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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
 

Bioinformatics & 3D Printing

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.

January 30, 2020
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(HS/HSL Room LL05)
Instructors: JP Courneya    Amy Yarnell   

Citation Managers

The HS/HSL now provides access to Covidence for faculty, students, and staff. Covidence is a web-based platform that streamlines systematic reviews and other comprehensive literature review projects, significantly reducing time and effort. This workshop will focus on the basics of using Covidence. Registration is encouraged but not required.

January 24, 2020
10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
(HS/HSL Room LL05)
Instructor: Lauren Wheeler   
February 11, 2020
12:30 PM to 01:15 PM
(HS/HSL Room LL04)
Instructor: Yunting Fu   

EndNote is a desktop-based citation manager that can save you time and ease your workload. In this 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.

March 12, 2020
01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
(Online - details sent after registration)
Instructor: Emily Gorman   

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.

February 11, 2020
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Online - details sent after registration)
Instructor: Emilie Ludeman   

This 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.

January 28, 2020
01:00 PM to 01:45 PM
(HS/HSL Room LL03)
Instructor: Patrick Waugh   
February 18, 2020
11:30 AM to 12:45 PM
(Online - details sent after registration)
Instructor: Lauren Wheeler   

Communicating with Patients

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.

March 31, 2020
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
(HS/HSL Room LL05)
Instructors: Mary Ann Williams    Lauren Wheeler   
April 14, 2020
01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
(HS/HSL Room LL05)
Instructors: Mary Ann Williams    Lauren Wheeler   

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.

April 07, 2020
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
(HS/HSL Room LL05)
Instructor: Mary Ann Williams   
April 23, 2020
01:30 PM to 02:30 PM
(HS/HSL Room LL05)
Instructor: Mary Ann Williams   

General

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, 2020
01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
(HS/HSL Room LL03)
Instructor: Yunting Fu   
 Can't make it?  Request another time!

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.

February 11, 2020
01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
(HS/HSL Room LL03)
Instructor: Patrick Waugh   

Scholarly Publishing & Research Impact

This workshop will introduce you to tools you can use to identify the journal that best matches your work. We will discuss strategies for choosing a journal and the important features you should consider to make a strategic choice. Feel free to come with a current manuscript or just to learn about approaches for the future.

February 04, 2020
01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
(HS/HSL Room LL03)
Instructor: Andrea Shipper   
 Can't make it?  Request another time!

This workshop will teach you about open access publishing models, how to identify reputable open access journals, and what red flags to look for in predatory publications. You will learn why open access helps disseminate research more widely and how to leverage this new publishing venue to increase your research impact.

February 05, 2020
01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
(HS/HSL Collaborative Learning Room (LL02))
Instructor: Gail Betz   
 Can't make it?  Request another time!

This workshop will help you increase the impact of your research output by discussing how to disseminate it more broadly. We will cover preprint and other repositories, author IDs such as ORCID, and ways of measuring research impact.

February 06, 2020
01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
(HS/HSL Room LL03)
Instructor: Emily Gorman   
 Can't make it?  Request another time!