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September 17-20 2005:
Fort Douglas, University of Utah
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MCMLA 2005 Continuing Education Classes

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Searching PubMed | Focus Groups | Geneology research | Librarian as Professional | Technology Marathon: PowerPoint Posters | Evidence-Based Librarianship | Technology Marathon: Tablet PC | Technology Marathon: PDA | Technology Camtasia | Technology Marathon: Video-conferencing and VOIP | Technology Marathon: Video Broadcasting | Green Libraries


Saturday, September 17, 2005

CE#1 - Searching PubMed
Instructor: National Training Center
Time: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.    Place: HSEB Room 3100C
Cost: $35.00 ($45 non-MCMLA member), includes lunch

Course Description:   This full-day class is designed to teach students how to use PubMed® which includes MEDLINE citations. The class also includes an overview of the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH®) and its importance as a tool to both searchers and indexers. Agenda.

Approved 7.5 hours MLA Credit

Instructors from the National Training Center & Clearinghouse/NN/LM

Mary Van Antwerp received her MLS from the University of Texas, Austin and has been an instructor with the National Training Center and Clearinghouse since 1994. Ms. Van Antwerp has a background in the Clinical Sciences. She earned an undergraduate degree in Biology and Medical Technology, specializing in hematology from Drake University. After graduation, Ms. Van Antwerp supervised a hematology department in Oregon and then moved on to a large cancer hospital in Colorado where she continued to specialize in hematology. Ms. Van Antwerp changed the focus of her career when she pursued a Masters degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Texas in Austin. After graduating, she worked as a reference librarian in charge of Online Services at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. In addition to Mary's teaching responsibilities for the National Library of Medicine's PubMed, TOXNET, and NLM Gateway and ClinicalTrials.gov classes, Mary is the individual responsible for the development and maintenance of the National Training Center and Clearinghouse's web site.

Sharon Brown views her position on the staff of the National Training Center and Clearinghouse as one of the best in the world. She is able to work with and instruct people on one of the most respected and impressive databases in existence, PubMed. She is able to travel throughout the U.S., visiting leading academic health care institutions and meeting and working with outstanding health information professionals. Sharon has been a librarian for over thirty five years, starting in reference work at Teachers College, Columbia University where she attained her second master's degree in education, specifically curriculum and teaching. Among her current professional interests she focuses on curriculum design, evaluation, adult education, and, of course, enhancements to the three NLM databases, PubMed, Gateway & ClinicalTrials.gov and TOXNET. Her reading interests center on procedural, hard boil mysteries, particularly British, Canadian and Australian.


CE#2 - Focus Group Interviewing: A Qualitative
Research Methodology for the Library

Instructors: Rebecca Davis and Claire Hamasu
Time: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.   Place: HSEB Room 2929
Cost: $110.00 ($120 non-MCMLA member), includes lunch

Course Description:  Focus group interviewing is a qualitative technique that gathers information about the opinions, knowledge, perceptions, and concerns of small groups of individuals on a particular topic. All sorts of service organizations have used the technique to evaluate their programs and services by gaining a better understanding of what their users think. Health sciences libraries will find this a useful method to gain insight into the needs and expectations of their patrons and into their own success or failure in meeting those needs. This course will explain the difference between qualitative and quantitative research and examine the focus group interview methodology. Applications of focus group interviewing specific to the health sciences library environment will be discussed.

Approved 8 hours MLA Credit

Claire Hamasu, photo Claire Hamasu, gained her experience with focus groups in the 1990’s as part the Pacific Southwest Regional Medical Library’s effort to investigate the health information needs and information seeking behavior of different groups of health professionals. Since then she has incorporated focus groups into the assessment and evaluation program for the NN/LM MidContinental Region and co-taught the focus group workshop to librarians around the country. The reinforcement for teaching the course comes when participants request for consults on their questions and stories of successful focus groups. She loves knowing that participants are using what they learned!
Rebecca Davis Rebecca Davis coordinates the Outreach Programs of the Health Sciences Libraries at the University of California, Davis, where she has been a librarian for 19 years. She has experience coordinating library focus groups, teaching library staff about their use, serving as a moderator and recorder, and has even transcribed a few sessions! Her ongoing interest in qualitative research includes the use of focus groups and usability studies for library services and web pages.


CE#3 - Getting Started with Genealogical Research
Instructor: Tab Thompson and Family History Library staff
Time: 8:00 a.m.-Noon (or longer if you have time)
Cost: $60.00 ($70 non-MCMLA member)

Course Description:   The Family History Library staff are pleased to welcome MCMLA 2005 Conference members.

