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Health Literacy Class in Houston

Friday, December 10th, 2010

The NN/LM SCR will be offering the Promoting Health Literacy through Easy-to-Read Materials class at the Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library in Houston:

Thursday, January 13, 2011
8:30 am – 12:30 pm

This is a 4-hour hands-on class. Participants in the class will gain experience in the large group and break-out groups to critique, rewrite and create materials that allow health and wellness information to be conveyed quickly and clearly. We’ll review the disconnect between information providers and information seekers, the process of educating adults, the success of “plain language” initiatives and the importance of text, type, graphics, space and layout. During the class you will review and edit documents to gain new awareness, new skills, and access to further resources. Clear health communication is the goal, regardless of medium.

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

To register for the class, go to: http://nnlm.gov/scr/training/register.html

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

TOXNET Class in Houston

Friday, October 15th, 2010

The NN/LM SCR will be offering the TOXNET: Toxicology and Environmental Information class at Houston Academy of Medicine – Texas Medical Center Library.

Friday, November 5, 2010
9:00am – 12:00 pm

This is a 3-hour hands-on class intended for inexperienced users. It is designed to introduce participants to the different databases available on TOXNET. Attendees will gain experience locating toxicology, chemical, and other hazardous substance information. Databases to be covered include: Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB), LactMed, TOXLINE, TOXMAP, Household Products Database and ChemIDplus.

Upon successful completion of this class, each participant will receive 3 hours of continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association.

Click here to register for the class.

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

Updated Super Searcher Class Ready for Launch

Friday, August 13th, 2010

Are you interested in improving your Internet search skills?

Interested in learning the latest tips and tricks for getting the most from online search engines?

The NN/LM SCR will be offering the updated Super Searcher: Enhancing Your Online Search Super Powers class at the HAM – TMC Library, Houston, TX, on Wednesday, September 8, 2010, from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

This updated 4-hour hands-on course his hands-on course focuses on the advanced search features of web search engines and the cutting edge of searching. Participants will use various search engines, compare the features of each and broaden their knowledge of search strategies and techniques. Participants will develop search strategies that will increase the precision and scope of their online searching ability. Participants will engage in discussions, exercises and view short demonstrations as a part of the class. The class includes: discussions of web search engines, examples of meta-search engines and directories. The class will also discuss strategies for searching for online media including images, videos and books. The class concludes with examples of real-time searching and mobile search solutions. Super Searcher Icon

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

The class is free and open to anyone. For more information on the location and how to register, go to:

http://nnlm.gov/scr/training/register.html

If you have any questions, please contact Emily Hurst at emily.hurst@exch.library.tmc.edu or 713-799-7880.

NN/LM SCR Class to be Held in New Orleans: TOXNET

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

The NN/LM SCR will be offering the TOXNET: Toxicology and Environmental Information class at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Ische Library in New Orleans, LA:

Monday, August 9, 2010
8:30 am – 11:30 am

This is a 3-hour hands-on class intended for inexperienced users. It is designed to introduce participants to the different databases available on TOXNET. Attendees will gain experience locating toxicology, chemical, and other hazardous substance information. Databases to be covered include: Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB), LactMed, TOXLINE, TOXMAP, Household Products Database and ChemIDplus.

Upon successful completion of this class, each participant will receive 3 hours of continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association.

To register for the class, go to: http://nnlm.gov/scr/training/register.html

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

MedlinePlus Redesign Webinar July 21, 10:30 am CT

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

On Wednesday, July 14, 2010, the National Library of Medicine will release the redesigned MedlinePlus. New features include:

  • Emphasizes search and makes navigation more intuitive
  • Frequently used content is easier to find
  • New MedlinePlus logo for strong product branding
  • Web 2.0 technologies that help users share content

On Wednesday July 21, 2010, at 10:30 am CT, NN/LM SCR Coordinator Karen Vargas will review the redesigned MedlinePlus in detail as part of the monthly SCR CONNECTions webinar series.

