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Spring Workshops at HAM-TMC Library

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region will offer the following free workshops for librarians at the Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library in March and April, 2009:

Caring for the Mind: Providing Reference Services for Mental Health Information
March 18, 2009, 8:30 am to 11:30 am
This hands-on class will help participants to gain awareness of mental health issues.  Attendees will learn to respond to challenging reference questions for mental health information.  Websites will be presented on collection development and mental health research.  A full description is available at:

Can You Hear Me Now? How to Make a Podcast

April 17, 2009, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
This hands-on class is designed to provide a fun yet informative introduction to what is 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 podcast! A full description of this class is available at:

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

To register for these classes:
If you have any questions about these classes, please contact Karen Vargas,

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