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Head of Technical Services
PHONE: (502) 588-5765
We'd like to invite interested people to come to Louisville October 2-6 to
attend the Midwest Chapter/MLA meeting, RACING TO THE FUTURE.  It's not too
late to register for the conference and/or CEs.  Our keynote speaker is
Blaise Cronin, Dean of the College of Library and Information Science at
Indiana University.  The program includes papers on JCAHO, Retirement
Planning, Training for Performance, and Technology,  as well as sharing
sessions and contributed papers covering a variety of topics.  Over 260
people will be attending and we're offering six fabulous CEs, described
below.
 
CE 1 Navigating the Networks (INTERNET/BITNET)           Saturday, 1:00-5:00
     (4 MLA contact hours)
     $60.00
     Link into the world of electronic information!  This workshop will help
you learn to access and develop the skills to use the INTERNET/BITNET
networks.  After an introduction to the history and development of the
networks,  the  use of E-mail, discussion lists and other BITNET & INTERNET
services will be presented.
          Mary Molinaro
          Head of Library Computing Facilities
          M.I. King Library, University of Kentucky
 
 
CE 2 MEDLARS:  Refresher & Review                         Saturday 1:00-5:00
     (3.7 MLA contact hours)                                          $60.00
 
     This workshop is intended for experienced searchers wishing to update
information about searching MEDLARS databases.  It focuses on recent
enhancement to the MEDLARS system and the MeSH vocabulary.  Demonstrations
of selected databases (TRIFACTS, MESH, or HSDB, for example) and/or samplers
of commands such as SPRINT and MFS are also provided.  Although specific
steps for searching the numerous CD-ROM and MEDLINE subsets which provide
access to MEDLARS data is not presented in this 4 hour workshop, the
information presented directly relates to most searchers of these systems.
          Online Services Staff
          Midlands Online Training Center
          Omaha, NE
 
CE 3 Disaster Planning                                     Sunday, 8:00-5:00
     (8 MLA contact hours)                                           $100.00
 
     Do you know what to do if a disaster strikes your library?  Although
few libraries suffer major disasters, most will experience emergencies due
to water leaks, faulty plumbing, building cracks, construction accidents, or
other causes.  In this course you will learn how to respond to emergencies
which affect library materials.  You will also learn how to identify
potential hazards, how to reduce the risk of damage from fire and water, and
how to develop an effective disaster plan for your library.
          Karen Sinkule, M.L.S.
          Preservation Information Librarian
          National Library of Medicine
 
CE 4 Continuous Quality Improvement and the Hospital Library
                                                           Sunday, 8:00-5:00
     (8 MLA contact hours)                                           $100.00
 
     Examine the three initiatives that make up the Joint Commission on
Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations' (JCAHO) "Agenda for Change" and
how these initiatives will affect the hospital library.  Learn how to apply
JCAHO-developed methods of quality improvement to your library, as well as
how to contribute to the hospital's overall continuous quality improvement
program.
          Christiane J. Jones
          Chief, Library Services
          VA Medical Center
 
 
CE 5 Information Management Technology for Meeting JCAHO standards
                                                           Sunday, 1:00-5:00
     (3.5 MLA contact hours)
     The JCAHO Agenda for Change mandates that in 1994 a key indicator for
hospital libraries will be information management.  Outcomes, user
satisfaction, and turnaround times will be important!  This half-day
workshop, sponsored by NN/LM Greater Midwest Region Technology Alert and
Consortia/Local Groups Committees, will explore new technologies for
electronic delivery of library services to help you and your user become
better managers of information.  Speakers to be announced.
          Technology Alert Committee and
          Consortia/Local Groups Committee
          NN/LM Greater Midwest Region
 
 
CE 6 CD-ROM Networking and Biomedical Information
                                                        Wednesday, 8:00-5:00
     (8 MLA contact hours)
     This seminar focuses on CD-ROM and networking technologies and how
these impact access to the biomedical literature.  Areas covered include:
CD-ROM basics, terminals and various network platforms and interfaces.  This
class examines the history of the delivery of biomedical literature via
secondary and primary sources.  Predictions concerning the changing role of
medical librarianship, given these new technologies, will also be covered.
This course will be of value to participants interested in networking CD-ROM
products from any of the CD-Rom vendors.
          Keith Giltner                 Ken Isaacson
          Network Sales Account Mgr.    Network Support Specialist
          CD Plus Technologies          CD Plus Technologies
 
 
*Sponsored and planned by Kentucky AHEC librarians and friends.
 
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Neal D. Nixon, Head of Technical Services
Kornhauser Health Sciences Library, University of Louisville
FAX: 502-588-5300
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