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Archived SCR CONNECTions Webinars

Previously recorded SCR CONNECTions webinars are available below. MLA CE credit will be available for watching the recording for the time period after the original session as noted.

Title: “Help Us Combat the World’s Most Dangerous Animal with an App!"

Presenter: Dorian Janney, GLOBE Mission Mosquito Campaign Coordinator and Lead for NASA Satellite Collaborations, GFSC/NASA/ADNET

Date: Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

Description: Mosquitoes are the world’s most dangerous animal, and there is something we can all do to reduce the threat of mosquito-transmitted disease in our communities. Join us to find out why mosquitoes are so dangerous and to learn how NASA Earth-observing satellite data is being used in an effort to predict, monitor, and respond to vector-borne disease around the world.
In this presentation, participants will be introduced to a Citizen Science effort and the newest GLOBE field measurement campaign, GLOBE Mission Mosquito! This program connects with citizen scientists of all ages to monitor changes in the frequency, range, and distribution of potential disease vector mosquitoes by reporting observations using the GLOBE Observer Mosquito Habitat Mapper app. Participants are encouraged to download the free app here before the webinar.

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CE expires on: May 14, 2019

Title: “Game On! Motivate and Engage Your Staff with Gaming Strategies"

Presenter: Andrew See, Head of User Services and Experience, and Bridget Rowan, Training Coordinator for User Services and Experience, Northern Arizona University Cline Library

Date: Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

Description: In this program, presenters will provide an overview of why your institution should be intentional in creating an immersive and engaging training and development program, and how to go about hiring the right person to lead it.
Attendees will learn how to create engaging staff workshops, integrate gaming into a learning management system, and use specific tools including badges and ready-made free online platforms. Using meaningful game elements attendees will leave inspired to increase staff engagement at their own institutions.
Became a game mechanic and learn how you can transform your training, development, and team building to promote and sustain a truly motivated staff.

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CE expires on: April 10, 2019

Title: “Assessing a Community – By The Numbers with Census Data"

Presenter: Susana Guerra Privett, Data Dissemination Specialist, Customer Liaison & Marketing Service Office, U.S. Census Bureau

Date: Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

Description: This workshop will train participants on using the most relied-on source for detailed, up-to-date socio-economic statistics covering every community in the nation. This forum is designed for organizations that use data for community analysis, grant writing, needs assessment, and planning.

With hands on training, all on, attendees will use the American Factfinder (data search tool) and QuickFacts to gain a better understanding of the Census terms and geography levels, learn differences between 2010 Census for population numbers/basic characteristics, and American Community Survey for social/economic characteristics such as age, household income, poverty status, disability, transportation and housing. Suggestions for tables and topics are offered.

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CE expires on: March 19, 2019

Title: “Strategies to Ensure Rapid Response to Emerging Agricultural Health Threats"

Presenter: Natalie Roy, Executive Director of AgriSafe Network

Date: Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

Description: Agriculture is a rapidly changing industry with new occupational health threats that must be met by a systemic approach and trained professionals. For example, farm flood threats, as well as other extreme weather events require a rapid response among diverse stakeholders. Additional emerging health threats that require rapid response include opioid misuse, wildfires, and elevated suicide rates dues to the current farming crisis. 

AgriSafe’s organizational readiness for addressing these threats includes:

  1. Training rural health professionals across the nation
  2. Establishing partnerships with NIOSH Ag Centers, rural research centers, and other NPOs
  3. Ongoing needs assessment of Ag producer needs
  4. A culture of readiness and organizational expectation to protect and respond

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CE expires on: February 8, 2019

Title: “Cultural Competencies and the Strategic Prevention Framework"

Presenter: Derrick Newby, Prevention Specialist at University of Arkansas Little Rock MidSOUTH Center for Prevention and Training

Date: Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

Description: This training provides an introduction to Cultural Competency strategies that consider culture in all aspects of the strategic prevention framework (SPF). Participants will gain an understanding of the SPF and the rationale of being culturally competent in coalition building and program management, as well as use of techniques to effectively assess community strengths and cultural factors that will help to link with appropriate community resources. Participants will engage in practical learning by application of skills and techniques and experience a culturally competent training approach that models strategies to identify and build on cultural assets that can also be used for individual and agency action plans.

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CE expires on: January 11, 2019

Title: “A New Kind of Village: Combating Loneliness among Older Adults"

Presenter: Sheila Zinck, Advocacy Programs Manager, IBM

Date: Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

Description: Loneliness among the aging population has been shown to have health risks equivalent to those of smoking and diabetes, with an overall 26% increase in mortality. In the report, "Loneliness and the Aging Population: How Businesses and Governments can Address a Looming Crisis,” IBM’s Institute for Business Value examines how organizations can better understand this issue and take action to mitigate it. Join us as we explore how government agencies, solution providers, healthcare, education and multiple other industries can act together to develop solutions designed to help people rebuild social connections and engagement with their communities.

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CE expires on: December 13, 2018

Title: “From Field to Desktop: Insights from SCR CONNECTions"

Presenter: Hosted by SCR Staff

Date: Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

Description: Twenty SCR CONNECTions presentations. Twenty-four expert speakers. As the SCR team enters its third year, we're taking the time to curate and comment on some on the most insightful segments from past webinars you may have missed. Join Community Engagement Coordinator Brian Leaf and other SCR staff as they provide commentary and reflect on the lessons we've learned over the past two years from our presenters.

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Title: “Teaching Evidence-Based Medicine: Perspectives of Academic Health Science Institutions"

Presenter: Cathy Pepper, Medical Librarian and Coordinator of Library Field Services, Texas A&M University

Date: Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

Description: At the conclusion of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe methods of teaching evidence-based practice, and of assessing EBP knowledge and skills, at various medical and health sciences schools.
  2. Describe content, delivery, and assessment approaches of EBM/EBP in some medical, pharmacy, nursing, public health, and allied health curricula.
  3. Identify challenges – and strategies for addressing those challenges – in teaching EBP.
  4. Explain the value of teaching evidence-based practice within the context of the availability of sophisticated point-of-care tools, such as UpToDate.
  5. Describe variations in librarian participation in EBM/P curricula and courses.

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Title: “Sustaining your Organization’s Future: Mentoring and Succession Planning in Libraries"

Presenter: Julie Leuzinger, Head of Library Learning Services, and Jennifer Rowe, Social Sciences & Community Engagement Librarian, University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries

Date: Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

Description: Are you concerned about who will carry on the work when you leave your library? Would you like to have a network of mentors to guide you professionally? In the business sector, it has long been recognized that mentoring is beneficial to both the mentee and mentor, can result in greater organizational effectiveness, and can be used in conjunction with succession planning to ensure that the organization has a skilled pool of internal candidates who are prepared to fill vacancies and leadership roles. Julie Leuzinger and Jennifer Rowe will discuss results of a recent survey of librarians on the prevalence of succession and mentoring plans in academic, public, school, and special libraries and share conclusions, best practices, and takeaways for giving your organization a boost with increased mentoring and succession planning.

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Title: “Preparing for the Worst - Best Practices for Emergency Preparedness"

Presenter: Bill Icenogle, Director for Emergency Management, Woman's Hospital in Baton Rouge

Date: Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

Description: This presentation is focused on surfacing and discussing some practical “best practices” when considering organizational preparedness and operational resilience. Key points during this brief include; capturing vulnerabilities, mitigation applied, knowing where your agency fits, the value of networking, communications and resource acquisition before and during disasters.

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Title: “Trends in Technical Services"

Presenter: Eugenia Beh, Electronic Resources Librarian, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Date: Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

Description: As academic libraries continue to respond to challenges from internal and external pressures in higher education, how are technical services evolving to meet these challenges and what new opportunities do they offer? This presentation will look at the shifting role and function of technical services in academic libraries; potential new directions for technical services staff to become involved in and new skills that are needed to succeed in these areas.

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Title: “How to Make the Case for Integrating Health Literacy Throughout Your Organization"

Presenter: Christopher Trudeau, Associate Professor, and Alison Caballero, Director of Programs and Services, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Center for Health Literacy

Date: Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

Description: Have you been having trouble advocating for or implementing health-literacy initiatives in your organization? You are not alone. The good news is that by integrating health literacy, you can both better protect your organization and improve patient engagement and outcomes. Win-wins are rare in life, but you can create these with health literacy. This webinar will introduce the health policies and regulations that support integrating health literacy into health systems, and it will provide actionable tips for helping you do so in your organization.

