Continuing education opportunities

MLA CE Class Evaluation

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15 CE MLA Credits • FREE
October 2, 2012 • 9am–4pm
Instructor: Rebecca Brown, MLS, is a Trainer/Curriculum and Content Specialist with the National Library of Medicine Training Center.

Location: The University of Kansas Medical Center
Dykes Library
2100 W. 39th Ave.
Kansas City, KS 66160
Room 1028

Description: PubMed for Trainers is held in 4 sessions, 3 online sessions and 1 in person session; in addition, it requires 2-3 hours of independent work to be done outside of class time. To receive credit, you must attend all sessions, both online and in-person. This hands-on course consists of lectures, individual exercises, group work and discussions.

Objectives: For current and future PubMed trainers to discover and develop:

  1. functional knowledge of the MEDLINE® database,
  2. understanding of the structure and use of the Medical Subject Heading (MeSH®) vocabulary in MEDLINE/PubMed,
  3. expertise in the use of features and functions of the PubMed system, and
  4. techniques and best practices in MEDLINE/PubMed instruction with fellow trainers.
The class is intended specifically for those who train, or will train, others to use PubMed. This class could be for you if you teach PubMed to large groups, small groups, or one-on-one training. We look forward to lively discussions on PubMed instruction and adult education best practices.

  • Online Session One: September 13, 2012, 10 am – 12 pm CT
  • Online Session Two: September 20, 2012, 10 am – 12 pm CT
  • Online Session Three September 28, 2012, 10 am – 12 pm CT
  • In-person Session Four in Kansas City, MO: October 2, 2012, 9:00 – 4:00 pm CT
Register for this class at the NTC web site.

It’s Delivery Time: Maximize your Message with Effective Nonverbal Delivery

4 CE MLA credits • $100
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 • 8am-Noon
Instructor: Jennifer Martin, PhD, is the James C. Olson Professor, and Hall Family Foundation Professor of Theatre, Emerita at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. As a personal performance coach, Dr. Martin has forty years’ experience training professionals on the theatrical stage, in corporate, legal, medical and business settings and in higher education.

Description: Research shows that between 67 and 93 percent of all face-to-face communication is nonverbal. Yet, most of us use ample time shaping the content of what we deliver, and little time preparing the delivery of the message. Using the Three Mode Perceptual Model, this class provides a framework for understanding how others perceive us and the message we deliver. After learning the TMPM techniques, attendees will apply them to three circumstances in your work life: an instructional setting (ex., the beginning of a class), a formal presentation (ex., giving a paper), and an informal self-introduction (ex., elevator speech). Attendees will practice the nonverbal techniques for each type of presentation, so before the class please prepare a 90 second script for each of the professional circumstances.

Positioning the Professions: STM Publishing

4 CE MLA credits • $100
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 • 1pm-5pm
Instructors: Jean Shipman, MLS, is the Director of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Midcontinental Region, and also the University Librarian at the University of Utah Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library. Tom Richardson is the Director, Institutional Sales & Service at New England Journal of Medicine.

Description: Librarians, publishers, and authors are affected by present and future challenges and changes to the STM (science, technical, medicine) publishing process. This class will enrich your knowledge and understanding about scholarly communication environments from a librarian’s and a publisher’s perspective. Topics such as peer review, ethical issues, online publishing, business models, and archiving will be covered. Through lecture, slides, discussion, and dialogue, attendees will identify shared goals and constituents, as well as schisms that divide these two groups. In doing so, they will find out how communication and best practices can be effected, and put into practice in areas such as collection development, digital libraries, and institutional repositories.

Statistical Literacy for Medical Librarians: Swimming in a Sea of Conflicting Medical Claims

4 CE MLA credits • $100
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 • 1pm-5pm
Instructor: Stephen Simon, PhD, is an independent statistical consultant and a part-time faculty in the Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He is author of the book Statistical Evidence in Medical Trials: What Do the Data Really Tell Us, and of two major websites: StATS and P.Mean. Steve provides information and guidance about statistics, evidence-based medicine, and research ethics to researchers in the Kansas City area, and beyond, and guidance on research design, data analysis, and publication in peer-reviewed journals.

Description: In your role as librarian, do you need to know, or want to increase your knowledge about statistical concepts such as confidence intervals, odds ratios, p-values, and measures of risk? Do you strive to interpret the medical literature, and wish you understood more clearly how studies relate to research findings and conclusions? If so, this class is for you. We will use selected articles from the medical literature as examples, and through a combination of lecture, practice, and quizzes to check your knowledge, help to further your understanding of the statistical terms and methods behind randomized trials, observational studies, and meta-analysis.

Power Up Your Presentations!

4 CE MLA credits • $100
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 • 1pm-5pm
Instructor: Rebecca S. Graves, MLS, AHIP, is the Educational Services Librarian at J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Description: Do you teach, inform, persuade, or entertain groups? What will your audience take away from their experience? Come learn how to use data-dumps, visualization (SQVID, Six Ways of Seeing), PowerPoint, and performance, to enhance your presentations. Use your imagination to design content, and creatively use tools to deliver an enlivened presentation. Participants are encouraged to come with a presentation to work on.

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