This PubMed class will cover a number of advanced concepts that librarians can add to their PubMed toolkit. Upon completion of the session, attendees will be able to describe: the order of Automatic Term Mapping and the implications on searching; Author searching; Finding drug information to treat diseases; Pharmacologic action terms; Coordinating MeSH terms (like the Indexers do) to focus a search; Tools for finding Evidence Based Medicine in PubMed; Identify systematic reviews; Phrase searching and Customizing their My NCBI account.
This class covers several advanced concepts in the use of Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) for searching via PubMed. Topics include annual updates to MeSH, the effective use of subheadings, free floating subheadings, and examples of commonly confused terms. This course is intended for those with at least beginning knowledge of PubMed and MeSH.
This program introduces a variety of governmental and non-governmental Internet resources that have health information for American Indian populations. Students attending will be able to practice their skills in finding health information using web resources in this hands-on program.
This presentation will introduce school librarians, public librarians, science educators, and other participants to health science education resources from the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The resources pertain to the following subjects: K-12+ science education focusing on anatomy, genetics, health, and health science careers.
There are plenty of new and emerging technologies that are revolutionizing the health sciences. These webinars explore the applications of reality technologies including augmented reality, virtual reality, multi-reality, mixed reality, and more! From hands-on training, to human simulation software, there is a lot for us to learn about health and technology.
The Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles course will help health sciences librarians better understand the issues of big data in clinical outcomes and what roles health sciences librarians can take on in this service area. Course content comes from information shared by the presenters at the March 7, 2016 NNLM Using Data to Improve Clinical Patient Outcomes Forum, top selections from the NNLM MCR Data Curation/Management Journal Club and NNLM PSR Data Curation/Management Journal Club’s articles, NINR's Nursing Research Boot Camp, recommended readings from previous cohorts, and
Breezing Along with the RML is a monthly webinar provided by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental Region. The presentations feature a variety of topics relevant to librarianship, health sciences, technology, research, and community outreach. We may also feature the accomplishments of Network members, and provide updates on MCR projects.
When: Held 3rd Wednesday, Monthly, 10am MT / 11am CT
Instructional design is a systematic approach to creating lessons that meet learner needs. There are many models of instructional design, and this class will focus on one of the most well-known, ADDIE. ADDIE stands for: 1) Analysis 2) Design 3) Development 4) Implementation and 5) Evaluation.
Responding to questions involving topics on mental health is challenging even for the most experienced librarian. In Caring for the Mind, participants will learn how to effectively provide mental health information at their libraries. This course is approved for 1, 2, 3, or 4 MLA CE credits, dependent on the session.
This specialized class will help improve your effectiveness in searching PubMed and related NLM and NIH databases for literature information on chemicals, drugs and genetics. The course begins with searching PubMed for drug information with MeSH terms, Supplementary Concept Records (SCR), and Pharmacologic Actions (PA). Additional topics include searching related databases for drug information (Week 2), searching for chemicals and with chemical nomenclature (Week 3), and locating literature related to genetics and genomics (Week 4). This course assumes a strong working knowledge of PubMed including an understanding of automatic term mapping, the importance of reviewing the Details box after searches, and using the Advanced search page and the MeSH database.
This online workshop presents resourceful ways to make program evaluation less overwhelming for busy project teams. Strategies include evaluation planning tools, using existing data, combining evaluation with other project activities, and enlisting the help of others in data collection.
This online course explains what a clinical trial is and why ClinicalTrials.gov is a significant resource; demonstrates ways to search and interpret studies with results on ClinicalTrials.gov; and discusses the unique position of health science and consumer health librarians to provide education and to advocate for the results database and submission requirements.
Veterans and their families need reliable health information resources and training to locate health information that is sensitive and pertinent to their needs. This course will cover resources for finding information on general health conditions, mental health resources including those for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), family issues, substance abuse, amputations, support groups and more. Additionally, this class will prepare participants to find and assess other veterans’ health resources.
This class covers concepts of visually representing data and proven tools that are effective in making data understood at a glance. Students will increase their knowledge on data visualization concepts and a variety of data visualization applications. Students will complete assigned exercises that they will share with their class peers. Class participants are expected to spend 1.5 hours on content learning, 3 hours of in-depth learning on student selected tool/application and preparing their class assignment, and .5 hours on peer critique.
