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NNLM SEA Webinar Week: September 17-19

Posted by on August 27th, 2019 Posted in: Continuing Education

You heard it here first: NNLM SEA will be hosting four (yes, FOUR) webinars from Tuesday, September 17 to Thursday, September 19. Join us for this exciting “Webinar Week” as we explore predatory publishing, podcasts, Magnet facilities, and ClinicalTrials.gov. 

The details of each webinar are provided below. For more information on a specific session, please visit the class instance page. 

Navigating the publishing landscape: Nuances of open access and “predatory” publishing

Date: Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

Time: 2 PM ET

Presenters: Erica Brody and Hillary Miller, Virginia Commonwealth University 

Description: This session will demystify the changing landscape of scholarly publishing, in particular, the rise of open access and “predatory” publishing. Predatory publishing is a term often used to describe journal publishers who engage in unethical or deceptive practices in order to make a profit. Alongside obvious publishing scams, emerging practices of established publishers, such as cascading and mirror journals, are also generating confusion and questions from both librarians and authors. Using a “train the trainer” model, attendees will learn to navigate this nuanced landscape of scholarly communication.


Are you podcasting? 

Date: Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

Time: 12 PM ET

Presenters: PJ Grier, Alicia Williams, and Percy Takyi, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Description: As an alternative to radio or music playlists and primarily on mobile devices, people listen to various types of podcasts for enlightenment, learning or enjoyment.  With looming board exams, pop quizzes and the need to understand basic human physiology, medical students face numerous stressors during their clinical years. Fostering resilience is a promising way to mitigate negative effects of stressors and prevent burnout (Houpy, J. et al. 2017). This moderated webinar is an example of how two students found a unique outlet to cope with the high-intensity onslaught of medical education. The webinar’s goal is to inspire health sciences librarians to embrace podcast platforms as another means of teaching aspects of library orientation and instruction. 


Magnet Facilities and the Role Library Liaisons Can Play

Date: Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

Time: 2 PM ET

Presenters: Roy Brown and Alison Montpetit, Virginia Commonwealth University

Description: Magnet Recognition, offered by the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center (ANCC), is the highest recognition for nursing excellence. Magnet-designated organizations have been recognized for nursing excellence in transformational leadership, structural empowerment, exemplary practice, new knowledge, improvements, and innovations. In a Magnet-designated organization, nurses are engaged, supported, and empowered in a spirit of clinical inquiry to translate best evidence to the bedside in order to provide high-level patient care and improve clinical outcomes. To achieve this recognition, a facility must provide education and development for nurses at every level in their career to be more autonomous at the bedside and provide the best patient care.  To provide this type of care, a nurse must be a life-long learner and be able to engage effectively with evidence to make patient-centered decisions. Evidence-based practice training provides ripe opportunities for librarians to partner with hospital-based nurse educators to drive evidence-based practice. The webinar will focus on providing participants with a greater understanding of the Magnet Recognition Program and assist in identifying specific Magnet standards that librarians can play key roles to partner with nurses in Magnet-designated organizations or organizations on the Magnet journey.  


ClinicalTrials.gov: Results Reporting, Unique Evidence, and the Role of Medical Librarians

Date: Thursday, September 19, 2019

Time: 1 PM ET

Presenter: Liz Waltman, NNLM SEA

Description: ClinicalTrials.gov is the openly available federal registry and results database of publicly and privately funded clinical studies conducted in the United States and around the world. ClinicalTrials.gov is a vital resource for researchers, healthcare providers, and health sciences librarians who wish to consult the entire body of evidence on any particular topic. In this training, participants will learn about the significance of ClinicalTrials.gov, search and interpret the results database, be informed about the number of study records with results, and learn how health sciences librarians can advocate to clinical researchers the importance of complying with the results submission requirements mandated by federal law.



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