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Library Classes

Librarians are happy to teach a wide variety of classes based on the needs of IUSM students, faculty, or staff. IUSM faculty may wish to contact their Medical Library Faculty Liaison about developing a class tailored to a particular specialty, curriculum, or research assignment.

If you are interested in attending a class, but the time does not fit your schedule, please feel free to contact your library liaison for a one on one session.

Spring Classes 2017

EndNote Basics

Instructors: Sue London, slondon@iu.edu
                  Rick Ralston, rralston@iu.edu

Dates:  

Wednesday, January 11th,1:00pm to 2:30pm, Rm.226
Thursday, January 26th, 10:00am to 11:30am, Rm.227
Thursday, February 16th,10:00am to 11:30am, Rm.227
Thursday, March 1st, 1:00pm to 2:30pm, Rm.227
Wednesday, March 29th, 1:00pm to 2:30pm, Rm.227
Tuesday, April 18th, 10:00am to 11:30am, Rm.227
Wednesday, May 11th, 1:00pm to 2:30pm, Rm.227 


Register for this class (Registration is not required but is recommended).

EndNote is a citation management software program. This program allows users to import citations from numerous literature databases into one spot. Users can then edit citations, add notes, import full text documents, and ultimately, use the program to format citations for articles, papers, grant proposals, etc.

Learning Objectives:

  • Be able to add references to EndNote libraries manually and by importing from a  variety of databases.
  • Be able to add full text to article references.
  • Be able to format references in various styles. 
  • Be able to insert references into documents and remove them safely.
  • Be able to share and transport libraries safely.

 

Data Topics

Encryption Workshop
Instructor: Anurag Shankar

Date: Thursday, May 11th,1:00pm to 3:00pm, Rm.226

 

Open Refine Workshop
Instructors: Heather Coates, hcoates@iupui.edu
                  Erin Foster, erdfost@iu.edu

Date: Monday, May 15th,1:00pm to 3:00pm, University Library Rm.0106

 

Data Sharing Workshop
Instructors: Heather Coates, hcoates@iupui.edu
                  Erin Foster, erdfost@iu.edu

Date: Thursday, May 18th,1:00pm to 3:00pm, Rm.226


Register for these classes (Registration is not required but is recommended).

Encryption Workshop
Encryption is one of the most useful strategies for keeping your personal and research data confidential. Big data aggregators and hackers are constantly gathering data from the trail our online activities leave – shopping, banking, gaming, and social media. Encryption is one strategy to help you keep your data confidential. Join us for an overview of how to use encryption to secure your devices and your data itself. Bring your devices!

 

Open Refine Workshop
This workshop will focus on use of Open Refine – a free, open source tool – for working with and cleaning ‘messy’ research data. The class will provide an overview of Open Refine, its features, and a hands-on demonstration of its functionality using publicly available datasets. In addition, best practices around managing research data in spreadsheets will be covered.
Desktop computers will be available to registered class participants (up to 43). Attendees are welcome to bring personal laptops though not required.

 

Data Sharing Workshop
Do you want to publish in a journal with a data availability policy? Does your funder require you to share or archive your data? Do you want to share your data, but are unsure how to get started? This workshop will help you make informed decisions about data sharing. We will provide an overview of data sharing requirements and policies from funding agencies, publishers, and others. Then we will describe common options for sharing your data, from completely open to controlled use agreements, and talk about support at IUPUI. We will also talk about the benefits of data sharing and citation for promotion & tenure, seeking funding, and awards.

 

Integrating Augmented Reality in Instruction

Instructor: Jennifer Herron, jenherro@iu.edu


Dates:  

Tuesday, March 28th, 1:00pm to 2:00pm, Rm.225


Register for this class (Registration is not required but is recommended).

Learn more about augmented reality and how it is being used in medical education. Also learn about how you can incorporate augmented reality in presentations and classroom events.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand what augmented reality is and how it is different from virtual reality.
  • Understand how augmented reality is and can be used in medical education.
  • Use Aurasma to create your own augmented reality target.

 

Introduction to Medical Library Resources

Instructor: Kacy Allgood, allgoodk@iu.edu


Dates:  

Wednesday, January 11th, 10:00am to 11:00am, Rm.226
Friday, February 17th, 10:00am to 11:00am, Rm.225
Tuesday, March 14th, 1:00pm to 2:00pm, Rm.225
Thursday, April 13th, 10:00am to 11:00am, Rm.225
Wednesday, May 10th, 1:00pm to 2:00pm, Rm.225


Register for this class (Registration is not required but is recommended).

This 1-hour course introduces researchers to a wide variety of available electronic resources.This provides a fast-paced, broad, strong starting point for faculty, staff, students and residents who are looking to access background medical information, professional medical literature, (for clinical care or publishing), prep CVs and much more. For a comprehensive overview of research resources offered at the library, please consult our Medical Library Research Guide.

Learning Objectives:

  • Locate, identify, and access multiple, subject appropriate, library databases (articles).
  • Locate & access resources for test prep, CV prep, contact info for additional library help, subject guides, and more.
  • Understand the basics of searching using controlled vocabulary (MeSH) in PubMed or Ovid.