Please join our panel of presenters in this exciting two-part webinar series to hear about how academic libraries are taking the lead in developing cross-campus collaborations in establishing research data committees to spearhead institutional efforts related to data stewardship and digital projects. This interactive session will lead participants through the various steps needed in order to initiate a similar effort within their institutional context. This webinar series is designed to be a two-part class. Please register for both sessions!
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental Region (NN/LM MCR) hosts a free bi-monthly webinar that features presentations on health information resources from the National Library of Medicine, and other reliable organizations. Presentations will include useful exercises for you to gain hands-on experience using the websites and databases. We offer 1 Medical Library Association Continuing Education credit per session (details are provided at the end of each session).
Discover TOXNET and other NLM environmental health databases through videos, guided hands-on tutorials, and discovery exercises. TOXNET is a web-based system of databases covering hazardous chemicals, environmental health, toxic releases, chemical nomenclature, poisoning, risk assessment, regulations plus occupational safety and health.
The class is taught online in thirteen independent modules.The modules cover TOXLINE, ChemIDplus, TRI, TOXMAP, Hazardous Substances Data Bank, IRIS, Haz-Map, LactMed, WISER, CHEMM, REMM, and a short introductory module.
Join us for a session covering all you need to know about STAT!Ref, your e-book tool in the Public Health Digital Library. Please note: This course is only relevant to subscribers of the Public Health Digital Library. If you are not certain you participate please see: http://nnlm.gov/nphco/about
Educational games are games explicitly designed with educational purposes, or which have secondary educational value. The gamification of learning is an educational approach to motivate students to learn by using game design and game elements in learning environments. The goal is to maximize enjoyment and engagement through capturing the interest of learners and inspiring them to continue learning. These webinars aim to explore educational games, game-based learning, and gamification for the health sciences.
In this in-person workshop, participants will learn a four-step process for conducting community assessment that includes data collection, interpretation, and use. The relationship-building potential of each step will be discussed.
Participants in this in-person workshop will learn how to identify desired outcomes, create an outcomes-based project plan using logic models, and then write objectives and evaluation plans based on those logic models. It provides an ideal framework for developing funding proposals, sets the stage for setting up a quality control system to make sure your project stays on track, and provide a structure for your final reports.
This in-person workshop demonstrates how to apply key data collection principles in developing questionnaires and interviews. Participants also will learn that clear evaluation questions are the foundation of evaluation method design. They lay the groundwork for creating tools that collect the information you can use to develop, conduct, assess, and demonstrate the value of your projects. The teaching format combines lecture with interactive group exercises.
This in-person workshop provides participants with strategies for working with qualitative and quantitative data to assess program value and make effective decisions. Participants will be introduced to the logic of evaluation; how to summarize quantitative data using descriptive statistics; and use charts as a data analysis tool. They will also participate in a hands-on exercise analyzing qualitative data.
Statistics, data, reporting, oh my! Is your data alive and selling your value? Or, is it inanimate - stuck on paper, filed in a folder that is opened once a year to add another page and get a little fatter? Attend this Financial Advocacy class to learn how your data can become a living, breathing, contributing member of your library. This class will talk about what you can do with data and what it takes to make it sing for you. We'll talk about kinds of data, different ways to view and analyze them as well as how to convert those numbers to money saved for your institution.
This class is designed to assist librarians and others who work with diverse populations in locating health information. The resources presented are selected for their emphasis on providing culturally relevant information in the preferred language of the population. Background information on refugees and immigrants in the U.S. and their unique health issues will be presented. Participants will have the opportunity to become familiar with the features and scope of several Internet resources. The class will be taught via Moodle and includes short readings, videos, and activities. Eligible for 2,3 or 4 MLA CE.
Curious about evidence-based public health (EBPH) but not sure where to start? This class will explain the basics of evidence-based public health (EBPH) and highlight essentials of the EBPH process such as identifying the problem, forming a question, searching the literature, and evaluating the intervention. The purpose of this class is to provide an introduction to the world of evidence based public health and to give those already familiar with EBPH useful information that can be applied in their practices.
Designed for beginning grant proposal writers, this class presents a general overview of the grant and funding processes as well as the level of detail required in a successful proposal. Each component of the grant writing process will be addressed, including: documenting the need; identifying the target population; writing measurable objectives; developing a work plan, an evaluation plan and dissemination plan.
