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Beyond the SEA Webinar – Instructional Design: An Introduction for Librarians – August 17, 2016

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2016 12 PM ET

Presenter: Karen Viars, MSIS, MSIT, Reference and Instruction Librarian, Georgia State University, Perimeter College

Contact: For additional information or questions regarding this webinar, please contact Terri Ottosen.

Summary: Many librarians find that teaching patrons, colleagues, and other stakeholders is a significant part of their work, regardless of their role in the library. If you’ve ever found yourself wondering where or how to begin, this session is a straightforward introduction to designing, developing, implementing and assessing instruction. We will cover what the discipline of instructional design is, some of the most popular models in the field, and suggestions for applying instructional design inside and outside your library.

Presenter Bio: After completing a Master’s degree at Georgia State University in Instructional Design and Technology, and starting a career in developing sales training for a Fortune 500 company, Karen Viars completed her library degree at the University of Tennessee. She is currently a Reference and Instruction Librarian at Georgia State University, Perimeter College, with research interests in assessment, information literacy and popular culture and media studies. You can follow her @karenviars on Twitter.

What do you need to join this conference?

  • Pre-Registration is strongly recommended, but not required. Visit our registration page to sign up!
  • You can join the webinar the day of if you forget to pre-register. You can simply connect to the webinar a few minutes before the start of the webinar with the information provided below.
  • A computer (with Flash installed)
  • A telephone

How do I connect?

  • Go to this URL: http://webmeeting.nih.gov/beyondthesea/
  • Enter as a Guest
  • Sign in with your first and last name.
  • Follow the instructions in the meeting room to have Adobe Connect call your phone (this is the preferred way; however, if you have an extension or for some reason cannot let Adobe connect call you, instructions will be available when you sign in to Adobe Connect.)

Test your connection: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm.

Get a quick overview: http://www.adobe.com/go/connectpro_overview.

National Health Observances – July 2016

Friday, July 1st, 2016

Below is a list of National Health Observances for the month of April. By supporting National health Observances, you can:

  • Educate the public about health risks
  • Organize successful health promotion events and campaigns
  • Get new ideas, information, and resources on health topics of interest.

Contact the sponsoring organization to request outreach materials and information.

Source: 2016 National Health Observances, National Health Information Center, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.

Changes to MedlinePlus

Friday, July 1st, 2016

On Tuesday, July 12th, 2016, the MedlinePlus team will update the domain to “medlineplus.gov” for all page URLs on the English and Spanish MedlinePlus sites, including health topic pages, drug monographs and encyclopedia articles.

For example, the URL for the English health topic page “Asthma” will change from

https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/asthma.html

to

https://medlineplus.gov/asthma.html

The URL for the Spanish health topic page “Asthma” will change from

https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/asthma.html

to

https://medlineplus.gov/spanish/asthma.html

The old URLs will automatically redirect to the new URLs for the foreseeable future. However, we suggest updating your pages to point to medlineplus.gov and medlineplus.gov/spanish concurrent with this update.

This update does not change the site contents or design.

For questions regarding this update, please contact the MedlinePlus support team via their online form.

 

SEAside Webinar – Navigating the Institutional Review Board for Librarianship Research

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

Date/Time: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 12:00 – 1:30 PM ET

Presenter: Carolyn Schubert, MLIS, Health Sciences & Nursing Librarian, Rose Library, James Madison University.

Co-Sponsor: MACMLA Research and Assessment Committee

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

Summary: Librarians are encountering more opportunities to conduct original research and contribute to evidence based practices, but only 26% believe they have the educational training to conduct these tasks (Kennedy & Brancolini, 2012). One key step in this process is navigating an Institutional Review Board (IRB) to assure participants are treated in an ethical manner. What does it mean to protect research participants today? What does an IRB look for? What tips, tricks, and best practices can save you time with this process? Discussion of these questions and more are the focus of this webinar.

Presenter Bio: Carolyn Schubert is the Health Sciences & Nursing Librarian at James Madison University. She received her MLIS from San Jose State University in 2009. Her research interests include the scholarship of teaching and learning in nursing and health sciences, especially biomedical informatics and evidence based practice, and research and assessment of librarianship. She is currently a member of JMU’s Institutional Review Board. She also participated in the 2015 Institute for Research Design in Librarianship.

Upon completion of the Beyond the SEA Webinar, each participant will receive 1.5 hours 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.

What do you need to join this conference?

  • Pre-Registration is strongly recommended, but not required. Visit our registration page to sign up!
  • You can join the webinar the day of if you forget to pre-register. You can simply connect to the webinar a few minutes before the start of the webinar with the information provided below.
  • A computer (with Flash installed)
  • A telephone

How do I connect?

  • Go to this URL: http://webmeeting.nih.gov/beyondthesea/
  • Enter as a Guest
  • Sign in with your first and last name.
  • Follow the instructions in the meeting room to have Adobe Connect call your phone (this is the preferred way; however, if you have an extension or for some reason cannot let Adobe connect call you, instructions will be available when you sign in to Adobe Connect.)

Test your connection: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm.

Get a quick overview: http://www.adobe.com/go/connectpro_overview.

National Health Observances – June 2016

Friday, June 10th, 2016

Below is a list of National Health Observances for the month of April. By supporting National health Observances, you can:

  • Educate the public about health risks
  • Organize successful health promotion events and campaigns
  • Get new ideas, information, and resources on health topics of interest.

Contact the sponsoring organization to request outreach materials and information.

Source: 2016 National Health Observances, National Health Information Center, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.

Last updated on Thursday, May 19, 2016

Funded under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012340-01 with the University of Maryland, Health Sciences and Human Services Library, and awarded by the DHHS, NIH, National Library of Medicine.