ALA's Learning Wiki
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ALA's Learning Wiki
What is your digital tattoo? In short, it's your online identity - the bits and data that form who you are online.
The goal of this online learning tool is to share resources that encourage you to think about your online presence, to navigate the issues involved in forming and re-forming a digital identity and to learn about your rights and responsibilities as a digital citizen. This website includes writing, videos, images, and quizzes organized within five learning modules: Protect, Connect, Learn, Work, Publish. The modules can be completed individually or in sequence.
Resources and tools on literacy in an online format.
The Literacy Information and Communication System, commonly referred to as LINCS, is a national dissemination, resource gathering, and professional development system providing information on a wide variety of literacy relevant topics, issues, and resources.
This paper describes the potential contribution of emerging technologies to adult literacy and language education and the opportunities and challenges involved in incorporating these technologies into adult education programs.
Guide to help the consumer become familiar with many of the common terms used in clinical trials.
Guide to understanding clinical trials.
A non-profit organization that leverages the power of technology and connects underserved communities around the world to vital information that will improve their lives.
Consumers need access to information and resources about genetic information in a manner that is understandable. Librarians working with the public need to be aware of the issues surrounding genetics and resources to assist patrons in locating and evaluating sometimes complex and confusing information. This class explores basic concepts such as genes and chromosomes and offers an overview of genetic disorders, genetic testing, genetic counseling, and the Human Genome Project.
African American communities see diseases like cancer, diabetes, and heart disease affecting their friends and families every day. Free online resources from the National Library of Medicine and other reliable sources are available to help.
Do you have a growing Latino population in your community? Do you need to quickly find health information in Spanish but don’t know where to look? Are the only words in your Spanish vocabulary burrito and gracias? If you answered yes to these questions, then this is the class for you. This 4-hour hands-on class will cover resources for learning basic medical and Internet Spanish vocabulary. You will also learn to evaluate and identify health websites in Spanish to which you can direct your patrons.
This 60 minute live online class covers the bare essentials of DOCLINE where the participants will have an increased understanding of the basic features of DOCLINE. The class is intended for beginning DOCLINE users. The instructor will give an overview of the layout of the DOCLINE window and will provide a brief description of some of the most commonly used features and their functions. Some of these features include: Your Institutional Record; Searching for other DOCLINE institutions; Adding to and updating items in your Serial Holdings: Viewing reports; and How to fill and make requests.
Want to improve your consumer health collection and services? Interested in improving your reference skills for providing health information for the public? Then this class is for you. Starting with a discussion about the information seeking behaviors of consumers, the class focuses on the provision of consumer health information services for the public. We will also cover health literacy, planning the service, the reference interview, consumer health online, collection development, collaboration, community partnerships, outreach and marketing. Students will also learn about how to stay up to date on consumer health librarianship.
Responding to questions involving topics on mental health is challenging even for the most experienced librarian. In \"Caring for the Mind\", participants will learn how to effectively provide mental health information at their libraries. Participants will learn about the best electronic resources to consult as well as ways to improve their print collections. Best approaches for handling interactions with emotional patrons will also be discussed. Other topics covered include: bibliotherapy; assessment/testing; and the future of mental health. This class will increase participants\' skills for providing mental health information for care providers and the public.
NC WiseOwl (NC Online Windows for Learning) has been providing online subscription resources for North Carolina schools. Their mission is to ensure that all NC public and charter school students have access to a collection of online resources for use in research projects and homework assignments, without regard to the economic status of their local school system.
This course covers resources for finding information on general health conditions, mental health resources including those for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), family issues, substance abuse, amputations, support groups and more. Additionally, this class will prepare participants to find and assess other veterans’ health resources.
Whether you are a community health care worker, a librarian, or just want to be informed, this hands-on class will show you the best places to find Native health information on the Internet. You will learn how to search for and acquire journal articles to find the latest research being done on conditions affecting Native populations. You will also find out where to get reliable consumer level information on such topics as traditional healing, environmental health, urban Indian health, tribal and U.S. government health resources, and other general Native health topics.
Course Description: Distance Learning Course This interactive course will introduce participants to issues surrounding the quality of health information resources on the internet. Participants will be provided with a set of recommended criteria to be used to evaluate health information websites. This is an online, asynchronous, instructor-led class using Moodle. Class size is limited, registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Cuyahoga County Public Library, located in Ohio, offers free training classes that cover a range of topics, from Computer Essentials, Internet Essentials, Email with Gmail to Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, image editing, web apps, and more.
This class is intended to provide a fun, fast-paced, and informative introduction to and update on today's hottest technology trends. Program participants will be able to identify technology trends and they will understand how these trends will impact or can be integrated into traditional library services. Content will be presented in with a "can-do" focus intended to encourage participants to investigate at least one technology for implementation in their institution.