you. There is one required module; the remaining modules are optional. This class is offered for variable MLA Continuing Education credit. Each module will be offered for 0.5 to 2.0 credit hours, for a total of up to 12 hours. Credit will not be awarded for partial completion of a module. Total credit awarded will be based on completed modules with a minimum of 1.0 credit hours.

What happens during the class?

This course is offered asynchronously through Moodle; you will work at your own pace. Each module consists of guided interactive online tutorials AND/OR tutorial videos as well as discovery exercises. Instructors will be available to answer questions and provide assistance throughout the course.

The modules are:

  1. Introduction to TOXNET: 0.5 hour (Required)
  2. TOXLINE: 1.0 hour
  3. ChemIDplus: 2.0 hours
  4. Integrated Risk Information System & Risk Assessment: 1.0 hour
  5. Hazardous Substances Databank: 1.5 hours
  6. Toxic Release Inventory: 1.0 hour
  7. TOXMAP: 1.5 hours
  8. Household Products Database: 0.5 hour
  9. LactMed: 0.5 hour
  10. Haz-Map: 0.5 hour
  11. WISER & CHEMM: 1.0 hour
  12. REMM: 0.5 hour
  13. LiverTox: 0.5 hour

How do I register?

Space in the class are limited, so don’t delay!  Register now at:

http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/class_details.html?class_id=809

For questions, contact the NTC at ntc@utah.edu.

Register for the PubMed® for Trainers Class in June (It’s free!)

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Offered by the National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC)

Would you like to gain new skills, brush up on existing PubMed skills and collaborate with colleagues to help create effective training strategies?  The NTC, along with the Community College of Rhode Island Library in Lincoln, RI, is offering PubMed® for Trainers (PMT).

PMT is held in 4 sessions; 3 online and 1 in person session (attendance in all is expected). The last of the four sessions will be in-person at the Community College of Rhode Island Library in Lincoln, RI.  

This hands-on course consists of 9 presentations created by the National Library of Medicine, live demonstrations, hands-on exercises, group work and discussions, and networking opportunities over the course of four sessions.  You can expect an additional 2-3 hours of independent homework.  Upon completion of the class, participants receive 15 hours of MLA CE credit.

By the end of the course, you should:

Have a functional knowledge of the MEDLINE database

  • Understand behind the scenes details of how PubMed translates your search
  • Know how to use Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)
  • Increase your knowledge of how to more effectively search for drugs, diseases, and patient centered research.

The dates and times for the four class sessions are:

Thursday, June 5, 2014, 1-3 pm ET (online via Adobe Connect)

  1. Thursday, June 12, 2014, 1-3 pm ET (online via Adobe Connect)
  2. Thursday, June 19, 2014, 1-3 pm ET (online via Adobe Connect)
  3. Friday, June 27, 9 am -4:30 pm ET (in-person in Lincoln, Rhode Island)

For more information and to register, visit http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/class_details.html?class_id=359

I would highly recommend this course to anyone who teaches PubMed.” 

“You all did an amazing job of (1) modeling instructional design by providing a very well-designed course; and, (2) demonstrating how online instructional environments can still provide engaging learning experiences.”

 “I really learned a lot of new information about how to search PubMed and good ideas for how to best teach that to my students.

                                     –Comments from recent “PubMed for Trainers” participants

 

Join the NLM Training Center for a New Online TOXNET Class

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Would you like to learn more about the environmental health resources available from the National Library of Medicine? Join the NLM Training Center (NTC) from March 3-25 for Module 2 of the new online class, called “Discovering TOXNET: From Paracelsus to Nanotechnology.”

TOXNET is a web-based system of databases covering hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases. Module 2 covers the following resources: Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB), Household Products Database (HPDB), Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS), LiverTOX, Toxics Release Inventory (TRI), TOXMAP®, and Haz-Map. Note: modules are independent of each other; you do NOT need to complete Module 1 before taking Module 2. (Module 1 will be offered again at a later date). You’ll learn about the resources through videos, guided tutorials, discovery exercises, and solving real-life reference questions.

Who should take the class? Health sciences librarians and health sciences professionals interested in unlocking the information in the following resources: Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB), Household Products Database (HPDB), Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS), LiverTOX, Toxics Release Inventory (TRI), TOXMAP®, and Haz-Map.

How much time? Plan for nine hours of work over three weeks (3 hours per week) on your own time followed by a 1.5 hour synchronous session using Adobe Connect. Participants who complete the class requirements are eligible for 10.5 MLA Continuing Education credits.

When? Asynchronous work on your own (total of 9 hours, allow 3 hours per week): March 3 – 20, 2014 Synchronous Adobe Connect session: March 25, 2014; choose one of two times: Noon – 1:30 pm Eastern Time; OR 3 pm – 4:30 pm Eastern Time. You will be asked to choose a time after the class opens on March 3.

To Register for this or other New England Region and NTC classes/events visit: http://tinyurl.com/p3nxmq9

 

TRAINING – SERVICE CONTINUITY PLANNING

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Back in the February-March of this year, the NER continued its annual tradition of offering an 8-week course in Developing Your Library’s Continuity of Service Plan (SCP)The course followed the 10-Step Process to Service Continuity Planning, initially developed by the Dan Wilson, NN/LM National Coordinator.  Using a combination of Adobe Connect and Dropbox software, the course adopted a format of part-lecture, part-class exercise workshop. The exercises helped library participants to build their own Service Continuity Plan.

Congratulations to this year’s SCP course participants who received MLA credit, attending class sessions and working on completion of a Continuity of Service Plan!

  1. Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA (Ellen Brassil)
  2. Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA (Meaghan Muir)
  3. Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA (Laurie Regan)
  4. Signature Healthcare Brockton, Brockton, MA (Jane Natches)
  5. Stephens Memorial Hospital, Norway, ME (Deb Clark)
  6. VA Medical Center, Providence, RI (Cheryl Banick)

We look forward to offer a similar course during the early part of next year, so please stay tuned!

 

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