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Beyond the SEA: Drab to Fab: Making Conference Posters Pop! – April 19, 2017, 12:00PM ET

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Beyond the SEA: Drab to Fab: Making Conference Posters Pop! – April 19, 2017, 12:00PM ET

Date/Time: Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 12:00 ET

Presenter: Thom Pinho, Instructional Technology Specialist, University of Maryland, Baltimore

Contact: For additional information or questions, please contact Nancy Patterson.

Presentation Summary: Visual communication is a key component of outreach and education. Too often, the message and meaning of a poster gets lost in the flotsam and jetsam of templates and textboxes.  This webinar will focus on tips and tools available freely to you to use for enhancing your presentations and adding impact to your message.  We’ll explore some past designs and exhibits and discuss what works well about them, and what could be done differently. We’ll discuss some design principles to remember like visual hierarchy and visual tension; we’ll address distilling content and information chunking; and we’ll take on sourcing and creating graphic elements.

Presenter Bio: Thom Pinho has been making information visually appealing at the Health Sciences and Human Services Library for 10 years and has been working as a freelance designer for the better part of 20 years.  Prior to his tenure with the University of Maryland, Baltimore, Thom spent a decade training graphic design professionals the ins-and-outs of tricky software and design gymnastics.  Recently, Thom’s been working closely with Library faculty to develop a best-practices poster design workshop to run in conjunction with the new poster printing service he spearheaded.

Upon completion of the Beyond the SEA Webinar, each participant will receive 1.0 hour of continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association. Certificates will be available electronically following completion of the online survey supplied at the end of the webinar.

Pre-Register: Pre-registration is strongly recommended, but not required. Visit our registration page to sign up!

To Join the Webinar:

  • Topic: Beyond the SEA – Drab to Fab: Making Conference Posters Pop!
  • Host: Nancy Patterson
  • Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2017
  • Time: 12:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time
  • Session number: 621 708 356
  • Session password: beyond

To join the training session

  1. Go to https://nih.webex.com/nih/k2/j.php?MTID=t6e66e3f2c24595d153cbe216311d3401
  2. Enter your name and email address (or registration ID).
  3. Enter the session password: beyond
  4. Click “Join Now”.
  5. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen.

 

To view in other time zones or languages, please click the link: https://nih.webex.com/nih/k2/j.php?MTID=t9d879ff3dafef9f388c92fcb74b446ff

  • Alternatively, please visit: https://nih.webex.com
  • Enter the Session Number: 621 708 356
  • Follow the instructions listed earlier to join the webinar

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To join the session by phone only

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To receive a call back, provide your phone number when you join the training session, or call the number below and enter the access code.

  1. Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada):1-877-668-4493
  2. Call-in toll number (US/Canada):1-650-479-3208
  3. Show toll-free dialing restrictions: https://www.webex.com/pdf/tollfree_restrictions.pdf
  4. Access code: 627 708 356

 

Technical Briefs – Important Information Prior to the Use of WebEx:

 

 

SEAside Webinar: Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality: Uses and Applications – Friday, April 28, 2017 2 PM ET

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Date/Time: Friday, April 28, 2017, 2:00 PM ET

Presenter: Jen Bishop, Online Services and Emerging Technology Supervisor for Carroll County Public Library; Liz Sundermann, Data, Communications, and Services Coordinator, Division of Library Development & Services, Maryland State Department of Education.

Contact: For additional information or questions, please contact Tony Nguyen.

Presentation Summary: Virtual, augmented, and mixed reality are hot technology topics, but how will these emerging technologies impact education, the medical profession, and industry?  What platforms are currently available and how can librarians and educators implement them successfully? In this webinar, we will explore how libraries are sharing virtual, augmented, and mixed reality with their communities.

Presenter Bios: Liz Sundermann-Zinger is the Data Communications and Services Coordinator for the state library agency in Maryland. She has helped provide technology and computer science educational opportunities to youth and families across the state, including computer science concepts for preschoolers, Minecraft Edu programs and classes, Virtual Reality environment creation for teens, and is currently developing a statewide online makerspace for public libraries.