 

Love Your Data (LYD) Locally

Instructors: Erin Foster, erdfost@iu.edu
                  Heather Coates, hcoates@iupui.edu


Dates:  

Tuesday, February 14th, Noon to 1:00pm, Rm.226


Register for this class (Registration is not required but is recommended).

Part of an international social media event (#LYD17), this workshop is intended to raise awareness around research data management, sharing, and preservation along with support and resources available at IUSM and IU more broadly. The theme for this year is 'data quality' and this class will focus on defining, documenting, finding, using, sharing, and caring for quality research data.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define data quality and describe criteria of good (and bad!) research data.
  • Explain the importance of data quality in managing research data.
  • Identify resources to assist with finding, using, and caring for (quality) research data.

 

New Tools For Impact: Altmetrics

Instructor: Beth Whipple, ewhipple@iu.edu


Dates:  

Thursday, February 9th, 10:00am to 11:00am, Rm.226
Wednesday, March 8th, 10:00am to 11:00am, Rm.226


Register for this class (Registration is not required but is recommended).

Come learn about what altmetrics are and how they can work for you! You'll learn where they are located, what different types of altmetrics are currently out there and in use, and how these types of metrics can be used (along with traditional metrics) to tell your story and demonstrate the impact and reach of your work.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the difference between traditional metrics and altmetrics.
  • Find where to locate altmetrics.
  • Understand how altmetrics can be used to promote your scholarly work and strengthen your dossier.

 

Predatory Journals

Instructor: Jennifer Herron, jenherro@iu.edu


Dates:  

Wednesday, February 1st, 1:00pm to 2:00pm, Rm.225
Wednesday, April 5th, 10:00am to 11:00am, Rm.225


Register for this class (Registration is not required but is recommended).

Learn more about what predatory journals and why they are a problem in the academic world. Also learn how to distinguish a predatory journal from a credible journal.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand what predatory journals are and how they are different from credible journals.
  • Understand how predatory journals can impact academic careers.
  • Use a predatory journals screening sheet to identify markers of credible journals.
  • Locate the Predatory Journals resource guide.

 

3D Printing in the Medical Library

Instructor: Jennifer Herron, jenherro@iu.edu


Dates:  

Thursday, March 23rd, 1:00pm to 2:00pm, Rm.207


Register for this class (Registration is not required but is recommended).

This class will provide information on the library’s newest service: 3D Printing. Attendees will learn what they need to do in order to request a 3D print from the library, where to find models, and how to do some editing on models. Attendees will also learn more about the 3D printers the library currently has and the special features of each printer.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify sources for 3D printable models.
  • Understand how the 3D printing service works in the medical library.
  • Understand what the library's 3D printers can and cannot print.

 

Using MyBibliography for NIH Public Access Compliance

Instructor: Beth Whipple, ewhipple@iu.edu


Dates:  

Thursday, January 26th, 2:00pm to 3:00pm, Rm.226
Tuesday, February 21st, 10:00am to 11:00am, Rm.226


Register for this class (Registration is not required but is recommended).

Learn how to use MyBibliography to manage NIH Public Access compliance for NIH-funded peer-reviewed papers and ensure that grant money is not held up by non-compliant papers. Learn how to add items into MyBibliography (including PubMed records and others), check for compliance and know what the different stages mean, and when to contact the publisher and what information they need to get papers a PMCID.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the role of MyBibliography for NIH Public Access Compliance.
  • Use MyBibliography to check NIH Public Access Policy compliance and create reports.
  • Identify steps needed to get a paper a PMCID.
  • Understand the difference between a PMID and PMCID.

 

Using MyBibliography for SciENcv

Instructor: Beth Whipple, ewhipple@iu.edu


Dates:  

Thursday, February 2nd, 10:00am to 11:00am, Rm.226
Monday, February 27th, 10:00am to 11:00am, Rm.227


Register for this class (Registration is not required but is recommended).

Come learn about converting NIH Biosketches into the new format, what SCiENcv is and how to use it, and how to use MyBibliography to help in this process.

Learning Objectives:

  • Use SciENcv to create NIH biosketches.
  • Understand the role of MyBibliography for SciENcv.
  • Create multiple versions of the NIH biosketch.

 

Won't Get Fooled Again – Evaluating Scientific Research

Instructor: Erin Foster, erdfost@iu.edu


Dates:  

Monday, April 3rd, 2:00pm to 3:00pm, Rm.226


Register for this class (Registration is not required but is recommended).

This class focuses on challenges around reporting scientific research and highlights methods of critically engaging with research. Course instructors will discuss potential areas of misconduct such as p-hacking. We will also discuss community resources available to scientists and the general public to discuss and evaluate published scientific literature. Class content will also touch on movements towards reproducibility in research while also combating inaccuracies in scientific reporting.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe challenges associated with reporting scientific research.
  • Identify reputable sources for reporting and discovering research.
  • Define open science and reproducibility as it relates to scientific research.

