[Libs-Or] PNC/MLA registration goes up $50 on September 25th!

Mecklem, Susan SusanMecklem at dwt.com
Tue Sep 21 14:09:02 PDT 2010

Please excuse cross-posting!

Registration for the 2010 Pacific Northwest Chapter/Medical Library
Association (PNC/MLA), October 9-12, 2010, goes up $50 next Friday,
September 25. Sign up now
(http://depts.washington.edu/pncmla/pncmla2010/) to enjoy early
registration rates and ensure a place in one of the many continuing
education workshops! 

More information on continuing education sessions at
http://depts.washington.edu/pncmla/pncmla2010/ce.shtml and below.
Registration numbers for CE classes will be assessed on Sept. 17th.  If
minimum numbers are not met, some of these classes may have to be
canceled. Sign up now!

More information on the entire program at
http://depts.washington.edu/pncmla/pncmla2010/program.shtml .

Continuing Education Sessions: PNC/MLA 2010

Saturday, October 9, 2010
12:30pm - 4:30pm

Creating Effective Presentations
Instructor: Anna Johnson ~~ Mt Hood Community College
anna.johnson at mhcc.edu
Cost: $70 | $90 non-PNC member

Many librarians facilitate trainings and teach classes, but few of us
are formally trained to deliver information effectively in front of an
audience. Feeling under-skilled as a public speaker can make librarians
dread giving a talk, and feeling pressure to teach everything important
in a single session can make us bombard students with too much
information. Participants in this lively, hands-on class will learn how
to go beyond slide software to better engage and educate an audience
both during a library instruction session and after the session ends.
The first half of the class will focus on public speaking skills and
audience engagement strategies, with an emphasis on the structure and
timing of spoken presentations. Participants will be encouraged (but not
compelled) to practice these new techniques in front of the group. After
a short break, the class will resume with a crash course in document
design principles and processes for creating content-rich instructional
materials. Participants will be seated at individual computers and will
be given time to practice these document design principles by editing a
template file provided by the facilitator. Upon completing this class,
participants will be prepared to improve their library instruction
sessions by always developing their presentations in two parts: an
engaging in-class lesson and a well-designed, web-accessible document
for students to learn from later.


Saturday, October 9, 2010
1:00pm - 5:00pm 

Managing Information Overload
Instructor: William Jones ~~ University of Washington
williamj at uw.edu
Cost: $70 | $90 non-PNC member

Information scattered and disorganized can overwhelm. The same
information organized can be a thing of utility and even beauty. How
then do we manage "information overload"? We ignore or eliminate
information at our peril. Better is an approach that seeks to organize
our information and our interactions with this information in accordance
with the roles we mean to fulfill in our lives and the goals we wish to
achieve. This is the point of personal information management or PIM. In
this course, you will learn about PIM and how it can be applied in your
life. The course will include a hands-on segment during which you will
identify and refine a personal unifying taxonomy (PUT). Your PUT
provides a basis for "placing" and organizing the information you need
to lead the live the life you want to live.

Bio: William Jones is a Research Associate Professor in the Information
School at the University of Washington where he manages the Keeping
Found Things Found group (kftf.ischool.washington.edu
<http://kftf.ischool.washington.edu/> ). He has published in the areas
of personal information management (PIM), human-computer interaction,
information retrieval and cognitive psychology. Prof. Jones wrote the
book "Keeping Found Things Found: The Study and Practice of Personal
Information Management" and also edited the book "Personal Information
Management" (with co-editor Jaime Teevan). Prof. Jones received his
doctorate from Carnegie-Mellon University for research into human


Sunday, October 10, 2010
8:00am - 5:00pm 

Online Consumer Health and Consumer-Driven Healthcare
Lisa Gualtieri ~~ Tufts School of Medicine
Cost: $140 | $160 non-PNC member

How are people using the Internet to support their health information
needs? What are their objectives, triggers? How does their level of
health literacy affect what they get out of it and their degree of
success? What is the role of physicians and nurses? There's a growing
chasm between healthcare professionals and consumers concerning the
large role of the Internet in consumers' use of the healthcare system
and their decision making about their healthcare. What can librarians do
to help consumers obtain and manage the information they need for their
healthcare? And how can librarians help bridge the chasm between
healthcare professionals and e-Patients? What are the methodologies used
& skills required to design a health web site for consumers, based on a
consumer-driven process?


Sunday, October 10, 2010
8:00am - 11:00am 

Third-Party PubMed Tools
Instructor: Alison Aldrich ~~ NN/LM PNR
aldrich3 at u.washington.edu
Cost: $60 | $80 non-PNC member

The freely available PubMed API (application programming interface)
makes it possible for programmers from outside of the National Library
of Medicine to develop alternatives to PubMed.gov <http://pubmed.gov/>
for searching NLM's vast database of biomedical journal literature
citations. This three-hour workshop will introduce several popular and
free third-party PubMed tools, comparing and contrasting them with the
PubMed.gov <http://pubmed.gov/>  interface. Through case studies, group
exercises and hands-on practice, participants will become familiar with
the strengths and limitations of search tools such as HubMed, PubGet,
Novoseek, and Quertle. This workshop is intended for intermediate and
advanced PubMed searchers.

Objectives:  Participants will be able to

*	Use and teach others about the latest updates to PubMed.gov
*	Name and develop appropriate search strategies for at least
three third-party PubMed tools 
*	Identify situations in which searching with a third-party tool
would be beneficial 
*	Stay current with new developments related to third-party PubMed


Sunday, October 10, 2010
12:30pm - 2:30pm 

Services for Mobile Users: Introduction
Instructors: Kim Griggs, Laurie Bridges and Hannah Rempel ~~ Oregon
State University
kim.griggs at oregonstate.edu |  osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/staff/griggsk
laurie.bridges at oregonstate.edu |
hannah.rempel at oregonstate.edu |
Cost: $35 | $55 non-PNC member

In this presentation the Oregon State University MobileLib team will
discuss why OSU Libraries chose to spend time and resources developing a
mobile site. The team will review the current status of mobile
statistics and demographics information, take a look at examples of
mobile sites, compare options for mobile catalogs, discuss what is
currently hot in mobile library sites, and cover best practices for
creating your own user-friendly mobile library site. This presentation
is intended for librarians just beginning the process of mobilizing
their Web site and will provide you with the tools to make a strong
argument to your library management about the importance of having a
mobile Web site.


Sunday, October 10, 2010
3:00pm - 5:00pm 

Services for Mobile Users: Coding
Instructors: Kim Griggs, Laurie Bridges and Hannah Rempel ~~ Oregon
State University
kim.griggs at oregonstate.edu |  osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/staff/griggsk
laurie.bridges at oregonstate.edu |
hannah.rempel at oregonstate.edu |
Cost: $35 | $55 non-PNC member

In this class Oregon State University Libraries' programmer will cover
the basics of building standards-compliant web sites for mobile devices.
Expand your skills by learning about mobile markup languages and design
recommendations, mobile testing and usability issues, content adaptation
tips and tools, and best practices for mobile web development. This
practical course includes information on developing a mobile strategy,
code examples and audience participation. For web developers or
programmers familiar with XHTML, CSS, and JavaScript.




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