Jen Bishop is the Online Services and Emerging Technologies Supervisor for Carroll County Public Library, where she enjoys researching, piloting, and sharing new technologies with the community. She has helped launch new technology initiatives, including CCPL’s 3D printing service, Exploration Point! makerspace, and virtual reality.

Upon completion of the Beyond the SEA Webinar, each participant will receive 1.0 hour of continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association. Certificates will be available electronically following completion of the online survey supplied at the end of the webinar.

Pre-Register: Pre-registration is strongly recommended, but not required. Visit our registration page to sign up!

To Join the Webinar:

  • Topic: SEAside Webinar: Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality: Uses and Applications
  • Host: Tony Nguyen
  • Date: Friday, April 28, 2017
  • Time: 2:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)
  • Session number: 622 891 774
  • Session password: SEATech

To join the training session

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  2. Go to https://nih.webex.com/nih/k2/j.php?MTID=t5a2e1aa5b007ff4ce6e3b0f656185fc5
  3. Enter your name and email address.
  4. Enter the session password: SEATech
  5. Click “Join Now”.
  6. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen.

To view in other time zones or languages, please click the link

https://nih.webex.com/nih/k2/j.php?MTID=t06d1ded16e00c7d804beb89e19c3dc33

  • Alternatively, please visit: https://nih.webex.com
  • Enter the Session Number: 622 891 774
  • Follow the instructions listed earlier to join the webinar

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To join the session by phone only

——————————————————-

To receive a call back, provide your phone number when you join the training session, or call the number below and enter the access code.

  1. Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada):1-877-668-4493
  2. Call-in toll number (US/Canada):1-650-479-3208
  3. Show toll-free dialing restrictions: https://www.webex.com/pdf/tollfree_restrictions.pdf
  4. Access code: 622 891 774

 

To add this session to your calendar program (for example Microsoft Outlook), click this link:

https://nih.webex.com/nih/k2/j.php?MTID=tba2dfa1038b5a3b70d726134d495c793

 

Technical Briefs – Important Information Prior to the Use of WebEx:

 

 

Pilot Project: Join our Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) Facebook Group

Friday, March 10th, 2017

The NNLM Southeastern/Atlantic Region (SEA) is piloting a new Consumer Health Information Specialists Facebook group and you’re invited to join!

If you’re a member of the Southeastern/Atlantic region with a passion in Consumer Health Information, this group is for you. You’ll be able to connect with like-minded health information professionals.

Working on your Medical Library Association (MLA) Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS)?

Great news! If you’re currently taking classes to earn MLA CHIS Level 1 or 2, the NNLM SEA has an offer exclusively for its members. Join our new Facebook group and we’ll pay the CHIS application fee.

  • You must be a member of the NNLM SEA Region.
  • Complete the courses needed to earn either MLA CHIS Level 1 or Level II.
  • Download and complete the form available from the MLA CHIS website.
  • Send your completed application to SEACHISsubmission@hshsl.umaryland.edu.
  • NNLM SEA will submit your application to MLA and take care of your application fee. ($55 for members and $75 for non-members.)

The offer will apply whether or not you are a member of MLA or not.

Already have MLA CHIS Level 1 or 2?

  • We encourage you to join our new Facebook Group!
  • Your insights and contributions to Consumer Health are greatly appreciated as members share, interact and encourage each other.

Terri Ottosen and Nancy Patterson, Outreach and Education Coordinators, will facilitate and administer the group on Facebook and will add people that request to join, provided you are earning or have earned your CHIS certification.

We’re excited about our new Facebook group and hope you’ll join and make it a great way to connect with others in the Region who are interested in consumer health and share information and share items of interest with the group. We envision the group page as a place to comment on and “like” posts, discuss issues with providing consumer health services, coordinate with others, and collaborate to share projects and ideas.

This pilot project is an experiment, so we will seek your feedback to improve and modify the project as we go along. We hope this group will serve as a “meeting place” for those interested in and passionate about consumer health. We also hope this project allows for better sharing and collaboration throughout the Region, as well as to promote partnerships and comradery amongst those in the group.

