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Fall 2014 Webinars

Fighting Ebola and Infectious Diseases with Information: Resources and Search Skills can Arm Librarians

The archive of this webinar is available here(link is external), and the presentation slides are available here.  This webinar was recorded on October 14, 2014.
 
Recent outbreaks across the globe and in the U.S. have made us all aware of potential public health impacts of infectious disease. Librarians find themselves assisting their users in finding credible information sources on topics such as Ebola, Chikungunya and pandemic influenza. Tune into this presentation by librarians at the U.S. National Library of Medicine on how to find and share reliable information.
 
Speakers: Siobhan Champ-Blackwell is a librarian with the U.S. National Library of Medicine Disaster Information Management Research Center. She selects material to be added to the NLM disaster medicine grey literature data base and is responsible for the Center’s social media efforts. She has over 10 years of experience in providing training on NLM products and resources. Elizabeth Norton is a librarian with the U.S. National Library of Medicine Disaster Information Management Research Center where she has been working to improve online access to disaster health information for the disaster medicine and public health workforce. She has presented on this topic at national and international association meetings and has provided training on disaster health information resources to first responders, educators, and librarians working with the disaster response and public health preparedness communities. 

Connecting Patrons with Legal Information @ the Public Library

The archive of this webinar is available here, and the presentation slides are available here.  This webinar was recorded on November 12, 2014. 
 
Public library staff are often called upon to respond to questions about law and legal situations. Because these questions are often complicated and confusing, and because there are frequent warnings about not offering legal advice, reference staff may be uncomfortable addressing legal reference questions. This session will help build reference staff confidence in responding to such inquiries. The session offers information on understanding the basics of law, legal resources, and legal reference practice. You’ll learn how to handle a law reference interview, including where to draw the line between information and advice; key vocabulary to know; and unraveling citation formats. Tips will be offered on how to assess and choose between legal resources, and best starting resources will be provided.
 
Speaker: Catherine McGuire is Head of Reference and Outreach at the Maryland State Law Library, where her responsibilities include active reference practice, planning and presenting educational programs to Judiciary staff, local attorneys, public library staff and members of the public on subjects related to legal research and reference, and working with Circuit Court library staff statewide. Her educational activities have included: Legal Reference: A Beginner’s Guide for the Harford County (MD) Public Library; When A Form Is Not A Form at the 2013 MLA/DLA Joint Annual Conference; and Ready Reference Law: Top 10 Tips from Law Librarians at the 2012 MLA/DLA Joint Annual Conference. She currently serves as Vice Chair of the Conference of Maryland Court Law Library Directors. She also serves as co-chair of the Education Committee of the Legal Information Services to the Public Special Interest Section (LISP-SIS) of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), and on the Education Committee of the State, Court & County Law Libraries Special Interest Section (SCCLL-SIS) of AALL. She holds an M.S.L.S. from the Catholic University of America, and an A.B. (History) from Duke University.

Ebola and Other Infectious Diseases: The Latest Information from the National Library of Medicine

Recording from December 12, 2014 will be available shortly; the presentation slides are available here.

As the Ebola outbreak continues, the public must sort through all of the information being disseminated via the news media and social media. In this rapidly evolving environment, librarians are providing valuable services to their communities as they assist their users in finding credible information sources on Ebola, as well as other infectious diseases.  As a follow-up to the webinar they presented in October, librarians from the U.S. National Library of Medicine will be discussing how to provide effective services in this environment, as well as providing an update on information sources that can be of assistance to librarians.  

Speakers: Siobhan Champ-Blackwell is a librarian with the U.S. National Library of Medicine Disaster Information Management Research Center. She selects material to be added to the NLM disaster medicine grey literature data base and is responsible for the Center’s social media efforts. She has over 10 years of experience in providing training on NLM products and resources. Elizabeth Norton is a librarian with the U.S. National Library of Medicine Disaster Information Management Research Center where she has been working to improve online access to disaster health information for the disaster medicine and public health workforce. She has presented on this topic at national and international association meetings and has provided training on disaster health information resources to first responders, educators, and librarians working with the disaster response and public health preparedness communities.


MySSA

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Presented by leaders and members of the development team of MySSA, this session will provide attendees with an overview of MySSA (my Social Security). In addition to receiving benefits information in print, the Social Security Administration is encouraging the public to create an online account via MySSA as a means to view and track benefits. Attendees will learn about viewing earnings records and receiving instant estimates of their future Social Security benefits. Those already receiving benefits can check benefit and payment information and manage their benefits. This webinar will help librarians better understand MySSA and how it works. 
 
Speakers
 
Maria Artista-Cuchna, Acting Associate Commissioner, External Affairs
Kia Anderson, Supervisory Social Insurance Specialist
Arnoldo Moore, Social Insurance Specialist
Alfredo Padilia Jr, Social Insurance Specialist
Diandra Taylor, Management Analyst