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VCU Libraries
509 N. 12th St.
Box 980582
Richmond VA , 23298

Providing Consumer Health Information to Patrons: A Workshop for Librarians

Contact: Dana Ladd and Emily Hurst
Contact: 804-628-2429 - Mid-Atlantic region
The Community Health Education Center (CHEC) is a library for patients and their family members located at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Health. The workshop emphasizes the skills needed to provide patrons with accurate health information. Librarians will learn how to communicate effectively with patrons, conduct a medical reference interview, critically evaluate online health information, and learn how to find reliable health information in a variety of formats and reading levels to meet the needs of low-literacy and speakers of other languages. Participants will be given tours of the Community Health Education Center and the Linen Powell Cancer Resource Library. Hands-on activities and discussion sessions will allow participants to gain a better understanding of providing information to patients and their families in a hospital setting.
CE Contact Hours: 6 • Face to Face, Hands-on, Specialization about Consumer Health
Lecture, Demonstration, Slides, Discussion, Brainstorming, Sharing/Self-disclosure, Role Playing, and Hands-on Exercises.
NN/LM Pacific Southwest Region, UCLA Louise Darling Biomedical Library
12-077 Center for Health Sciences
Box 951798
Los Angeles CA , 90095-1798

TOXNET: Toxicology & Environmental Information

Contact: Kay Deeney and Other NN/LM staff
Contact: 310-206-0525 Fax: 310-825-5389 - - All region
This in an introductory class on the TOXNET databases for inexperienced users. Participants will learn about the different databases available on TOXNET and what type of information in available in each database. In addition, participants will learn the various ways to search the databases. All the TOXNET databases will be covered including the Hazardous Substances Data Bank, TOXLINE, and ChemlDplus.
CE Contact Hours: 1, 2, 3 • Face to Face, RML Offerings about Consumer Health, Electronic Resources
Lecture, Demonstration, Hands-on Exercises, and Problem-based.
Robert M. Bird Health Sciences Library / University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
1105 N Stonewall Ave
Oklahoma City OK , 73117

Health and Wellness on the Go: Mobile Resource Options

Contact: Shari Clifton and Tara Malone
Contact: 405-271-2285 x48752 Fax: 405-271-3297 - South Central region
The options for mobile health and wellness resources can be overwhelming. This asynchronous online course is designed to assist staff members/volunteers in public libraries/tribal libraries/literacy programs find, evaluate, and use mobile applications.
CE Contact Hours: 3 • e-Learning, Specialization about Consumer Health, Outreach/Advocacy, Technology/Systems
Sharing/Self-disclosure and Hands-on Exercises.
Institute for Healthcare Advancement
501 S. Idaho Street
Suite 300
La Habra CA , 90631

IHA Health Literacy Conference:Building Bridges- Promoting Health Equity and Health Literacy

Contact: Diana Gonzalez and Diana Gonzalez
Contact: 562-6904001 Fax: 562-690-8988 - - Southern California and Arizona region
This conference will gather together clinicians, educators, researchers, policymakers, and other practitioners who have developed and implemented proven best practices to help broaden and improve the health literacy field. These presenters will discuss programs and solutions to improve health communication, review programs of critical importance to improving health literacy, and teach attendees skill sets to better serve their clients. This year's conference will focus on building bridges between health literacy research to practical solutions in the field to promote health equity.
CE Contact Hours: 23.5 • Face to Face, Hands-on - In person interactive conference • about Consumer Health, Electronic Resources, Evidence Based Health Care, Health Care Informatics, Reference Resources & Services, Subject Specific Resources, Teaching/Instruction, Web Design
Lecture, Demonstration, Slides, Learning Videotape, Panel Discussion, Discussion, Debate, Dialog, Brainstorming, Sharing/Self-disclosure, Hands-on Exercises, Case Study, and Problem-based.
University of Michigan
1135 E. Catherine St
Ann Arbor MI , 48109-5726

Introduction to Visualization Principles

Contact: Marci Brandenburg and Jean Song
Contact: - Midwest region
Visualization can be a powerful tool for discovery, data analysis, and presentation. Due to the great amounts of data being generated in the health sciences, data visualization is becoming more popular, and libraries are finding their niche in the visualization landscape. This course will provide an introduction to visualization principles, including design principles, different types of visualization, and the role of the library. Several visualization tools will be briefly discussed. The goal of this course is to get attendees thinking about the principles and concepts behind creating a good visualization. After taking this course, participants will have a better understanding of data visualization principles and will be better prepared for engaging in conversations with researchers interested in visualization.
CE Contact Hours: 4 • Face to Face about Research
Lecture, Slides, Discussion, Brainstorming, and Sharing/Self-disclosure.
Rachel Pinotti
1 Gustave L Levy Pl.
Box #1102
New York NY , 10029-6504

Upping your Reference Game: Technologies and Strategies for Value-Added Reference Services