Learn more about the Medical Library Association’s Consumer Health Information Specialization

For questions, please contact Terri Ottosen or Nancy Patterson.

Health and Wellness @ the Library: The Essentials of Providing Consumer Health Services – Open for Registration

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Interested in consumer health? Registration is now open for the spring offering of the 4-week online class Health and Wellness @ the Library: The Essentials of Providing Consumer Health Services. This free 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. Attendees will participate in a robust class that includes four weeks of interactive instruction, discussion, and activities followed by an additional week to complete a final project. This course was developed to help all library staff provide excellent services and health information to consumers, patients, students, and other members of the community.

Due to the comprehensive nature of this class, participants can expect to spend between 3 and 4 hours per week to fulfill the requirements of this course. Upon completion, participants will be awarded 12 Medical Library Association (MLA) CE units. In addition, this is an approved CHIS class; participants who complete the class are eligible to apply for Level I or Level II of the Consumer Health Information Specialization from MLA.

NNLM librarians Kelli Ham, Consumer Health Librarian from the Pacific Southwest Region (PSR) and Bobbi Newman, Community Engagement and Outreach Specialist from the Greater Midwest Region (GMR) are teaming up to teach this class!

The class will run from March 20 – April 21, 2016. We will be using Moodle for this free, self-paced class. More information will be sent out to registrants by March 17, and the course will open Monday morning, March 20th. Register now at https://nnlm.gov/class/health-wellness-spring-2017 NOTE: If this time frame doesn’t work for you, the next session will be taught in June.

Please contact Kelli by email if you have any questions. Thank you for your interest in this NNLM course!

6 Free PubMed CE Classes from the NNLM Training Office

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Join the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Training Office (NTO) for our PubMed® for Librarians series. Details and links to registration are below. All times are Eastern.

PubMed® for Librarians: Introduction

March 15, 2017 1 PM – 2:30 ET

Learn about the difference between PubMed and MEDLINE, how to run a basic PubMed search, assess your search results, analyze search details, customize PubMed with My NCBI, search for a known citation; plus, brief introductions to MeSH, automatic term mapping, search tags and subheadings.

PubMed® for Librarians: MeSH

March 22, 2017 1 PM – 2:30 ET

Learn about the National Library of Medicine’s Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) database. We will talk about the 4 different types of MeSH terms and how searchers can benefit from using MeSH to build a search. We will investigate the structure of the MeSH database and look at the components of a MeSH record.

PubMed® for Librarians: Automatic Term Mapping

March 29, 2017 1 PM – 2:30 ET

Learn about how PubMed uses Automatic Term Mapping (ATM) to map your keyword searches to the controlled vocabulary of the MeSH database. Learn how ATM helps you effectively search with keywords. We will also look at the explosion feature, what is and isn’t included in Search Details and we will explore how to search for phrases in PubMed.

PubMed® for Librarians: Building and Refining a Search

April 5, 2017 1 PM – 2:30 ET

This class will focus on using some of the tools and features built into PubMed that are designed to help you search more effectively. We will learn how to use MeSH terms the way Indexers do and we’ll explore the Index feature to build a search and explore a topic. We will explore the Filters Sidebar and Topic-Specific Queries.

PubMed® for Librarians: Using PubMed’s Evidence-Based Search Features

April 12, 2017 1 PM – 2:30 ET

This class will explore Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) used for indexing study design, we’ll look at 3 PubMed features that facilitate evidence-based searching, and demonstrate how to customize My NCBI Filters to quickly locate specific publication types.

PubMed® for Librarians: Customization with My NCBI

April 19, 2017 1 PM – 2:30 ET

Learn about the advantages of creating a My NCBI account, managing and manipulating settings in your My NCBI account, identify available My NCBI filters and create a custom filter.

Last updated on Tuesday, Nov 8, 2016

Funded under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012340 with the University of Maryland, Health Sciences and Human Services Library, and awarded by the DHHS, NIH, National Library of Medicine.