Continuing Education


Saturday, October 9, 2010
12:30pm - 4:30pm

Creating Effective Presentations
Instructor: Anna Johnson ~~ Mt Hood Community College
Cost: $70 | $90 non-PNC member

Many librarians facilitate trainings and teach classes, but few of us are formally trained to deliver information effectively in front of an audience. Feeling under-skilled as a public speaker can make librarians dread giving a talk, and feeling pressure to teach everything important in a single session can make us bombard students with too much information. Participants in this lively, hands-on class will learn how to go beyond slide software to better engage and educate an audience both during a library instruction session and after the session ends. The first half of the class will focus on public speaking skills and audience engagement strategies, with an emphasis on the structure and timing of spoken presentations. Participants will be encouraged (but not compelled) to practice these new techniques in front of the group. After a short break, the class will resume with a crash course in document design principles and processes for creating content-rich instructional materials. Participants will be seated at individual computers and will be given time to practice these document design principles by editing a template file provided by the facilitator. Upon completing this class, participants will be prepared to improve their library instruction sessions by always developing their presentations in two parts: an engaging in-class lesson and a well-designed, web-accessible document for students to learn from later.


Saturday, October 9, 2010
1:00pm - 5:00pm

Managing Information Overload
Instructor: William Jones ~~ University of Washington
Cost: $70 | $90 non-PNC member

Information scattered and disorganized can overwhelm. The same information organized can be a thing of utility and even beauty. How then do we manage "information overload"? We ignore or eliminate information at our peril. Better is an approach that seeks to organize our information and our interactions with this information in accordance with the roles we mean to fulfill in our lives and the goals we wish to achieve. This is the point of personal information management or PIM. In this course, you will learn about PIM and how it can be applied in your life. The course will include a hands-on segment during which you will identify and refine a personal unifying taxonomy (PUT). Your PUT provides a basis for "placing" and organizing the information you need to lead the live the life you want to live.

Bio: William Jones is a Research Associate Professor in the Information School at the University of Washington where he manages the Keeping Found Things Found group (kftf.ischool.washington.edu). He has published in the areas of personal information management (PIM), human-computer interaction, information retrieval and cognitive psychology. Prof. Jones wrote the book "Keeping Found Things Found: The Study and Practice of Personal Information Management" and also edited the book "Personal Information Management" (with co-editor Jaime Teevan). Prof. Jones received his doctorate from Carnegie-Mellon University for research into human memory.



Sunday, October 10, 2010
8:00am - 5:00pm

Online Consumer Health and Consumer-Driven Healthcare
Lisa Gualtieri ~~ Tufts School of Medicine




Sunday, October 10, 2010
8:00am - 11:00am

Third-Party Pubmed Tools
Instructor: Alison Aldrich ~~ NN/LM PNR
Cost: $60 | $80 non-PNC member

The freely available PubMed API (application programming interface) makes it possible for programmers from outside of the National Library of Medicine to develop alternatives to PubMed.gov for searching NLM's vast database of biomedical journal literature citations. This three-hour workshop will introduce several popular and free third-party PubMed tools, comparing and contrasting them with the PubMed.gov interface. Through case studies, group exercises and hands-on practice, participants will become familiar with the strengths and limitations of search tools such as HubMed, PubGet, Novoseek, and Quertle. This workshop is intended for intermediate and advanced PubMed searchers.

Objectives:  Participants will be able to



Sunday, October 10, 2010
12:30pm - 3:30pm

Services for Mobile Users: Introduction
Instructors: Kim Griggs, Laurie Bridges and Hannah Rempel ~~ Oregon State University
kim.griggs@oregonstate.edu  |  osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/staff/griggsk
laurie.bridges@oregonstate.edu  |  osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/staff/bridgesl
hannah.rempel@oregonstate.edu  |  osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/staff/rempelh
Cost: $35 | $55 non-PNC member

In this presentation the Oregon State University MobileLib team will discuss why OSU Libraries chose to spend time and resources developing a mobile site. The team will review the current status of mobile statistics and demographics information, take a look at examples of mobile sites, compare options for mobile catalogs, discuss what is currently hot in mobile library sites, and cover best practices for creating your own user-friendly mobile library site. This presentation is intended for librarians just beginning the process of mobilizing their Web site and will provide you with the tools to make a strong argument to your library management about the importance of having a mobile Web site.



Sunday, October 10, 2010
3:00pm - 5:00pm

Services for Mobile Users: Coding
Instructors: Kim Griggs, Laurie Bridges and Hannah Rempel ~~ Oregon State University



PNC/MLA Chapter Home | PNC/MLA 2010 Meeting Home | PNC/MLA 2010 Facebook page

 Last Modified: Tuesday, 28-Sep-2010 15:22:30 PDT