Do you train others to use PubMed? If so, join us for PubMed for Trainers, a hybrid class with 3 online sessions and 1 in-person session (eligible for 15 MLA CE credits). The class is an in-depth look at PubMed and a chance to share training ideas with your fellow participants.
Learn how to take advantage of online tools to offer distance education classes and enhance face to face classes! Join us for this "asynchronous" (on your own time) class. The class is taught over 5 weeks and is eligible for 8 MLA CE credits.
PubMed for Librarians is made up of five one-hour segments. These five segments will be presented via Adobe Connect and recorded for archival access. Each segment is meant to be a stand-alone module designed for each user to determine how many and in what sequence they attend.
Take a minute and think of a story that inspired you. Maybe it changed your mind about something, spurred you to action, or just made you think. Don’t you hope your classes do the same for students?
We often hear about the importance of using stories to in classes to engage students and improve understanding, but let’s take a look at a few reasons why stories work.
Stories help us connect emotionally with our students, and when we do that, our students are primed to believe us.
Stories sharpen our curiosity. If you’re reading a good story, you want to continue reading and find out what happens next. The same is true for learners. A student trying to predict the next event is more engaged in learning.
Stories give relevance and context to the lessons, which helps students identify what’s in it for them.
Stories make complex concepts easier to understand by demonstrating what learners should do.
Stories are easier to process. Since you learned to read you’ve been making sense of stories, but you’ve had to learn to process graphs and charts.
If you have videos that you’ve made and uploaded to your YouTube account, then you have access to the annotation tool. Here is a 5 minute video that demonstrates how to add annotations, speech bubbles, callouts and links to other videos from within your completed video.
Padlet is a cool tool that can be used for instruction. Basically, it is a blank wall and you can decide what you want to “hang” on it. You can use Padlet to: take notes, solicit feedback, as a discussion board or any other thing where you want some sort of input from others.
I made two Padlets to demonstrate different uses. Here’s a padlet that I used as a forum for people to introduce themselves: http://padlet.com/rebeccaleon/aboutme Here’s another Padlet I made based on the video in this post. If you don’t like the chaos of letting people write anywhere they want on the wall, you can make columns, as seen here: http://padlet.com/RebeccaLeon/psr Here is the 4 minute video that shows you how to make columns in Padlet:
PubMed has several Subject Filters that can be used for searching, and each year the filters are reviewed to determine if they need to be updated. This year, the following subject filters have been revised:
You can find information on all of the filters, including links to the full strategy in the PubMed Resources Guide. Also, notice that you can apply these filters by adding the subject filter name [sb] to your search. For example, to add the complementary medicine filter to your search, simply add AND cam [sb].
Posted on March 2nd, 2015 by Rebecca Brown | Filed under Productivity
Yes, I am repeating myself (and I reserve the right to say it again). Multi-tasking really means that you are not giving your full attention to any one thing. Now it’s true that we can walk and talk at the same time (usually), but try reading an email and listening to a conversation at the same time. Speaking for myself, something will be missed.
Watch this very short video (you won’t even have time to multi-task) for 2 ideas on how to shut down the urge to multi-task.
The National Library of Medicine is looking for your stories.
Do you know any stories about people using NLM resources to find out something interesting, forge a new path, or improve their lives in a unique or dramatic way?
Or, more simply, have you ever found just the right information at just the right time, for yourself or for a patron?
For this year’s theater presentations at MLA, NLM wants to team up the NLM staff who develop the resources with the librarians who use them.
They are interested in stories (great and small) about any NLM resource, but especially:
Health Services Research resources on Comparative Effectiveness, Patient Centered Outcomes, Health Technology Assessment
DIMRC and other disaster resources
BIBFRAME and Linked Data
History of Medicine social media (e.g., Circulating Now)
If you know someone (or are someone!) who would be interested in sharing their story, please contact Kate Majewski (firstname.lastname@example.org). And please share this message with any librarians who might have stories to tell!