In addition to the live webinars in our training calendar, each month we try to pick some videos out there that you can watch “At Your Leisure.” We hope you enjoy these ones that caught our attention for September:
Assistive Technology: What it is and How to Use it (Center on Technology & Disability)
This webinar with Elizabeth Barry and Tina Hanson from the PACER’s Simon Technology center describes the fundamentals of AT, and how to incorporate them into your child’s life to enhance learning and creativity.
Preventing Medicare Fraud: What libraries can do to help (Montana State Library).
The Missoula Aging Services works statewide to promote services that prevent and mitigate Medicare fraud. Join Renee Labrie-Shanks of the Montana Seniors Medicare Patrol Program to learn about resources available to libraries and where to find more help for your patrons.
Scratch: Visual Coding in the Cloud (Technology & Innovation in Education).
Scratch is an online platform designed to expose students to the fundamental elements of computer coding. This computer industry is experiencing the fastest growth and highest job demand in the US job market. In this session you will see how easy it is to create opportunities for your students to problem solve and think creatively.
Our human condition has changed dramatically and has implications for libraries of all types on a global scale. Food insecurity and hunger, housing policies and homelessness, violence, mental health service needs, social, economic, educational and racial equity, substance abuse and drug overdose – all of these and many more challenges impact the people who frequent our libraries – as customers, students, faculty, and staff. Operational decisions continue to be influenced by social concerns. Join us for a series of conversations on how libraries have developed, responded, and championed programs and services to address some of these social crises and learn about outcomes. What’s the new normal for libraries in this world of social and economic disparity? Has it altered or enhanced our core mission?
The Rocky Mountain U.S. Patent and Trademark Office invites you to join us for the third session in a series of programming on Understanding Intellectual Property (IP). This interactive event will be broadcast live at the Wyoming State Library, 2800 Central Ave. in Cheyenne, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. MDT on Friday, July 20.
Part III in the series, “Tips and Tricks for Patent Searching,” will focus on the benefits of searching, working with the Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC) system, keyword searching vs. CPC searching, the 7-step search process, and building a search strategy using keywords.
Join the Library of Congress from 12-1 p.m. MDT on July 26, 2018 for a free, live Congress.gov webinar hosted by the Law Library of Congress. The library’s legal reference experts, Barbara Bavis and Robert Brammer , will demonstrate how to utilize Congress.gov, the official U.S. federal legislative information website.
During the webinar, Barbara and Robert will demonstrate how to perform general searches on legislation, as well as more specific searches based on your interests and needs regarding legislation and congressional legislative information. They will also highlight new features of Congress.gov, such as editing saved searches, adding alerts, the Help page, and other enhancements. Additionally, any questions that viewers have will be answered in real-time.
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine Training Office is offering a series of five free, online CE webinars called PubMed for Librarians. Take one or more (or all) of the classes. Follow the links to register.
PubMed for Librarians: Introduction (1.5CE) Wednesday, June 6, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. MDT Learn the difference between PubMed and MEDLINE. Brief introduction to MeSH, Automatic Term Mapping and Subheadings. Citation sensors.
PubMed for Librarians: MeSH (1.5CE) Wednesday, June 13, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. MDT
Learn about the National Library of Medicine’s Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) database. Four different types of MeSH terms. We’ll investigate the structure of the MeSH database (spoiler alert…it’s a hierarchy) and look at the components of a MeSH record.
PubMed for Librarians: Automatic Term Mapping (1.5CE) Wednesday, June 20, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. MDT Learn how PubMed uses Automatic Term Mapping (ATM) to map your keyword searches to the controlled vocabulary of the MeSH database. Learn how ATM helps you search effectively with keywords. We will also look at the MeSH explosion feature. We will explore how to search for phrases in PubMed (spoiler alert…there’s a phrase index.)
PubMed for Librarians: Building and Refining a Search (1.5CE) Wednesday, June 27, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. MDT This class will focus on using some of the tools and features built into PubMed that are designed to help you search more effectively. We will look at Coordination techniques used by the Indexers. We’ll explore the Index feature to build a search. We will explore the Filters Sidebar and Topic-Specific Queries as tools for building a focused search.
PubMed for Librarians: Using PubMed’s Evidence-Based Search Features (1.5CE) Wednesday, July 11, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. MDT Looking for a specific type of study? This class will explore the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) used for indexing clinical studies. We’ll explore 3 PubMed features that facilitate searching for literature that supports evidence-based medicine. Explore the Clinical Queries tool that includes a Systematic Review search hedge (PubMed calls it a filter.)
Free Mini-Conference on Blockchain Technology in Libraries
Blockchain technology has the potential for libraries to accomplish much more than housing electronic credentials. The technology enables a broader impact within the community and around the globe. Some suggestions being explored for blockchain applications in libraries include building an enhanced metadata center, protecting Digital First Sale rights, supporting community-based collections, and facilitating partnerships across organizations. This mini-conference will provide participants with an overview of blockchain technology and information about current applications within the information professions.
Wyoming Institute for Disabilities, in collaboration with the Wyoming Department of Education will be hosting a free, online interactive regional training about Accessible Educational Materials (AEM) and assistive technology.
ArchivesSpace is a widely-used open source web application for managing archives information. The application integrated Archivists’ Toolkit and Archon. This workshop will provide information on how ArchivesSpace may be used as a collection management tool and for online finding aid development.
The instructor will be Miloche Kottman, Head of Cataloging and Archival Processing from the University of Kansas. Upon completing this workshop, attendees will have been introduced to using ArchivesSpace to:
Create Accession records
Create Resource records
Create Digital Object records
Create and manage Agent and Subject records, and link them to Accession, Resource, and Digital Object records
Record and manage physical locations within a repository
Produce description output files in standardized data structures such as EAD and MARCXML
Import legacy data
Participants are encouraged to bring a computer so they can do the hands-on exercises, but it is not required. Lunch is on your own.
The workshop is free, but the number of attendees is limited. To register, contact Cindy Brown at the Wyoming State Archives at email@example.com or 307-777-7036.
Webinar recordings will be available for those who can’t participate in the live session. The first webinar on “Teen Growth & Development” took place on March 8, but the recording should be posted soon and the Twitter chat (#yalsace) is coming up on March 22 at 5:00 p.m. MT.
Reserve your free seat for the webinars you are interested in attending by selecting the link below. Each webinar will be capped at 100 participants. All webinars begin at 12:00 p.m. Mountain Time and all #yalsace Twitter chats are at 5:00 p.m. MT: