CE Courses

NCNMLG/MLGSCA are proud to offer Continuing Education courses on Wednesday, January 20th, 2016. See below for course details.

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

Introduction to Genomic Data Repositories and Data Analysis Resources

January 20, 2016, 8:30am-12:30 pm (2 short breaks) (4 hours, CEU)

The goals of this course are:

(1) to familiarize participants with genomics/genetics data repositories commonly used by biomedical researchers
(2) to explain why medical library patrons (basic and translational researchers) want to utilize these data repositories as part of their research toolkits
(3) to become familiar with the genomic/genetic research data lifecycle
(4) to become comfortable searching within these repositories and recommending bioinformatics resources to patrons for additional exploration of the data.

The lecture portions of the course will:

(1) provide an introduction to genomics for nonscientists with a focus gene expression and genetic variation
(2) introduce data repositories and curated databases such as the Gene Expression Omnibus, the Sequence Read Archive, ClinVar, and cBioPortal
(3) identify resources for basic analysis of genomic data, including GEO2R and DAVID. The hands-on exercises will combine searching the GEO repository with analysis in GEO2R and DAVID for a complete, real-world data discovery-to-insight workflow.

Instructor: Megan Laurance, Research Informationist, UCSF Library and Center for Knowledge Management, University of California–San Francisco
Location: M206, Alway Building
Cost: $75

Working out the NIH Public Access Policy (and beyond)

January 20, 2016, 1:00-3:00 pm (2 hours, CEU)

This course will provide an in-depth dive into the NIH Public Access Policy for publications and data. Participants will learn:

  • The methods for getting publications into PubMed Central
  • How to troubleshoot non-compliant publications
  • Managing publications in My Bibliography
  • NIH’s data management requirements
  • What to expect when offering support for policy compliance to researchers

We’ll also do a quick overview of where the other federal funders are with their public access policy plans, as well as the platforms being used for implementation.

Instructor: Anneliese Taylor, Assistant Director for Scholarly Communications & Collections at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
Location: M208, Alway Building
Cost: $50

Food for Thought: Exploring Nutrition Information Resources

January 20, 2016, 1:00-5:00 pm (4 hours, CEU)

This hands-on, in-person class is designed to assist librarians, public health workers, health professionals, and the general public in locating authoritative information on nutrition and topics relating to nutrition. Background information on the importance of nutrition information to other health-related topics will be included, and resources for locating nutrition-related statistics and evidence-based practice will also be identified.

Instructor: Kay Deeney, Educational Services Coordinator, NN/LM Pacific Southwest Region
Location: M206, Alway Building
Cost: $75

Exploring Your Leadership Journey

January 20, 2016, 3:00-5:00 pm (2 hours, CEU)

Our leadership journey begins at birth. Leaders aren’t born; they are made, that is, they create themselves by:

  • Observing others to identify what works and what doesn’t
  • Knowing themselves (self-awareness)
  • Knowing the environment (culture and context)
  • Being present but aspiring for a vision of the future

Leadership is about seeing and making the connections that impact meaningful change and leaders exist at all levels in our organizations.  Leaders have the ability to continually identify individual strengths and areas for growth and create an environment where others can build on strengths.

This class will provide an interactive environment with exercises to help participants gain a deeper understanding of their personal leadership journey.

Instructor: Heidi Heilemann, Director, Lane Medical Library & Knowledge Management Center, Stanford University
Location: M208, Alway Building
Cost: $50