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From Problem to Prevention: Evidence-Based Public Health Course

Friday, March 18th, 2016

The NN/LM SCR office will be teaching From Problem to Prevention: Evidence-Based Public Health later this month. The class will explain the basics of evidence-based public health (EBPH) and highlight essentials of the EBPH process. The purpose of the class is to provide an introduction to evidence-based public health and to give those who are familiar with the process useful and practical information. Marcus Spann will be the instructor.

Registration is currently open for in-person class at the TMC Library on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 from 8:30am to 12:30pm. (Central Time)

Participants will receive 4 hours of CE’s from MLA.

Classroom size is limited to 24 participants.

Enrollment is free.

If you have any questions, please email marcus.spann@library.tmc.edu or call 832-746-1758.

For those who are interested, please visit the link for enrollment: https://nnlm.gov/scr/training/register.html?schedule_id=3883

E-Learning Institute Fellowship for Creating E-Learning Products

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

Shared from the Public Health Foundation:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in partnership with the Public Health Foundation (PHF), invites distance learning professionals who are responsible for developing online training products to apply to participate in the E-Learning Institute (ELI) Fellowship. The ELI Fellowship empowers education and training professionals from state and local health departments and public health organizations with the knowledge, skills, tools, and resources to create quality e-learning products.

As part of the fellowship program, participants will create an online training product, receive mentoring support from CDC and outside e-learning experts, collaborate with peers, and take part in online learning opportunities. Participants will also travel to the CDC offices in Atlanta, GA to attend an in-person orientation and a final showcase event where they will present their e-learning products and receive constructive feedback from their mentors and peers.

To learn more and apply visit phf.org.

Online Course: “Will Duct Tape Cure My Warts? Examining Complementary and Alternative Medicine.” Registration now open!

Monday, September 21st, 2015

COURSE: Will Duct Tape Cure My Warts? Examining Complementary and Alternative Medicine

This 8 credit hour CE course will introduce basic concepts in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), issues about research into CAM therapies, evaluating CAM information, recommended websites, and researching evidence about CAM therapies.

INSTRUCTORS:

Dana Abbey, MLS, NN/LM MCR and Adela Justice, MSLS, NN/LM SCR

COURSE STRUCTURE:

This course is self-paced; there are no set class hours for you to attend. The course is divided into 6 weekly units, beginning October 26, 2015 and ending December 4, 2015. Time commitment: plan on an average of 30 to 90 minutes per week.

CERTIFICATE of COMPLETION or MLA CE CREDIT:

This course has been certified for 8 contact hours of Medical Library Association (MLA) CE credit. If you are taking this course for MLA CE, there are specific requirements to satisfy the 8-hour instruction requirement. This course is also approved for Level I or Level II CHIS – the Consumer Health Information Specialization from MLA. Learn more about the Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) program.

REGISTRATION: Space is limited, so register soon.

COST: No charge.

QUESTIONS: Contact Dana  or Adela.

Spanish Health Information Resources Class in Houston, TX

Friday, September 11th, 2015

The NN/LM SCR is offering the class ¿No Comprende? Online Health Resources for English Speakers Serving Spanish Speaking Communities
on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 at The TMC Library in Houston, TX. The class will be held from 1:00pm – 5:00pm. There is no fee for the class.

¿No Comprende? Spanish Health Information Resources for English Speaking Librarians
Do you have a growing Latino population in your community? Do you need to quickly find health information in Spanish but don’t know where to look? Are the only words in your Spanish vocabulary burrito and gracias? If you answered yes to these questions, then this is the class for you. This 4-hour hands-on class will cover resources for learning basic medical and Internet Spanish vocabulary. You will also learn to evaluate and identify health websites in Spanish to which you can direct your patrons.

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

The class is limited to 24 participants. To register: http://nnlm.gov/scr/training/register.html

If you have any questions, please contact Adela Justice at 800-338-7657 (AR, LA, NM, OK, TX), 713-799-7880.

Register Now for PubMed for Librarians in April 2016

Monday, August 24th, 2015

The National Library of Medicine Training Center will be offering its popular set of PubMed for Librarians courses in April 2016. The December 2015 set of classes is already filled! PubMed for Librarians is a series of five, independent, online classes. Each class meets online for 90 minutes and is worth 1.5 MLA CE credits.

Follow the links below to read the descriptions and register for the sessions that interest you.

PubMed for Librarians: Introduction to PubMed – April 6, 2016
http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/class_details.html?class_id=519

PubMed for Librarians: MeSH – April 7, 2016
http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/class_details.html?class_id=521

PubMed for Librarians: Automatic Term Mapping (ATM) – April 13, 2016
http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/class_details.html?class_id=523

PubMed for Librarians: Building and Refining Your Search – April 14, 2016
http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/class_details.html?class_id=527

PubMed for Librarians: Customization – My NCBI – April 15, 2016
http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/class_details.html?class_id=525

Questions? Email ntc@utah.edu.

PubMed for Trainers – March 2016

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

PubMed for Trainers

Would you like to gain new search skills and brush up on existing PubMed skills?  Then join the National Library of Medicine Training Center for PubMed for Trainers in Dallas. PubMed for Trainers offers an in-depth behind the scenes look at PubMed. You will:

  • Fill any gaps in general knowledge you might have about MEDLINE and PubMed.
  • Enhance your knowledge of the MEDLINE database
  • Identify 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)

What is the format of PubMed for Trainers?

PubMed for Trainers is a 4-part series of classes; 3 online plus 1 in-person class.

When is PubMed for Trainers?

The series of classes is scheduled for the following dates (attendance in all sessions is required):

Session One (online): March 3, 2016 10am-11:30am ET; optional 30 minute instructional design component immediately after PubMed content

Session Two (online): March 10, 2016 10am – 11:30am ET; optional 30 minute instructional design component immediately after PubMed content

Session Three (online): March 17, 2016 10am – 11:30am ET; optional 30 minute instructional design component immediately after PubMed content

Session Four (in-person): March 24, 2016 9:00am – 4:30PM ET (This class will be held at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas Library).

What should I expect from the class?

The classes consist of lectures, individual exercises, group work and discussions, plus approximately 2-3 hours of independent homework.

How many MLA CE Credits will I get?

When you complete the PubMed portion of the class, you will receive 13 MLA CE credit hours. If you also complete the optional instructional design module, you will receive an additional 3 MLA CE credit hours.

For a complete description, go to: http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/class_details.html?class_id=359

To register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/register.html?schedule_id=3415

PubMed for Trainers class series in Dallas, TX, March 2016

Friday, May 29th, 2015
Would you like to gain new search skills and brush up on existing PubMed skills?  Then join the National Library of Medicine Training Center for PubMed for Trainers in Dallas. PubMed for Trainers offers an in-depth behind the scenes look at PubMed. You will:

  • Fill any gaps in general knowledge you might have about MEDLINE and PubMed
  • Enhance your knowledge of the MEDLINE database
  • Identify 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)
  • Employ the features and functions of PubMed for use in searching and training
  • Experience peer collaboration and learning

 

What is the format of PubMed for Trainers?
PubMed for Trainers is a 4-part series of classes; 3 online plus 1 in-person class.

 

When is PubMed for Trainers?
The series of classes is scheduled for the following dates (attendance in all sessions is required):

Session One (online): March 3, 2016 10am-11:30am ET; optional 30 minute instructional design component immediately after PubMed content

Session Two (online): March 10, 2016 10am–11:30am ET; optional 30 minute instructional design component immediately after PubMed content

Session Three (online): March 17, 2016 10am–11:30am ET; optional 30 minute instructional design component immediately after PubMed content

Session Four (in-person): March 24, 2016 9:00am–4:30PM ET (This class will be held at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas Library).

 

What should I expect from the class?
The classes consist of lectures, individual exercises, group work and discussions, plus approximately 2-3 hours of independent homework.

 

How many MLA CE Credits will I get?
When you complete the PubMed portion of the class, you will receive 13 MLA CE credit hours.

If you also complete the optional instructional design module, you will receive an additional 3 MLA CE credit hours.

 

For a complete description, go to: http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/class_details.html?class_id=359

To register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/register.html?schedule_id=3415

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How to Speak IT Panel Discussion Webinar

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Crossposted at SEA Currents (nnlm.gov/sea)

Date and Time: Friday, April 17, 2015, 10:00 AM EST

Presenters: Nadine Dexter, MLS, AHIP, Director, Harriet F Ginsburg Health Sciences Library, University of Central Florida College of Medicine. Devica Samsundar, MLS, AHIP, Corporate Director, Library & Information Services, Baptist Health South Florida. Amanda Chiplock, MLIS, Senior Medical Librarian & Department Head at S. E. Wimberly Library, Florida Atlantic University.

Moderator: Kimberley Barker, MLIS, Chair, NN/LM SE/A Technology Program Advisory Committee and Digital Initiatives Librarian, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, University of Virginia.

Contact: For additional information or questions about this webinar, please contact Tony Nguyen at tnguyen@hshsl.umaryland.edu.

Summary: This webinar, sponsored by the NN/LM SE/A Technology Program Advisory Committee, will provide firsthand insight in communicating and working with your institution’s IT department. Each presenter will have 10 minutes to share a story or everyday experience working with IT – the triumphs as well as any lessons learned, or take-away tips for successful collaborations with IT. What made the encounter successful? What tips can you offer attendees who are facing challenges working with IT to accomplish a tech project, or just in general daily tasks?

Bio: Amanda Chiplock, MLIS, is currently the Senior Medical Librarian and Department Head at S.E. Wimberly Library, Florida Atlantic University where she is working with IT and the College of Medicine curriculum committees to implement innovative programming to facilitate learning in a growing, dynamic medical school. In her previous role as Emerging Technologies Librarian at the Health Professions Division Library, Nova Southeastern University, Amanda was tasked with leading a change in culture by implementing an iPad lending program and an award-winning circulation program for iOS apps focused on enhancing student engagement and academic success.

Bio: Devica Samsundar, MLIS, AHIP has held various positions in the library at Baptist Health South Florida since 1991. Currently she is the Corporate Director of Library & Information Services, where one of her responsibilities is to oversee the life cycle of electronic resources for the institution. In her prior roles as Manager of Electronic Resources and Electronic Resources Librarian she was responsible for administration, support, and evaluation of electronic resource.

Bio: Nadine Dexter, MLS, D-AHIP, is responsible for the successful start-up, planning, direction, and operation of all administrative and service functions of the Health Sciences Library. She is currently working with faculty and staff to create an environment that promotes growth, creativity and motivation throughout the College. She is also working on developing and applying technology tools for teaching, learning, assessment and outreach; as she is preparing for integrating library-training programs into the health sciences curricula and clinical environment. Nadine will also provide for the strategic use of knowledge resources and developing partnerships that support sources of external funding.

Bio: Kimberley Barker, MLIS, Barker is the University of Virginia’s Claude Moore Health Sciences Library’s Digital Initiatives Librarian, and also serves as chair of the Technology Program Advisory Committee for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region.

Upon completion of the Beyond the SEA Webinar, each participant will receive 1 hour of continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association. Certificates will be available electronically following completion of the online survey supplied at the end of the webinar.

What do you need to join this conference?

  • A computer (with Flash installed)
  • A telephone

How do I connect?

Go to this URL: http://webmeeting.nih.gov/beyondthesea/

  • Enter as a Guest
  • Sign in with your first and last name.
  • Follow the instructions in the meeting room to have Adobe Connect call your phone (this is the preferred way; however, if you have an extension or for some reason cannot let Adobe connect call your phone, instructions will be available when you sign in to Adobe Connect.)

Test your connection: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm.

Get a quick overview: http://www.adobe.com/go/connectpro_overview

A computer (with Flash installed)

  • A telephone

How do I connect?

Go to this URL: http://webmeeting.nih.gov/beyondthesea/

  • Enter as a Guest
  • Sign in with your first and last name.
  • Follow the instructions in the meeting room to have Adobe Connect call your phone (this is the preferred way; however, if you have an extension or for some reason cannot let Adobe connect call your phone, instructions will be available when you sign in to Adobe Connect.)

Test your connection: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm.

Get a quick overview: http://www.adobe.com/go/connectpro_overview.

NN/LM SCR March 2015 Update

Saturday, March 14th, 2015

I am pleased to share several recent updates about our ongoing program review, staff additions, and other activities.

In January we began a systematic program review of all activities and services performed since the beginning of the 2011-2016 funding cycle. What I am really enjoying about this is that we get to review many of the projects that have been funded by our program over the last several years. The impact to the Resource Libraries and our region has been significant! This process is an essential step toward preparation for the 2016-2021 funding cycle. I want to thank the TMC Library’s Planning & Assessment Coordinator Ashlynn Kogut and Chief Operating Officer Owen Ellard for their leadership and support in our program review. We are continuously identifying ways to improve services in support of the NN/LM mission and those living and working in the South Central Region.

The mission of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) is to advance the progress of medicine and improve the public health by providing all U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information and improving the public’s access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health. Learn more about the NN/LM program.

Moving on to staffing: I want to recognize Executive Assistant Carrie Rogers, Administrative Assistant Jasmin Legaspi, and Technology Assistant Melissa Salas as they have been critical in ensuring continuity of services and institutional memory in recent months. Carrie has been my right hand, making travel arrangements, organizing subcontract reports, and has been an asset in so many other areas. Jasmin has done great work in office operations and preparing conference exhibit materials. Melissa has made substantive progress as the lead on our migration to a new website content management system. It addition to these three staff, our Director Dr. Buja and myself, four additional librarians work on the program.

In January, Adela Justice, MLIS, transitioned from the TMC Library Client Relationship Management department as a Liasion Librarian to Consumer Health Coordinator and Texas Liaison. In 2002 she joined the Texas Medical Center Library as a Consumer Health and Outreach Librarian, and in 2008 received her Consumer Health Information Specialization, Level II, from the Medical Library Association. For the past two years Adela has managed the Resource Library Outreach subcontract between The TMC Library and the NN/LM SCR. This is the first time we have had someone with this high level of previous experience in the SCR program in recent memory and it really shows!

Lindsy Frazer, MS, MLIS, PhD, joined us in mid-February as our new Outreach & Evaluation Coordinator and Oklahoma Liaison. Originally from Chicago, Lindsy came to us from an Arkansas public library where she was the manager of an outreach department. One of Lindsy’s roles is to manage our Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) program. Many libraries recognize the value in having a position focused on assessment of library services and we are very fortunate two have two; albeit focused on different service areas in our organization. I meet with Lindsy, Ashlynn, and Owen every Wednesday to discuss program assessment.

Marcus Spann, MLIS, began the first week in March as our new Community Health Coordinator and Arkansas Liaison. His previous position was as a librarian with outreach responsibilities at a Louisiana public library. I met Marcus in October 2013 at the South Central Chapter of the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, the year he received our Library Student Outreach Award. Marcus is also our new DOCLINE Coordinator. DOCLINE is the National Library of Medicine’s automated interlibrary loan (ILL) system.

Updated April 4, 2015: Michele Woods, JD, MLIS, began in late March as our new Technology Coordinator and Louisiana Liaison. Michele has experience in public and academic libraries, sponsored programs, university level teaching, and law. Michele has been active in a number of professional associations including the Louisiana Library Association, the American Library Association, the American Association of Law Libraries, and others.

You can see our contact information on our Staff Directory.

Earlier this week I attended the South Central Medical Libraries Consortium (SCAMeL) ILL Committee meeting as part of our role in supporting DOCLINE in the South Central Region. About 18 representatives from NN/LM SCR Resource Libraries attended this biannual meeting.

And on a personal note, I recently played a wonderful concert program with the Texas Medical Center Orchestra.  Scroll down to the second article of the library’s News Room to read more about the TMC Library’s longstanding involvement with the TMC Orchestra. NN/LM South Central Region Director, and TMC Library Executive Director, Dr. Maximilian Buja, then Dean of The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, supported the TMC Orchestra from its very beginning in 2001. As a lifetime amateur violinist I cannot begin to express how fulfilling it is to work for an organization that inspires this type of creative outlet.

I am very interested in your feedback and thoughts as we work to support the progress of medicine and improve the public health in the South Central Region. Please call me directly at 713-799-7803.

This blog and our NN/LM SCR Email Discussion List are the best places to read about our programs.

Jon Goodell, MA, AHIP
Associate Director
NN/LM South Central Region
Texas Medical Center Library

MLA Webinar on Systematic Reviews

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

The TMC Library will host the  MLA webinar: Limitations and Critical Appraisal of Systematic Reviews Wednesday, March 18 from 1:00 – 2:30 CST in the TMC Library Street Level Conference Room (Directions and Parking). Please contact Beatriz Varman for more information.

Systematic review publications are important to health care and policy decisions, but they are not without their limitations.  Understanding these limitations, and being able to instruct patrons on them, is a key component of our work as health sciences information professionals. This session will provide a detailed discussion of the impact of biases, publication delays and methodologic quality of systematic reviews, particularly on their application in clinical practice.  The presenters will also give an overview of systematic review appraisal, including interpretation of commonly reported statistical measures.
Presenters:

Mark MacEachern is an informationist in the Taubman Health Sciences Library at the University of Michigan–Ann Arbor

Whitney A. Townsend is an informationist and coordinator of the Health Sciences Executive Research Service in the Taubman Health Sciences Library at the University of Michigan–Ann Arbor.

This webinar is funded under Contract No. HHSN-276-2011-00007-C with the Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library and awarded by the DHHS, NIH, National Library of Medicine.

Beatriz Varman, MLIS, AHIP
Head of Client Relationship Management

HOUSTON ACADEMY OF MEDICINE
TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER LIBRARY