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Looking for the latest developments in patient care but finding too much, too little or inadequate information? This online course is for nurses, nursing students and faculty, and librarians interested in information services for Nursing and Allied Health professions. Participants will learn to use and evaluate web based health information resources, find online news services and consumer health web sites. Participants will also learn to search the National Library of Medicine's PubMed database of over 26 million citations. The workshop will also cover MedlinePlus, the National Library of Medicine's web site for consumer health information. This course runs from May 16 to June 6, 2016. 

Looking for the latest developments in patient care but finding too much, too little, or inadequate information? This hands-on workshop is designed for librarians responsible for information services to the Nursing and Allied Health professions. Participants will learn to use and evaluate web based health information resources, find online news services, continuing online education courses, and consumer health web sites. Participants will also learn to search the National Library of Medicine's MEDLINE database of over 19 million citations using the PubMed interface. The workshop will also cover MedlinePlus, the National Library of Medicine's web site for consumer health information.

The field of public health encompasses a wide array of disciplines including health education, epidemiology and nursing. Digital literacy and the effective utilization of online information are among the core public health informatics competencies for the 21st century. This hands-on class will highlight web resources tailored to the public health workforce.

Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the role of information in the public health environment
  • Identify resources to support health education and promotional programs and activities
  • Retrieve information in support of evidence-based public health
  • Obtain data sets and statistics relevant to public health on a state, local and national level
  • Identify resources available to stay informed of developments related to public health

The goal of this class is to increase understanding of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM). Students will learn the history of CAM and its impact on medical practices. They will learn how CAM is used, how to evaluate CAM website, and how to look up information about the effectiveness of CAM therapies.

Abstract

Designed for beginning grant proposal writers, this class presents a general overview of the grant and funding processes as well as the level of detail required in a successful proposal. Each component of the grant writing process will be addressed, including: documenting the need; identifying the target population; writing measurable objectives; developing a work plan, an evaluation plan and dissemination plan.

Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Identify online resources to search for funding
  • Describe the basic sections of a proposal
  • Identify types of documents necessary to include with a proposal
  • Recognize common mistakes of proposal writers

This specialized class will help improve your effectiveness in searching PubMed and related NLM and NIH databases for literature information on chemicals, drugs and genetics. The course covers drug information databases, searching for chemicals and with chemical nomenclature and locating literature related to genetics and genomics. This course assumes a strong working knowledge of PubMed including an understanding of automatic term mapping, the importance of reviewing the Details box after searches, and using the Advanced search page and the MeSH database. For more information: visit http://nnlm.gov/training/chemdrugs/

ClinicalTrials.gov is the openly available federal registry and results database of publicly and privately funded clinical studies conducted in the United States and around the world. As of July 2013, ClinicalTrials.gov provided access to more than 149,000 study records and more than 9,500 studies with summary results. ClinicalTrials.gov is a vital resource for researchers, healthcare providers, and health sciences librarians who wish to consult the entire body of evidence on any particular topic.

Fundamentals of Bioinformatics and Searching is the self-paced bioinformatics overview online learning component of the Librarian’s Guide to NCBI.

Fundamentals of Bioinformatics and Searching is the self-paced bioinformatics overview online learning component of the Librarian’s Guide to NCBI.

Fundamentals of Bioinformatics and Searching is the self-paced bioinformatics overview online learning component of the Librarian’s Guide to NCBI.

Fundamentals of Bioinformatics and Searching is the self-paced bioinformatics overview online learning component of the Librarian’s Guide to NCBI.

Fundamentals of Bioinformatics and Searching is the self-paced bioinformatics overview online learning component of the Librarian’s Guide to NCBI.

Fundamentals of Bioinformatics and Searching is the self-paced bioinformatics overview online learning component of the Librarian’s Guide to NCBI.

Forums for graduates of the class "Librarian's Guide to NCBI."

This class is intended to hone basic searching techniques and the ability to develop search strategies that will take advantage of the PubMed interface to MEDLINE. The course will explore various methods for searching the PubMed system. Topics covered include Automatic Term Mapping, Search Results, Features Bar, Related Citations, My NCBI, Searching with MeSH, and Single Citation Matcher.

This course will provide an overview of the system and demonstrate utilizing the features of PubMed to search effectively.

Cool Creative Communications: 3 Part Class

This is an asynchronous class.

For each class part, participants have 7 days to complete their assignment and 5 days to complete their peer critique for each of the 3 class sections.

Students will compete assigned exercises that they will share with their class peers.

Students are expected to spend:

  • 1.5 hours on content learning
  • 3 hours of in-depth learning on student selected tool/application and preparing their class assignment
  • 0.5 hours on peer critique.

Each class section lasts two weeks and overlaps the next class by a week.

