Welch Library Workshops Coming In March

Does cold weather have you hunkered down in your office or lab? The Welch Library has the perfect activity to rejuvenate your “winterized” condition. We’ve got three new workshops that will thaw out your winter blues. Brief descriptions and goals of each session are all included below. We even suggest “Who Should Attend?” After you review which training workshop is right for you --- or how many are right for you --- make sure that you REGISTER FOR THE CLASS. There are plenty of seats still remaining, but don’t wait till the last minute. March is just around the corner, my friends. Our classes fill up fast. Don’t snooze and lose! Register now and put your mind at ease. All classes will be in Sheldon Hall (first floor, School of Public Health).

Research4life and Basic HINARI Training (10:00-11:30)

 

  1. Overview of Research4life programs (HINARI, AGORA, OARE and ARDI)
  2. Basic HINARI (HINARI Portal, HINARI/PubMed Searching)
  3. Exercises (please bring your laptop)

The goal of this session is to introduce the Research4Life programs (www.research4life.org/), particularly the HINARI Access to Research Initiative (www.who.int/hinari/). Research4Life (R4L) is the collective name for four programs: HINARI, AGORA, OARE and ARDI. It provides developing countries with free or low cost access to academic and professional peer-reviewed content online. Participants in this course will learn the baseline skills necessary to access and use the numerous resources in HINARI.

Who Should Attend?

  • This workshop is ideal for Johns Hopkins faculty, staff and students who have linkages with HINARI eligible institutions, will be visiting eligible institutions, or have contact with students from eligible institutions. 
  • Johns Hopkins students who will be returning to eligible institutions after completing degrees. 

Certificate:

Participants who attend and complete exercises in sessions 1 and 2 will earn the following Medical Library Association Certificate: HINARI Access to Research in Health Programme: Train the Trainers

Location:

Sheldon Hall, Bloomberg School of Public Health

Instructor: Lenny Rhine, emeritus librarian, University of Florida-Gainesville

Advanced HINARI Training (12:00-1:30)

 

  1. This course builds upon the Research4life and Basic HINARI course
  2. Brief overview of HINARI (www.who.int/hinari/training/ ) and Research4Life Training Portals (www.research4life.org/training/)
  3. This advanced course covers MY NCBI, evidence based medicine, and clinical queries as well as \e-book resources on HINARI and Internet.
  4. Exercises (please bring your laptop)

The goal of this hands-on session is to introduce the more advanced HINARI training material.  All the modules listed above contain resources that are very useful for health professionals and researchers in developing countries – via HINARI and the Internet.

Who Should Attend?

  • This workshop is ideal for Johns Hopkins faculty, staff and students who have linkages with HINARI eligible institutions, will be visiting eligible institutions, or have contact with students from eligible institutions. 
  • Johns Hopkins students who will be returning to eligible institutions after completing degrees. 

Certificate:

Participants who attend and complete exercises in sessions 1 and 2 will earn the following Medical Library Association Certificate: HINARI Access to Research in Health Programme: Train the Trainers

Location: Sheldon Hall, Bloomberg School of Public Health

Instructor: Lenny Rhine, emeritus librarian, University of Florida-Gainesville 

 

Reference Management Software: Mendeley and Zotero (2:30-4:00)

 

  1. Brief Introduction to Authorship Skills modules (How to Read a Research Paper, How to Write a Research Paper, Copyright & Plagiarism, Web-Bibliography)
  2. Overview of Reference Management Software modules  (Mendeley and Zotero)
  3. Mendeley and Zotero Exercises (please bring your laptop)

The goal of this hands-on session is to introduce the participants to reference management software material available on the Research4Life Training portal.  This free software is invaluable for researchers and students in developing countries. 

Location: Sheldon Hall, Bloomberg School of Public Health

Instructor: Lenny Rhine, emeritus librarian, University of Florida-Gainesville

 

Alonzo LaMont

alonzo@jhmi.edu

 

 

 


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