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Continuing Education: Saturday, May 19

Course information listed below includes course registration fee. Registration will open in January 2018.

 

8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

CE300 Not Just Numbers: Teaching Students to Think Using Practical Curriculum Exercises
Cost: $335 (nonmember: $600)
Attendance maximum: 30

Librarians are often involved in teaching evidence-based medicine (EBM)/evidence-based practice (EBP), which is focused on identifying questions, searching for literature, and analyzing the literature. Course attendees will learn about and complete modified student exercises that are used in a medical school curriculum (transferable to other health professions) that engages students to utilize higher level thinking.

Instructors: Julia M. Esparza, AHIP, Head, User Education and Outreach Services; Montie’ L. Dobbins, Head, User Access Services/Circulation; and David C. Duggar, AHIP, Head, Library Liaison Program; Health Sciences Library, Louisiana State University (LSU) Health–Shreveport; and Alexandria (Lexi) Brackett, AHIP, Clinical Support Librarian, Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library, Yale University, New Haven, CT

 

10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

ceicon_byod.pngceicon_est.png CE101 Performing Systematic Reviews in Resource-Limited Settings
Cost: $320 (nonmember: $570); $50*
Attendance maximum: 30

* The cost is $50 for attendees from a HINARI-eligible country. Contact Debra Cavanaugh, cavanuagh@mail.mlahq.org, for registration.

This course will provide participants with the tools and skills necessary to adapt the systematic review (SR) process to resource-limited settings. The course will feature active participation focused on using free tools for SRs, the use of the Research4Life databases for accessing SR resources, and ideas for promoting SRs in participant contexts.

Note: Attendees are required to bring a laptop computer or other device with WiFi capability to participate in interactive activities.

Instructors: Erin Eldermire, Head, Flower-Sprecher Veterinary Library, Cornell University Library, Ithaca, NY; Sarah Young, Senior Librarian, Mellon Institute Library, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA; and Lenny Rhine, FMLA, Coordinator, E-Library Training Initiative, Librarians without Borders®/MLA, Gainesville, FL

 

ceicon_mt.png CE400 Do You Want to Be a Library Director? Knowledge, Skills, and Career Paths for Library Leaders
Cost: $320 (nonmember: $570)
Attendance maximum: 25

The course is designed to inform, inspire, or even dissuade MLA members who aspire to become library directors in either an academic health sciences center or hospital setting. This course introduces students to the leadership challenges in academic health sciences libraries and encourages students to assess their own career goals and readiness. The course focuses on four topics: what constitutes leadership potential (what makes a great leader); what library directors do (including service as an interim director); what is the academic health center like (the hot topics in academic medicine, health systems, and how they affect the library); and how do I decide if a library directorship is right for me (self-assessment/awareness). The format for the course supports self-reflection, questions, and one-on-one time with library leaders. Opportunities to explore topics of interest to the learners are built into the course.

Instructors: Heidi Heilemann, AHIP, Associate Dean and Knowledge Management Director, Lane Medical Library and Knowledge Management Center, Stanford University, Stanford, CA; M.J. Tooey, AHIP, FMLA, Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs, and Executive Director, Health Sciences and Human Services Library, University of Maryland–Baltimore; and Gabriel Rios, Director, Ruth Lilly Medical Library, Indiana University–Indianapolis

 

ceicon_dis.png CE500 What Did You Hear? Qualitative Data Analysis
Cost: $320 (nonmember: $570)
Attendance maximum: 25

Data analysis, oh no! The purpose of this course is to take librarians and informationists through the steps of analyzing data generated from interviews or focus groups by using low-cost and free tools and beginning to organize results. The major goals of the course are to demystify qualitative data, introduce low-cost and free tools for data analysis, introduce the process of coding and analyzing qualitative data into themes, and discuss the results.

