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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. 

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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.

February 12, 2018
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Mary Ann Williams   

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.

January 24, 2018
01:30 PM to 02:30 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Patrick Waugh   

Can't make it? Request another time.

EndNote is a desktop-based citation manager that can save you time and ease your workload. In this online workshop you will learn how to set up EndNote libraries, organize references, build bibliographies, and insert citations in your papers as you write. Note: You do not need to have an EndNote license to join this workshop, but to use EndNote on your own you will need to purchase a license if you do not have one already. Discounted licenses are available through CITS. Registrants will receive information about how to join the online session. Space is limited so register now!

January 23, 2018
01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
(Online - details sent after registration)
Instructor: Gail Betz   

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.

February 26, 2018
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Mary Ann Williams   

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.

December 18, 2017
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL04)
Instructor: Brian Zelip   

Can't make it? Request another time.

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 and Afinia H480 3D Printers which can be used at the HS/HSL Innovation Space.

December 12, 2017
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL04)
Instructor: Brian Zelip   

Can't make it? Request another time.

Tutorials

This workshop provides an overview of the systematic review process. Find out what you should know before starting, important steps for conducting a review and resources to help you throughout the process, including the HS/HSL Systematic Review Service.

January 17, 2018
01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Emily Gorman   

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.

February 15, 2018
01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Gail Betz   
April 04, 2018
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Online - details sent after registration)
Instructors: Emily Gorman    Gail Betz   

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.

January 23, 2018
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Yunting Fu   

Can't make it? Request another time.

RefWorks is a web-based citation manager that can save you time and ease your workload. In this hands-on workshop you will learn how to organize references, build bibliographies and insert citations in your papers as you write. RefWorks is free to all UMB faculty, students and staff.

January 09, 2018
01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Andrea Shipper   
February 01, 2018
01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Gail Betz   
March 14, 2018
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Emily Gorman   
April 10, 2018
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Yunting Fu   

Can't make it? Request another time.