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NN/LM SCR class: ToxWorld: Surveying the Landscape of NLM’s Environmental Health Resources

Monday, February 10th, 2014

The NN/LM SCR is happy to offer a new class ToxWorld: Surveying the Landscape of NLM’s Environmental Health Resources in Oklahoma, April 17 and 18, 2014.

Industrial Smokestack

This free, hands-on class is designed to introduce participants to the different environmental health and toxicology resources available from the National Library of Medicine. Attendees will gain experience with resources such as Hazardous Substances Data Bank, TOXMAP and the Enviro-Health Links. This class will cover resources about your environment including climate change, fracking and toxic chemicals.

Each participant who completes this class will receive 3 hours of continuing education credit from the Medical Library Association.

April 17, 2014 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

University of Oklahoma-Tulsa
Tulsa, OK

April 18, 2014 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
University of Central Oklahoma
Edmond, OK

To register for the class: http://tinyurl.com/scrclasses

This class is sponsored by the U.S. Government Information Division, Oklahoma Department of Libraries, and hosted by OU–Tulsa Schusterman Library and University of Central Oklahoma Max Chambers Library

Please contact Karen Vargas at 800-338-7657 or karen.vargas@exch.library.tmc.edu if you have any questions.

Registration Open for Online Super Searcher Class

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

The NN/LM SCR is happy to offer the online version of “Super Searcher: Enhancing Your Online Search Super Powers” class.

Woman wearing a cape flying holding a computerThis self-paced online class will open February 3,  2014 and remain open until March 9, 2014.

This self-paced online course offering focuses on the advanced search features of web search engines and online searching. Participants will use various search engines, compare the features of each and broaden their knowledge of search strategies and online search techniques. Participants will develop search strategies that will increase the precision and scope of their online searching ability. In the online version of the class, participants will view short video demonstrations, engage in online discussions and complete exercise sets focused on improving online search skills. The class includes: information about web search engines, strategies for searching for online media including images, videos and books. The class concludes with a discussion on real-time search, mobile search and what the future of search holds.

The class content has recently been updated to address the launch of the Google Search Algorithm Hummingbird and additional topics on the future of search engines.

Participants may work at their own pace during this class but are expected to interact with other class participants in discussion forums.

Upon successful completion of this class, each participant will receive 4 hours of continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association.

Registration for this class is required.

As always, all NN/LM SCR classes are free and open to anyone.

Recorded Maternal and Infant Health Presentation Available

Monday, December 16th, 2013

Young Pregnant Woman Doing YogaOn December 3, 2013 the NN/LM SCR office hosted a webinar entitled, Healthy Beginnings: Information Resources for Maternal and Infant Health. Geared towards public health professionals, this presentation showcased free Internet resources used to promote health education and better prenatal care. This webinar came about as a direct result of the NN/LM SCR’s Public Health Regional Advisory Council meeting .

To view the video and presentation documents, visit the NN/LM SCR’s Presentations page.

 

 

 

SCR Programs at ALA in Chicago

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Cheryl Presenting in Oklahoma

If you’re going to the ALA (American Library Association) conference this weekend, attend these programs with NN/LM SCR panelists!

Different Strokes: Serving the Health Information Needs of a Diverse Community (RUSA RSS Health and Medical Reference Committee & ACRL)
Sunday, June 30, 2013 – 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Medical and health questions at the reference desk can be loaded with unspoken meanings, especially when the patron has different cultural or physical attributes than the librarians. Panelists in this program will include librarians with expertise in providing medical information to patrons who are from different cultures, speak different languages, are disabled or have literacy issues. Attendees will learn about health issues facing diverse populations, and resources to assist them in providing reference services.
SCR Presenter: Cheryl Rowan, Consumer Health Coordinator
http://ala13.ala.org/node/10230

ACRL Health Sciences Interest Group Meeting
Sunday, June 30, 2013 – 8:30am to 11:30am
As part of the meeting, Karen Vargas will do an hour-long  presentation on finding medical statistics.
SCR Presenter: Karen Vargas, Outreach and Evaluation Coordinator
http://ala13.ala.org/node/11003

There’s An App for That: The Use of Mobile Devices, Apps and Resources for Health and Sci-Tech Librarians and Their Users (ACRL STS & HSIG)
Monday, July 1, 2013 – 8:30am to 10:00am
Mobile devices are changing how library users access information, and applications (apps) for mobile devices are being released at a rapid rate. This program will discuss the range and functionality of mobile and tablet applications available to librarians and end users and how librarians can play an integral role in providing access to quality applications. The program will also address how mobile technologies can be implemented and offer a clearer understanding of the usefulness of these tools. Guidelines for using apps for teaching and assessment of available apps will be also be presented.
SCR Presenter: Emily Hurst, Technology Coordinator
http://ala13.ala.org/node/10061

And don’t forget to stop by the National Library of Medicine booth to see your NN/LM friends!

 

NN/LM SCR Activities at TLA

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

TLA Conference Logo

The NN/LM SCR office will be participating in a variety of activities at the upcoming Texas Library Association’s Annual Conference in Fort Worth, TX.  We will be promoting many National Library of Medicine resources including: MedlinePlus, Genetics Home Reference, the Exhibition Program Resources and the Specialized Information Services’ K-12 Science and Health Education Resources.

