The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region offers webinars on hot topics in health sciences librarianship and the latest updates to National Library of Medicine resources. Our Communities of Interest offer webinars on Health Literacy, Healthy Communities, Health IT, the Healthcare Workforce and eScience. Upcoming webinars are announced on our e-newsletters and also posted on our blog. Below are recordings of our webinars.
Date: February 14, 2013
Hosted by the Healthy Communities and Health Literacy COIs
Guest Speaker: Cindy Olney, NN/LM Outreach Evaluation Resource Center
Sound like a fairy tale? Exactly! A report format that follows a typical story-telling structure can help you communicate your project's story so that stakeholders may actually pay attention. In this format, you use evaluation data to complement, not overpower, the most important messages you want to convey. The OERC’s, Cindy Olney will describe how to use a story format to report evaluation findings. This format can be adapted for written reports, presentations, and even elevator speeches.
Date: January 9, 2013
Hosted by the Healthy Communities COI
Guest Speakers: Irena Bond, Manuela Raposo, Nery Garcia, Margot Malachowski, and Nina Zeldin
Interested in health information outreach, but not sure where to start? Learn from four health information outreach projects about whole process of conducting an outreach project – how to plan, apply for funding, identify community partners, foster collaborations, include assessment and evaluation into your project, implement the project, respond to barriers, increase support for the project, and sustain the project.
Date: November 14, 2012
Hosted by the Health Literacy COI
Guest Speaker: Tara Schuh
Tara Schuh, AHRQ Regional Office Lead, presents an overview of AHRQ’s Effective Health Care Program. We will explore http://www.effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/. Tara will show you how your organization can brand the Effective Health Care materials and teach you about opportunities for AHRQ CME programs.
Date: October 10, 2012, 2- 3 PM
Hosted by the Healthy Communities COI
Guest Speaker: Deborah Clark, Stephens Memorial Hospital, NN/LM NER Healthy Communities COI Leader
Learn how to create an effective health information handout. Our Healthy Communities, Community of Interest Leader, Deb Clark, will teach you the basics, using plain language principles and document design. She will also share examples of easy-to-read materials for you to use as models for your own handouts. Learn skills that will help you play a greater role in patient education at your hospital or organization. This is a two-part program. Between October and December, participants will create their own handouts with support from mentors and peers. On December 12th, participants can share their handouts and further explore plain language, easy-to-read materials, and design techniques
Evaluating programs and projects is a lot like exercising: most of us know evaluation is very important and we plan to start doing it as soon as we have time. So Cindy Olney, evaluation specialist for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Outreach Evaluation Resource Center (OERC), will present a one-hour session on evaluation methods that are quick, resourceful, and useful. Her strategies include using existing data, combining evaluation with other project activities, and enlisting the help of others in data collection. Cindy Olney has been an evaluation specialist since 1991 and has worked with the OERC since 2004. She specializes in planning and evaluation of health information outreach and public health projects.
The Healthy Communities - Community of Interest (COI) brings you health and literacy educator Sabrina Kurtz-Rossi, M.Ed., presenting oncommunity health program planning and development. She will talk about her recent experience working with community based organizations (CBOs) in Providence RI serving the Latino community and CBOs in rural Maine serving seniors. Her presentation will include a discussion of ideas and strategies for community assessment, forming partnerships, and planning and implementing community health programs. She will also draw on the experience of Healthy Communities COI members and hopes you too will share the creative ideas and strategies that have
worked for you.
The EMR and Librarian Roles
Date: Thursday March 10th, 2011
Time: 1:30 PM-3:30PM EST
This event was co-sponsored by the NN/LM NER and NAHSL.
Guest Speakers: Nancy Peterson, Deputy Director, New England Consortium System Organization (NESCSO); Kate Cheromcha, Health Sciences Librarian, Windham Hospital; Donna Flake, Director South East Area Health Education Center (SEAHEC) and Nadine Ellero, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, University of Virginia.
Please note that there was a brief interruption in the recording during the session causing it be created in two parts.
You can view the recording here.
Part 1: Introduction, Nancy Peterson, Introduction for Kate Cheromcha (continued on second link), EMR and Librarian Roles Part 1
Part 2: Continue with Kate Cheromcha (a few minutes were lost due to an interruption), Donna Flake and Nadine Ellero, EMR and Librarian Roles Part 2
Guest Speaker: Shannon Jordan, MPH and Chemist, NLM/SIS
Dates: Feburary 10, 2011
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM EST
Shannon Jordan from the Specialized Information Services at the National Library of Medicine presented an outstanding webinar for the NN/LM New England Region highlighting TOXNET technical databases including: ChemIDPlus, HSDB, TOXLINE, CCRIS, DART, GENETOX, IRIS, ITER.
Time: 11 AM - 12 PM
The New England Regional Medical Library presents Jean Shipman, Director of the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah, who will review the Medical Library Association’s Health Information Literacy Research Project that was funded by the National Library of Medicine. She will share how this two-year project has helped to educate health care providers about the key role medical librarians can play with improving their institution’s health literacy efforts in addition to how results of the project have been disseminated.
Public Health Online Resources - Virtual Tour of PHPartners.orgHathy Simpson
Date: February 3, 2009
Time: 10:00-11:30 AM
This session will provide an overview of public health information resources available from the public health web portal, PHPartners.org
Date: March 27, 2009
Time: 10:30 AM - 12 PM
Changes in technology and electronic access to health information are revolutionizing library services. Come learn about the trends at three of the top medical libraries in New England. Find out how three experienced resource library directors are coping with changes in library as place. Discussion will focus on new roles for medical librarians as the library as place evolves. Guest speakers include: Eric Albright (
Director, Tufts Hirsh Health Sciences Library); Richard Kaplan (
Dean of Learning and Library Resources, Massachusetts College and Pharmacy and Health Sciences Library); and Elaine Martin (
Director of Library Services, Lamar Soutter Library, University of Massachusetts Medical School,
Director, National Network of Libraries of Medicine / New England Region)