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Medical Library News
Volume 1 | Issue 3 | December 2011         


In this issue
Information Mastery Program    |   Brown Bag Series   |    Faculty Learning Community


This special supplemental issue of Medical Library News features a comprehensive calendar of library instructional sessions through June 2012 for the new Information Mastery Program featuring CME Credit for our Beaumont affiliates as well as our Brown Bag Sessions. Mark your calendars and please share with your fellow department and/or course faculty!

Information Mastery Program

Information Mastery Program with CME Credit The Medical Library has developed an Information Mastery series for faculty development. The first session in the Information Mastery series will begin in January and be offered at each Beaumont Hospital location (Royal Oak, Troy, & Grosse Pointe) as well as the Oakland University campus for the convenience of our busy participants. William Beaumont Hospital designates this training activity for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Please contact Dr. Mi (mi@oakland.edu) with any questions. 
  • January: Introduction to Evidence-based Medicine The session will serve as an introduction to the principles, process, and steps of practicing evidence-based medicine (EBM) and to the relevant online information resources. Barriers and approaches to teaching and practicing EBM in clinical settings will be discussed as well. Flyer
    • Royal Oak: Tuesday, January 17, 2012, 4:00-5:00pm, South Tower 3rd Floor Surgical Learning Center, Classrooms 1 & 2
    • Troy: Wednesday, January 25, 2012, 4:00-5:00pm, Hospital Ground Floor, Classrooms 1 & 2
    • Grosse Pointe: Thursday, January 26, 2012, 4:00-5:00pm, Lower Level Private Dining Room
    • Oakland University: Friday, January 27, 2012, 1:30-2:30pm, Kresge Library 430R (eLIS)
  • February: Accessing Online Information Resources from Your Desktop The session will focus on how to access and use a variety of library full text medical information resources to answer questions in basic sciences and clinical medicine. In the session, participants will learn about these resources, their unique features, scope/content coverage, and tips of searching these resources.
    • Royal Oak: Thursday, February 9, 2012, 4:00-5:00pm, Administration Building West Main Floor Classroom 3
    • Troy: Thursday, February 16, 2012, 4:00-5:00pm, Hospital Ground Floor, Computer Lab
    • Grosse Pointe: Wednesday, February 22, 2012, 4:00-5:00pm, Lower Level Information Technology Training Room
    • Oakland University: Friday, February 24, 2012, 1:30-2:30pm, Kresge Library 430R (eLIS)

  • March: Searching PubMed for the Best Evidence The session is designed and offered for those faculty who have mastered basic PubMed search techniques and who would like to learn how to use unique PubMed filters and search strategies (Limits, Clinical Queries, My NCBI) to retrieve relevant information for patient care and clinical research. Also covered in the session are different ways of locating full-text journal articles via PubMed.
    • Royal Oak: Tuesday, March 13, 2012, 4:00-5:00pm, South Tower 3rd Floor Surgical Learning Center, Classrooms 1 & 2
    • Troy: Thursday, March 22, 2012, 4:00-5:00pm, Hospital Ground Floor, Classrooms 1 & 2
    • Grosse Pointe: Thursday, March 29, 2012, 4:00-5:00pm, Lower Level Private Dining Room
    • Oakland University: Thursday, March 15, 2012, 1:30-2:30pm, Kresge Library 430R (eLIS)

  • April: Keeping Afloat in the Sea of Biomedical Information The session will provide faculty with tools, techniques, and strategies to stay abreast of what is new in a field of interest and to develop a personal information management plan for keeping current. Participants will learn how to use RSS feeds for PubMed search results, My NCBI, Google Reader, and others, to meet individual needs for staying updated.
    • Royal Oak: Thursday, April 12, 2012, 4:00-5:00pm, South Tower 3rd Floor Surgical Learning Center, Classrooms 1 & 2
    • Troy: Thursday, April 19, 2012, 4:00-5:00pm, Hospital Ground Floor, Classrooms 1 & 2
    • Grosse Pointe: Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 4:00-5:00pm, Lower Level Private Dining Room
    • Oakland University: Thursday, April 26, 2012, 1:30-2:30pm, Kresge Library 430R (eLIS)

