Continuing Education Opportunities

Learn new skills from the experts, and take your practice to the next level!

Sunday, October 3, 2004

8:00 am - 3:00 pm*
THE VISIBLE LIBRARIAN: ADVOCACY AND MARKETING FOR MEDICAL LIBRARIES

Instructor: Judith Siess
MLA CE credit available [6 contact hours]
* Box lunch available but not included in course fee.
Indicate on the registration form (MS Word Document) if you’d like one!
Sponsored by Washington Medical Librarians Association

9:00 am - 12:00 pm
MANAGING ELECTRONIC RESOURCES IN HEALTH SCIENCE LIBRARIES
Instructor: Greg Bodin
MLA CE credit available [3 contact hours]

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
SURVEYS MADE EASY  Hands-on Class held at UW Health Sciences Library
Instructors: Dolores Judkins, Peggy Baldwin, Patrice O'Donovan
MLA CE credit available [4 contact hours]

Tuesday, October 5, 2004

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
LINK OUT FOR LIBRARIES
Instructor: Susan Barnes
MLA CE credit available [2 contact hours]


Detailed Descriptions and Biographical Information

THE VISIBLE LIBRARIAN: ADVOCACY AND MARKETING FOR MEDICAL LIBRARIES
Sunday, October 3, 2004
8:00 am - 3:00 pm*

WAC West Room
Instructor: Judith Siess (length ~ 6-hours + a lunch hour*)
MLA CE credit available [6 contact hours]

* Box lunch available but not included in course fee.
Indicate on the registration form if you’d like one!
Sponsored by Washington Medical Librarians Association

The Visible Librarian is meant as a guide to help librarians make themselves more visible both to upper management and to library users. It is part how to market your library and its services and part how to market yourself to the organization. This course will teach you how to present your value proposition to the larger organization and, in the process, improve the organization's perception of the library profession as a whole. This course is equally applicable to solo librarians and to librarians working in larger-staffed libraries. If you're having trouble getting management and/or users to make use of your services or to take your seriously, this is the course for you.

Judith A. Siess is a recognized expert in one-person librarianship and interpersonal networking. She spent nearly all of her library career in solo libraries in industries as diverse as industrial process automation, aerospace, agricultural economics, and biotechnology. She founded Information Bridges International, Inc. in 1996 and is publisher and editor of The One-Person Library: A Newsletter for Librarians and Management. Judy was the first chair of the Solo Librarians Division of the Special Libraries Association. She is the author of four books and numerous articles and has presented workshops on library management around the world. Her most recent book is The Visible Librarian: Asserting Your Worth Through Marketing and Advocacy, for ALA. She received her M.S. from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 1982.


MANAGING ELECTRONIC RESOURCES IN HEALTH SCIENCE LIBRARIES
Sunday, October 3, 2004
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
WAC East Room

Instructor: Greg Bodin
MLA CE credit available [3 contact hours]

This is a three-hour continuing education course intended for health science librarians. It is designed to introduce attendees to the technologies required to provide electronic resources in a health science library. Attendees will become familiar with basic electronic resources and their corresponding technologies, identify advanced technologies and future trends in health science libraries, and discuss planning for electronic resource provision. Also, attendees will learn methods for troubleshooting and resolving electronic resource problems and identify resources for learning more about electronic health information resources.

More information about the class is available at: http://nnlm.gov/scr/edn/eresources.htm

Greg Bodin, MLIS, AHIP, is the Technology Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine South Central Region and is employed by the Houston Academy of Medicine - Texas Medical Center Library in Houston, Texas. He is responsible for providing Internet and technology instruction and support to medical librarians and health professionals within a five state region, as well as training and outreach for a variety of National Library of Medicine programs and services. Mr. Bodin has 10 years of experience as a librarian and seven years of experience as a medical librarian. He received his Master of Library and Information Science degree from Louisiana State University and is a member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals.


SURVEYS MADE EASY ~ Hands-on Class
Sunday, October 3, 2004
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
UW Health Sciences Library Computer Lab

MLA CE credit available [4 contact hours]

Instructors: Peggy Baldwin, Providence Portland Medical Center, OR; Dolores Judkins, Oregon Health Sciences University; Patrice O'Donovan, Linfield College, OR

Do you need to know how your library is used or what your users want from your library? Learn basic information about surveys, what kinds of questions to ask, and how to ask them. Then learn how to use SurveyMonkey, a free-to low-cost web application, to develop the survey. This class will help you design a survey, and use SurveyMonkey to send it out and get results you can easily interpret. Dazzle your library users. Get the information you need to provide the services they want.


LINK OUT FOR LIBRARIES
Tuesday, October 5, 2004
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
WAC East Room

Instructor: Susan Barnes
MLA CE credit available [2 contact hours]

Linkout is a feature of PubMed that is designed to provide users with links from PubMed and other Entrez databases to a wide variety of relevant web-accessible online resources, including full-text publications, biological databases, consumer health information, research tools, and more. The goal is to facilitate access to relevant online resources beyond the Entrez system to extend, clarify, or supplement information found in the Entrez databases. This class provides direction on how to activate LinkOut for your library's print and electronic journal collections, so that your users are able to see your holdings and access full-text through the PubMed interface. Topics covered are registration for LinkOut, entering holdings, displaying your library's icon for "branding" purposes, and access to free full-text through LinkOut. [Note: this is not a ‘hands-on’ class.]

Susan Barnes is the Resource Sharing Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region, at the University of Washington's Health Sciences Library. Her responsibilities include training and support for use of PubMed LinkOut and the DOCLINE interlibrary loan system in the Pacific Northwest.

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