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Continuing Education Courses

 Join your colleagues at MLA ’17 “Dream Dare Do” for innovative and practical continuing education (CE) courses. CE courses are a great way to learn new roles and stay at the forefront of the health information profession. Courses will take place on Friday, May 26, and Saturday, May 27. Register quickly as some of the courses are getting close to capacity, so please do not delay.

Watch for information on other courses to be offered on MLANET.

Friday, May 26

CE200 Maintain Momentum in Marketing

This course will focus on planning strategic marketing campaigns. We will talk about how to create and implement a campaign, establish goals and objectives, identify key messages and audiences, and use appropriate strategies and tools. We will talk about the value of the library brand, social media tools, budgeting, and evaluation.

Saturday, May 26

CE101 Accelerating Innovation through Information Tools and Expertise

Innovation and information are a natural duo. Instructors will share how librarians can get involved with institutional innovation initiatives, such as medical device development, games, health care apps, and innovative publishing outlets. Librarians can be involved throughout the entire innovation process.

CE102 Your Role in Achieving Magnet Status and Continuing Support of Nursing Research

Magnet Status is a must. Invest in this course to review what Magnet Status entails, and plan to position yourself to demonstrate your added value to the Magnet Status “go-getters.” Also, come to strategize your role once Magnet Status is obtained and reinforce searching in an evidence-based nursing way.

CE302 Searching, the World Health Organization Portal (ICTRP), and Regulatory Agency Websites to Identify Clinical Trials for Systematic Reviews and Other Clinical and Research Questions

Increasing interest in and awareness of the importance of clinical trials and their results have seen the development of a large number of trials registers and trials results registers. This course will highlight key trials registers and trials results registers, including, the World Health Organization’s International Clinical Trials Registry Platform (ICTRP), and industry registers, and will offer practical advice on searching registers and managing register records.

CE303 Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Health for the Consumer: A Primer for Librarians

Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) can range from quackery to proven therapies. This class follows the history of CAM to the current trend toward integrating complementary approaches with conventional medicine. Hands-on exercises and activities will provide attendees with critical evaluation skills and practical experience for finding evidence-based information in consumer and professional-level resources.

CE500 Take Two Apps and Call Me in the Morning: Mobile Applications for Health and Wellness

Mobile applications are connecting more patients to health and wellness information, but how can librarians help patients navigate the growing field of wellness applications? Across all mobile platforms, health and wellness applications are some of the most popular and most frequently downloaded. By better understanding how to evaluate applications, librarians can help patients and patrons make informed decisions about the apps that they choose to download. This class will focus on understanding how to evaluate apps and provide information about recommended apps.

CE704 Practical Skills and Tips for Research: From Proposal to Presentation

This course will give participants practical tips and tools to complete a research project while still doing their day jobs. Taking a workshop approach, this course will allow participants to prepare and plan on completing a research project with actionable steps to move forward at their libraries.

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