Academic Libraries Classes
ABCs of DNA: Unraveling the Mystery of Genetics Information for Consumers
This class explores basic concepts such as genes and chromosomes and offers an overview of genetic disorders, genetic testing, genetic counseling, and the Human Genome Project. Ethical and legal issues associated with genetic disorders will be covered with regard to privacy, discrimination, and potential legislative impact on medicine and society. This class is intended for consumers, public librarians, and health sciences librarians who work with the public: http://cech.mlanet.org/node/71 and http://nnlm.gov/training/genetics/
Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information at Your Library
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. Participants will learn about the best electronic resources to consult as well as ways to improve their print collections. Best approaches for handling interactions with emotional patrons will also be discussed. Other topics covered include: bibliotherapy; assessment/testing; and the future of mental health. This class will increase participants' skills for providing mental health information for care providers and the public: http://cech.mlanet.org/node/162 and http://nnlm.gov/training/consumer/caringforthemind/
ClinicalTrials.gov: Results Reporting, Unique Evidence, and the Role of Medical Librarians
ClinicalTrials.gov is the openly available federal registry and results database of publicly and privately funded clinical studies conducted in the United States and around the world. This Moodle course is divided into three modules that contain PowerPoint lectures, reading assignments, and discussion assignments: http://cech.mlanet.org/node/887 and http://nnlm.gov/training/clinical_trials/
Disaster Health Information Sources: The Basics
This course provides a comprehensive overview of the essential resources needed to provide health-related information services for supporting disaster mitigation, planning, response and recovery. This interactive, case-based class will cover key sources from the National Library of Medicine (NLM), federal and non-federal agencies, and international organizations. Tools for locating, organizing and disseminating disaster health information will also be discussed: http://cech.mlanet.org/node/671 and http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/disastercourse_thebasics.html
Disaster Planning in the Library and Beyond
This course has been developed as part of NN/LM’s Emergency Preparedness & Response Initiative. The class examines strategies to assist librarians with preparing for, responding to, and recovering from emergencies. It was created to follow the 10-Step Approach to Service Continuity Planning. Topics include identifying strategies for continuing library services during the emergency; disaster planning models; types of resources available for emergency planning and recovery; relationships with first responders, vendors, and other libraries; and issues related to salvage: http://cech.mlanet.org/node/442 and http://nnlm.gov/training/emergprep/beyond.html
Grants and Proposal Writing
This class is designed for beginning proposal writers. It is designed to teach participants how to apply for funding opportunities. 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 course will be promoted to librarians, health professional organizations and community- and faith- based organizations: http://cech.mlanet.org/node/285 and http://nnlm.gov/training/grants/
Health Literacy and its Importance to You
Are you curious as to why health literacy is important to you or anyone in the healthcare field? This introductory hands-on class will help you understand why this is an issue in healthcare. We will define health literacy today, identify various types of literacy, explore the impact health literacy plays in patient care and discuss how health literacy will affect healthcare in the future. We will also discuss your role in raising health literacy awareness in your organization and offer ideas on how this can be achieved. NLM, government agency and other recognized resources in health literacy will be provided: http://cech.mlanet.org/node/918 and http://nnlm.gov/training/healthlit/
Health on the Range: Rural Health Issues and Resources
Evidence shows that there are marked health disparities between those living in rural areas versus their urban counterparts. Not only do rural residents suffer from higher incidence of chronic illness, they also have limited access to primary care services and are more likely to be uninsured or under-insured. This session will describe hallmarks of rural America, identify other access challenges of living in rural communities, and equip participants with tools to use when providing services to those living in rural communities: http://cech.mlanet.org/node/835
Information Roles in Disaster Management
This course presents current research findings on librarians’ roles supporting the disaster workforce. The class also discusses the information needs of first responders, emergency managers, and other professionals working in the areas of disaster planning, response, and recovery. Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on class content through tabletop exercises that simulate disaster scenarios and interactive activities. Participants will also gain knowledge of a range of potential information services they could offer members of the disaster workforce: http://cech.mlanet.org/node/782 and http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/disastercourse_inforoles.html
Introduction to DOCLINE
(4-part series for anyone involved in ILL, resource sharing or who wants to know how DOCLINE works. These sessions are for both the new DOCLINE user or someone who wants a refresher).
This class covers the bare essentials of DOCLINE. Participants will gain an understanding of the basic features of DOCLINE. The instructor will give an overview of the layout of the DOCLINE window and will provide a brief description of some of the most commonly used features and their functions.
This class will provide an in-depth look into DOCLINE Routing Tables. Participants will learn about using their Borrowing Preferences, brief explanation of copyright compliance, editing Routing Tables, M/A/N Map, setting up Lending Options, and more.
This class will provide an in-depth look into DOCLINE's Serial Holdings. Participants will be provided with an introduction to the Serial Holdings database, how to add, remove, and update Holdings, how to run reports, and where to go to get additional Serial Holdings support.
