Summer 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; UMMC staff; and HS/HSL Corporate Members during the 2015 Summer 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.

June 19, 2015
01:30 PM to 03:00 PM
(Room LL05)
Instructor: Paula Raimondo   
July 14, 2015
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Paula Raimondo   

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.

June 30, 2015
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Ryan Harris   

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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.

June 24, 2015
01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
(Room LL05)
Instructor: Emilie Ludeman   

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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.

July 08, 2015
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL04)
Instructor: Ryan Harris   

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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. The workshop will also provide an introduction to how to operate 3D printers - Makerbot Replicator 2X and Afinia H480 - which you can use at the HS/HSL Innovation Space.

June 03, 2015
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Bohyun Kim   
June 17, 2015
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Bohyun Kim   
July 15, 2015
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Bohyun Kim   
July 29, 2015
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Bohyun Kim   

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.

July 15, 2015
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Andrea Shipper   

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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.

June 16, 2015
12:30 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Patrick Waugh   

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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.

June 23, 2015
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL04)
Instructor: Ryan Harris   

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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.

June 10, 2015
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Ryan Harris   
July 07, 2015
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL05)
Instructor: Ryan Harris   

Can't make it? Request another time.