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The Big Data in Healthcare:  Exploring Emerging Roles course will help health sciences librarians better understand the issues of big data in clinical outcomes and what roles health sciences librarians can take on in this service area. 

This is a Medical Library Association approved course that will earn students 9 contact hours. This is a semi-self-paced course (“semi" meaning there will be completion deadlines). Coursing offings are run in seasonal cohorts: Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring.  

Course content comes from information shared by the presenters at the March 7, 2016 "Using Data to Improve Clinical Patient Outcomes Forum", top reading picks from the NN/LM  MCR Data Curation/Management Journal Club  and NN/LM PSR Data Curation/Management Journal Club’s articles, recommended reading from Club members, and taking the course  Big Data Fundamentals from the Big Data University.

Students will articulate their views on why health sciences sector librarians should or should not become involved in supporting big data initiatives by sharing a 500-800 word essay to wrap the course up. Students are encouraged to be brave and bold in their views so as to elicit discussions about the roles librarians should play in this emerging field.

Students who successfully complete the course will:
- Have a better understanding of the role that big data plays in clinical patient outcomes.
- Have a better understanding of the fundamentals of big data from a systems perspective.
- Articulate their views/options on the role health sciences sector librarians is in supporting big data initiatives (student will be encouraged to allow their views to be published on one of the NN/LM MCR and PNR's publications as part of a dialog with the wider health sciences librarian community engaging in this topic). 

On top of  information gained, being apart of the big data in clinical care dialog, and earning 6 continuing education credits from the Medical Library Association, students will earn 1.5 contact hours from the IBM Open Badge program from the Big Data University.  

Students who sign up for this course agree to: 

- Commit to spend the full 9 contact hours learning about and articulating their views on the course topic (this includes the 1.5 contact hours from the Big Data University’s course). Students will be docked for missing or low quality work.  
- Complete the course requirements by the deadline establish in each course offering. Arrangements can be made to move  into a future cohort if conflicts arise. 
- Provide course feedback (strengths/weaknesses) on the MLA Online Course Evaluation form.

Register here

For comments or questions, contact course instructors

John Bramble
Research Enterprise / Utah Outreach
National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental Region
Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112
john.bramble@utah.edu
801 585 5743

This class is designed for public and secondary school library staff, educators, nurses, and counselors. An overview of health information needs of teenagers and their information seeking behaviors; review communication skills needed during reference interviews with teenagers; and explore credible health information resources that are designed for teens. Participants who complete all activities are eligible for 3 MLA CE

The class is a 3 week self-paced, asynchronous introduction to cultural competency, the unique health information needs of refugees and immigrants, and relevant health information resources. Participants who complete all activities are eligible for 4 MLA CE

This comprehensive course covers the essential skills and information that library staff need to help users find trustworthy, appropriate health information.  Learners will explore topics such as finding the best resources for just about any health question, serving diverse users, new mobile health technologies and how people are using social networking for health questions, and how to create fun and informative health-related programming for different age groups and populations. Participants will understand the challenges faced by non-English speakers and the implications of low health literacy. Best practices, techniques and practical tips will be presented each week to help each learner provide better health information services in his/her individual setting. 

If you have questions about this course, please contact the instructor.

Dana Abbey

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.

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.

Health Sciences Library support for data researchers and computer scientists is a new role for health sciences librarians. Work being done in biomedical big data fields and precision medicine is being shared through The Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Initiative's weekly online lecture series discussing the data science underlying modern biomedical research. The series began in September 2016 and is scheduled to run through early 2017. The weekly presentations are from experts across the country covering the basics of data management, representation, computation, statistical inference, data modeling, and other topics relevant to “big data” in biomedicine. The webinar series will provide essential training suitable for individuals at an introductory overview level. All video presentations from the seminar series will be streamed for live viewing, recorded, and posted online for future viewing and reference. This webinar series is a collaboration between the TCC, the NIH Office of the Associate Director for Data Science, and BD2K Centers Coordination Center (BD2KCCC). Support for data researchers at all points of the research lifecycle is likely to become a primary role for health sciences librarians. What kind of library support researchers want and what kinds of skills librarians need to have in order to meet that need remain unanswered questions. If health sciences librarians want to provide meaningful contributions to a growing field, discussions need to take place and action plans need to be created.

The Debrief and Discussion follows the weekly session in an online webinar room with other health sciences librarians interested in this topic. There are two ways to participate. Synchronous and Asynchronous...see details below.

CE Contact Hours: 2 per session attended

Synchronous Sessions:

The learning objective of the live debriefing discussions is to increase awareness of the roles the librarian can play to support researchers in the data lifecycle. 

1. Attend Fridays (9am-10am PT | 10am-11am MT | 11am-noon CT | noon-1pm ET ) when Webinars are broadcast through May 2017: http://www.bigdatau.org/data-science-seminars
2. Join 10 minutes post webinar discussion (~30 minutes): http://nih.webex.com/meet/johnbramble

Discussion Questions (everyone is expected to engage in the discussion):
a. In the context of health information access (organization of information, research, findability, etc.) what role can the librarian play to support researchers in their data lifecycle at your institution?
b. 
What assets do librarians have to bring to the table?
c. What skills do librarians need?
d. What Resources are needed?
e. Who are the most important stakeholders librarians need to align with to get a seat at the table?

3. Submit session evaluation

Asynchronous Sessions: 

The learning objective of the self-paced discussions is for the individual to be able to articulate what role the librarian can play to support researchers in the data lifecycle with the instructor.

1. View one of live or recorded BD2K Guide to the Fundamentals of Data Science Series. Recordings available here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKIDQOa0JcUd3K9C1TS7FLQ
2. Contribute responses to questions. https://nnlm.gov/moodle/course/view.php?id=650
3
. Register to access Moodle (if you are reading this it means you are registered) 

Discussion Questions (There is one required question and one or more of the optional questions):
a. (REQUIRED RESPONSE) In the context of health information access (organization of information, research, findability, etc.) what role can the librarian play to support researchers in the data lifecycle?
b. (OPTION) What assets do librarians have to bring to the table?
c. (OPTION) What skills do librarians need?
d. (OPTION) What Resources are needed?
e. (OPTION) Who are the most important stakeholders librarians need to align with to get a seat at the table?

In order to earn the full MLA CE contact hours, your submissions must be well written and thoughtful or you will not earn the full MLA contact hour credits. 

4. Evaluate the session. Evaluation link will be emailed to you after your submission has been graded (pass/fail).

If you have any questions or comments, contact john.bramble@utah.edu

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/


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