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History of Brain Mapping: an HOM Society Event on Thursday, February 16th


Upcoming History of Medicine Society Event at the Briscoe Library:

The History of Brain Mapping, a presentation by Eithan Kotkowski, MD/PhD student.

When: Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 6:00 PM

Where: Briscoe Library, Howe Conference Room (5th floor)

Membership to the History of Medicine Society is free, and meetings are open to the public. Light refreshments will be served!

Hope to see you there!

Human Resources and Business Administrator: Jonquil Feldman

Office Phone:  210-567-2430

Emergency Contact Information is on the Staff Intranet (not publicly available).

Regular Duties related to Disaster Planning

  • Maintains and updates list of keys and card readers annually or as necessary
  • Establishes and maintains an inventory of library assets
  • Maintains current list of all staff office phone numbers for updating the telephone tree

During and After a Disaster

  • Contacts recovery vendors and services at the request of the disaster team or collections manager
  • Tracks and coordinates expenditures
  • Coordinates with Senior Director of Libraries to authorize temporary staff assignments and workspaces if needed
  • Coordinates with IMS Client Support to replace equipment and to identify key servers and equipment that should be restored first
  • Coordinates payment for supplies and services needed
  • Recruits volunteers and ensures they all sign a waiver form
  • Arranges for food and drink for recovery workers as determined necessary
  • Works with Sharon Leach, Administrative Assistant to update the inventory of library possessions as damaged items are discarded
  • Maintains a list of possessions sent out for refurbishing, if applicable
  • Works with Senior Director of Libraries to submit insurance claims for Library
  • Coordinates with Human Resources to assist any employee injured in the disaster or during recovery with workman’s compensation or insurance claims
  • Enrolls the assistance of the Employee Assistance Program if necessary

 

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Image of Research

Image of Research Photography Competition Rules, Guidelines, and Details

The Image of Research competition is an opportunity for UT Health San Antonio students from all five schools to capture, share, and present the essence of their research in a single visual image. This competition and its accompanying exhibition showcase students’ creative visual conceptualization of their research.

Individual Submission Form
Group Submision Form

Dates:

Submission opens: April 24, 2018.
Submission deadline: September 21, 2018.
Announcement of the winners will occur via email at the end of September and there will be a reception and awards ceremony on Thursday, November 1st.

Awards:

First Place: $400
Second Place: $300
Third Place: $200
IPE Award: $600

The First Place Award is sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research. The Second Place, Third Place, and IPE Awards are sponsored by Academic Faculty, and Student Affairs.

A multidisciplinary panel of judges will select one first, second, and third place winners, with a separate award for the Interprofessional Education category. The judges are listed as follows:
Dr. Jaqueline Mok, Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dr. Bridgette Piernik-Yoder, Chair, Department of Occupational Therapy
Dr. Charles France, Chair, Chemistry; Professor of Pharmacology; Professor of Psychiatry
Jo Ann Jordan, Assistant Professor, Clinical Director, Dental Hygiene
Dr. Maria Danet Bluhm, Associate Professor, School of Nursing
Ryan Chun, Student, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Entrants must accept the contest terms to be eligible for awards.
Awards will be presented at the awards ceremony and reception on November 1, 2018.
All images will be printed and displayed at Briscoe Library throughout the duration of the competition, at the awards ceremony, and after the competition.

Requirements:

Who can submit?
Entries can be submitted by all current UT Health San Antonio students, residents, and fellows. Individual and group entries are welcome.
Students may submit as individuals even if they are part of a research group.
Multiple students from the same research group may also submit as individuals, as long as they use their own photograph/image.
A group entry should consist of two or more students working on the same project. A separate award will be given for an Interprofessional Education category (two or more students from at least two different disciplines).

Click here for the Individual Submission Form.
Click here for the Group Submission Form.

What should the image be?
The image should represent students’ research, whether concrete or abstract. The submission will also include a brief narrative that articulates the connection between the image and your research. Your narrative should be written in a clear, concise manner that captures the attention and imagination of both specialists and general audiences.
The image, while in the format of still photography, may depict 2D, mixed media, or 3D content. Animation and/or video content is outside the scope of this competition and will not be accepted.

