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Fox River Valley Area Library Consortium

FRVALC Educationa Offerings 2020

This page contains information and links to educational offerings in the Fox Valley that might be relevant to FRVALC members.

Fall Meeting - 2020

Date: Wednesday, Sept 16, 2020  11 am - 12 noon Discussion of selected Web Videos

Location: Virtual Meeting via Zoom.  Michele M. will send you the meeting link after you RSVP.

Please watch the videos BEFORE the Zoom meeting.  Since we are not meeting in person, we will NOT be taking time to watch these videos during the mtg.

1) Stopping Pandemics, An Exclusive National Geographic Event w/ Dr. Fauci & Other Experts  [1 hr 14 min.]  Aug 13, 2020



2) Matthew McConaughey QnA with Dr. Anthony Fauci [42 min.] | Interview on Instagram Live from Aug 15, 2020

These videos do not offer MLA CEUs.

FRVALC Educational Opportunities

This page contains information and links to educational offerings in the Fox Valley that might be relevant to FRVALC members.

Copyright, Fair Use and Creative Commons: Allies in Educational Settings

Link to Recording   (about 1 hour)

Class Details

Is copyright automatic? When is Fair Use, well, fair? Does a Creative Commons license grant unlimited use of the work?

Determining whether you have the rights to use an article, image, video, or table can take some of the fun out of developing a presentation, class, or course. In this session, you will be introduced to a practical framework for understanding what can be copyrighted and what can’t be with some typical scenarios librarians and educators encounter. You will also learn about where and in what context Fair Use applies, the different types of Creative Commons licenses, and how those licenses can help minimize copyright risk.

Presenter: Ben Harnke is an Education and Reference Librarian at the University of Colorado Strauss Health Sciences Library. He teaches a well-attended copyright class and is leading the Open Educational Resource initiative on the Anschutz Medical Campus. 


New PubMed: Highlights for Info Professionals

Link to the recording (about 1 hour)

In this webinar for librarians and other information professionals Marie Collins from the National Library of Medicine demonstrates the new, modern PubMed. This webinar was held on Friday, September 20th, 2019. Key points from the webinar are below. Common questions and answers from all of the five offerings of this webinar are available. See also the transcript.


  • The new PubMed is currently available for testing at PubMed Labs.
  • The new PubMed is richly featured, including Advanced Search, Search details, Search history, filters, My NCBI, links from MeSH, and more. Try it out!
  • NLM will officially announce the new PubMed in October. The new PubMed will be the default system in early 2020.
  • Once the new PubMed system is the default, all links to PubMed will be redirected and run in the new system. This includes searches from the MeSH Database, the NLM Catalog, Clinical Queries, the Single Citation Matcher, and the Batch Citation Matcher.
  • Our legacy PubMed system will be available for some months following the launch.
  • The new PubMed boasts some great new display, navigation and output features in a truly responsive design that facilitates mobile access, including to the full text when available from the publisher, PMC or your library (via Outside Tool).
  • Best search practices are the same as with the legacy system:
    • To find articles by topic, enter your words or phrases into the search box without quotation marks or fancy syntax (e.g., treatment incidental adenocarcinoma). Let  PubMed’s term mapping and always-improving retrieval algorithms do the work for you. Your best matches will be at the top of your results.
    • To find articles by citation, enter the citation elements you have (author, title words, journal, volume, year, etc.) and let PubMed’s citation sensor find the article for you (e.g., neale science 2019).
    • To find articles by author, search the author’s last name and initials (e.g., fagerness j).
    • To find articles by journal, use the complete journal title, ISSN or title abbreviation (e.g., lancet oncol).
  • Improvements to retrieval include enhanced synonymy, addition of plural forms, better British/American translations, and unlimited truncation. Try your searches in PubMed Labs now.
  • PubMed will be continually improved over time, informed by usage and your feedback.

[Re-posted from The National Library of Medicine's Training Resources.]


Demystifying RA21 with Stick Figures

(5 min. video)

When : December 6, 2019   1 - 3:30 pm  [Includes Pre- and Post- discussion]
Where: FVTC - Appleton Campus,  Library - Room G113 E

Please RSVP to Michele Matucheski at  or 920-223-0340

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