Anyone interested is welcome to attend. Go to https://webmeeting.nih.gov/scr/, on the log in screen, choose “Enter as a Guest” and type in your name. Once you enter the online meeting room, follow the instructions on the screen to have the system call you on your telephone.

For more detailed information about logging in to SCR CONNECTions, go to: http://nnlm.gov/scr/training/webmeeting.html

MedlinePlus Redesign Debuts July 14

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

On Wednesday, July 14, MedlinePlus will unveil a completely redesigned site with a freshened look and feel, a new logo, and distinctive color schemes for English and Spanish pages. The content on the current site will still be available in the new design, with some exciting new features and enhancements. The new design emphasizes search, makes navigation more intuitive, and highlights frequently used content.  The National Library of Medicine invites you to preview the new design and read more about the changes.

Once the new look is live next week, please visit MedlinePlus, and send your feedback and comments about the new design via the “Contact Us” link that appears on every page.

Upcoming Screencasting Classes in Fort Worth and Shreveport

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

The NN/LM SCR will be offering two Screencasting: Creating Online Tutorials classes in the Region this summer.

The first class opportunity will be held Wednesday, July 28th from 8:30am – 12:30pm at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Gibson D. Lewis Library in Fort Worth, TX.

The next class opportunity will be held Tuesday, August 24th from 8:30am – 12:30 pm at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport Medical Library in Shreveport, LA.

Screencasting: Creating Online Tutorials is a 4-hour hands-on class which will provide attendees with a fun, yet informative, overview of screencasting, how you can integrate this technology into your information services and education opportunities, what hardware and software tools will work best for your needs, and how to create an effective screencast using cost-effective tools.

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

Classes are free and open to anyone.   For more information on the locations or to register for either class, go to: http://nnlm.gov/scr/training/register.html.

If you have any questions, please contact Emily Hurst at emily.hurst@exch.library.tmc.edu or 713-799-7880.

PubMed Class in Houston

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

The NN/LM SCR will be offering the following class at the Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library on Friday, July 9, 2010.

July 9, 2010
8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Keeping Up with NLM’s PubMed

With a hands-on approach, this class will show attendees how to use the features of PubMed effectively. Attendees will be able to describe the contents of PubMed; formulate basic search strategies; display, print, and save results in various formats; revise and refine searches; and use special features such as Limits and Advanced Search.

To register for the class, go to: http://nnlm.gov/scr/training/register.html

If you have any questions, please contact Re Mishra at ruicha.mishra@exch.library.tmc.edu or 713-799-7880.

Texas A&M to Host Evidence-based Public Health Workshop

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

The Texas A&M University Medical Sciences Library in College Station, Texas will host an all-day class, “Evidence-based Public Health Workshop: Applications for Practice” on Thursday, June 24, 2010 from 9 AM to 3:30 PM.

The audience is anyone with a public health role in their community. Topics include: formulating the search for evidence, selecting resources, hands on searching with case studies, appraising the evidence and integrating it into practice. Presenters are:  Margaret J. Foster, MS, MPH; Becky McKay, MA, MLIs; Catherine Pepper, MLIS, MPH; and Suzanne Shurta, MLIS. The attendance fee is $20 which covers lunch, parking and 3 CEUs.

Online registration is available here:  http://conferences.tdl.org/ebph/2010

For a brochure or more information, contact:  Becky McKay at: bmckay@medlib.tamu.edu or 979-845-4631.

Update: Health Statistics on the Web Class at HAM-TMC Library is FULL

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

The Health Statistics on the Web: It’s as Easy as …1, 2, 3! class scheduled at the HAM-TMC Library, Houston, TX, on Wednesday, June 9, 2010, from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. has already reached capacity.

Thank you for your interest in this face-to-face class. The NN/LM SCR will consider offering the class again in late summer or early fall at the HAM-TMC Library.

If you have any questions, please contact Cheryl Rowan at cheryl.rowan@exch.library.tmc.edu or 713-799-7880.