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Workshop Schedule

The Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL) offers the following workshops free of charge to UMB/UMMC faculty, staff and students.

To register, complete the registration form. Although registration is recommended, walk-ins are welcome.

Workshops are held in one of the library's classrooms located on the lower level. Registrants for an online workshop will receive an email with instructions for joining the session online.

If you are interested in a topic but cannot attend our scheduled workshops, complete this request form to arrange another time to cover the material with a librarian. Consultations can be arranged for individuals or groups. If you are an instructor and would like any of these topics to be covered in a course, contact your school's faculty librarian to arrange a class. 


Are you aware of your patients' ability to understand and act on the information you give them? There is evidence that health care providers overestimate what patients are able to understand. Low health literacy is associated with higher mortality, higher rates of hospitalization and readmission, and poor self-management skills for chronic disease. This workshop covers the basics of health literacy & clear communication including tools that will assist you in creating easy-to-read materials. The last half-hour of the workshop will provide an optional hands-on opportunity to put difficult medical jargon into plain language.

July 17, 2018
12:00 PM to 01:30 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructors: Mary Ann Williams    Lauren Wheeler   

This workshop will address copyright issues faced by academic instructors, especially those related to sharing materials in course management systems such as Blackboard. We will discuss the basics of copyright law, when materials can be freely used for educational purposes, and when you are required to obtain copyright permission. Methods for retaining rights as an author will also be covered.

July 10, 2018
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Online - details sent after registration)
Instructor: Emily Gorman   

Can't make it? Request another time.

This workshop is designed for students who would like to find high quality information more efficiently. We will review the basics of searching the CINAHL database and introduce you to RefWorks, a reference management tool. Registrants will receive information about how to join the online session. Space is limited so register now!

June 27, 2018
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Online - details sent after registration)
Instructors: Emilie Ludeman    Yunting Fu   

This introductory workshop will cover the elements of effective graphic design. Attendees will learn how content, slide composition, color, and font choices combine to make PowerPoint presentations more visually impactful, understandable and memorable.

July 24, 2018
01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Patrick Waugh   

We will cover a variety of basic and advanced imaging informatics topics using Open Source and commercial software. Series topics will alternate between basic and advanced. Students will get hands on applying skills gained through attendance at the workshop. There will also be opportunity for Q&A with presenters on specific questions. Registration is limited to 25 attendees. All overflow registrants will be added to a waitlist and you will be notified if the session is full.

May 08, 2018
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL05)
Instructors: Ru-ching Hsia    JP Courneya   
June 12, 2018
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL05)
Instructor: JP Courneya