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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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Take your biomedical literature searching to the next level in PubMed and Embase! In this workshop, you will apply advanced search strategies to increase proficiency in these essential health sciences databases. You will gain a better understanding of the differences between Pubmed and Embase and how to use subject headings, filters, and other strategies to get the most out of a search.

November 13, 2018
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Katherine Downton   

This 30 minute workshop will cover three different author IDs - ORCID, Google Scholar, and Scopus. We will discuss the differences between them, and why they can help boost your research impact. The workshop will be followed by a 30 minute open session to work with your own IDs.

October 24, 2018
12:00 PM to 12:30 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Gail Betz   

This open session will give you time to try the tools introduced in the Author IDs workshop and allow you to ask individual questions about your author IDs.

October 24, 2018
12:30 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Gail Betz   

Do you struggle with finding a journal that’s the perfect fit for your research? We can help! In this 30-minute workshop we will discuss a few tools and strategies you can use to identify the journal that best matches your work. Feel free to come with a current manuscript or just to learn approaches for the future.

October 23, 2018
12:00 PM to 12:30 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Emily Gorman   

Can't make it? Request another time.

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.

September 25, 2018
12:30 PM to 02:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructors: Mary Ann Williams    Lauren Wheeler   
October 30, 2018
11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructors: Mary Ann Williams    Lauren Wheeler   

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.

September 25, 2018
01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
(Online - details sent after registration)
Instructor: Gail Betz   
November 13, 2018
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
(Online - details sent after registration)
Instructor: Lauren Wheeler   

This 30-minute workshop will walk you through methods for enhancing the impact of your research. Topics will include establishing your scholarly identity, making strategic publishing decisions, and enhancing the discoverability of your work. The workshop will be followed by a 30-minute open session to test these strategies and ask questions about your individual research impact.

October 25, 2018
12:00 PM to 12:30 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Andrea Shipper   

This open session will give you time to try the tools introduced in the Enhancing Research Impact workshop and allow you to ask individual questions about your research impact.

October 25, 2018
12:30 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Andrea Shipper   

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 database and introduce you to RefWorks, a reference management tool.

September 11, 2018
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Yunting Fu   

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!

September 13, 2018
01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
(Online - details sent after registration)
Instructor: 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.

September 27, 2018
01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
(Room LL05)
Instructor: Patrick Waugh   

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.

October 08, 2018
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Mary Ann Williams   

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.

September 11, 2018
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL05)
Instructor: JP Courneya   
October 09, 2018
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL05)
Instructor: JP Courneya   
November 13, 2018
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL05)
Instructor: JP Courneya   

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.

October 18, 2018
02:00 PM to 03:00 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.

October 10, 2018
02:00 PM to 03:00 PM
(Room LL04)
Instructor: Brian Zelip   

Can't make it? Request another time.

Tutorials

Mendeley 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, annotate PDFs within the tool, and insert citations in your papers as you write. Mendeley 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 Mendeley account.

September 18, 2018
01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Emily Gorman   

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.

September 26, 2018
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Yunting Fu   
October 09, 2018
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Andrea Shipper   

Are you confused with different models of Open Access publishing? Are you wondering if Open Access journals are trustworthy? Do you try to locate a legitimate Open Access journal to submit your manuscript? In this workshop we will talk about what Open Access is, how to evaluate a reputable publisher, how to differentiate predatory journals and publishers, and why to publish in Open Access journals.

October 23, 2018
12:30 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Yunting Fu   

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.

September 12, 2018
12:30 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Gail Betz   
October 16, 2018
11:30 AM to 12:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Lauren Wheeler   

Join us for the #citeNLM2018 Fall Wikipedia Edit-a-thon! On November 7, health professionals, students, and librarians from all over the country will join forces for an all-day edit-a-thon. Participants will edit Wikipedia articles on women’s health topics and improve citations using trusted National Library of Medicine (NLM) resources. During this two-hour drop-in session, librarians from HSHSL and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) will be available for assistance, but you can also participate virtually all day. Please create a Wikipedia account prior to the session or come to the training workshop October 10.

November 07, 2018
11:00 AM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL05)
Instructor: Erin Latta   

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.

October 10, 2018
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
(Room LL05)
Instructors: Lauren Wheeler    Aimee Gogan