Terri Ottosen is the former Outreach and Education Coordinator of the NNLM SEA.
This online course defines the core competencies of providing consumer health information services and then dives directly into the essential skills and knowledge that library staff need to build those competencies.
Dark chocolate, red wine, and stem cells - what do these have in common? All have been reported in the news as having health benefits. This interactive, hands-on CE course will introduce participants to the environment of health reporting.
This course will describe hallmarks of rural America, identify other access challenges of living in rural communities, and equip participants with tools to service the health information needs of those living in rural communities. Eligible for 2 MLA CE.
This hands-on course focuses on the location, selection, and effective use of statistics relevant to health on the local, state, national, and international levels. The importance and relevance of health statistics in various contexts will be discussed. Participants will have the opportunity to become familiar with the features and scope of several statistics Internet resources through the use of numerous exercises.
This "train the trainer" class is designed to help librarians assist their older adult patrons find health information. Discover techniques for teaching older adults to use computers and to find health information on the Internet, learn what makes a website senior-friendly; plan library programs on senior health topics; and find out about some recommended health websites for older adults.
LGBT individuals face many barriers in accessing healthcare, including discrimination, lack of access, misunderstanding, and fear. As a consequence, many LGBT individuals do not regularly access appropriate and timely care. The more informed healthcare professionals are, LGBT patients and clients will become more comfortable in an environment that is often alienating, disrespectful, and traumatic.
This series of six hands-on, online workshops will introduce new users to the basics of using EDirect to access exactly the PubMed data you need, in the format you need. You will learn how to use EDirect commands in a Unix environment to access PubMed, design custom output formats, create basic data pipelines to get data quickly and efficiently, and develop simple strategies for solving real-world PubMed data-gathering challenges. No prior Unix knowledge is required; novice users are welcome!
Before registering for this workshop, we strongly recommend that you:
This webinar, taught by Matthew Noe from the Lamar Soutter Library at UMass Medical School, will introduce the emerging field of graphic medicine, or, the use of comics in healthcare. We will begin with a brief overview of the field’s emergence, and then switch directions to highlight the role that comics can play in two key areas of librarianship: health literacy and medical education. The webinar will conclude with suggestions for collection development and programming to kickstart graphic medicine in your library.
With a hands-on approach, this class will show attendees how to use the features of PubMed effectively. Attendees will be able to describe the contents of PubMed; formulate basic search strategies; display, print, and save results in various formats; revise and refine searches; and use special features such as Related Articles, Link to journals, Citation Matcher, and Clinical Queries.
This is an on-demand class, so it is at your on pace to complete it.
The Kernel of Knowledge is an expert-speaker series which provides one-hour sessions on topics of interest to Network members throughout the year. Sessions are scheduled on an ongoing basis, check back often for upcoming presentations! All Kernel of Knowledge sessions are eligible for 1.0 contact hour of Medical Library Association continuing education credit.
A good data visualization communicates dense amounts of information quickly and effectively. To create effective data visualizations, you need to know the basic principles of chart design. These principles apply whether you are using sophisticated data visualization technology or tried-and-true Excel. This is an online workshop.
This class is intended to hone basic searching techniques and the ability to develop search strategies that will take advantage of the PubMed interface to MEDLINE. The course will explore various methods for searching the PubMed system. Topics covered include Automatic Term Mapping, Search Results, Similar articles, My NCBI, Searching with MESH, Journal searching, and Single Citation Matcher. This course will provide an overview of the system and demonstrate utilizing the features of PubMed to search effectively.
If you want to develop a project that requires stakeholder support, you need more than a solid plan. You need to build the case for both the need and potential success of your program. This webinar series will show you how to use the tools and methods of program evaluation to plan a compelling program.
This in-person workshop will provide a framework for defining an evaluation plan that will provide meaningful information to help you convey your library’s value to those who influence your budget and operations. Participants will have the opportunity to practice using planning, evaluation and communication tools to help them use evaluation to demonstrate their value to stakeholders.
Every year, the Medical Subject Headings are updated. How does this affect your PubMed searches? What happens when a term gets changed, or added, or removed; or moved to a different part of the MeSH hierarchy? How do you accommodate vocabulary changes over time in your comprehensive searches? How do you check your saved searches and alerts?
