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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. 

   CALENDAR VIEW
 

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 LL05)
Instructor : Mary Ann Williams   

Get organized and avoid a “data disaster”! This workshop provides basic strategies and best practices for effectively managing research data to ensure its organization and accessibility. Topics covered include: funder and journal requirements for data management and sharing, standards for file naming and structure, resources for data management planning and sharing, and strategies for storing data during research and preserving it for the future.

February 01, 2018
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL05)
Instructor s : Brian Zelip    JP Courneya   
 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 database and introduce you to RefWorks, a reference management tool.

February 14, 2018
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor s : Emilie Ludeman    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!

February 12, 2018
01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
(Online - details sent after registration)
Instructor : Emilie Ludeman   

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   

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.

February 13, 2018
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL05)
Instructor : JP Courneya   
March 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.

February 27, 2018
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
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.

February 05, 2018
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor : Brian Zelip   
 Can't make it?  Request another time!

Tableau is a business analytics tool for creating a wide variety of interactive data visualizations. The software is available as a free version as well as a more robust full-scale version. Tableau can be used to create a wide variety of interactive visualizations that allow users to better explore temporal, spatial, topical, and network data. the drag-and-drop interface makes it easy to explore data without needing any advanced programming skills. Dashboards allow users to combine multiple views of their data into one analytics tool.

At the end of this session, you’ll be able to:

  • Connect Excel, Access, TXT, or CSV files to Tableau
  • Create a simple visualizations and a dashboard utilizing Tableau
  • Embed visualizations into websites or export into a PDF or image file.

March 07, 2018
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL05)
Instructor : JP Courneya   

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)
Instructor s : Emily Gorman    Gail Betz   
 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.

February 01, 2018
01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor : Gail Betz   
March 15, 2018
12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor : Emily Gorman   
April 10, 2018
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor : Yunting Fu   
May 07, 2018
01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor : Mary Ann Williams   
 Can't make it?  Request another time!

RefWorks is a web-based citation manager can help you efficiently organize and cite references. In this online workshop you will learn how to organize references, create bibliographies and insert citations in your papers as you write. RefWorks is free to all UMB faculty, students and staff. Registrants will receive information about how to join the online session. Space is limited so register now!

February 22, 2018
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Online - details sent after registration)
Instructor : Emilie Ludeman   

Scopus is the largest abstract database of peer-reviewed literature. It contains international literature in the fields of medicine, social sciences, technology, life sciences and more. In this workshop you’ll learn to use Scopus to locate research and to use the database’s unique features that allow you to track and analyze citations and visualize research. Registrants will receive information about how to join the online session.

February 27, 2018
12:00 PM to 12:30 PM
(Online - details sent after registration)
Instructor : Emilie Ludeman