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Fall 2015 Workshop Schedule

The Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL) is offering the following workshops free of charge to UMB faculty, staff and students; and UMMC staff during the 2015 Fall Semester.

All in-person workshops will be held in one of the three computer classrooms located on the Lower Level of the library. Registrants for an online workshop will receive an email containing instructions for joining the session online.

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

If you are interested in a topic but cannot attend our scheduled workshops, be sure to check out our complete list of On Demand Workshops. You can request On Demand Workshops for yourself individually or with a group of your colleagues.

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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, provides a hands-on opportunity to put difficult medical jargon into plain language, and introduces tools that will assist you in creating easy-to-read materials.

September 28, 2015
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
(Room LL05)
Instructor: Paula Raimondo   
November 02, 2015
01:30 PM to 03:00 PM
(Room LL05)
Instructor: Andrea Shipper   

This workshop will address copyright issues faced by academic instructors. 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.

November 04, 2015
01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Ryan Harris   

Can't make it? Request another time.

Need a few pointers on getting your presentation "just right"? Want to get your point across quickly, easily, and with little effort? Join us for a session on how to create effective presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint. In this class, we explore steps in creating a basic slideshow, including getting started, inserting graphics and hyperlinks, and different methods of saving and presenting. We will also discuss the best methods for presenting visual and text-based information to make a strong impact on your audience.

September 29, 2015
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL05)
Instructor: Andrea Shipper   

Can't make it? Request another time.

This hands-on workshop is designed for students who would like to find high quality information more efficiently. We will review the basics of searching the CINAHL and PubMed databases and introduce you to RefWorks, a reference management tool.

September 21, 2015
01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Emilie Ludeman   
September 22, 2015
09:00 AM to 10:00 AM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Katherine Downton   
September 23, 2015
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Emilie Ludeman   

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 and PubMed databases and introduce you to RefWorks, a reference management tool. The session will be held through Blackboard Collaborate. Space is limited so register now!

September 14, 2015
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Online)
Instructors: Emilie Ludeman    Katherine Downton   

Google has many more features than just searching the Internet. In this workshop you will have the opportunity to learn about and set up a Google account, create Google Alerts, learn how to create, share and collaborate with Google Drive, and locate scholarly literature with Google Scholar.

November 10, 2015
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Ryan Harris   

Can't make it? Request another time.

This workshop is an introduction to online resources to help you understand the types of articles, research studies, graphs, guidelines, and databases encountered in grad school. The workshop will also show you resources for cleaning data, making data visualizations, writing, publishing, and managing references.

September 15, 2015
01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
(Room LL04)
Instructor: Kim Yang   
September 17, 2015
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL04)
Instructor: Kim Yang   

This workshop presents an introduction and overview of the grant and funding processes. Each component of the grant writing process will be addressed: documenting the need; identifying the target population; writing measurable objectives; developing a work plan, an evaluation plan and dissemination plan.

November 17, 2015
01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
(Room LL05)
Instructor: Sheila Snow-Croft   

In this workshop you will be introduced 3D modeling. You will learn where to find existing models and how to create a model from scratch. We will measure a small physical object and model it using Tinkercad.com, a free 3D modeling web service. No prior experience or tools are necessary.

August 26, 2015
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Brian Zelip   
September 01, 2015
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Brian Zelip   
September 10, 2015
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Brian Zelip   
September 15, 2015
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Brian Zelip   
September 20, 2015
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Brian Zelip   
October 08, 2015
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Brian Zelip   
October 14, 2015
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Brian Zelip   
October 20, 2015
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Brian Zelip   
October 29, 2015
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Brian Zelip   

3D Printing is being quickly adopted in health sciences and healthcare for both educational, research, and clinical purposes. In this workshop you will learn where to find and download 3D model files online and learn the steps to take to ensure that the file can actually be printed including scaling and checking for non-manifold geometry issues. This workshop will also provide an introduction on how to operate the Makerbot Replicator 2X andAfinia H480 3D Printers which can be used at the HS/HSL Innovation Space.

September 02, 2015
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Brian Zelip   
September 08, 2015
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Brian Zelip   
September 17, 2015
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Andrea Shipper   
October 06, 2015
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Brian Zelip   
October 15, 2015
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Brian Zelip   
October 21, 2015
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL04)
Instructor: Brian Zelip   
October 27, 2015
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Brian Zelip   

Tutorials

Are you seeking promotion or tenure? Applying for grant funding? In this workshop, you will learn to use tools like Web of Science and Scopus to measure and evaluate the impact of your research to present to funding agencies and promotion and tenure committees. Topics discussed include journal impact factor, h-index, alternative metrics, and methods for maximizing the impact of your research.

October 28, 2015
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Andrea Shipper   

Can't make it? Request another time.

A literature review is a written analysis of published research on a given topic. Do you need to write a literature review for a course assignment or as part of your dissertation? This introductory workshop will help you start the process. In this workshop we will discuss strategies for focusing your topic, searching for and managing literature, and synthesizing information.

October 06, 2015
01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Emilie Ludeman   

OneSearch is the HS/HSL’s Discovery Tool that allows you to search multiple databases and library resources at once. In this 30 minute workshop you will be introduced to the OneSearch interface, learn what resources are available in OneSearch, and get tips for how to search OneSearch effectively to help you located scholarly literature.

September 22, 2015
12:30 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Patrick Lyons   

Can't make it? Request another time.

Learn more about the link between oral and systemic conditions and why all health professionals should have an interest in their patients oral health. Oral health resources for both health professionals and patients will be covered.

October 21, 2015
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Mary Ann Williams   

Pivot is a database of funding opportunities, scholarships, and awards for US and non-US citizens. In this workshop you will learn how to conduct quick, advanced, and sponsor searches; how to navigate a funding opportunity record; and set up funding alerts, share records, and save searches.

October 07, 2015
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL04)
Instructor: Kim Yang   

Can't make it? Request another time.

This workshop will provide information on how to find descriptions and reviews of tests in the literature. Strategies will be presented on how to locate actual tests and measurements using both electronic and print resources.

October 14, 2015
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Ryan Harris   

Can't make it? Request another time.

This class will cover the National Library of Medicine's PubMed database. Topics include basic searching, searching using the MeSH (Medical Subject Heading) database, creating a personal account using MyNCBI, and locating full text articles. We will also cover the Clinical Queries and Systematic Reviews search features. The majority of the class will be dedicated to creating and executing literature searches.

September 30, 2015
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Andrea Shipper   

Can't make it? Request another time.

RefWorks is a web-based citation manager that can save you time and ease your workload. RefWorks is free to all UMB, Faculty, Students, and Staff. In this workshop you will create an account, learn how to import citations into your account, and learn how to automatically insert in-text citations and build bibliographies.

September 16, 2015
01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
(Room LL05)
Instructor: Ryan Harris   
October 13, 2015
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Andrea Shipper   
November 11, 2015
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Ryan Harris   

Can't make it? Request another time.

GitHub is a web service that provides authors control of their work history and makes sharing and publishing information online easy. In this workshop you will learn to use GitHub to solve problems like struggling with clumsy file-naming conventions for documents that change over time, or keeping track of updates to multiple files by multiple team members. You will also learn to use GitHub for finding and sharing information, and to publish a personal academic portfolio (so bring a selfie if you have one!).

August 28, 2015
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Brian Zelip   
September 09, 2015
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Brian Zelip   
October 07, 2015
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Andrea Shipper   
October 23, 2015
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Brian Zelip