Join us for "MeSH Changes and PubMed Searching" to learn.
Each year the Medical Subject Headings are updated with changes, additions and deletions. This class will highlight new and important changes to MeSH and discuss how they will impact you as a PubMed searcher. Experts from the National Library of Medicine will also be available to answer your questions about the changes.
Midday at the Oasis is a webinar series presented by the Pacific Southwest Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine on various topics of interest to health sciences librarians and others. Topics include National Library of Medicine resources, new trends in health care and librarianship, data management, mobile trends and other topics.
View previous presentations below or visit the NNLM PSR YouTube Channel!
Explore the latest and greatest from the National Library of Medicine treasure trove of resources! This class focuses on databases such as ClinicalTrials.gov, Drug Information Portal, Genetic Testing Registry and PubMed.
Join your RML staff and colleagues in reading and discussing new research in the field of health sciences librarianship! Participants will commit to attending four one-hour sessions every three months. Outreach specialists at the Greater Midwest Region will host and present an article at each session via WebEx. After the 30-minute presentation, participants from each NNLM region will separate into online breakout rooms for a facilitated discussion led by a coordinator from your region.
The NNLM Research Data Management (RDM) webinar series is a collaborative, bimonthly series intended to increase awareness of RDM topics and resources. The series aims to support RDM within the library to better serve librarians and their institutional communities. Topics include, but are not limited to, understanding a library’s role in RDM, getting started, data management planning, and different RDM tools.
A collaborative, bimonthly, webcast series featuring the National Library of Medicine resources to increase awareness of these resources as well as encourage their integration by libraries and other organizations to more fully serve their colleagues and communities. 1 MLA CE offered per session.
The NNLM SEA Journal Club is an opportunity from NNLM SEA to discuss new research and trends in the field of health sciences and health sciences librarianship! Articles selected are designed to promote the professional interchange of participants’ experiences, knowledge, ideas, and opinions.
Participants will be able to review and discuss materials relevant to health sciences and health sciences librarianship. Registrants are required to provide a question related to the article prior to the date of the discussion.
This webinar covers a five-step process for developing reports, then shows two different structures that can be used to organize narrative and content to be interesting and motivational to the reader or listener
This asynchronous course is offered through Moodle using Storyline Articulate software. The course is designed to teach public health professionals and librarians to use MedlinePlus, PubMed, and HSRProj to find reliable health information and data related to population health and Healthy People 2020. Please note that the content in the course is for basic/beginner users of MedlinePlus, PubMed, and HSRProj.
Course Content There are five sections in this course:
To ensure that your data is valid, understandable, and likely to be used in decision making it is important to include stakeholders in your data collection and analysis process. In this highly interactive in-person workshop, attendees will participate in and discuss different techniques for involving stakeholders in the evaluation cycle.
This webinar series from the NNLM South Central Region, co-sponsored by the UNTHSC Institute for Patient Safety, features expert guest speakers presenting on topics related to the field of patient safety and health care quality. Through this series, we hope to empower health care professionals, patients, and health information professionals to support the elimination of preventable harm and achieve the highest quality in health care possible. Sessions will be scheduled periodically and topics chosen based on current trends in patient care.
PNR Partners is an intermittent webinar series showcasing the work of our funding recipients. Each session includes two awardees highlighting their funded projects. Through hearing the inspiration, the challenges and successes, and the stories surrounding these projects, we hope our listeners will be inspired to create their own projects and apply for PNR funding. These funded projects have provided a much needed service in the Pacific Northwest communities.
PNR Rendezvous is a monthly webinar series presented by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Pacific Northwest Region. Each session focuses on various topics such as health, research, resources, librarianship, and technology for attendees to incorporate into their work.
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This online only class is an introduction to consumer health information and will cover concepts related to health literacy, the information-seeking behaviors of consumers, the basics of MedlinePlus.gov, ClinicalTrials.gov and other reliable web pages, such as those from professional medical associations and advocacy groups. It will cover sites devoted to pharmaceutical information for consumers, drug-interaction databases and herbal information.
Health literacy includes not only finding and understanding health information, but acting on that information to make appropriate health decisions. For many who struggle with basic literacy, health-related tasks such as understanding patient care instructions, reading prescription labels, keeping appointments, and signing consent forms become extremely difficult. In addition, low health literacy has very tangible associated costs, including poor disease management, increased percentage of repeat hospital visits, and incorrect medication use.