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Title: “Partnering with Community Health Workers"

Presenter: Fernando Martinez, Professor and Coordinator of the Community Health Worker Program at Northwest Vista College, and Peg Seger, Librarian and Head of Outreach and Community Engagement, UT Health San Antonio

Date: Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

Description: Community Health Workers (CHWs) play a crucial role in improving the health literacy of their communities. They have a unique understanding of those they serve and can facilitate communication and trust. By partnering with CHWs, libraries can improve the effectiveness of their community health outreach initiatives. Learn more about the role that CHWs play in their communities and how to develop fruitful partnerships.

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Title: “Holistic Data for Healthy Libraries"

Presenter: Annie Norman, Ed. D., State Librarian and Director of Delaware Division of Libraries

Date: Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Description: Similar to biological organisms, our organizations require healthy and effective systems in order to thrive.  A holistic view of libraries as a system makes possible new insights and approaches to old challenges.  In this session, learn how Delaware libraries are applying a systems approach, using data strategically and holistically to increase their value and to improve services and outcomes for Delawareans.

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Title: “Capacity Building in Public Health Through Strategic Interdisciplinary Partnerships"

Presenter: Jessica Schwind, PhD, MPH, Epidemiologist, Public Health Program Evaluator, and Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at Georgia Southern University

Date: Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Description: The primary goals of public health are to prevent disease and injury, as well as promote healthy behaviors. Public health is not focused on the individual, but rather aims to improve the overall health in populations. As a result, people from many different walks of life are impacted by public health policy and practice. This presentation will briefly explain the core functions of the field, as well as examine potential areas for alliance across multiple disciplines. In particular, the role of the health sciences librarian will be highlighted and examples of past collaborations between the public health and library workforce will be discussed.

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Title: “Impactful Partnerships: Working with Faculty to Enhance Visibility and Dissemination of Research"

Presenter: Karen Gutzman, Impact and Evaluation Librarian at Galter Health Sciences Library at Northwestern University

Date: Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Description: Faculty are under pressure to “publish or perish” and they may need support to enhance the visibility and dissemination of their research. This presentation will discuss library services to assist faculty, provide examples of good visibility and dissemination practices, and review traditional and alternative metrics for evaluating research outputs. Attendees will gain insight that will inform and reinvigorate their partnerships with faculty.

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Title: “Geisinger’s Journey to Personalized Care using Customer Relationship Management (CRM)"

Presenter: Chanin Wendling, Associate Vice President of Informatics at Geisinger Health System

Date: Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

Description: Geisinger Health System has embarked on a mission to deliver a personalized experience in all of our patient interactions, reflecting patient preferences, motivations, and behaviors. Good providers try to tailor care plans to meet the individual, but that knowledge is buried in their heads and clinic notes. We hope to make this information available system-wide, improving the patient experience and the likelihood of adherence to (tailored) care plans. In this webinar, you will discover what Geisinger has learned so far regarding personalization and their future plans to make this the new way that care is delivered.

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Title: “Telling Your Story Through the Press"

Presenter: Jeff Carlton, Director of Media Relations at UNT Health Science Center

Date: Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Description: Learn about the benefits of cooperating with the news media, how to pitch your story to reporters, what type of information and elements are most likely to result in positive coverage, and how to maintain control of your messages. Participants will also learn how to prepare for different types of interviews, how to avoid common interview mistakes, and see examples of both media successes and interview trainwrecks.

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Title: “Using Public Health Data to Foster Collaboration"

Presenter: Matthew Martin, Senior Researcher with Kirwan Institute at The Ohio State University

Date: Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

Description: This webinar is designed to inform participants about how the history of how cities developed set the stage for a variety of public health disparities, as well as to provide some examples of how collaborative partnerships are beginning to address public health concerns in new and innovative ways. Participants will gain insight about who to partner with, and how to use data more effectively to change policy and direct resources to address the health needs of communities.

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Title: “Over Diagnosis - Why Too Many Lab Tests are Bad for Your Health"

Presenter: Janet Miles, MD, pathologist with Propath LLC and Laboratory Medical Director for John Peter Smith Health Network

Date: Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Description: Over diagnosis is an emerging concern among health care providers since it leads to unnecessary and potentially harmful over treatment. Over diagnosis occurs when people receive treatment for a disease or condition that won’t cause them symptoms or any eventual harm. It often develops from the widespread use of screening laboratory tests and from changing the laboratory threshold for disease states. This presentation focuses on the appropriate use and interpretation of screening laboratory tests and those tests which should be questioned as medically necessary.