 

Catalog of Class Offerings
*sessions available by request

Data Topics

Workshops offered on a variety of data topics. Recent topics include encryption, Open Refine, and data sharing.

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Determining Your Impact

This class will provide participants with information on various metrics such as impact factors, Eigenfactors, the Becker Model, H-Indices, etc. Participants will also get hands on experience with using library resources to discover more information about tracking their impact going forward.

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EndNote Basics 

EndNote is a citation management software program. This program allows users to import citations from numerous literature databases into one spot. Users can then edit citations, add notes, import full text documents, and ultimately, use the program to format citations for articles, papers, grant proposals, etc.

Request a class session

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Finding Faculty Publications

It is increasingly important that tenure-track faculty keep tabs on their scholarly activities, such as publishing and presenting at conferences. Faculty productivity measures are a key factor in achieving tenure and promotion and many medical schools use them to make comparisons with other schools. This class will introduce resources that will help faculty accurately track publications and other scholarly activities in order to effectively demonstrate the full impact of their faculty scholarship.

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Integrating Augmented Reality in Instruction 

Learn more about augmented reality and how it is being used in medical education. Also learn about how you can incorporate augmented reality in presentations and classroom events. 

Request a class session

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Introduction to Medical Library Resources

This 1-hour course introduces researchers to a wide variety of available electronic resources.  This provides a fast-paced, broad, strong starting point for faculty, staff, students and residents who are looking to access background medical information, professional medical literature, (for clinical care or publishing), prep CVs and much more.  For a comprehensive overview of research resources offered at the library, please consult our Medical Library Research Guide.

Request a class session

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Love Your Data (LYD) Locally

Part of an international social media event (#LYD17), this workshop is intended to raise awareness around research data management, sharing, and preservation along with support and resources available at IUSM and IU more broadly. The theme for this year is 'data quality' and this class will focus on defining, documenting, finding, using, sharing, and caring for quality research data. 

Request a class session

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Mobile Resources

This class will provide information on what mobile resources are available through the library, how to install and register these apps, and some basic instructions on using these apps. Additionally, the Mobile Resources guide will be discussed and how to find other apps not available through the library. Lastly, attendee will learn some basic information about how to evaluate apps they find in app stores and learn a little more about how apps make it to the app store.

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New Tools For Impact: Altmetrics

Learn about what altmetrics are and how they can work for you! You’ll learn where they are located, what different types of altmetrics are currently out there and in use, and how these types of metrics can be used (along with traditional metrics) to tell your story and demonstrate the impact and reach of your work.

Request a class session

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Predatory Journals 

Learn more about what predatory journals and why they are a problem in the academic world. Also learn how to distinguish a predatory journal from a credible journal.

Request a class session

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3D Printing in the Medical Library 

This class will provide information on the library’s newest service: 3D Printing. Attendees will learn what they need to do in order to request a 3D print from the library, where to find models, and how to do some editing on models. Attendees will also learn more about the 3D printers the library currently has and the special features of each printer.  

Request a class session

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Using MyBibliography for NIH Public Access Compliance

Learn how to use MyBibliography to manage NIH Public Access compliance for NIH-funded peer-reviewed papers and ensure that grant money is not held up by non-compliant papers. Learn how to add items into MyBibliography (including PubMed records and others), check for compliance and know what the different stages mean, and when to contact the publisher and what information they need to get papers a PMCID.

Request a class session

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Using MyBibliography for SciENcv

Come learn about converting NIH Biosketches into the new format, what SCiENcv is and how to use it, and how to use MyBibliography to help in this process.

Request a class session

databasebar.JPG

Won't Get Fooled Again – Evaluating Scientific Research

This class focuses on challenges around reporting scientific research and highlights methods of critically engaging with research. Course instructors will discuss potential areas of misconduct such as p-hacking. We will also discuss community resources available to scientists and the general public to discuss and evaluate published scientific literature. Class content will also touch on movements towards reproducibility in research while also combating inaccuracies in scientific reporting. 

Request a class session

 

Other Classes/Presentations/Tutorials around Campus

Ruth Lilly Medical Library History of Medicine PresentationsThe bottom of this website includes information on exhibits and presentations being held at the Ruth Lilly Medical Library.

 

Indiana University School of Medicine Office of Faculty Affairs and Development – The Office of Faculty Affairs & Professional Development (OFAPD) plans and implement faculty development activities that ensure effective and successful recruitment, appointment, retention, and promotion of faculty - See more at: http://faculty.medicine.iu.edu/about-us/

 

IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning Event Listing – The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) advances IUPUI’s commitment to teaching excellence by collaborating with faculty, schools, and departments to enhance student learning and to support faculty development at our diverse urban research institution.

 

Center for Digital Scholarship at University Library – This group provides sessions with a focus on digital scholarship, data, and artifacts. Topics for sessions in the past have included tools for determining the impact of research, best practices for data entry, and Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) Guidelines.

 

University Information Technology Services Training – UITS IT Training helps students, faculty, and staff grow in technology with instructor-led learning workshops, online webinar training, and self-study resources.



                                                                                                                                     

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