UNYOC CE Classes 2003 – 2006

2006 Co-Sponsored CE Classes:

Getting Started with LinkOut (PubMed), April 26
Sponsored by: WNYLRC Hospital Library Services Program & UNYOC
Location: Buffalo, New York
Instructor: Denise O’Shea, Technology Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region

Super Searcher, April 26
Sponsored by: WNYLRC Hospital Library Services Program & UNYOC
Location: Buffalo, New York
Instructor: Denise O’Shea, Technology Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region

NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE TRAINING
The National Training Center and Clearinghouse (NTCC) will be offered free hands-on classes through the Western New York Library Resources Council in Buffalo. The training sessions were free and intended for health sciences library staff, health professionals and anyone interested in using these free National Library of Medicine (NLM) databases. The NLM Gateway is of particular interest to public and consumer health librarians. The Clinical Trials database is of interest to anyone concerned with consumer health.

  • PubMed® , September 13
  • The NLM Gateway and ClinicalTrials.gov, September 14

CE Courses at the UNYOC Annual Meeting – October 11, 2006 – Niagara Falls

Number, Number, Who’s Got the Number? Or Who’s Counting? Health Statistics Sources
Instructor: Charles B. Wessell, M.L.S.
Coordinator of Affiliated Hospital Services
Health Sciences Library System, University of Pittsburgh

Emerging Mobile Technologies
Instructors:
Gabriel R. Ríos and Melissa De Santis
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio


2005 Co-sponsored CE Classes:

Partnering for Public Health: Information, Librarians, and the Public Health Workforce, March 9

Participants earned up to 3.5 MLA CE for this MLA Satellite Teleconference held at various locations in the UNYOC region including: Albany Medical College; Columbia University / NN/LM MAR; New York Medical College; Rochester Regional Library Council; University at Buffalo

Nursing and Health Resources You Can Use, April 15

Presented by Joan Seidman, Education Programs Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) Middle Atlantic Region.

A full day of hands-on instruction and updates on resources accessible online was sponsored jointly by South Central Regional Library Council, Central NY Library Resources Council, and UNYOC.

The first segment concentrated on Nursing on the Net which covered web-based health
information resources for the Nursing and Allied Health professions, including online
continuing education courses, consumer health web sites, as well as resources supporting
evidence-based practice. Participants learned to search the National Library of
Medicine’s “MEDLINE” database of over 15 million citations using the
PubMed interface. This segment also covered MedlinePlus the National Library of
Medicine’s web site for consumer health information.

The second part focused on Health Resources You Can Use for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Drug Information, Public Health Practice and others. Participants learned to find and use Internet discussion groups and current awareness technologies.

Nursing on the Net, April 28

Presenter: Joan Seidman, Education Programs Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) Middle Atlantic Region, at the WNYLRC Training Center in Buffalo, New York. Sponsored by the Hospital Library Services Program of the Western New York Library Resources Council.

Participants learned to use and evaluate web-based health information resources, find online news services, continuing online education courses, and consumer health websites including MedlinePlus, the National Library of Medicine’s website for consumer health information. Also covered was PubMed, the search interface for the National Library of Medicine’s MEDLINE database of over 14 million citations. Seventeen people attended the workshop, including 6 UNYOC members, nurses and others.

Interlibrary Loans for the Small Canadian Health Sciences Library, May 30
(Not UNYOC-sponsored but held in the region)

Instructors: Tom Flemming and Sue McGillivray;
Centre for Global e-Health Innovation, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, at the Canadian Health Libraries Association National Conference.

Fifteen participants from across Canada registered for this half-day course directed at staff working in small libraries in Canadian hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, law offices and colleges where, because the collection is limited, resource sharing is of great importance in providing staff of the institution with material they need to do their work.

Participants came to understand the philosophical underpinnings and policies of resource sharing. The course focused on practicalities while surveying the array of services and software used by Canadian libraries of all sizes to improve their fill rates and satisfy patron demand quickly. Free tools and services (such as AMICUS) were emphasized but the course also introduced DOCLINE, services from CISTI and other tips and tools of the ILL trade. The instructors used didactic methods (lecture-demonstration) and involved participants in ways that allowed them to share their experience and to ask questions.

Tom Flemming is Head of Public Services in the McMaster University Health Sciences Library in Hamilton, ON. He has been at McMaster since 1984; prior to that, he held various positions in the W.K. Kellogg Health Sciences Library at Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS, and even taught high school for a couple of years. Tom has almost thirty years of experience in the field of health sciences libraries and information delivery in Canada. He holds an MA in English Literature and a Masters in Library Service (MLS) from Dalhousie University, and is a Distinguished Member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals of the Medical Library Association. Tom is an active participant in both the Canadian Health Libraries Association and the Medical Library Association. He has published in the library literature, devised and taught CE courses and regularly provides service to library patrons. He is also the creator of the “Health Care Information Resources” web page (http://hsl.mcmaster.ca/tomflem/top.html) which is widely consulted by web surfers looking for health and patient care information.