This course will provide an overview of evidence based research and practice. We will cover definitions of terms, hierarchies of quantitative and qualitative evidence, formulating an evidence-based question, developing effective search strategies in PubMed to identify appropriate citations, and introduce the concept of critical appraisal of the evidence.
Join staff of the U.S. National Library of Medicine to learn how journals are selected for MEDLINE and PubMed Central, how NLM has responded to an evolving scholarly communication ecosystem, and how to use NLM resources in assessing the quality of a publication.
REMM is a tool from the National Library of Medicine which aims to provide guidance for health care providers and emergency responders about clinical diagnosis and treatment of radiation injury during radiological and nuclear emergencies. REMM is designed to provide web-based information that is also downloadable in advance, so that it would be available during an emergency if the Internet is not accessible. This workshop covers all the basics of REMM, including the content and the various online, mobile and downloadable formats for emergency responders.
SEAside is an alternate webinar series from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region (NN/LM SE/A) to promote educational opportunities that occur infrequently and are in addition to the Beyond the SEA webinar series. Speakers cover different topics of interest to health science librarians, health care practitioners, librarians, and other health focused groups in the region.
This 4-week 12 CE course is designed to provide public library staff with the foundation (or a refresher) of health and wellness reference, programming, and outreach for their communities. Each week will involve some reading, discussions with your classmates, and a short (2-pages or less!) assignment.
Week 1: Introduction to Consumer Health
Week 2: Health Reference
Week 3 Health Resources
Week 4 Health and Wellness Programming and Outreach
Teaching Topics is a one hour, live webinar that covers topics relevant to teaching. Members of the NNLM Training Office will discuss techniques, tips or tools for teaching, including topics such as engagement, assessment, video tutorials, and adult learning principles.
In this face-to-face and online class, the savvy health consumer and the current healthcare environment is explored. The burden of navigating the complex and confusing health system is increasing for patients and their families. A wide variety of resources are covered to empower individuals to become an engaged health consumer with the ability to make informed decisions. The resources covered will assist consumers and those helping consumers to find quality health information and to navigate the healthcare system.
This one-hour webinar provides a basic introduction to the NLM Database ALTBIB: Resources for Alternatives to the Use of Live Vertebrates in Biomedical Research and Testing. The webinar will describe the scope of ALTBIB, briefly explain the history of the database and why it exists, identify key people who work on ALTBIB, and demonstrate the features of the resource. Participants will gain hands on experience with the tool with practice exercises, and leave the webinar with a sense of what ALTBIB can and cannot do for animal alternative searches.
This in-person workshop outlines the basics of conducting questionnaires for program evaluation. Participants will learn how to write survey items using typical question formats while avoiding common errors; distribute questionnaires to maximize response rate; determine sample size using online calculators; and learn strategies for avoiding and exploring response bias in survey data.
The intersections of genetics and health now include precision medicine, pharmacogenomics, and direct-to-consumer genetic testing. This class will focus on the information needs of clinicians who are incorporating genetic information into their practice, as well as the information needs of consumers who are making sense of genetic information as it relates to their health. We will
A growing number of librarians are filling a special niche in the information world: Serving those who work with genetic and molecular biology information. In this one-hour Webinar, meet eight of your colleagues as they explain their specialized and uniquely valuable roles at their institution:
• Julie A Arendt, Virginia Commonwealth University
• Marci Brandenburg, University of Michigan
• Rolando Garcia-Milian, Yale University
• Karen H Gau, Virginia Commonwealth University
James Sturm, co-founder of The Center for Cartoon Studies and the Pulitzer Prize winning Seattle newspaper The Stranger will discuss the collaboration between the CCS and the White River Junction VA Medical Center that led to the creation of the collection of short comics When I Returned. Additionally, the role of comics in applied fields, such as medicine, will be considered. A Q&A will follow.
The goal of this class is to increase understanding of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM). Students will learn the history of CAM and its impact on medical practices. They will learn how CAM is used, how to avoid “bad science” and how to look up evidence of the effectiveness of CAM therapies. This class is offered for 2 hours or 4 hours. Both classes will include lecture, discussion, and hands-on training.