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SEAside Webinar: Harnessing Human Power for Health: Medical Librarians and Citizen Science

Posted by on March 30th, 2018 Posted in: Citizen Science, Continuing Education

Date/Time: Thursday, May 3, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET

Presenter: Eileen G. Harrington, Health and Life Sciences Librarian, Priddy Library, The Universities at Shady Grove, University of Maryland Libraries

Contact: For additional information or questions, please contact Tony at ttnguyen@hshsl.umaryland.edu

Presentation Summary: With the plethora of diseases and medical conditions people face and environmental health issues encountered around the world, medical researchers and governmental regulators can’t tackle them on their own. This is where citizen science comes into play: where legions of people who often have no medical or scientific background contribute to and participate in research projects. This webinar will provide an overview of citizen science, as well as its variants such as volunteered geographic information, crowdsourcing and patient-led research. Health-focused librarians from a variety of settings will discover how they can support already-existing citizen science projects and gain tips on creating their own.

Presenter Bio: Eileen G. Harrington is the Health & Life Sciences Librarian at The Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville, MD. Previously, she oversaw the Naturalist Center at the California Academy of Sciences, a natural history museum, aquarium and planetarium in San Francisco, CA. Her book, Exploring Environmental Science with Children and Teens (ALA Editions, 2014) includes a chapter on citizen science programs in libraries. Eileen has been a formal and informal educator both in the United States and in Latin America. She has a bachelor of arts in environmental studies and biology from Macalester College, St. Paul, MN, a master’s degree in environmental studies from York University, Toronto, and a master‘s degree in library and information studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Upon completion of the SEAside Webinar, each participant will receive 1.0 contact hour of continuing education credit award by the Medical Library Association. Participants will receive a code to which they will enter in medlib-ed.

Pre-Register: Pre-registration is strongly recommended, but not required. Visit our registration page to sign up!

To Join the Webinar:
•    Date: Thursday, May 3, 2018
•    Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET
•    WebEx: https://nih.webex.com
•    Session number: 620 039 784
•    Session password: nnlm

To Join the Training Session
1.    Go to https://nih.webex.com/nih/k2/j.php?MTID=tcf89edc013a3baee44bafff4ff402d46
2.    Enter your name and email address.
3.    Enter the session password: nnlm
4.    Click “Join Now”.
5.    Follow the instructions that appear on your screen.

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To Join the Session by Phone Only
To receive a call back, provide your phone number when you join the training session, or call the number below and enter the access code.
•    Call-in toll number (US/Canada):1-650-479-3208
•    Global call-in numbers: https://nih.webex.com/nih/globalcallin.php?serviceType=TC&ED=666311362&tollFree=0
•    Access code: 620 039 784 

To add this session to your calendar program (for example Microsoft Outlook), click this link:

Technical Briefs – Important Information Prior to the Use of WebEx:

  • Getting Started Guide for WebEx Participants
  • WebEx System Requirements: https://help.webex.com/docs/DOC-4748
  • WebEx System Requirements Mobile Devices: https://help.webex.com/community/webex-mobile/activity
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