Tab Thompson of Library Public Affairs will be introducing you to the library; he has been a genealogy/ family history professional for over twenty years and has been employed by the Library for 19 years. He will be providing a special group orientation* for MCMLA members at 8:00 a.m. After the orientation, staff will provide special personal research assistance for those wanting additional help. For optimum success, please bring family information on deceased ancestors who lived prior to 1930. Go to the library website for more details on how to prepare for your library visit.

The Library will also be offering its Basic Research Series* classes:
  • 9:00 a.m. - Starting Family History (classroom)
  • 10:15 a.m. - Starting Family History (class room)
  • 12:30 p.m. - Hands-on Using the Internet (lab)
  • 1:45 p.m. - Organizing Records (classroom)
Please attend any and all classes which interest you.

* The special orientation and the Basic Research classes will be taught on the Main floor of the Library.

Please note: The Family History Library provides assistance to visitors at no charge. The fee for this class will go to cover MCMLA 2005 continuing education administrative costs.

Tab Thompson photo Tab Thompson is associated with the Family History Library in Public Affairs. He has been a genealogy/family history professional for over twenty years and has been employed by the library for 19 years.


CE#4 - The Librarian as Professional: How I
Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Complexity

Instructor: Gerald (Jerry) Perry
Time: 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.    Place: HSEB Room 2931
Cost: $60.00 ($70 non-MCMLA member)

Course Description:  This highly interactive, hands-on class will focus on practical and metaphoric tools for excelling in the current health sciences library work environment. We'll start with some compelling models drawn from the current cinema that explicate the workplace world in which we strive and achieve, and the active choices we make in order to succeed.

We'll then focus on the "blockbuster" themes of budgeting, staffing, personnel, marketing, information services, keeping current, and managing change. We'll act our way through scenarios that prepare us to address our blockbuster themes using practical tools and resources, and participants will leave with a clearer sense of their vision and values for the library services they provide. Next, we'll widen our lens to consider some "independent" issues such as standards, values and commitment; deliberate acts of principle; the power of optimism; working through conflict; comfort with ambiguity; creativity as a response to adversity; and learning to love complexity.

Participants will have homework, which will include renting and watching a few recently-released films and viewing them with a series of questions in-mind and provided beforehand by the instructor.

Skip Sundance in Park City and head instead to Salt Lake City for a fun and challenging afternoon learning to love the complexity of today's health sciences library workplace.

Approved 4 hours MLA Credit

Jerry Perry photo Gerald (Jerry) Perry, MLS, AHIP, is Deputy Director of the Denison Memorial Library, University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center. Jerry is active in the Medical Library Association, presently serving as a member of the Board of Directors. He has served as a member of the JMLA Editorial Board, was Section Council's Liaison to the MLANET Editorial Board, and has held a number of officer positions for the Relevant Issues Section. Jerry was an original co-convener of the Association's Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender Health Sciences Librarians Special Interest Group, which will celebrate its 10th anniversary during the 2005 San Antonio Annual Meeting of the MLA. Jerry is an MLA CE instructor, teaching courses on HIV/AIDS information resources and conflict resolution strategies, and he has published extensively, including journal articles, reviews, essays, and book chapters on topics including medical and consumer informatics, evidence-based practice, interlibrary cooperation, diversity, gay men's health, and HIV/AIDS. Professional honors include selection as one of fine inaugural fellows in the National Library of Medicine/Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries Leadership Fellow Program.


Technology Marathon: Setting the Pace
CE#5 - Creating a PowerPoint Poster
Instructor: Jeanne Marie Le Ber
Time: 3:00-5:00 p.m.    Place: HSEB Room 3100B
Cost: $30.00 ($40 non-MCMLA member)

Course Description:  Students will use PowerPoint to create a poster, with an emphasis on using good design techniques, text boxes, font style and size, images and charts.

Part of the Technology Marathon: Setting the Pace course

Approved 2 hours MLA Credit

Jeanne Le Ber photo Jeanne Le Ber is the Education Services Librarian at the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library. Jeanne is responsible for coordinating the formal education efforts of the library in a team environment. Jeanne teaches a variety of short courses including PubMed, EndNote, PowerPoint, Photoshop, WebCT and full-text databases. Jeanne is the editor of the library's IAIMS Newsletter and she coordinates the Library and Information Technology Forum and annual InfoFair.



