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In the 2012 Learning Needs Assessment, we learned that there is strong interest in distance learning opportunities, with over 96% of respondents saying that they are definitely or possibly interested in this mode of training. The following section points to various distance learning opportunities, both past and present.
PSR regularly offers online classes using Moodle and Adobe Connect. Recent courses include the NLM Resources Update and the Finding Health and Wellness at the Library class about consumer health services. Watch for announcements on our Facebook page, Twitter, our Latitudes & NewsBits blogs and the PSR-News list for dates and times for the sessions.
PSR has partnered with Infopeople to present several hour-long webcasts and webinars. The list below is representative of relevant topics for libraries and organizations that provide health information to the public. To view the recent archived recordings or to download handouts, please click on the links below. Older webinars are available by searching the Infopeople website.
Health e-Show Series
- Operation Health: Resources for Veterans and Their Families (June 13, 2012)
- Caregiver Resources (January 19, 2012)
- Technology and Health 2.0 (October 20, 2011)
- The New MedlinePlus: An In-Depth Look (October 27, 2010)
- Finding Health and Wellness @ the Library: A Consumer Health Toolkit for Library Staff (September 9, 2010)
- Finding Easy-to-Read and Multilingual Health Information for Your Patrons (December 1, 2008)
- Health Information for Kids and Teens and Seniors, Oh My (October 28, 2008)
- Understanding Health Literacy: Why It Is So Important and What Librarians Can Do to Help (August 14, 2008)
- I Don't Give Medical Advice; I Dispense Quality Health Information (June 19, 2008)
- Beyond MedlinePlus: Resources That Answer Those Other Tough Health Reference Questions (May 14, 2008)
- An In-depth Look at MedlinePlus (March 4, 2008)
- Communicating about Health: Empowering Patrons to Communicate with Their Health Care Providers (December 3, 2007)
- A Younger Generation of Older Adults: Health Information for Boomers (October 22, 2007)
The Outreach Evaluation Resource Center (OERC) provides the Outreach Evaluation Workshop Series consisting of four workshops. The goal of the Outreach Evaluation Series is to develop the ability of those who conduct health information outreach projects to gather and use evaluation data for program improvement and decision-making.
In the section below you will find highlights from NLM's Distance Education Program Resources Web Page.
- PubMed Online Training - comprehensive listing of resources, including the PubMed Tutorial, Quick Tours, and Webcasts
- PubMed Tutorial - shows you how to search PubMed for journal literature
- DOCLINE Tutorial - provides a step-by-step orientation
- LinkOut for Libraries Training and Educational Resources - provides video tutorials, frequently asked questions, and other information about LinkOut
- NCBI Introduction to Molecular Biology Information Resources
- Search Clinic: Building a PubMed® Search - half-hour online search session on PubMed searching from April 2010
- Search Clinic: Chemicals and Drugs in PubMed - hour-long online clinic on how to find articles about a chemical or drug of interest
- Unified Medical Language System® (UMLS®) Basics - a Web-based learning program that will educate you about the basic principles of the UMLS.
This section highlights distance learning resources from other trusted organizations.