Contact: Rachel Pinotti and Diana Delgado, Antonio DeRosa, and Rachel Pinotti
Contact: 212-241-7204 - New York and New Jersey region
This will be a hands-on session designed to provide value-added strategies and techniques to enhance user experience regarding reference services requests. The course will be divided into 4 major components: (1) teaching users to "fish" - cultivating research skills via email; (2) beyond the search - offering publication and scholarly communication support; (3) using response templates and web forms to save yourself time; (4) anticipating user needs by providing citation metrics and alternative metrics of the evidence. Each component will include lecture, demonstration, and hands-on exercises. Participants will leave the workshop with tools they can take back and use immediately in their day-to-day provision of reference services. By the conclusion of the session, participants will: • Employ strategies to enable users to be self-sufficient searchers • Effectively utilize publication support tools to guide users in the publication process • Create practical and flexible email templates • Provide traditional and alternative metric data to aid in the evaluation of sources • Employ subject headings in a variety of capacities to improve reference services • Demonstrate the ability to go above and beyond in providing high quality reference services
CE Contact Hours: 4.0 • Face to Face, Hands-on, MLA AM Offerings about Reference Resources & Services
Lecture, Demonstration, Slides, Discussion, Hands-on Exercises, and Case Study.
Michigan State University Libraries
366 W. Circle Drive
East Lansing MI , 48824

Great Lakes Science Boot Camp for Librarians 2017

Contact: Andrea Kepsel
Contact: (517) 884-0898 - - Midwest region
The Great Lakes Science Boot Camp is an immersive 2.5 day event offering librarians opportunities to learn more about key areas of scientific and medical research. The programming features three faculty-led sessions on Sports Research, Biogeochemistry and Ecology, and Agriculture and Natural Resources, designed to provide overviews of emerging trends and research methodologies and in-depth descriptions of particular research projects. A keynote address focusing on the Flint water crisis will inspire new ideas for engagement in research and public health. In addition to these education sessions, the Boot Camp will include lightning talks from attending librarians and facility tours at the Michigan State University W.K. Kellogg Biological Station. Networking events, including a banquet dinner and an ice cream social at the Michigan State University Dairy Store, will provide many opportunities for attendees to share experiences and brainstorm new paths to engage with research faculty at their home institutions. By attending this Boot Camp and learning directly from active researchers, librarians from the Greater Midwest region and beyond will enhance their understanding of several key areas of scientific and medical research and will become better prepared to provide support for research at their home institutions.
CE Contact Hours: 13 • Face to Face about Outreach/Advocacy, Reference Resources & Services, Research, Subject Specific Resources
Lecture, Demonstration, Slides, Discussion, and Sharing/Self-disclosure.
Duquesne University
Gumberg Library
600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh PA , 15282

Learning to Liaise with Health Professions

Contact: David Nolfi and Carolyn Schubert
Contact: 412.396.4931 Fax: 412.396.5350 - All region
Beyond medicine and nursing, health professions programs are growing rapidly and in a multitude of disciplines, each with their own distinct standards and cultures of practice. This hands-on, interactive course will facilitate attendees’ exploration of health professions and education programs through guided activities. Instructors will facilitate a group discussion to help participants compare and contrast health professions, as well as identify interprofessional opportunities. Finally, the instructors will provide time for participants to reflect, plan, and collaborate on ways implement their knowledge upon return to their institution. Throughout the session, the instructors will share best practices from the literature and personal experience when working with health professions programs. Additional benefits of the course including identifying other colleagues working with similar health professions programs, allowing for the development of a peer network among librarians working with similar programs.
CE Contact Hours: 4.0 & 1.5 • Face to Face - Eventually plan to offer eLearning version • about Assessment/Evaluation, New Librarian, Outreach/Advocacy, Reference Resources & Services, Subject Specific Resources, Teaching/Instruction
Lecture, Demonstration, Slides, Discussion, Brainstorming, Sharing/Self-disclosure, Hands-on Exercises, and Case Study.
Health Sciences and Human Services Library
University of Maryland, Baltimore
601 West Lombard Street
Baltimore MD , 21201

Leadership Considered: Refining and Defining Your Skills for Today and Tomorrow

Contact: Mary Joan (M.J.) Tooey
Contact: 4107067545 Fax: 4107063101 - Mid-Atlantic region
What are attributes of leaders? What makes a good leader? How is leadership different from management? Can everyone lead? Do you understand your leadership style? How can you lead, not only your own unit but, within committees, at the institutional level or opportunistically. Do you have to be an extrovert or have gobs of charisma to be a leader? Are there physical traits that can strengthen your leadership style? What attributes will be needed in order to thrive as a effective leader in the future? If you have ever asked any or all of these questions then this course will help you focus your leadership journey.
CE Contact Hours: 4 • Face to Face - Traditional Classroom-based Course • about Leadership
Lecture, Discussion, Dialog, and Sharing/Self-disclosure.
43 Donald Ave
Holden MA , 01520

Copyright Skills as Risk Management Tools: The Librarian's Role

Contact: Barbara Ingrassia
Contact: 508-277-0709 - North Atlantic region
“Risk management” is at the top of every administrator’s agenda. While they recognize the importance of complying with requirements of HIPAA, HEOA, EEOC, etc., they may be unaware of the serious legal, financial, and ethical risks resulting from noncompliance with copyright law. There are many misunderstandings about the complexities of copyright in the digital age—and many opportunities to self-publish, use social media, employ multimedia resources, exploit licensed resources, etc. This course will explore the vital role librarians with basic copyright skills can play in minimizing the organization’s exposure to liability. They can be involved in discussions of “best practices” to balance the critical need to share information among health professionals and educators while managing risks. Topics to be covered include answering common myths with basic copyright concepts, formulating best practices for copyright risk management, developing awareness/communication/outreach/education plans. Instructional methods: lecture, large group discussion, and small group brainstorming.
CE Contact Hours: 3, 4 • Face to Face, Handout** about Copyright/Plagiarism
Lecture, Slides, Discussion, Brainstorming, and Sharing/Self-disclosure.