Wednesday, July 18, 2018

ICYMI - National Guidelines Clearinghouse website has been shut down

The National Guidelines Clearinghouse website has been shut down. Here's a statement from the AHRQ and reporting by CNN.

The National Guidelines Clearinghouse was a free website for locating clinical practice guidelines.  It didn't create the guidelines, but it was a helpful place to locate them.

If you've got a UNCG computing account, here are some options for locating practice guidelines -
If you're not affiliated with an institution that has these subscriptions, here's a good alternative -

TRIP database
  • a free "clinical search engine designed to allow users to quickly and easily find and use high-quality research evidence to support their practice and/or care"
  • type your topic, then on the left side of results click Guidelines to narrow your results

Monday, July 16, 2018

Attend an online library orientation for a chance to win a gift card

UNCG University Libraries is offering online orientations to undergraduates, graduates, and instructors for an introduction to library services and resources.  These are 30 minute virtual orientations, offered at a variety of times in early August through Webex and are open to online or face-to-face students and instructors.  If you attend one of the sessions, you have the chance of winning a $25 gift card to Barnes and Nobles.

Online Orientation: Undergraduate Students

Online Orientation: Graduate Students

Online Orientation: Instructors  
go.uncg.edu/libinstructor

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Webinar today - Making the Most of Workplace Retirement and Health Plans – The U.S. Department of Labor has Resources that Can Help

I just learned about this webinar.  Registration info is below.

The US FDLP provides fantastic information!  If you're interested in learning more, FDLP Academy webinar recordings are here (check back at that page later if you're interested in the webinar today but can't attend).

Webinar: Making the Most of Workplace Retirement and Health Plans – The U.S. Department of Labor has Resources that Can Help

Register to attend the live training webinar, "Making the Most of Workplace Retirement and Health Plans – The U.S. Department of Labor has Resources that Can Help."
Note: This webinar was originally scheduled for May 15, 2018. Those who registered for the original webinar will not need to register again. New login information will be emailed the day before the webinar.
Date: Thursday, July 26, 2018 
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (EDT)
 
Recording and closed captioning are available. All webinars are free of charge.
  • Speakers: 
    • Abiezer Moyet, Supervisory Benefits Advisor, U.S. Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration
    • Justin Padilla, Benefits Advisor, U.S. Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration
  • Learning outcomes: This webinar will introduce you to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) – the agency responsible for administering the Federal law governing workplace retirement and health plans provided by private sector employers. This includes many well-known laws including ERISA, COBRA, and HIPAA. Participants will learn how EBSA assures the security of the retirement and health benefits of workers and their families and the resources EBSA has to educate and assist the public in making the most of their workplace-based benefits. Through its three education campaigns – the Saving Matters Retirement Savings Education Campaign, the Fiduciary Education Campaign, and the Health Benefits Education Campaign – EBSA provides education to workers and their families and small business owners to help them understand the law so they are prepared to make informed and timely decisions. Participants will be introduced to EBSA’s publications, online tools, and videos for workers that help with basic financial planning including setting goals, budgeting, and managing debt. The resources for workers also help in preparing for a financially secure retirement with information and tools to determine a target retirement saving rate and how much one might spend in retirement. EBSA also has resources to help workers understand the protections under the law for their retirement and health benefit plans. In addition, participants will learn about the resources EBSA has for small businesses. For those with no retirement plan, EBSA provides information on the many retirement savings options available; for those with a retirement or health plan, EBSA provides resources to help them understand and comply with the law. Lastly, participants will learn how to locate the information on EBSA’s Website – whether they prefer to look by audience, topic, or law – as well as how to order free copies of EBSA publications.
  • Expected level of knowledge for participants: No prerequisite knowledge required
Upon registering, a confirmation email from sqldba @ icohere.com will be sent with instructions for joining the webinar. To ensure delivery of that email, configure your junk mail or spam filter(s) to permit messages from that address. If you do not receive it, please notify GPO. In order to attend or present at a GPO-hosted webinar, a WebEx plug-in must be installed. Download instructions.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Instructors - Canvas meeting Thursday July 12

UNCG is hosting a NC Canvas Meeting for those interested in learning more about using Canvas or migrating to Canvas on Thursday, July 12th from 8:30am-4pm.  This is a free meeting, with lunch provided.  Sessions are performed by instructional technologist and librarians from all over the state.  Some sessions include Canvas Quizzes.Next (new quizzing demo), accessibility in Canvas, Canvas ARC, the library integrating in Canvas, Canvas Commons, and more.   

Please be sure to check out the schedule for the day and register to attend if you want to learn more about using Canvas your institution or are thinking about migrating to Canvas. 

If there are any questions about this event, please email:  nc_canvas_meet-l@uncg.edu 

This meeting is being hosted and sponsored by UNCG instructional technologists, Information Technology Services (ITS), University Libraries, and UNC CAUSE. 

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

NIH releases strategic plan for data science

https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/nih-releases-strategic-plan-data-science

Library workshop Mon 6/11, 11 - 11:30 am Finding Health Information You Can Trust

Finding Health Information You Can Trust
 
Where do you get your health information...Facebook? Blogs? Great Aunt Betty? 
 
Learn about some resources for finding and evaluating online health information during this workshop. Please come with your iSpartan (UNCG email) user name and password. 

Monday 6/11, 11 am - 11:30 am
Jackson Library CITI lab (across from the Checkout Desk)

Friday, May 18, 2018

Moving from WorldCat Local to WorldCat Discovery

This summer, the red search box on the libraries home page will start pointing to WorldCat Discovery, a newer version of our library catalog and discovery system.

Want a sneak peak?  WorldCat Discovery is already active.