Instructor: Ayaba Logan, Research and Education Informationist and Assistant Professor, Medical Libraries, Medical University of South Carolina–Charleston

 

8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

ceicon_ho.pngceicon_est.png CE103 Effectiveness and Efficiency in Exhaustive Searches
Cost: $345 (nonmember: $615)
Attendance maximum: 25

Learn to create high-quality searches for your research topic in your preferred databases in a more efficient way. Optimize your searches so that no relevant articles are missed, while keeping the total number of results low. Translate your search strategies semi-automatically between databases and interfaces. Aimed at experienced searchers.

Instructors: Wichor M. Bramer, Biomedical Information Specialist, Medical Library, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and Melissa L. Rethlefsen, AHIP, Deputy Director, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah–Salt Lake City

 

ceicon_byod.png CE302 Peeking Under the Hood: Understanding, Assessing, and Improving Your Library’s Website and LibGuides
Cost: $265 (nonmember: $490)

In this course, you will brush up on your technical skills, learn how to harness Google Analytics to gather key metrics about your users, understand how to make your website compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, and discover usability methods that you can apply to improve your site.

Note: Attendees are required to bring a laptop computer or other device with WiFi capability to participate in interactive activities.

Instructors: Andy Hickner, Web Services Librarian, Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library, Yale University, New Haven, CT, and Susanna Galbraith, Virtual Services Librarian, Health Sciences Library, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada

 

ceicon_ho.pngceicon_ebp.png CE303 Evidence-Based Teaching: Finding and Applying the Best Evidence to Instruction
Cost: $345 (nonmember: $615)
Attendance maximum: 25

This hands-on workshop will engage participants in evidence-based teaching by leveraging search expertise to improve teaching and thus increase student learning. Topics include the basics of searching for education-related questions and appraising and applying existing educational evidence to instruction.

Instructors: Jamie Conklin, Research and Education Librarian, and Megan von Isenburg, AHIP, Associate Dean, Library Services and Archives, Medical Center Library & Archives, Duke University, Durham, NC

 

ceicon_ho.pngceicon_dis.png CE501 Introduction to Visualization Principles
Cost: $345 (nonmember: $615)
Attendance maximum: 25

Visualization can be a powerful tool for discovery, data analysis, and presentation. Using Excel and Tableau Public, this course will provide an introduction to visualization principles, including design principles and different types of visualization. Attendees will apply these principles to create useful visualizations.

Instructors: Marci Brandenburg, Bioinformationist, and Jean Song, Assistant Director, Academic and Clinical Engagement, Taubman Health Sciences Library, University of Michigan–Ann Arbor

 

ceicon_byod.png CE601 Learning to Liaise with Health Professions
Cost: $265 (nonmember: $490)
Attendance maximum: 25

The number of health professions programs is growing rapidly, placing greater demand on libraries. This course will feature active participation to help participants more effectively support health professions with distinct standards and cultures of practice. Participants will explore best practices and formulate plans to apply these practices in their own institutions.

Note: Attendees are required to bring a laptop computer or other device with WiFi capability to participate in interactive activities.

Instructors: David A. Nolfi, AHIP, Health Sciences Librarian and Library Assessment Coordinator, Gumberg Library, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, and Carolyn Schubert, Interim Director, Research and Education Services, and Health Sciences and Nursing Librarian, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

 

1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

ceicon_ho.pngceicon_est.pngceicon_ebp.png CE102 Trials without Tribulations: Identifying Clinical Trials for Systematic Reviews and Other Clinical and Research Questions
Cost: $345 (nonmember: $615)
Attendance maximum: 25

Data from clinical trials and results registers are essential to answering many systematic review, health technology assessment, comparative effectiveness research, clinical, and other research questions. Clinical trials registers provide information on current and recently completed research. Results registers provide results of completed research, often before they are available through traditional, published sources. Increasing awareness of the importance of clinical trials and their results has led to the development of a large number of trials and trials results registers. Trials registers are in constant development and provide challenges to librarians in terms of searching and record management. This half-day course highlights key trials registers and trials results registers, including ClinicalTrials.gov, the World Health Organization’s Clinical Trials Search Portal, and industry registers, and offers practical advice on searching registers and managing register records.