Sue McGillivray is Project Manager of the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) ILL system implementation: RACER. She has been working on the RACER project since 2002. Before the move to ILL, Sue worked in the health information field as the Assistant Executive Director of the Health Science Information Consortium of Toronto, and as Metadata Developer and Workflow Coordinator for the Canadian Health Network (CHN). In addition to developing the training syllabus for the new ILL system in use throughout Ontario academic libraries, Sue has acted as a staff trainer in most of the positions she has held in both library and non-library settings. Sue was the Continuing Education Chair for the 2002 CHLA/ABSC Conference held in Kitchener-Waterloo, and often speaks at OCUL workshops. She has a MLIS from the University of Western Ontario.

Essential DOCLINE: A Review, September 15

Presenter: Joanne Jahr, Network Programs Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region, based at the New York Academy of Medicine. Ten people participated in this course.

The WNYLRC Hospital Library Services Program and the UNYOC Regional Chapter of the Medical Library Association co-sponsored a Continuing Education class “Essential DOCLINE”. 4 MLA CE credits were given for the course which was held at the WNYLRC Training Center in Buffalo, New York, on Thursday, September 15, 2005. The hands-on guided-exercises in this course were designed to assist users in becoming proficient in completing the tasks needed to operate DOCLINE, the National Library of Medicine’s Interlibrary Loan System. Participants practiced updating & searching both DOCLINE’s Institution records and Serial Holdings.

CE Courses at the UNYOC/NY-NJ Annual Meeting – September 28, 2005 – Hilton Lake Placid Resort

CE1: Critical Appraisal: Introductory and Advanced (2 part series)

Ann McKibbon, Ph.D., Assoc. Professor, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton Ontario Canada. (8 hr. CE). Seventeen people participated in each section of this course.

Part 1) Introductory level. This session examined specific articles with respect to the common issues that apply to all categories of medical research — whether therapy, diagnosis, etiology, etc. Participants learned to identify the issue, where it can be found in the article, and discussed why it is important to identify and understand the influence each has on clinical decision making. Some of these issues include the question being asked, the population being studied and what can discerned from descriptions of the study population, the setting (both local and national), the comparisons being undertaken, how to determine what outcomes are important, understand tables, and ascertain what influence funding sources and conflict of interest have.

Part 2) More advanced: This session took actual patient scenarios and walked through them from the point of need/question to the evaluation of actual articles to address different question types. Basic principles of clinical epidemiology were elucidated in relation to their effect on application of the results. This session covered three to four case studies across several categories of clinical research (e.g., diagnosis, etiology) and used examples from current journals.

CE2. Leadership and Emotional Intelligence

Maureen Sullivan, President, Maureen Sullivan Associates. Annapolis, MD. Eight people participated in this 4 CE hour course.

Based upon Daniel Goleman’s work as described in two of his books, Emotional Intelligence and Primal Leadership, this workshop introduced participants to the principles and practices of emotional intelligence (EI), especially as they apply to effective leadership in library organizations today. Among the topics addressed were: understanding EI practices for effective leadership in today’s workplace, EI competencies, Goleman model of leadership styles, assessing your emotional intelligence competencies, and managing your emotions and relationships to be an effective leader.

CE3. Bioterrorism 101: What Librarians Need to Know and Where to Find It

Shari Clifton, Associate Professor and Head, Reference and Instructional Services, Robert M. Bird Library, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK. (4 MLA CE hours). Six people participated in this course.

Librarians are skilled in gathering and retrieving information — essential skills before, during and after a crisis. Through lecture/demos, and interactive exercises this course prepared attendees to respond quickly and efficiently to a bioterrorism event. Participants received a customizable toolkit designed to help them assume a proactive role in their community preparedness efforts.

Keeping Patients Safe: Roles for Information Professionals, November 16

An MLA Webcast (3.5 MLA CE hours). Held at various locations in the UNYOC region including the University at Buffalo Health Sciences Library in Buffalo, New York, NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region at the New York Academy of Medicine; SUNY Upstate in Syracuse, New York, and the Rochester Regional Library Council.

(compiled by CE Chair Grace Di Virgilio)


2004 Co-sponsored CE Classes:

PDAs in Medical Libraries, June 11
Presenter: Evelyn Breck Morgen at the SUNY Upstate Health Sciences Library, Syracuse NY.
Co-sponsored by the Hospital Library Services Programs of the South Central Regional Library Resources Council and the Central New York Library Resources Council.
Class participants learned about methods of integrating PDA technology into their personal and professional lives as medical librarians. The class also covered methods of starting or expanding a library PDA program, including providing classes, organizing user groups, and
recommending resources. Both Palm and Windows were covered.
Twenty-three people attended the workshop, including 6 UNYOC members from outside of the co-sponsoring regions.

