As others have noted, it is difficult to set up scheduled classes because of a history of poor turnout, and the need for "just in time" learning. Those librarians who are technologically minded might be interested in this web presentation: http://www.higheredblogcon.com/index.php/giving-the-students-what-they-want-short-to-the-point-e-lectures/ The presenter is a community college chemistry professor, who promotes "screencasting" (versus podcasting). Screencasts contain "slides, onscreen examples, and an audio track covering the core lecture material." He uses Camtasia (commercial software) to create his screencasts. I could easily see such screencasts put together for searching PubMed, MD Consult, and many other databases. By creating a screencast, there is no need to repeat the tutorial on demand, in person or on the telephone, and it is available 24/7. This presentation is part of a month-long "Higher Ed Blog Con." Medlib-l users may want to visit the site during April 10-14, when library and information resources are highlighted: http://www.higheredblogcon.com/index.php/library-information-resources/ Mark -- Mark Funk Head, Collection Development Weill Cornell Medical Library 1300 York Avenue New York, NY 10021 [log in to unmask] PH: 212-746-6073 FX: 212-746-8271 There has been an alarming increase in the number of things I know nothing about.