Participants are encouraged to sign up for all 3 parts, but may take them individually with the approval of the instructors.

Part 1: Engaging Users via Social Media (Part 1 of 3): This class covers popular social media tools proven to be effective in reaching customers. Students will increase their knowledge on a variety of social media applications and strategies on implementing a communication plan.

Part 2: Dazzling Data Visualization (Part 2 of 3): This class covers concepts of visually representing data and proven tools that are effective in making data understood at just a glance. Students will increase their knowledge on data visualization concepts and a variety of data visualization applications.

Part 3: The WOW Factor - Clear Concise Presentations (Part 3 of 3): This class covers popular presentation applications and approaches to effective presentations Students will increase their knowledge and skills to better communicate with their presentations.

Data Curation / Management Journal Club is for librarians (or equivalent) who are interested in learning more about data curation/management and its impact on health information access. Priority for participation goes to those residing in the NN/LM MCR. If you are not a librarian or have an equivalent degree or experience, you are encouraged you to argue your case for joining the Data Club with John Bramble or Alicia Lillich.

Minus the above restrictions, this is an open club but does requires registration (available at http://nnlm.gov/mcr/training-schedule

The primary location for the Data Club is here in Moodle. Moodle will host the meeting notes, articles being discussed, offline discussion, etc.

The Data Club will meet via Adobe Connect for the monthly in-person meetings. 

The structure of the Data Club will use both the MLA's Discussion Group Program structure along with the new PubMed Commons Journal Clubs (PCJC) structure. 

Data Club Members Agree to:

  • Plan on committing 2 hours per article (1 hour to read article and prep for discussion and 1 hour at attend the monthly live meeting) per each of the 5 months.
  • Be agreeable to facilitate or co- facilitate discussion on a select article.
  • Be an active contributor to the discussions on select articles.
  • Be willing to share resources and knowledge with other Club members.
  • Be willing to contribute to the process of submitting articles to the PubMed Commons Journal Club
  • Be willing to contribute to a final project description in presenting or writing an article for the Plains to Peaks Post newsletter (to be determined by Club members)

The basic outline for the Data Club is:

1. Meet once per month on Adobe Connect. Summary of each session will be noted in Moodle. The first session will be Alicia talking a few minutes about her experience at a recent data conference along with the following topics.

a. An overview of big data in health
b. An overview of MLA's Discussion Group Program  structure
c. An overview of PCJC structure
d. An overview of some resources for finding qualifying articles and how to determine which article to review

2. General monthly meetings will discuss at least 1 article facilitated by a journal club member.

3. Club members will determine which articles we will submit to PCJC.

Cool Creative Communications: 3 Part Class

This is an asynchronous class.

For each class part, participants have 7 days to complete their assignment and 5 days to complete their peer critique for each of the 3 class sections.

Students will compete assigned exercises that they will share with their class peers.

Students are expected to spend:

  • 1.5 hours on content learning
  • 3 hours of in-depth learning on student selected tool/application and preparing their class assignment
  • 0.5 hours on peer critique.

Each class section lasts two weeks and overlaps the next class by a week.

Participants are encouraged to sign up for all 3 parts, but may take them individually with the approval of the instructors.

Part 1: Engaging Users via Social Media (Part 1 of 3): This class covers popular social media tools proven to be effective in reaching customers. Students will increase their knowledge on a variety of social media applications and strategies on implementing a communication plan.

Part 2: Dazzling Data Visualization (Part 2 of 3): This class covers concepts of visually representing data and proven tools that are effective in making data understood at just a glance. Students will increase their knowledge on data visualization concepts and a variety of data visualization applications.

Part 3: The WOW Factor - Clear Concise Presentations (Part 3 of 3): This class covers popular presentation applications and approaches to effective presentations Students will increase their knowledge and skills to better communicate with their presentations.

This course 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.  Participants will engage in discussions, exercises and view short demonstrations. The class includes: discussions of web search engines, strategies for searching for various media including images, videos and books.  The class concludes with examples of real-time searching and mobile search solutions.

This 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. To learn more about this class visit the full description and training materials online: http://nnlm.gov/training/supersearcher/

Topics for this class include open data and methods to improve reproducibility and reliability of research findings and the possibility for large scale validation of previously accepted results. Tools will be presented that enable validation and reproducibility in computational science. We will also explore additional tools and technologies used for data-intensive research and data management, focusing on eagle-I, VIVO, DMPTool, and REDCap. This class is based on the one-day forum: "The Research Lifecycle: Partnering for Success," and participants will have access to the video recording of the forum.


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Prerequisites for attending a Moodle course at nnlm.gov
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Due to an error made during maintenance on October 15, some work between 4PM PT on Oct 15 and 6:50AM PT Oct 16 was lost.  Contact your instructor if this affected your account.

We sincerely regret the inconvenience.