Research
While all students at UT Health San Antonio perform research throughout their academic career, research takes place in multiple settings and is framed in a diverse manner. Broadly speaking, research is an iterative process that involves asking questions, seeking answers from multiple information sources, and remaining open to new or contradictory ideas. The way research and the research process are defined frequently vary by discipline. Image of Research welcomes submissions from novice to advanced researchers in any discipline reflecting any stage in the research process in any research that you’re involved with in some capacity.

The submission will be judged on three criteria:
Connection between image, text, and research
Originality
Visual Impact

Individual and group entries will be judged together to determine one first place, one second place, and one third place winner. A separate award will be given to one group entry for the Interprofessional Education category (a group of students from two or more disciplines).

The entrant must be principal creator of the image. Third party content can be used (for example, mixed with other content), but submitting a third party image unaltered is not permitted. Entrants are responsible for ensuring that any use of images or materials that are under copyright by a third party either falls under fair use or that relevant permissions have been sought, that no copyright has been infringed, and that any necessary release forms have been signed.

What is required for submission?
A title of less than 100 characters
A 100-200 word narrative that articulates the connection between the image and your research.
Images should be of the best quality and must meet the following requirements:
Maximum file size of 50 MB.
Minimum resolution of 300 ppi.
Image must be in JPEG, PNG, or other image file format.
Submissions that fail to meet these criteria may need to be changed.
Please keep in mind that all submissions will be printed and mounted for display and may be used for other functions in print or digital format.

If people other than yourself are present in your image, please provide a Model Authorization Release Form for each subject with your submission.
Download the Model Authorization Release Form here.

You must agree to the following license agreement that allows the University to display and provide access to your image:
I am entering a submission to The UT Health San Antonio Libraries’ Image of Research Photography Competition. For purposes of this Release, my Work consists of: my submission; title and description of my submission; my name; and my biographical material. I do hereby grant The UT Health San Antonio Libraries, and those acting pursuant to its authority, a royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable license to:

  1. to reproduce the Work in copies;
  2. to prepare derivative works based upon the Work;
  3. to distribute copies of the Work to the public by sale or other transfer of ownership, or by rental, lease, or lending;
  4. in the case of literary, musical, dramatic, and choreographic works, pantomimes, and motion pictures and other audiovisual Works, to perform the Work publicly;
  5. in the case of literary, musical, dramatic, and choreographic Works, pantomimes, and pictorial, graphic, or sculptural works, including the individual images of a motion picture or other audiovisual Work, to display the Work publicly; and
  6. in the case of sound recordings, to perform the Work publicly by means of a digital audio transmission.

I warrant that to the best of my knowledge my Work does not infringe any copyright, invade any right of privacy, or infringe or violate any other right of any person or entity. I further indemnify and hold harmless The UT Health San Antonio Libraries and its licensees, agents and assigns from any claim, suit, damage, loss or expense (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of any breach or alleged breach of any of the foregoing warranties and representations.

For any questions, please contact Kirsten Lorenzen – lorenzenk@uthscsa.edu

 

Image of Research Exhibit and Awards Reception

Briscoe Library’s Image of Research Photography Competition received a number of outstanding entries from UT Health San Antonio students. We welcome you to come view all of the submissions in our Image of Research Exhibit located on the newly completed gallery wall at the entrance of the library.

The library will be holding the Image of Research Awards Reception during Student Appreciation Week on Thursday, November 1st from 2pm to 3pm. All are welcome!

Please stay tuned for announcement of the winners in mid-October.

Information Resource Development Policy

About the Libraries

The UT Health San Antonio Libraries are at the heart of the Health Science Center community, with three locations (Long Campus, Texas Research Park Campus, and Laredo Campus) and a growing online presence, the Libraries serve as a hub for knowledge, education, and scholarship. The Libraries’ primary clientele include students, faculty, and staff who are affiliated with the Health Science Center either onsite or offsite. Secondary clientele include area health professionals, researchers, and members of the community.

Mission

The mission of the UT Health San Antonio Libraries is to promote learning, inspire discovery, and connect with our communities. This mission is accomplished by providing expert library services and access to reliable health sciences information.

