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  • PubMed ® for Trainers

    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.

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  • Fundamentals of Bioinformatics

    The "Fundamentals of Bioinformatics and Searching" course provides basic knowledge and skills for librarians interested in helping patrons use online molecular databases and tools from the NCBI.

    Fundamentals of Bioinformatics

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  • TOXNET® and Beyond

    This course is designed to convey the basics of searching the NLM's TOXNET®, a Web-based system of databases in the areas of toxicology, environmental health, and related fields.

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  • Teaching with Technology

    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.

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  • PubMed® for Librarians

    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.

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PubMed for Trainers Coming to a Town Near You

The NTC and NLM will be offering PubMed for Trainers 10 times between now and April 30, 2016.

PubMed for Trainers is a 4-part series of classes; 3 online plus 1 in-person class. The class is worth 13 MLA CE credits.

Boston, MA August 5-25, 2015

New York, NY August 5-27, 2015

Chicago, IL September 3-25, 2015

Seattle, WA October 22-November 10, 2015

Bethesda, MD October 20-29, 2015

Miami, FL January 7-28, 2016

Bethesda, MD February 2-9, 2016

Davis, CA February 4-25, 2016

Dallas, TX March 3-24, 2016

St. Louis, MO April 4 – 14, 2016

 

PubMed for Trainers offers an in-depth, behind the scenes look at PubMed. You will:

  • Fill gaps in general knowledge you might have about MEDLINE and PubMed.
  • Enhance your knowledge of the MEDLINE database
  • Discover 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)
  • Enjoy peer collaboration, learning and networking

Click here for a complete description of PubMed for Trainers

Click here to view the complete schedule of classes.

We hope to see you there!!

Particulate Matter and your Health

Do you work with young audiences? Here’s a video (intended for middle schoolers) from the Specialized Information Services division of NLM about particulate matter, its sources and the impact on our health. The animated video defines particulate matter, where it is found, how it is formed, and the potential risk to human health. 

You can find other resources intended for young audiences by following this link:
http://kidsenvirohealth.nlm.nih.gov/

Citation Status Tags: The More You Know

Do you miss viewing the PubMed Citation Status tag while in the Summary View? The Citation Status tag tells us which step in the indexing process a particular citation is in and whether or not we can expect to find MeSH terms applied to the citation, now or in the future.

Click here for a previous post on how to setup a Custom filter using your MyNCBI account for some of the citation statuses.

Here is a list of the different statuses that a citation can have and the search command to use to create a filter.

Here is a short video by NLM on how to use your MyNCBI account to add a right-side filter.

 

PubMed “Save Search” and” Related Citations” Renamed

You knew them as Save Search, RSS and Related Citations. The names have been changed, but the functionality is the same.

Click here to read about the new “Create Alert” link.

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 Click here to read about the new “Similar Articles” link. 

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How frequently is your published paper accessed?

Probably a familiar question if you work with NIH funded researches and authors. Once a paper is made publicly available in PubMed Central (PMC), researchers, medical professionals, students and the general public can obtain the full text of the paper at any time.

Through the National Institutes of Health Manuscript System (NIHMS), you can find data on the number of users accessing an author’s paper each month. This data is available for any author manuscripts associated with a users’ NIHMS account. (Note: Statistics are limited to PMC usage and do not include access from the publisher site or anywhere else the paper may have been posted.)

Click here to read all about the NIHMS system, how to setup an account: http://goo.gl/fe7gIJ

Twitter Chats

Historically (does Twitter have a history?),Twitter has been used to follow a person/group/product (ex. @nnlmntc). You can also post, follow and search for tweets using a hashtag (ex. #medlibs or #pubmed).

Another use of Twitter is to use it to attend a real-time Twitter chat (or Tweet Chat).

The image below shows a screenshot of the #medlibs archived sessions. Click on the photo to view a larger/clearer image.

#medlibs Chat Schedule

How Does it Work?
At the day and time of the scheduled chat the designated moderator will begin the chat. If it’s your first time attending a chat, watch to see how people enter their responses to the posed questions. The image below shows an example of a common approach where participants respond to the moderator’s question (ex. Q1) with their answer in the format: Q1 and then continue to type an answer in 140 characters or less. Make sure to include the group’s hashtag in your response. People follow hashtags and that is how your comment will be seen by the intended audience.

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Twitter Chat Archive

Click here to view the #medlibs chat schedule

Here are two sites with a list of librarian hashtags:
There’s a Twitter Chat for That

Top Twitter Hashtags for Librarians

Happy tweeting!

What We’re Reading: May Edition

Here are a few interesting things we’ve been reading in the last few weeks:

Job Opportunity at NTC

Assistant Director, National Library of Medicine Training Center

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. Position is a full-time, non-tenure track faculty position.

For more information on duties, qualifications, etc. please view our job listing <http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/40608 >

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.

Running a Webinar or Online Meeting? Here’s a Checklist

We’ve all attended good online meetings and bad online meetings. What qualities make for a good online meeting? Here is a short list of suggestions on how to run a successful online session.

  • Use a slide to let people know they’re in the right place
  • Acknowledge that people have arrived
  • Open up a “question of the day”. Nothing difficult; just something to engage and focus people while they’re waiting for the “show” to begin
  • Mute all participants. Yes, we want attendees to ask questions and make comments. No, we don’t want to hear papers rustling or conversations with co-workers who stop by to visit
  • Explain how to unmute
  • Orient participants to the interface and tools
  • To quote the Rolling Stones: “We all need someone we can lean on.” Arrange for someone to work with participants who are having trouble with audio, to read questions from the chat box, to start and stop the recording, etc.

And…in case you haven’t seen the video that depicts common online webinar frustrations as portrayed in an in-person meeting, you can watch the 4 minute video below. Very funny and too true.

NTC Tutorials & Recordings Anytime

Did you know that you can view our tutorials and recordings at any time that’s convenient for you? If you have a few extra minutes, check out one of our self-paced tutorials or recorded webinars to learn something new or brush up on one of your most-used resources. Here are a few you might take a look at: