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Classes in Harlingen

The NN/LM SCR is offering the following classes at the Ramirez Medical Library, Regional Academic Health Center, Harlingen, TX on Tuesday, November 10.

Geeks Bearing Gifts
Nov 10, 2009
8:00 am – 12:00 pm

This class is intended to provide a fun, fast-paced, and informative introduction to and update on today’s hottest technology trends. Program participants will be able to identify technology trends and they will understand how these trends will impact or can be integrated into traditional library services. Content will be presented in with a “can-do” focus intended to encourage participants to investigate at least one technology for implementation in their institution. Course structure will include brief vignettes and demonstrations of a wide variety of technologies. Some of the topics to be covered include instant messaging, podcasting, blogs and wikis, social networking sites, collaboration software, and more. The hands-on class is 4 hours.

A 10 Step Approach to Service Continuity Planning
Nov 10, 2009
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Emergencies affecting libraries go beyond hurricanes and tornadoes.  Is your library prepared for a leaky pipe, fire, flood, pandemic flu or other emergency event?
Designed to provide beginning level training in emergency preparedness for librarians in medical libraries and information centers, the class consists of an informative and engaging PowerPoint presentation, interspersed with several interactive portions.  Participants will learn how to conduct a basic risk assessment for their libraries, how to craft a basic emergency preparedness plan, strategies for continuing library services from off-site, and options for obtaining assistance, both web-based resources and via the NN/LM Emergency Preparedness & Response structure.  This is a 2-hour class.

To register for the classes, go to:

If you have any questions, please contact Re Mishra at or 713-799-7880.

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