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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.

Summer Classes 2017

EndNote Basics

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

Dates:  

Tuesday, June 20th, 3:30pm to 4:30pm, Rm.226
Wednesday, June 28th, 3:30pm to 4:30pm, Rm.226
Tuesday, July 18th, 3:30pm to 4:30pm, Rm.227
Wednesday, July 26th, 3:30pm to 4:30pm, Rm.226


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 Visualization Series

Instructor:Ted Polley, MLIS, dapolley@iupui.edu
Social Sciences & Digital Publishing Librarian, IUPUI University Library

 

A Primer on Data Visualization

Date: Wednesday, June 7th,12:00pm to 1:00pm, Rm.207

 

Basics of Charts and Graphs

Date: Tuesday, June 13th,12:00pm to 1:00pm, Rm.207

 

An Introduction to Geospatial Visualization

Date: Wednesday, July 5th,12:00pm to 1:00pm, Rm.207

 

Network Visualization

Date: Tuesday, July 11th,12:00pm to 1:00pm, Rm.207

 


Due to enthusiastic response and space limitations, registration is now waitlisted. Add your name to the waitlist.

This four-part workshop series is designed for faculty, staff, and graduate students who are new to data visualization.

  • Each workshop is interactive, including hands-on examples that have participants creating their own visualizations.
  • With the exception of Microsoft Excel, the series will focus on open-source or freely available software.
  • Attendees are strongly encouraged to bring their own laptops. .

A Primer on Data Visualization
This workshop introduces the basics of data visualization, including best practices for how to create your own visualizations. Participants will learn how to visually encode different data types and discuss examples of good and bad visualizations. No laptop is required for this session.

 

Basics of Charts and Graphs
This workshop covers the basics of charts, graphs, and how to clearly communicate data with simple graphics. Attendees will learn which chart or graph best suits their data, as well as some common mistakes to avoid. A portion of the session will be devoted to hands-on work, with provided sample data. A basic familiarity with Microsoft Excel is recommended. No computers will be provided and participants are strongly encouraged to bring their own laptops.

 

An Introduction to Geospatial Visualization
Attendees will get a broad overview of the topic, learn how to obtain data, and create a region-shaded map using Census data. Participants will work with QGIS (http://www.qgis.org/en/site/), a free and open-source program for geospatial analysis. Computers will not be provided, and attendees are strongly encouraged to bring their own laptops. Instructions for how to download and install QGIS will be sent to registered participants prior to the session.

 

Network Visualization
Attendees will learn about basic network structures and several analysis techniques. Hands-on examples will be covered using Sci2 (https://sci2.cns.iu.edu/user/index.php) and Gephi (https://gephi.org/), both free and open-source programs for network analysis and visualization. Computers will not be provided, and attendees are strongly encouraged to bring their own laptops. Instructions for how to download and install Sci2 and Gephi will be sent to registered participants prior to the session.

 

 

Introduction to Medical Library Resources

Instructor: Amy Blevins, aeblevin@iu.edu


Dates:  

Wednesday, July 12th, 1:00pm to 2:00pm, Rm.227


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.

 

Predatory Journals

Instructor: Jennifer Herron, jenherro@iu.edu


Dates:  

Thursday, July 20th, 12:00pm to 1:00pm, Rm.226


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:  

Tuesday, June 27th, 12:00pm to 1:00pm, Rm.226


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.

 

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.

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.  

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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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