This three-hour program will introduce 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 hands-on class will cover the health information seeking behavior of consumers and the role of the librarian in the provision of health information for the public. Come learn about the evolution of consumer health, health literacy and the e-patient. Participants will be equipped with knowledge of top consumer health sites, e-patient resources and collection development core lists. We will discuss creative ideas for health information outreach. The class will wrap up with an opportunity to explore effective marketing approaches and develop an elevator speech.
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.
This is a Medical Library Association approved course that will earn students 9 contact hours. This is a semi-self-paced course (“semi" meaning there will be completion deadlines). Coursing offings are run in seasonal cohorts: Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring.
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental Region (NN/LM MCR) hosts a free monthly webinar that features presentations on our goals, activities, accomplishments, or resources. We may ask about your experiences or your opinions. We may encourage you to take action, offer a new service, or try a new technology. Every month will be different. Registration is required.
When: Held 3rd Wednesday, Monthly, 10am MT / 11am CT
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 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. Registration is not required. 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.
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.
This class is designed for public librarians and secondary school librarians, teachers, nurses, and counselors. The hands-on class will present an overview of health information needs of teenagers and their information seeking behaviors; review communication skills needed during reference interviews with teenagers; and explore credible health information resources that are designed for teens.
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.
This class, updated in January 2014, is intended to provide a fun, fast-paced, and informative introduction to and update on today’s hottest technology trends. 2014 topics include instruction to emerging technologies, 3D Printing, Wearable Technology, and Gamification.
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.
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 ue in 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.
At the conclusion of the class, participants will:
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.
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.
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.
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 NN/LM 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.
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.
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.
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
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 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.
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.
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.
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 surveys 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.