Education Services

BACC Classroom

Library Instruction to Support Your Curriculum

DML's Education Services can create library research and information management classes tailored to meet specific course objectives or assignments. Whether you are a student working on a research paper or a faculty member working to integrate informatics skills into your course syllabus, we can help. Contact DML Reference for more information.

Education Services requires at least 10 working days notice to develop a class.

The BACC features a computer classroom with 20 workstations. Faculty may reserve the room by contacting Brandon Hudson. Please note that the room is open on a space available basis. Login with NetID and password is required to use the BACC classroom.

Orientation Sessions

Dahlgren Memorial Library (DML) offers a variety of library orientations to the GUMC, MGUH, and GU communities. Types of orientations include:

  • General overview of DML resources and services
  • New student, faculty, and staff orientations
  • General overview combined with hands-on workshop
  • Course-integrated orientation and instruction and library tours

DML Orientation Facts

  • May be held in the Library, the Biomedical Academic Computing Center (BACC), or outside of the Library in campus classrooms, conference spaces, auditoriums, and other public areas
  • Vary in length, anywhere from 10 minutes to 2 hours
  • Format of orientations can be presentations, demos, hands-on workshops, and/or staffing an information table at scheduled events

To Request an Orientation

Requests for orientations must be made 48 hours or more in advance.

*Please Note: The start of the new academic year (June – August) is a high-volume orientation time for the library, so we encourage people to schedule in advance as much as possible.

Hands-On Workshops

In addition to library orientations, DML also provides tailored individual and group instruction. We are currently offering the following workshops:

Medical Apps for Point-of-Care
This introduction to mobile medical applications (iOS and Android) can help with answering clinical questions at the point-of-care. Core apps available to Georgetown affiliates will be highlighted while working through a series of cases that address different scenarios of patient care. Dr. Jeff Weinfeld, Professor in Family Medicine will be joining us to provide guidance and best practices on clinical usage.

Wednesday, April 4th from 12-1PM in the TBL space (2nd floor DML):

Do you have a common name or have published under different name variations and want to ensure that you receive proper credit for all of your scholarly output? Do you want to simplify the process of grant and manuscript submissions and not have to fill out the same fields over and over again? This workshop will help you distinguish yourself with an ORCiD iD!

Thursday, April 5th from 12-1PM in the BACC Classroom (lower level DML):

RefWorks 101 @ DML
Import, organize, and use your citations with RefWorks. You'll learn about the basic features of this online bibliographic management tool, including: the export of citations from databases, sorting your citations, and creating bibliographies. We'll also cover more advanced features, including integrating citations into your documents and sharing.

12-1PM in the BACC Classroom (lower level DML) on:
Tuesday, April 10th:
Wednesday, April 11th:
Monday, April 16th:

Data Management
Are you interested in learning about research data management best practices and data requirements for NIH and NSF grants? Then come to DML’s Data Management Workshop! Data management plans, data documentation and metadata, data life cycle, and more will be covered.

Thursday, April 26th from 12-1PM in the BACC Classroom (lower level DML):
DML also has upcoming workshops on:

Image Use/Copyright in Academia
Grey Literature
Image Use/Copyright in Publishing
PubMed 101

To request a customized workshop or if you have further questions, please contact DML Reference.

Help with Assignments

DML's Education Services offers consultations for specific assignments, with the goal of helping you find the resources you need to complete your assignment. Contact DML Reference to schedule an individual consultation for yourself or a session for your group.

Reserves for Educators

At the request of faculty, Dahlgren Memorial Library will place various materials on Reserve. Physical reserves (e.g.: books, journal articles, book chapters, exams) will be available at the Library's Information Services Desk. Electronic reserves can be added into course management systems such as Blackboard or Canvas and are available when copyright law and TEACH Act provisions are followed. In addition, stable, permanent links can be provided to DML subscribed journal and eBook content for incorporation within course materials.

Instructional Technology Help

Instructional Technology Design and Development (ITDD) supports GUMC faculty and staff who wish to enhance effective teaching methods with the latest learning technologies. Learn More.