Recreating Services with New Technologies: Service Strategies for the Millennium, October 13
Presenters: Jane Dysart and Stephen Abram at the UNYOC/OVHLA conference in Ottawa.
The instructors provided strategies for addressing change and deciding what new technologies will have the greatest impact on our services?
Twenty-three UNYOC and Ontario Valley Health Libraries Association members attended.

Up Close and Personal: Understanding the Library Learner’s Needs and Wants, October 13
Presenter: Rita Vine at the UNYOC/OVHLA conference in Ottawa.
This session is all about getting closer to your learners – understanding their motivation for attending a library workshop, keeping their attention, and meeting their real needs and wants. This half day workshop introduced participants to simple and easy-to-implement methods
for getting inside a learner’s head and quickly sizing up their real goals before you plan your content and activities. The class covered the basics of adult learning styles, plus tips and tricks to reach out more effectively to your learners during actual class time.
Ten UNYOC and UNYOC and Ontario Valley Health Libraries Association members attended.

Looking in all the Wrong Places: PubMed for Public Librarians, November 5
Presenter: Rhonda Allard, Consumer Health Information Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) Middle Atlantic Region, New York Academy of Medicine, at the WNYLRC Training Center in Buffalo, New York. Sponsored by the Hospital Library Services Program of the Western New York Library Resources Council.
Participants learned hands-on methods of MEDLINE searching using PubMed. The class focused on basic searching using limits and field searching, the journal browser database, single citation matcher, use of the clipboard and history features, and how to obtain full text articles. Twelve people attended including UNYOC members.

Prescription for Success: Consumer Health Information on the Internet, November 5
Presenter: Rhonda Allard, Consumer Health Information Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) Middle Atlantic Region, New York Academy of Medicine, at the WNYLRC Training Center in Buffalo, New York. Sponsored by the Hospital Library Services Program of the Western New York Library Resources Council.
Participants learned the basics of providing authoritative and reliable consumer health information through MedlinePlus.gov, DIRLINE, and ClinicalTrials.gov and how to evaluate and identify quality websites from other websites such as professional medical associations, organizations and advocacy groups. The course also focused on the information-seeking behaviors of consumers, how to find disease-specific information, pharmaceutical, herbal and drug-interaction information, and the use of “doctor finders.”
Twelve people attended including UNYOC members.


2003 Co-sponsored CE Classes:

Health and Medicine on the Internet, March 20
Presenter: Diane Kovacs at the Broome County Public Library, Binghamton NY.
Co-sponsored by the Hospital Library Services Programs of the South Central Regional Library Resources Council and the Central New York Library Resources Council.
Class participants learned how healthcare professionals and consumers could search for and evaluate health and medicine information on the Internet Hands-on activities encouraged participants to practice search and evaluation skills during the workshop.
Nineteen people attended the workshop, including 8 UNYOC members, 2 from outside of the co-sponsoring regions.

Licensing and Managing Electronic Resources, April 14
Presenters: Laurie Thompson and Harry Youtt at the RRLC Conference Room, Fairport, NY.
Co-sponsored by the Hospital Library Services Program of the Rochester Regional Library Council.
This course provided a primer on: license provisions and terminology. Participants learned strategies for developing a license management model, including: building a team for license evaluations and negotiation; a clause-by-clause analysis of an existing license agreement; tips for negotiating strategies; and techniques for building a productive relationship with the legal department.
Fifteen people attended the workshop, including UNYOC members from within the sponsoring region.

Time Management, Planning, and Prioritization, May 9
Presenter: Judith Siess at the Holiday Inn, Ithaca NY.
Co-sponsored by the Hospital Library Services Program of the Central New York Library Resources Council and the South Central Regional Library Council.
The course presented ideas to help librarians, especially those working in a small medical or hospital libraries, make the most use of their limited time. It included techniques for using planning and prioritization as well as ways to control and limit interruptions.
Twenty-seven people attended the workshop, including 7 UNYOC members from within the sponsoring regions.

Running with the Squirrels: Providing Library Services to Hospital Administrators, October 8
Presenter: Jeannine Cyr Gluck, Director, Eastern Connecticut Health Network Medical Library the UNYOC Annual Meeting in Lake George, NY.
The course presented ideas for how librarians can familiarize themselves with the information needs of hospital administration and the resources and services by which those needs can be fulfilled. Covered topics included the common areas of concern of administrators, techniques such as needs assessment and current awareness services, and information resources.

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