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Title: “Public Data for Public Health Advocates - Building and Sustaining a Statewide Data Service"

Presenter: Thomas Scharmen, MA, MPH, community epidemiologist at the Office of Community Assessment, Planning, and Evaluation (New Mexico Department of Health) and coordinator and founding member of the New Mexico Community Data Collaborative (NMCDC)

Date: Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Description: The New Mexico Community Data Collaborative (NMCDC) is a successful library of databases and a network of over 60 analysts working for New Mexico non-profits organizations and local agencies. The NMCDC online platform is a geographic information systems website with extensive ready-to use content shared with the public.This webinar will describe the evolution and conceptual challenges of the Collaborative, demonstrate the online platform, and explore examples of collaborative community assessment for planning and policy change.

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Title: “Assessing Community Needs and Assets: Key Data Collection Strategies for Planners and Grant Writers"

Presenter: Emily Spence-Almaguer, PhD, Associate Dean for Community Engagement and Health Equity and Associate Professor in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Systems at the University of North Texas Health Science Center School of Public Health

Date: Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

Description: Community engagement is easier than you think, and its benefits can be extraordinary. In this hands-on session we’ll explore why community engagement can make a difference to your library, and discuss simple steps to get you started. You’ll leave the session with 40+ plus ideas for community engagement, and a customized plan for your library and your community.

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Title: “Simple, Free, and Painless: Community Engagement at Your Library"

Presenter: Jennifer Peters, Community Engagement Administrator at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Date: Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

Description: Community engagement is easier than you think, and its benefits can be extraordinary. In this hands-on session we’ll explore why community engagement can make a difference to your library, and discuss simple steps to get you started. You’ll leave the session with 40+ plus ideas for community engagement, and a customized plan for your library and your community.

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Title: “Under Pressure: Online Resource Management in the Age of Disruption”

Presenter: Mark Goodwin, Independent Consultant and Former Editorial Manager for the American Physiological Society

Date: Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

Description: End users (students, educators, researchers) and providers (librarians, service providers) alike face ever-increasing pressures with regard to a fundamental element of a successful academic environment: ease of access to information. Perhaps equally important is to consider which methods, tools, and pathways are best to facilitate discovery of this information, as well as discerning which resources are the most relevant for various contexts. This presentation will provide a survey of current concepts which drive the emergence of these technological tools and resources. The pressures these resources are meant to address will be discussed, as well as the new additional pressures these tools generate for the user.

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Title: “Patient Safety in 2016”

Presenter: Thomas Ciesielski, MD, Director of Patient Safety Education and the Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER) program for the Graduate Medical Education (GME) consortium at the Washington University in St. Louis/Barnes Jewish Hospital

Date: Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

Description: This presentation will offer a definition of patient safety as well as introduce the topic of high-reliability in healthcare. External drivers influencing patient safety, mainly in new models of payment as well as educational/regulatory concerns will also be discussed.

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Title: “Education Connection: Connecting Health and Science in the Classroom”

Presenter: Karen Matzkin, K-12 Outreach Specialist in the Division of Specialized Information Services (SIS)

Date: Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Description: This one-hour webinar will provide participants with an overview of our most popular NLM K-12 resources. We offer many different platforms to engage students on topics such as genetics, environmental health, and chemistry. Most of our resources cater to middle and high school students, and consist of iOS games, animations, lesson plans, and websites. We will provide you with a “behind the scenes” look at our processes for the development of these resources, including our partnerships with teachers, students, and subject matter experts to assure we develop meaningful products.

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Title: “Data Research Services: University of Michigan Experience”

Presenter: Jake Carlson, Research Data Services Manager, and Marisa Conte, Assistant Director of Research and Informatics Unit with the University of Michigan Libraries

Date: Thursday, July 21st, 2016 

Description: Join us to learn how data services support interactions between scientists and librarians, and how these interactions create new opportunities for health sciences libraries. Topics covered in this webinar include: needs assessments to inform a research data service, the importance of teaching data literacy, data management requirements from funding agencies, and the value of health sciences libraries as partners in data management.

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