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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: “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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CE expires on: May 8, 2018
 


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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CE expires on: April 11, 2018
 


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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CE expires on: January 31, 2018
 


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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CE expires on: January 31, 2018
 


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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CE expires on: January 31, 2018
 


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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CE expires on: January 31, 2018
 


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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CE expires on: January 31, 2018
 


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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CE expires on: April 12, 2018
 


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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CE expires on: March 8, 2018
 


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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CE expires on: January 11th, 2018
 


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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CE expires on: December 14, 2017
 


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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CE expires on: November 9, 2017
 


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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