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Mid-Atlantic Chapter of MLA – CE Classes 2013

Posted by on September 17th, 2013 Posted in: All Posts

All CE courses will be offered on Sunday, October 13. Below please find the course titles, times, and descriptions of the CE offerings.

Translational Science Support at Your Institution: A Roadmap for Success (4hrs)
Kristi Holmes

Time: 8 AM – 12 Noon

Traditionally, medical libraries have provided information resources and technology in support of educational, research, and patient care objectives. The complexity of translational science research and its multidisciplinary approach offer prime opportunities for many different types of libraries to create visionary library-based translational science programs. This class will provide medical libraries with an initial foundation to develop and/or supplement translational science programs for their institutions. Topics to be discussed include an introduction to the concept of translational science and Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSAs), Team Science, a discussion of stakeholders for advancing translational science efforts, strategies for initiating collaborations with stakeholders, and a review of possible services and resources that can be implemented to establish a library-based translational science program. 

Personal Genomics, Personalized Medicine, & You (4hrs)

Instructor: Carrie Iwema

Time: 1-5 PM

Advances in DNA sequencing technologies have greatly reduced the cost of whole genome sequencing and created fascinating new areas of study—personal genomics and personalized medicine. Empowered by recent technological advancements, scientists now have the ability to rapidly compare genetic alphabets of groups of people who show a particular trait with those that don’t. Direct-to-consumer (DTC) companies use this information to offer genotyping technology relatively inexpensively to the general public. Access to your personal genome enables you to identify genetic risk factors or inheritable disease markers you are carrying and can help you and your doctor choose the appropriate medications, dosages, and healthcare strategies. This course will expose medical librarians to info they can bring to their patrons (consumers, researchers, and clinicians), including breaking news, available online resources, the role of social media, and health-focused genetic testing and analysis services provided by DTC retail genomic firms.

Screencasting: Creating Online Tutorials
Instructor: Andrew Youngkin (NN/LM SE/A)

Time: 8 AM – 12 noon (Offsite)

Building on concepts of understanding learning styles and how to organize and ‘chunk’ instructional content for the online environment, this course’s main goal is to teach librarians best practices for creating effective screencasts (video-based online instruction modules) using Adobe Captivate and other similar tools. Student learning outcomes include: the ability to determine what content does and does not work well in screencast form; the ability to divide content into logical chunks that are most appropriate for online learners; an understanding of best practices for creating content for their topic (e.g. storyboarding, script writing, and voiceover/narration); an understanding of what hardware and software tools work best for which content (and best sources for acquiring needed tools); and the ability to assess the effectiveness of screencasted content.

PubMed for Experts
Instructor: Kate Flewelling (NN/LM MAR)

Time: 1-5PM (Offsite)

Designed as an advanced class for experienced MEDLINE searchers. This hands-on class will highlight advanced PubMed techniques that can be used to conduct comprehensive searches. Attendees are encouraged to contribute past and present difficult searches to discuss with the class.


*** Each CE workshop will include snack breaks and lunch will be “on your own.”  ***


This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. HHS-N-276-2011-00004-C with the University of Maryland Baltimore.

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