Sunday, September 18, 2005

CE#6 - Evidence-based Librarianship
Instructor: Jonathan D. Eldredge
Time: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.    Place: HSEB Room 2929
Cost: $110.00 ($120 non-MCMLA member), includes lunch

Course Description:  Move beyond just talking about evidence-based librarianship (EBL), and learn how you can be an active participant in this international movement to improve your decision making. Discover the practical applications of the EBL process including formulating questions, searching for the evidence, and appraising the evidence to make important decisions. Design your own methods for answering the questions that matter to you.

Approved 8 hours MLA Credit

Jon Eldredge photo Jonathan D. Eldredge, MLS, Ph.D., has published 19 articles and 3 book chapters on Evidence-Based Librarianship (EBL). The articles have been published in leading library science/informatics journals such as Journal of the Medical Library Association, Bibliotheca Medica Canadiana; BMC, Health Information and Libraries Journal, Hypothesis, Journal of Library and Information Science, and Medical Reference Services Quarterly. He created the Medical Library Association's continuing education course on EBL in 1998 and has taught this course a total of 17 times in the United Kingdom, Canada, and across the four time zones of the continental United States. He has been the principal investigator in three randomized controlled trials.



Technology Marathon: Setting the Pace
CE#7 - Tablet PCs for Instructing
Instructor: Nancy T. Lombardo
Time: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.    Place: HSEB Room 3100B
Cost: $30.00 ($40 non-MCMLA member)

Course Description:  Students will use the Tablet PC, become familiar with its features and understand its value for instruction.

Approved 2 hours MLA Credit

Nancy Lombardo photo Nancy Lombardo received her Masters of Library Science from Emporia State University in August 1994 and accepted a position at the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library in October 1994. Nancy is the co-principal investigator for a Higher Education Technology Initiative Grant that led to the development of the virtual course Internet Navigator. As the Systems Librarian, Nancy works with the library’s technical staff to coordinate, maintain and improve the library’s technological capabilities. In addition, Nancy teaches a variety of Internet classes and works with library faculty and staff on projects to enhance Eccles Library services through appropriate use of technology.



Technology Marathon: Setting the Pace
CE#8 - PDA
Instructor: John Bramble
Time: 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.    Place: HSEB Room 3100D
Cost: $30.00 ($40 non-MCMLA member)

Course Description:  Students will gain an understanding and working knowledge of the functionality and capabilities of personal digital assistant technology and learn about a model program for integrating handheld devices into programs at their institutions.

Approved 2 hours MLA Credit

John Bramble photo John Bramble has a strong interest in mobile computing technologies that have a positive impact on the learning process. John has worked with personal digital assistant technologies for the past four years and is familiar with their functionality and capabilities. He has worked with colleagues to ensure the integration of handheld devices into a health sciences curriculum. As the Eccles Library Outreach Librarian, John has taught to all types and levels of learners ranging from the consumer to the academic.



Technology Marathon: Setting the Pace
CE#9 - Creating a Camtasia Movie
Instructor: Marty Magee
Time: 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.    Place: HSEB Room 3100B
Repeats: 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Cost: $30.00 ($40 non-MCMLA member)

Course Description:  Students will understand the basic concepts behind production of a Camtasia movie and be able to create a short tutorial as well as understand how to post the tutorial to a web-site or produce it on a CD.

Approved 2 hours MLA Credit

Marty Magee photo Marty Magee is the Education and Nebraska Liaison for the MidContinental Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. She works from the McGoogan Library of Medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Marty was most recently the solo librarian at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. There, she wore many hats, doing budgeting, collection development, cataloging, reference support, marketing, and website development. Prior to finding her career in "Libraryland," Marty worked in both corporate and academic settings. Her project management and marketing background in software development and teaching in several environments serves her well in her current position.

Marty's educational background spans multiple interests as well. She has a BS in Speech Communications and English from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, a MS in Administration with a focus on non-profit administration from the University of Notre Dame, and multiple credit hours in Computer Information Management from the College of St. Mary. Marty will complete her MLS from the University of Missouri in the spring of 2004- a new experience, acquainting her well with the delights and challenges of distance education.



Technology Marathon: Setting the Pace
CE#10 - Video-conferencing and Voice Over IP
Instructor: Sharon Dennis
Time: 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.    Place: HSEB 3100D
Cost: $30.00 ($40 non-MCMLA member)

Course Description:  Participants will be introduced to basic videoconferencing and voice over IP concepts, and will learn how they can "mix and match" hardware and software technologies to use videoconferencing for distance education, collaboration, and communication. Technologies that will be covered include: Skype, VRVS, Polycom point-to-point and bridge software, Breeze, and the Access Grid. Practical suggestions for the appropriate technologies to use in different situations (e.g., online meetings and distance education) will be offered.

