MLA webinars: Instructional Design (12/2 & 12/14) and Precision Medicine (12/9)

The Health Sciences & Human Services Library at the University of Maryland, Baltimore will host viewings of the two MLA webcasts in December.  If you live near Baltimore, and would like to attend either or both, please contact Katherine Downton atkdownton@hshsl.umaryland.eduPlease specify which you would like to attend.

Note that the Instructional Design has a follow-up webinar to discuss assignments on Dec. 14 from 2:00-3:30.  You should receive the CE credit for the first session, even if you cannot attend the second.

For a full description of both webinars, visit


Instructional Design for Medical Librarians

The role of an instructional designer varies from institution to institution. As I was a medical librarian prior to becoming an instructional designer, I bring a unique perspective. In this session, you will learn about instructional design principles, the working life of an instructional design professional, how to incorporate library resources and various tools that will help keep you or your faculty on the cutting edge of teaching and learning.


* Describe the basic principles of instructional design.

* Distinguish between educational technologies to investigate when creating and instructional design plan.

* Create a short tutorial using educational technology, and base it on sound instructional design theory.


* Date/Time: Wednesday, December 2, 2015, 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m., EST. (1.5 hour webinar with CE credit)

* Where:  Room LL05, Health Sciences & Human Services Library, University of Maryland, Baltimore, 601 West Lombard Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

* A follow-up webinar to discuss assignments is scheduled on Monday, December 14, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. , EST.

Precision Medicine: What Is It and Why Should I Care?

We are living in an era of amazing scientific progress. Advances in computing capabilities have decreased both the time and cost of sequencing genomes, resulting in the possibility of harnessing this technology to improve health and treat disease. There is a lot of talk about genomic medicine these days, but how much is hope and how much is hype? The Precision Medicine Initiative is underway in the United States. What is THAT about, and how does it relate to personal genomics and personalized medicine? Does pharmacogenomics have anything to do with this? And what exactly IS pharmacogenomics? This webinar will address these questions and provide an overview of the basic concepts and ethical concerns surrounding precision medicine. Participants will come away with information and resources they can use personally as well as professionally.


*  Date/Time: Wednesday, December 9, 2015, 2:00-3:30 p.m. EST (1.5 hour webinar with CE credit)

*  Technical information: You will receive a link to participant’s manual one week before the live webinar.

*  Earn 1.5 MLA continuing education (CE) contact hours.

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