Early bird and CE course deadline September 1! Register now!

28 Aug 2017 10:16 AM | Amanda Sprochi (Administrator)

Hey MCMLA'ers! We have GREAT CE courses available during our upcoming annual meeting in Columbia, Missouri, and the early bird and CE course deadline is approaching fast. Check it out! You can register here for CE, or go to our registration page to register for the meeting if you haven't already. See you there!

Monday, October 9, 2017 8am - 12 pm

Data and Donuts for Librarians: Launching Data Management Services in Medical Libraries

Dr. Tobin Magle, Data Management Specialist, Colorado State University

Are you interesting in offering data management services at your library but aren’t sure where to start? Then this class is for you! During this session, we will

Outline the data management topics that are commonly offered in libraries

Present strategies for how to determine what services might be most useful on your campus and create synergistic partnerships with other university entities

Dive into how to offer support with data management plans

Present a case study for using an institutional repository to archive and share research data

Identify additional training opportunities and open educational resources you can use to develop robust DM services

The class will consist of a mix of presentations, hands on activities, and discussion. So come ready to participate!

Teach Your Staff to Troubleshoot E-Resources

Sunshine Carter, Electronic Resources Librarian, and Stacie Traill, Technical Services/Specialized Cataloging Librarian, University of Minnesota Libraries

E-resource troubleshooting is an increasingly complex and time-consuming activity in the era of web-scale discovery. With multiple systems and access pathways involved, effective problem solving requires a sophisticated bundle of knowledge, skills, and tools. How can librarians and staff become effective and efficient troubleshooters? Through hands-on activities and group discussions, workshop participants will learn several practical approaches to documenting their e-resource access environment, systems, and troubleshooting methods, then create a framework for their own e-resources troubleshooting training curriculum. Presenters will cover key concepts and troubleshooting tools, and help participants understand how to apply those concepts and tools in their own discovery and access environments. Participants will also learn how to evaluate training effectiveness, along with strategies for practical reinforcement of troubleshooting techniques and skills. The presenters work in an Alma/Primo discovery environment, but this workshop is intended to be system agnostic. Participants will leave this session with drafts of training documents specific to their own environments.

Intro to Health Sciences Resources

Annette Parde-Maass , NNLM MCR Education and Outreach Coordinator, Health Information Literacy Coordinator, Creighton University

We invite library science graduate students and new health sciences librarians to learn about free and open resources you and your patrons can use to find health information. Whether you work or aspire to work as a public, academic, hospital, or other health sciences librarian, we'll share relevant resources with examples on how to implement them in the various settings. You will have time to explore the resources, compare and contrast their pros and cons, and share findings with other participants. You may even get to meet librarians from around the region who use these and other health information resources as part of their jobs. 

Monday, October 9, 2017 1pm - 5pm

We’re Way Past Peas: Uses of Genetic Information to Understand Human Health and Guide Health Care Decision Making

Christian Minter, Community Engagement and Health Literacy Librarian , University of Nebraska Medical Center

This workshop will equip librarians to respond to the information needs of clinicians who are incorporating genetic information into their practice, as well as the information needs of consumers who are making sense of genetic information as it relates to their health. During the workshop, we will: 1) describe uses of genetic information in health care; 2) discuss challenges facing clinicians, consumers, and librarians working with rapidly changing genetic information; 3) introduce selected genomic medicine resources and 4) engage in exercises to use NCBI genomic medicine resources to answer clinically oriented questions. The course will be suitable for librarians from a variety of backgrounds, including those who are relatively unfamiliar with genetics and genetics resources.

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