Approved 2 hours MLA Credit

Sharon Dennis photo Sharon Dennis: received her M.S. in Library and Information Science from Drexel University in 1983. She has over nineteen years experience working with faculty to produce computer-based learning materials. As Technology Coordinator for the MidContinental Region (MCR) of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) since July of 2003, Sharon Dennis has been responsible for investigating and implementing a variety of videoconferencing and voice over IP systems for distance education, communication, and collaboration. She has also trained regional libraries in the use of a mobile videobroadcasting unit designed to offer streaming media events to members in the region. She has over twelve years of experience teaching technology classes. She is also Co-Director of the Health Education Assets Library (HEAL) project, a national database of freely available multimedia materials for health sciences education.



CE #11 has been cancelled!
Technology Marathon: Setting the Pace
CE#11 - Video-broadcasting
Instructor: Sharon Dennis
Time: 3:15 p.m.-5:15 p.m.    Place: Eccles Library History of Medicine Room
Cost: $30.00 ($40 non-MCMLA member)

Course Description:  Participants will learn basic streaming media concepts, how to choose a streaming media format, and how to configure a "mobile" videobroadcasting unit to offer streaming media events to constituents. The class will cover streaming media basics, streaming media servers and clients, and hardware options. Participants will learn when they should consider a live broadcast and when they should record the event for later viewing. Students will conduct a practice broadcast from start to finish, including setting up the equipment, monitoring the audio and software, and operating the camera.

Approved 2 hours MLA Credit

Sharon Dennis photo Sharon Dennis: received her M.S. in Library and Information Science from Drexel University in 1983. She has over nineteen years experience working with faculty to produce computer-based learning materials. As Technology Coordinator for the MidContinental Region (MCR) of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) since July of 2003, Sharon Dennis has been responsible for investigating and implementing a variety of videoconferencing and voice over IP systems for distance education, communication, and collaboration. She has also trained regional libraries in the use of a mobile videobroadcasting unit designed to offer streaming media events to members in the region. She has over twelve years of experience teaching technology classes. She is also Co-Director of the Health Education Assets Library (HEAL) project, a national database of freely available multimedia materials for health sciences education.



CE#12 - Becoming a Green and Sustainable Library
Instructors: Joan M. Gregory, Erica Lake and Jeanne M. Le Ber
Time: 3:15 p.m.-5:15 p.m.    Place: HSEB 2931
Cost: $30.00 ($40 non-MCMLA member)
Course readings and materials

Course Description:  The goal of this course is to raise the environmental consciousness of participants and to promote the idea that it is feasible to incorporate greening practices into our libraries by rethinking our processes, reducing and recycling waste, and reusing or purchasing recycled materials.

The intended outcome is to provide librarians with the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to incorporate greening practices into the workplace. Course instructors will present two case studies: a successful library recycling program and green conference planning.

Participants will have the opportunity to share their experiences and develop a plan of action for implementing the six R's: rethinking, reducing, recycling, reusing, repurchasing, rejoicing.

Students will:
  • Explore what it means to be a green and sustainable library
  • Draft a library environmental policy statement
  • Develop a checklist of environmental priorities to implement
  • Brainstorm strategies for translating priorities into action
  • Share ways to monitor and evaluate the program
  • Discover how to apply these same concepts to planning an environmentally friendly conference

Approved 2 hours MLA Credit

Joan Gregory photo Joan M. Gregory is the Technical Services Librarian at the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library. Joan is responsible for managing technical services including acquisitions, cataloging, serials, collection development, document delivery, interlibrary loans, the integrated library system, and the institutional repository. Joan has been instrumental in moving the green efforts of the Eccles Library forward.
Erica Lake, photo Erica Lake administers library services to IHC's Urban Central Region. She serves several hospitals, clinics, affiliated physicians, and administrative headquarters. In addition, she assists in coordinating the corporate-wide availability of online biomedical information resources for IHC through out the state. Erica is helping to plan an environmentally friendly MCMLA 2005 conference.
Jeanne Le Ber photo Jeanne Le Ber is the Education Services Librarian at the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library. Jeanne is responsible for coordinating the formal education efforts of the library in a team environment. Jeanne teaches a variety of short courses, edits the library's IAIMS Newsletter and coordinates the Library and Information Technology Forum and annual InfoFair. Jeanne is passionate about Eccles Library's greening efforts.


updated September 13, 2005 by jml




 

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