  • May: Copyright and Intellectual Integrity The session will provide an introduction to key copyright principles, intellectual property issues, and individual authors' rights in the publishing world. The session will help reduce misconceptions and doubts and answer questions in using copyrighted materials in the pursuit of scholarly teaching and learning activities.
    • Royal Oak: Thursday, May 10, 2012, 4:00-5:00pm, South Tower 3rd Floor Surgical Learning Center, Classrooms 1 & 2
    • Troy: Thursday, May 17, 2012, 4:00-5:00pm, Hospital Ground Floor, Classrooms 1 & 2
    • Oakland University: Friday, May 25, 2012, 1:30-2:30pm, Location TBD
                  Note: There will be no scheduled session at Grosse Pointe this month
  • June: RefWorks-Introduction to a Web-based Bibliographic Management System RefWorks is a web-based bibliographic management tool that allows a user to import, organize, generate, and format citations/references in hundreds of styles. The session will teach basic skills on how to create a database of references, import PubMed search results, insert and format selected references into a Word document.
    • Royal Oak: Thursday, June 7, 2012, 4:00-5:00pm, Administration Building West Main Floor Classroom 3
    • Troy: Thursday, June 21, 2012, 4:00-5:00pm, Hospital Ground Floor, Computer Lab
    • Grosse Pointe: Wednesday, June 27, 2012, 4:00-5:00pm, Lower Level Information Technology Training Room
    • Oakland University: Friday, June 22, 2012, 1:30-2:30pm, Location TBD

Brown Bag Series

Upcoming Brown Bag Sessions These informal sessions include a brief presentation and demonstration followed by an open forum driven by participants! All OU faculty are welcome, so invite your colleagues!

  • January
    • Tuesday, January 24: MyNCBI (repeat) (12:00-1:00pm, KL 100) Nancy Bulgarelli, Director, will introduce MyNCBI and teach you how to customize your PubMed search interface, save your searches, and set up automatic email alerts for new articles.
  • February
    • Tuesday, February 14: PubMed v. Google (12:00-1:00pm, KL 100) Dr. Misa Mi, Associate Professor, will explain the difference between PubMed and Google and share tips and tricks for advanced searching in PubMed and Google.

    • Tuesday, February 28: Keeping Up with the Literature (repeat) (12:00-1:00pm, KL 100) Stephanie Swanberg will share strategies and techniques for keeping abreast of the latest research and news using RSS & email alerts. Demonstrations of Google Reader, PubMed, and Web of Science will be featured.
  • March
    • Tuesday, March 13: ARTstor - Images for Medical Education (12:00-1:00pm, KL 100) Katie Greer, Information Literacy and First Year Experience Librarian, Kresge Library, will give a guest session on using ARTstor, an image database, for locating and using medical images and illustrations for educational purposes. Other medical image databases will be briefly highlighted!



Medical Education Research Faculty Learning Community Update

Mark Your Calendars for the 2012 FLC Events! The Faculty Learning Community Program Schedule 2012 is now tentatively set! Please join us on February 3, 2012 from 12:00-1:30pm in 225B Kresge Library for the opening retreat!  Eileen S. Johnson, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership, School of Education and Human Services at Oakland University will present 'Conducting Educational Research: Qualitative Approaches to Educational Research.' Please RSVP to Misa Mi at mi@oakland.edu or medref@oakland.edu.

The Medical Education Research Faculty Learning Community is funded by a $1500 grant from Oakland University to Dr. Misa Mi to create a multidisciplinary faculty learning community focused on educational research (scholarship in teaching and learning). If you are interested in becoming a member, please submit your application online and visit the website for additional information.


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