Purpose of the Policy

The purpose of the Information Resource Development Policy (IRDP) is to guide collection development and management decisions and to ensure that information resources accurately and effectively support the mission and goals of the university.

Goals of the Policy

The goals of the Information Resource Development Policy (IRDP) are as follows:

• Develop and maintain collections that meet the needs of the UT Health academic, clinical, and research communities;
• Assess collections regularly for relevancy based on changes in campus programs, feedback, and usage;
• Maximize purchasing power and expand access to information through partnerships with state and regional consortia.

Scope and Guidelines

The Library collects, develops, and maintains collections in a variety of formats, however the preferred format for collection materials is electronic and/or online accessible. Collections focus on the following core subject areas: dentistry, medicine, nursing, basic medical sciences, and allied health sciences. Materials are also acquired in related subject areas such as: public health, pharmacy, psychology, health care management, and history of the health sciences.

Electronic Collections – Electronic resources are the preferred information format for the UT Health Libraries. Electronic collections consist primarily of e-journals, e-books, and databases. Access to electronic resources is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and is also available off-campus for affiliated users.

Physical Collections – The Libraries physical collections are maintained both on-site and off-site. Physical collections consist primarily of journals, books, and audiovisuals (DVDs). The majority of the print journal collection is housed at a Joint Library Facility in Bryan, Texas. At present, most of the print book collections are housed within the Libraries, but many of these collections will be migrating to the Joint Library Facility in the future. Physical collections are accessible at all locations and most materials can be shared between locations.

Historical Collections – The Library’s historical collections are housed on the main university campus and include: manuscripts, rare books, historical medical instruments, and archival materials. The Library has been designated as the University Archives and maintains historical documents about the university as well as scholarly works produced by students at the university. The historical collections are open to all researchers, and access to physical materials is by appointment. Content that has been digitized is accessible 24/7 through the Library’s Digital Archive.

Decisions and Selection

Information resource decisions are based on a solid understanding of the teaching, learning, and research priorities of the Health Science Center. The Office of the Director is responsible for the overall collection budget and works collaboratively with the Resource Management department to oversee budget allocations. Selection decisions are a cooperative effort between the Library Committee, Library Liaisons, and the Collection Development Committee. Each of these entities provides valuable feedback that guides collection decisions.

The Library Committee is composed of representative faculty appointed by the President of the University and works with the Library to serve in a consultative and advisory capacity.

Library Liaisons are assigned to each of the schools, work as an integral part of the curriculum, and provide input about resource needs based on program requirements.

The Collection Development Committee is composed of Resource Management Librarians and representatives from each of the Library divisions.

Resource Management librarians are primarily responsible for collection assessment, access, discovery, selection criteria, cost analysis, consortia activities, and policies and procedures.

Selection Criteria
The Library actively reviews information resources to determine what resources should be acquired, retained, and discontinued. The following criteria are applied in the review process: quality, relevancy, cost, format, accessibility, and usage.

Deselection Criteria
In order to maintain a relevant collection, the Library employees deselection as part of its collection development practices. The following criteria are used when evaluating materials for deselection: low usage, relevance to academic programs, currency of information, historical significance, condition, duplication, and availability in the Joint Library Facility.

  • The Joint Library Facility is a collaborative storage facility that houses print resources for a network of University of Texas Libraries. Libraries that opt to store their materials in this facility retain ownership of the resources. In addition, libraries with duplicate holdings can claim ownership of stored copies. The facility is located in Bryan, Texas.

Resource Sharing and Cooperative Purchasing

The UT Health San Antonio Libraries participate in several resource sharing and cooperative purchasing partnerships that expand the depth of information resources available to its clientele. Partnerships include the UT System Digital Library Consortia, the South Central Academic Medical Libraries Consortium, the TexShare Consortium, the Joint Library Facility, and the OCLC Library Cooperative. Through these partnerships the Libraries are able to expand borrowing privileges and increase access to electronic resources. Participation in cooperative purchasing allows the Libraries to negotiate the best pricing for resources.

