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Upcoming Training Opportunities for MAR Members

**NOTE:  If travel is required for you to attend any of these opportunities, consider applying for a Professional Development Award!

Details to register for these classes can be found at (unless indicated otherwise):[]=MAR#results

  • “Valuing Your Library: Needs Assessment, Program Development, and Program Evaluation”

January, 9, 2012

9 AM – 1 PM

University of Pittsburgh, Falk Library, Classroom 2

You probably have a good idea of how your library contributes to the overall goals of your larger institution, but do you know how to show evidence of those contributions to organizational leaders and decision-makers?  In this workshop, you will learn how to define “value” by assessing the needs of your different stakeholders (users, faculty administrators, library staff, etc.). You then will learn to connect your programs and services to institutional goals using a logic model and develop an evaluation plan to investigate and document your library’s value to your institution’s mission. The workshop will end with a presentation about online library-value calculators, which can be used for cost-benefit and return-on-investment analysis.  (This workshop offers 4 hours of MLA CE credit. More information available at MLA’s CE website:

  • Biomedical Publishing 101

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

January 18, 2012:   1-2:30 PM ET

A free Webinar via Adobe Connect

Created by the Chicago Collaborative, a joint partnership of librarians, publishers and editors

Sponsored and hosted by the New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Southeastern/Atlantic Regions of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine

This 90-minute webinar provides an opportunity to learn about the publishing cycle of biomedical journals, both in print and online.  The complexities of publishing, in a world of rapidly changing delivery formats and devices will be explored, including the publishing challenges and opportunities posed by each.  Presenters include John Tagler of the Association of American Publishers, Inc. and the session will be moderated by M. J. Tooey, Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs and Executive Director of the Health Sciences and Human Services Library and Director of the Southeastern/Atlantic Region at the University of Maryland.

Participants will gain knowledge of the various roles and responsibilities of different players in the scientific publishing chain and of the international aspects of bioscience communication.  All participants will have a chance to engage in discussions with the presenters.  Key topics to be covered include:

  • The Current Biomedical Publishing Landscape
  • The Publishing Process
  • Publication Ethics
  • Production and Delivery
  • Practical Considerations
  • The Road Ahead

Please register at by December 31, 2011 if you plan on attending.  Connection instructions will be provided upon registration

  • “Nursing on the Net: Health Care Resources You Can Use”

January 9, 2012 – February 3, 2012


  • “Patient Safety Resource Seminar: Librarians on the Front Lines”

January 17, 2012 – February 17, 2012


  • “Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library”

February 6, 2012 – March 9, 2012


  • The National Library of Medicine Training Center is bringing the PubMed for Trainers course to Syracuse, NY, April 16-30, 2012.  PubMed for Trainers requires attendance at all sessions, both online and in-person:

Online session:  April 16, 2012, 10:00 – 12:00 pm ET

Online session:  April 18, 2012, 10:00 – 12:00 pm ET

In-person session in Syracuse, NY:  April 24, 2012, 9:30 – 4:30 pm ET

Online session:  April 30, 2012, 10:00 – 12:00 pm ET

Seating is limited.  For class details and to register, see: for Trainers

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