Want to improve your communication with patients whose native language is not English? In this workshop you will learn about patient education resources, including medical information available in other languages. This workshop will also examine the effect utilizing these resources can have on patient compliance and improved health.
Zotero is a citation manager that can save you time and ease your workload. In this workshop you will learn how to organize and share references, build bibliographies, and insert citations in your papers as you write. Zotero is freely available in both web and desktop versions.
While not required for attendance, please consider bringing your own computer to the class in order to set up your personal Zotero account.
Wednesday - October 10, 2018
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Are you interested in helping improve a resource students, faculty, staff, and the community uses daily? Come learn how to become a Wikipedian and participate in the National Network of Libraries of Medicine’s (NNLM) second edit-a-thon. During this training, librarians will help you make a Wikipedia account, make edits in Wikipedia, and use trusted National Library of Medicine (NLM) resources to improve the world’s largest encyclopedia. While this workshop is for Wikipedia training, the #citeNLM2018 Fall Edit-a-thon will take place at HS/HSL on November 7 and will focus on women’s health. By participating in this event you’ll help contribute to WikiProject Medicine. Learn more about WikiProject Medicine or the NNLM edit-a-thon.
Tuesday - October 16, 2018
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
This 30-minute workshop will provide an overview of three different citation management systems: EndNote, Mendeley and Zotero. You will learn about the interfaces of each system, as well as what the advantages and disadvantages are for each. At the end of the presentation you will be able to make an informed decision about which citation manager best fits your needs.
Tuesday - October 30, 2018
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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.