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PubMed for Trainers: Free Hybrid Classes Open for Registration

Dennis S. PubMed for Trainers: Free Hybrid Classes Open for Registration. NLM Tech Bull. NLM Tech Bull. 2013 Jul-Aug;(393):e2.

2013 July 15 [posted]
2014 May 01 [Editor's note added]

[Editor's note added May 01, 2014: Additional 2014-15 classes are available for registration at: //]

"This was definitely one of the best-run and most thorough training sessions I have ever attended. Their seminar-long assignment of having us think-through how we would approach the pedagogy (an [sic] not just the content) of PubMed sessions was a nice addition. I would not hesitate to recommend this session for any trainer."

"This was one of the best training sessions that I've ever attended! The instructors are extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and terrific teachers. Offering this course as a hybrid (with both online and in-person sessions) was a great experience, in that, it was a terrific balance between presentations, group work and assignments to complete on our own."

                    -- Comments from recent "PubMed for Trainers" class participants

Would you like to gain new skills, brush up on existing PubMed skills and collaborate with colleagues to help create effective training strategies? Join the National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC) for the hybrid class "PubMed for Trainers" (PMT), offered at various locations across the country from September 2013 through April 2014. PMT is held in four sessions: three online sessions and one in-person session (attendance in all is expected). Upon completion, the participants are eligible for 15 hours of MLA CE credit. The class is offered at no cost to participants.

This hands-on class consists of eight presentations created by the National Library of Medicine, live demonstrations, hands-on exercises, group work and discussions, and networking opportunities over the course of four sessions. You can expect an additional 2-3 hours of independent homework.

The objectives of the class are for current and future PubMed trainers to:

  1. Enhance your knowledge of the MEDLINE database
  2. Improve your ability to analyze and implement Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)
  3. Employ the features and functions of PubMed for use in searching and training
  4. Discuss instruction techniques with fellow trainers
  5. Experience peer collaboration and learning

The in-person portion of the class will be taught in the following locations:

  • Salt Lake City, UT (September 2013)
  • Tulsa, OK (October 2013)
  • Bethesda, MD (October 2013)
  • Savannah, GA (November 2013)
  • Bethesda, MD (January/February 2014)
  • San Francisco, CA (February 2014)
  • Bethesda, MD (March 2014)
  • Seattle, WA (March 2014)
  • Detroit, MI (April 2014)
  • Bethesda, MD (June 2014)

Class space is limited, so register now at //

Questions? Contact Sharon Dennis, Assistant Director, National Library of Medicine Training Center, at or (800) 338-7657, press 2.

By Sharon Dennis
National Library of Medicine Training Center

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