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Additional NN/LM SCR Summer Classes at HAM-TMC Library

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region (NN/LM SCR) has scheduled two additional classes at the Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center (HAM-TMC) Library this summer. Can You Hear Me Now? How to Make a Podcast, June 25, 2008, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and ABCs of DNA: Unraveling the Mystery of Genetics Information for Consumers, August 12, 2008, 8:30 am to 12:30 pm.

To register for these classes, please go to:

Can You Hear Me Know? How to Make a Podcast
June 25, 2008
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Thinking about how to promote your services and reach out to more people? Want to learn how podcasts can help and how to make your own? This hands-on class is designed to provide a fun yet informative introduction to podcasting and how you can utilize this technology in your library services, to enable your users to access the information whenever they want, wherever they want and however they want it. Basic steps and suggestions on how to make a podcast will be covered and students will be able to enjoy hands-on practice on popular audio recording and editing software and make their first personal podcast!

ABCs of DNA: Unraveling the Mystery of Genetics Information for Consumers
August 12, 2008
8:30 am to 12:30 pm
Do you want to know more about your own genetic traits and conditions? Are you curious about genetic issues that you hear about in the news? This hand-on class explores basic concepts such as genes and chromosomes and offers an overview of genetic disorders, genetic testing, genetic counseling, and the Human Genome Project. Ethical and legal issues associated with genetic disorders will be covered with regard to privacy, discrimination, and potential legislative impact on medicine and society. A variety of reliable health information resources will be demonstrated. This class is approved for 4 hours of continuing education credits from the Medical Library Association, and is part of the Consumer Health Information Specialization Program (

For information about the HAM-TMC Library location and directions:

If you have any questions, please contact Karen Vargas, Consumer Health Outreach Coordinator, at 713-799-7880 or

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