Join the Health Information Library Network of Northeastern Pennsylvania (HILNNEP) for a Continuing Education “Double Header” on Thursday, April 30, 2009 from 8am to 4pm. Instructors for “eXtreme Searching: Getting the Most from PubMed and Google” will be Karen Hesket, MS, AHIP, Instruction Coordinator at the Biomedical Library, UC, San Diego; and Arpita Bose, MLIS, Interim Associate Director/Outreach and Communications Coordinator, NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region. ”Geeks Bearing Gifts: Unwrapping New Technology Trends” will be taught by Gregg Headrick, MLIS, Technology Coordinator and Webmaster for the NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region. Cost for the two programs is $50, which includes lunch and 7 MLA credits. Deadline for registration is April 15 and seats are limited. Contact Sr. Elizabeth Brandreth at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and a registration form.
submitted by Rosemarie K. Taylor, MALS, MBA, AHIP
Manager, Library Services
Wyoming Valley Health Care System
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18764
Rebecca Brown of the NN/LM Mid-Continental Region on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009 presented “Update on PubMed” one of the region’s classes in the Spotlight! on National Library of Medicine Resources series. The classes focus on specific databases and provide practice time with exercises. The archived recording for the PubMed session is available at <https://webmeeting.nih.gov/p67806081/>. All sessions are listed and archived at: <http://nnlm.gov/mcr/services/updates/spotlightresources.html>. Log-in information is also available at that location. These online training classes are FREE and require no registration. All you need is a computer with Internet access and a phone. Classes are presented on the fourth Wednesday of each month.
submitted by Jeanette de Richemond, MLIS, AHIP
Chair, Education and Credentialing, 2008-2010
NOTE: These classes will be held at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Alumni Hall, 1020 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
A free one-day class on PubMed will be offered in Philadelphia on Tuesday, April 14, 2009 and also on Wednesday, April 15, 2009 by The National Training Center and Clearinghouse of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. This full-day class is designed to teach students how to use PubMed® which includes MEDLINE citations. The class also includes an overview of the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH®) and its importance as a tool to both searchers and indexers. PubMed® is a free class and is awarded 7.5 MLA continuing education credits. Classes will also be offered on NLM Gateway and ClinicalTrials.gov.on April 13th.
Classes will be held from 8:30am – 5:00pm at
Thomas Jefferson University
Jefferson Alumni Hall, room 311A
1020 Locust St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
For information and registration, go to http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/schedule.html
Education & Credentialing Committee Chair, Jeanette de Richemond