 

Approved by the Library Committee, 2-3-97
Revision approved by Mary Moore, Ph.D., Director of Libraries, 6-23-2006
Revision approved by Rajia Tobia, Executive Director of Libraries, 1-29-2009
Revision approved by Rajia Tobia, Executive Director of Libraries, 10-12-2011
Revision approved by Owen Ellard, Senior Director of Libraries, 04-06-2018

Jesse H. Jones Comprehensive Research Library

 

Monday-Friday Saturday & Sunday
8:00 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed

What is available at the TRP Library?

The library has full access to the electronic resources licensed by the UT Health Science Center Libraries.

The TRP Library collects books in the research areas of the Texas Research Park including:

  • aging
  • DNA repair
  • infectious lung diseases
  • tuberculosis
  • laboratory manuals
  • molecular oncology
  • vaccines and animal models for aging and cancer

New purchase suggestions should be sent to Andrea Schorr at schorr@uthscsa.edu.  Please use the self checkout binder to remove books from the Jesse H. Jones Comprehensive Research Library. Regular lending periods apply.

Where is the TRP Library?

Map
The Jesse H. Jones Comprehensive Research Library is located in the SBC Conference Center, at the Texas Research Park, 15355 Lambda Drive, San Antonio, Texas 78245.

Driving Directions for the TRP Library

The Jones Library at the Texas Research Park (TRP) is approximately 20 miles west of downtown San Antonio.

From Highway 90, exit onto Highway 211 to the right (north). Go approximately 2.5 miles and turn left into Texas Research Park (Lambda Drive). Take Lambda Drive about 1/2 mile to University research facilities. The TRP library is located in the SBC Conference Center building.

How do I get help?

Contact the Briscoe Library Information Desk:
(210) 567-2450
AskaLibrarian@uthscsa.edu

Interlibrary Loan for the Texas Research Park

Materials we do not own may be requested through Interlibrary Loan. There is no charge for Interlibrary Loan requests for HSC affiliates. For more information visit the Interlibrary Loan page or contact the ILL department at 210-567-2460 or ariel-ill@uthscsa.edu.

Note: You can verify whether we own a book or journal through the Library Catalog and ,E-Journals List or by contacting any of our service desks.

Training and Classes

Hands on training for any library service is offered on request. A list of currently scheduled training classes may be found on the events calendar. Contact us to request training.

Computer Availability

Computers are available with Internet, email and Microsoft Office products and provide access to all electronic resources available on the main campus. Printing is available in the Library. Normal printing charges apply to personal and departmental accounts.

John P. Howe, MD III Conference Room Guidelines

 

Room Description

The Howe Conference Room, located on the fifth floor of the Briscoe Library, provides group meeting space for approximately 20 persons. The room may be reserved for special university functions by UT Health faculty and administrative staff. Since this room houses more than 1500 rare books, special security and safety regulations in addition to general library policies must be observed at all times. Also, please note that this room is kept at a cooler temperature for preservation of the books. Bringing a sweater or jacket is recommended.

Reserving the Room

Room reservations can be made by following the I need to . . . Reserve a Room link.  Under Other Library Room Reservations click on the Room Request Form button.  Fill out the online information form and submit. A confirmation email will be sent.

The conference room is available for set-up and can be used 24/7/365.

Room Use Considerations

Furniture in the conference room may be rearranged. All tables must be unplugged before they are moved and they must be returned to their original configuration and plugged in at the conclusion of the meeting. Departments will be called to return room back to its original setting if this has not been done before 5:00 p.m. Extra furniture may not be stored in the fire exit stairwell for safety reasons.

Because the conference room is located on a fire exit route, it cannot be locked; therefore equipment or valuables should not be left unattended.  Entrances and exits must not be blocked with tables, chairs, extension cords, etc.

Library staff may occasionally need to retrieve books from the conference room while a meeting is in progress. Although staff will try to hold requests for books until after meetings are concluded, they will enter if necessary.

Restrooms are located next to the main elevators on each floor. The library’s staff room telephone may not be used and staff are not responsible for taking messages. Mobile telephones may be used only in the hall near public restrooms.

Administrative Assistants needed for on-call services during use of the conference room may use furniture by the elevators on the 5th floor. Lounge seating is also available in the public area outside the conference room entrance.