In addition to exhibiting, NN/LM SCR staff will be conducting several workshops/presentations:

  • Wednesday, April 24:  2:00 pm – 3:50 pm: Eye of the Storm: The Library’s Role in Disaster Preparedness
  • Friday, April 26: 1:00 pm – 2:50 pm: PubMed for the Rest of Us: Searching the Medical Literature for the Non-Expert
  • Friday, April 26:  3:00 pm – 4:50 pm: Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information at Your Library
  • Saturday, April 27: 8:00 am – 9:50 am: Health Resources for Your Diverse Community
  • Saturday, April 27: 10:00 am – 11:50 am: From A(norexia) to (Z)its: Providing Health Information to Teens and Young Adults

 

 

March is National Nutrition Month

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

nutritious food

National Nutrition Month is a nutrition information and education campaign sponsored annually by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign is designed to focus attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. This year’s theme, “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day,” encourages personalized healthy eating styles and recognizes that food preferences, lifestyle, cultural and ethnic traditions and health concerns all impact individual food choices. This year is the 40th Anniversary of National Nutrition Month.

The National Nutrition Month 2013 website (http://www.eatright.org/nnm) has a variety of materials for education and promotion, including a reading list, health tips, games and quizzes, and links to additional resources.

Other authoritative and up-to-date sources for nutrition information include:

MedlinePlus “Food and Nutrition” Health Topics page: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/foodandnutrition.html.

USA.gov page on Food, Nutrition, and Fitness: http://www.usa.gov/Citizen/Topics/Health/Food.shtml. This resource features information about good nutrition, food safety, healthy meals on a budget, and more.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Nutrition page: http://www.cdc.gov/nutrition/ which covers a wide range of topics related to nutrition.

Hands-on instruction on this topic is also available from the NN/LM SCR office via the newly released hands-on, in-person class: Food for Thought: Exploring Nutrition Information Resources. Check the NN/LM SCR Training Page for classes in your area or request to have it taught at your location (http://nnlm.gov/scr/training/).

There are still many days left in March, and it’s never too late to improve food choices and healthy eating habits! “Food for Thought!”

Diagnostic Error Class in Baltimore

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

MD writing on Chart

Diagnostic error is a significant factor in patient harm and increased medical costs. This is a free class — on how multidisciplinary teams contribute to the reduction of diagnostic error. Class focus is on evidence-based processes and the impact of librarians. The in-person class will be held on November 15, 2012 in Room LL05 at the Health Sciences and Human Services Library, University of Maryland Baltimore from 9am – 4pm.

Session content will cover:

  • Team-oriented approaches to understanding the role of information and evidence in the diagnostic process.
  • Case analysis and discussion of bias.
  • Partnering of librarians/informationists with clinical staff to strategize improvements
  • Application of failure analysis techniques to explore system and process improvement.
  • Design of evidence sharing innovations to reduce diagnostic error.
  • Strategies for implementation of proposed projects.

Multi-disciplinary teams from organizations are encouraged to attend.  MLA CE credits will be provided.

Register

Super Searcher Online Class Offered

Friday, February 17th, 2012

The NN/LM SCR is happy to offer a new online version of “Super Searcher: Enhancing Your Online Search Super Powers” class.

Woman wearing a cape flying holding a computer

This self-paced online class will open March 5, 2012 and stay open through April 6, 2012.

This self-paced online course offering focuses on the advanced search features of web search engines and online searching. Participants will use various search engines, compare the features of each and broaden their knowledge of search strategies and online search techniques. Participants will develop search strategies that will increase the precision and scope of their online searching ability. In the online version of the class participants will view short video demonstrations, engage in online discussions and complete exercise sets focused on improving online search skills. The class includes: information about web search engines, strategies for searching for online media including images, videos and books. The class concludes with examples of real-time searching and mobile search solutions.

Upon successful completion of this class, each participant will receive 4 hours of continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association.

Registration for this class has closed. This offering of the class is full. We will announce future dates for this class soon.

As always, all NN/LM SCR classes are free and open to anyone.

Healthy Aging at Your Library Workshops in Las Cruces, NM

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region will present two free sessions of the workshop Healthy Aging at Your Library: Connecting Older Adults to Health Information on February 22, 2012 at Thomas Branigan Memorial Library in Las Cruces, NM.

Session 1
February 22, 2012
9am – 12pm

To register: http://nnlm.gov/scr/training/register.html?schedule_id=1553

Session 2
February 22, 2012
1pm – 4pm

To register: http://nnlm.gov/scr/training/register.html?schedule_id=1555

This workshop is designed to help librarians assist their older adult patrons find health information. Discover techniques for teaching older adults to use computers to find health information on the Internet, learn what makes a website senior-friendly; plan library programs on senior health topics; and find out about some recommended health websites for older adults.

Upon successful completion of this workshop, each participant will receive 3 hours of continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association (MLA).  This class is included in MLA’s Consumer Health Information Specialization program

NCBI Discovery Workshop in Houston: March 13 & 14, 2012

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

NCBI

The NN/LM SCR is pleased to announce that we will be sponsoring  the NCBI Discovery Workshop in Houston, March 13 & 14, 2012.  The workshop consists of four 2.5-hour hands-on sessions emphasizing a different set of NCBI resources.

Each session uses specific examples to highlight important features of the resources and tools under study and to demonstrate how to accomplish common tasks.  Detailed handouts for each session will provide step-by-step instructions and additional information about each example.

Each session will also provide opportunities for participants to provide comments and suggestions on NCBI services and also to attend individual consultations with NCBI staff.

Participants may attend all or any combination of these sessions:

  • Sequences, Genomes, and Maps
  • Proteins, Domains and Structures
  • NCBI BLAST Services
  • Human Variation and Disease Genes

For more information about the workshop and how to register, go to: http://nnlm.gov/scr/training/NCBI_discovery.html.  Space is limited to 66 people so register early.  Participants are required to bring their own laptops.  Free Internet access will be provided.