This class will provide an in-depth look into DOCLINE Borrowing and Lending. Participants will learn about: using their Borrowing Preferences; the many ways to borrow; how to process request received; how to run and view reports; the different levels of requests (normal, rush, and urgent patient care) and more.
Making PubMed Work for You
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. It will be promoted to librarians and unaffiliated health professionals: http://cech.mlanet.org/node/133 and http://nnlm.gov/training/work/
Measuring Your Impact: Using Evaluation for Library Advocacy
Library users and stakeholders will recognize and value the importance of their library's services and of the librarian to the organization. That is the ultimate goal of this class. The outcome for the class is that librarians will be able to show the value of their library's services. Participants will become familiar with an evaluation process and will use and take away methods and tools for assessment, evaluation planning, creating logic models, data collection and reporting: http://cech.mlanet.org/node/30
More Than a Bandage: Health Information Resources for K-12 Health Professionals
This presentation will introduce free health information resources for K-12 health professionals provided by the National Library of Medicine (NLM). Participants will learn about consumer health sites covering general health, drug information, and environmental health, with an emphasis on MedlinePlus: http://cech.mlanet.org/node/923 and http://nnlm.gov/training/bandage/
Navigating Health Information for Academic Libraries
In CE development - This class is for academic librarians (not attached to medical schools) to learn more about how their students can research the health and environmental literature, find consumer health information, and learn about mobile apps/social media to find what they need. The class includes introductions to PubMed, MedlinePlus, Drug Information Portal, Tox Town, as well as numerous other free databases/services provided by the National Library of Medicine (NLM).
Navigating Health Information for Community Colleges
In CE development - This class is for community college librarians to learn more about how their students can research the health and environmental literature, find consumer health information, and learn about mobile apps/social media to find what they need. The class includes introductions to PubMed, MedlinePlus, Drug Information Portal, Tox Town, as well as numerous other free databases/services provided by the National Library of Medicine (NLM).
NLM's Online Playground: K-12 Health and Science Resources from the National Library of Medicine
This presentation will introduce free K-12 resources from the National Library of Medicine (NLM). Resources span a variety of subjects including biology, careers, chemistry, environmental health, forensics and medical technology, general health, genetics, health information tutorials, and HIV/AIDS: http://cech.mlanet.org/node/922 and http://nnlm.gov/training/playground/
Personal Genomics, Personalized Medicine, and You
Advances in DNA sequencing technologies have greatly reduced the cost of whole genome sequencing and created fascinating new areas of study: personal genomics and personalized medicine. This course will expose medical librarians to information they can bring to their patrons, including breaking news, available online resources, health-focused genetic testing and analysis services, and more: http://cech.mlanet.org/node/736
Public Health Information on the Web
This class presents a general overview of key electronic information resources in the field of public health. Resources will be presented on a wide array of topics including: health education and promotion, evidence-based practice and statistics and datasets. This class will be promoted to information professionals providing outreach to the public health workforce, as well as public health workers: http://cech.mlanet.org/node/288 and http://nnlm.gov/training/publichealth/
PubMed and Beyond: Clinical Resources from the National Library of Medicine
This presentation will introduce free bedside information resources for the busy clinician. Resources presented will include Clinical Queries in PubMed/MEDLINE and free drug, patient education, and evidence-based information: http://cech.mlanet.org/node/875 and http://nnlm.gov/training/clinical/
PubMed and the Evidence-Based Universe
This course will provide an overview of evidence based research and practice. It 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. It will be promoted to librarians and unaffiliated health professionals: http://cech.mlanet.org/node/875 and http://nnlm.gov/training/pubmedebm/
PubMed for Experts
Designed as an advanced class for experienced MEDLINE searchers. This hands-on class will highlight advanced PubMed techniques that can be used to conduct comprehensive searches. Attendees are encouraged to contribute past and present difficult searches to discuss with the class: http://cech.mlanet.org/node/158 and http://nnlm.gov/training/pubmedexpert/
Super Searcher: Enhancing Your Online Search Super Powers
This course focuses on the advanced search features of web search engines and online searching. Participants will use various online search engines, compare the features of each and broaden their knowledge of search strategies and online search techniques. This class focuses on search tips and techniques for online search engines. Search strategies for popular or propriety health science databases are not explored. This course will be promoted to librarians: http://cech.mlanet.org/node/199 and http://nnlm.gov/training/supersearcher/
10-Step Approach to Service Continuity Planning
This class will teach participants to identify the Ten Steps and using the suggestions in the NN/LM's Emergency Preparedness & Response Toolkit develop a continuity of service/disaster plan. They will develop a written procedure for handling emergencies: http://cech.mlanet.org/node/493 and http://nnlm.gov/ep/10-stepsservice-continuity/
200 Scaife Hall
3550 Terrace Street
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15261