Food

Groups using the conference room are responsible for making any food and/or refreshment arrangements prior to the meetings.  If University Catering Services are used to cater the event, the main library entrance may be used: however, serving carts must be covered and the service elevator should be used. Other caterers should use the service entrance on the library’s south side.

The staff room and staff kitchen adjacent to the conference room may not be used by groups using the conference room unless special permission has been obtained from the library Administration Office, ext. 7-2408.

Clean-Up

Because a portion of the library’s rare book collection is housed in the Howe Conference Room, it is extremely important that clean-up be conducted immediately following any meeting where food or drink is served, to mitigate pest infestation. If appropriate clean-up is not completed in a timely manner, the department or group reserving the room will lose privileges to reserve the Howe Conference Room in the future.

Groups using the conference room are responsible for making prior arrangements with Housekeeping to provide additional trash receptacles when necessary and remove trash, dishes, leftover food, etc., immediately after the conclusion of the meeting. If the meeting concludes at a time when Housekeeping is not available for clean-up, then it is the responsibility of the department making the reservation to assure that clean-up is completed. Special attention to clean-up should be made in the evening and during the weekend when Housekeeping is typically not available. Table cloths and/or place mats should be used to protect furniture. Both the credenza and the wooden tables in the room could be damaged if hot items are placed on their surfaces. Housekeeping should be notified immediately of any spills so that they can shampoo the carpet to prevent stains.

Audio-visual Equipment and Computer Requests

The conference room is set up with a laptop for your convenience.  If other equipment (projectors, whiteboards, flipcharts, etc.) are needed, prior arrangements should be made with the AV Services Department at 210-567-2214. Groups requiring projectionist services should make arrangements with Classroom Services, ext. 7-2210. Groups may also supply their own laptop which can be connected to the video projector located in the conference room.

Library staff do not provide equipment setup or support services. Problems with computers or equipment should be reported to 210-567-7777.

Noise

Persons using the conference room should note that it is located in a heavily used study area. Students have asked that persons entering and leaving the conference room be considerate and keep conversations outside the conference room to a minimum.

Any exception to these guidelines can be made only by the Senior Director of Libraries.

Updated 7/13/2017

Karen Barton Staff Page

KAREN BARTON, MSLIS

LIAISON TO THE SCHOOL OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS
AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT LIBRARIAN

 

CONTACT ME FOR CONSULTATIONS/
RESEARCH HELP:

Briscoe Library

210-567-2428

bartonkd@uthscsa.edu

 

 

HELPFUL LINKS FOR
THE SCHOOL OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS

LibGuides

PICO Worksheet

Resources for Students

PubMed

CINAHL Plus with Full Text

The New Refworks

BrowZine (subject guide)

ABOUT ME

I was raised in San Antonio, TX and have worked both here and in St. Louis, MO as a librarian. I graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with an M.S. in Library and Information Science. I also have a B.A. in Communication – Media Production from the University of Houston.

As a liaison librarian, I serve as a single point of contact for library services and work with faculty in the SHP to plan and develop curriculum-integrated content. I also work on campus and community engagement initiatives to promote library resources and services in support of education, research, and community health.

 

Laredo Library Holiday Schedule 2018-2019

 

View the University Holiday Schedule

Day Date Holiday Laredo Campus Card Swipe Access** Public Access Hours***
LABOR DAY WEEKEND
Friday August 31 7 am – 10 pm CLOSED
Saturday September 1   7 am – 2:30 pm CLOSED
Sunday September 2 7 am – 2:30 pm CLOSED
Monday September 3 Labor Day  7 am – 2:30 pm CLOSED
THANKSGIVING WEEKEND
Wednesday November 21  
7 am – 10 pm
9 am – 5 pm
Thursday November 22 Thanksgiving Day CLOSED CLOSED
Friday November 23 University Holiday CLOSED CLOSED
Saturday November 24   7 am – 2:30 pm CLOSED
Sunday November 25 7 am – 2:30 am CLOSED
HOLIDAY BREAK
Saturday December 15 7 an – 2:30 pm CLOSED
Sunday December 16 7 am – 2:30 pm CLOSED
Monday December 17 7 am – 10 pm 9 am – 5 pm
Tuesday December 18   7 am – 10 pm 9 am – 5 pm
Wednesday December 19
7 am – 10 pm 9 am – 5 pm
Thursday December 20 7 am – 10 pm 9 am – 5 pm
Friday December 21 7 am – 10 pm 8 am – 12 noon
Saturday December 22 7 am – 2:30 pm CLOSED
Sunday December 23 7 am – 2:30 pm CLOSED
Monday December 24 Christmas Eve CLOSED CLOSED
Tuesday December 25 Christmas Day CLOSED CLOSED
Wednesday December 26 University Holiday CLOSED CLOSED
Thursday December 27* 7 am – 2:30 pm 9 am – 5:00 pm
Friday December 28* 7 am – 2:30 pm 8 am – 12 noon
Saturday December 29 7 am – 2:30 pm CLOSED
Sunday December 30 7 am – 2:30 pm CLOSED
Monday December 31 7 am – 2:30 pm 9 am – 5 pm
Tuesday January 1 New Year’s Day 2019 CLOSED CLOSED
Wednesday January 2  Resume normal hours 7 am – 10 pm 9 am – 5 pm
 * University Mission Critical Holiday
OTHER
Monday January 21 Martin Luther King Jr. Day 7 am – 10 pm CLOSED
Monday February 18 President’s Day 7 am – 10 pm 9 am – 5 pm
Monday March 11 Spring Break 7 am – 10 pm 9 am – 5 pm
Tuesday March 12 Spring Break 7 am – 10 pm 9 am – 5 pm
Wednesday March 13 Spring Break 7 am – 10 pm 9 am – 5 pm
Thursday March 14 Spring Break 7 am – 10 pm 8 am – 5 pm
Friday March 15 Spring Break 7 am – 10 pm 8 am – 12 noon
Sunday April 21 Easter Sunday CLOSED CLOSED
 * University Mission Critical Holiday, date subject to change
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
Friday May 24 7 am – 10 pm 8 am – 12 noon
Saturday May 25 7 am – 2:30 pm
CLOSED
Sunday May 26 7 am – 2:30 pm CLOSED
Monday May 27 Memorial Day CLOSED CLOSED
INDEPENDENCE DAY
Wednesday July 3 7 am – 10 pm 9 am – 5 pm
Thursday July 4 Independence Day 7 am – 2:30 pm CLOSED
**Access for UT Health Science Center Laredo Regional Campus card holders may require assistance from campus police office.

*** Access for UT Health Science Center and public users

 

 

Laredo Regional Campus Library

Monday-Thursday Friday Saturday and Sunday
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m (noon) Closed

View the Laredo Library holiday schedule.

Address & Contact Information

1937 E. Bustamante St.
Laredo, TX 78041
(956) 523-7404 or (956) 523-7426
laredolibrary@uthscsa.edu

Library Services

Library Collection

The Laredo Regional Campus Library has full access to library electronic resources. There is also a variety of print books and journals and a collection of consumer health materials.

Mr. Victor Oliveros, a pioneer in border health issues in Laredo/ Nuevo Laredo as a founder of the U.S. Mexico Border Health Commission, was Chief of Environmental Health Services for the City of Laredo Health Department. Mr. Oliveros retired in 2005 and donated many print materials and slides to the Laredo Regional Campus Library.

Document Delivery and Interlibrary Loan

Books, articles, journals and other library materials located at the main Briscoe Library may be requested by Laredo personnel at no charge through Document Delivery. Materials not owned by the library may be requested through Interlibrary Loan. There may be no charge for some Interlibrary Loan materials. Contact Andrea Schorr at schorr@uthscsa.edu with questions. Articles not available online can usually be scanned and delivered electronically to the Laredo Regional Campus Library.

Computers

Wireless access is available in the library. Wireless users must register their laptops to access the network. Laptops can be registered by calling the Briscoe Library at (210) 567-2440.

Library computers are available with Internet, email, Microsoft Office products and provide access to all electronic resources available on the main campus. Printing is available.

Meetings at the Library

Meetings may be held in the Laredo Regional Campus Library. Study tables and chairs are available to all library visitors.

Training and Classes

Hands on training in the use of the library catalog, Ovid, PubMed, RefWorks and other resources is offered periodically or by request. A list of currently-scheduled training classes may be found online.