Instructors: Julie Glanville, MCLIP, Associate Director, York Health Economics Consortium, University of York, York, United Kingdom, and Carol Lefebvre, HonFCLIP, Independent Information Consultant, Lefebvre Associates, Oxford, United Kingdom

 

ceicon_ho.png CE104 Upping Your Reference Game: Technologies and Strategies for Value-Added Reference Services
Cost: $345 (nonmember: $615)
Attendance maximum: 25

This hands-on course provides strategies and techniques to increase user satisfaction with your library’s reference services. The course is divided into four components: (1) cultivating research skills via email, (2) offering publication and scholarly communications support, (3) using response templates and web forms, and (4) providing citation metrics and alternative metrics.

Instructors: Rachel Pinotti, AHIP, Assistant Library Director, Education and Research Services, Levy Library, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY; Antonio P. DeRosa, AHIP, Research Informationist, Samuel J. Wood Library and C.V. Starr Biomedical Information Center, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, NY; and Diana Delgado, AHIP, Associate Director, User Support, Research and Education, Samuel J. Wood Library and C.V. Starr Biomedical Information Center, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, NY

 

ceicon_chis.png CE105 Health Policy Research: Navigating Governmental and Legislative Sources
Cost: $265 (nonmember: $490)
Attendance maximum: 25

Health policy research goes beyond academic and grey literature: searching legislation, regulations, and governmental agency websites can be challenging. Join us in this session to learn tips to identify and track applicable state and federal laws, bills, regulations, and supplemental policy documents.

Instructor: Michele Malloy, Research Librarian, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress, Washington, DC

 

ceicon_dis.png CE201 Health Information Technology and Health Data Standards Resources and Services at the National Library of Medicine
Cost: $265 (nonmember: $490)

This seminar will introduce current federal health information technology (IT) mandates related to clinical terminology and standards, and provide an overview of National Library of Medicine (NLM) resources that support health data exchange and interoperability.

Instructors: Patrick McLaughlin, Head, Terminology Quality Assurance and User Services, and Susan Roy, NLM SNOMED CT Support Coordinator, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD

 

ceicon_ho.pngceicon_dis.png CE503 Introduction to Data Analysis and Visualization with R
Cost: $345 (nonmember: $615)
Attendance maximum: 25

Librarians increasingly need data literacy skills to be successful in today’s data-intensive information environment. This is especially true for medical librarians who work closely with clinicians and biomedical researchers, whose work tends to be highly data-driven. This course will provide an introduction to R, a popular programming language for data wrangling, analysis, and visualization.

Instructor: Lisa Federer, AHIP, Research Data Informationist, NIH Library, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

 

ceicon_chis.pngceicon_dis.png CE504 Participatory Approaches for Learning More about Your Data
Cost: $265 (nonmember: $490)
Attendance maximum: 25

Encourage your stakeholders to use your data by including them in facilitated group activities! In this highly interactive in-person workshop, attendees will practice using different participatory techniques for interacting with data: planning, collecting, analyzing, and even reporting data.

Instructors: Karen Vargas, Evaluation Specialist, and Cynthia Olney, Assistant Director, National Network of Libraries of Medicine Evaluation Office, Health Sciences Library, University of Washington–Seattle

 

8:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.

CE301 Innovations in Nursing Information Literacy: New Technologies, Approaches, and Ideas
Cost: $130 (nonmember: $285)

Nursing has unique library instruction needs. The goal of this course is to encourage participants to try new approaches to library instruction for nursing, as well as expose participants to new technologies and educational pedagogies that can be used in their library instruction. The course will focus on creating instruction for different levels of nursing students.

Instructor: Jessica Sender, Librarian, College of Nursing, Michigan State University–East Lansing

 

ceicon_mt.png CE401 Digital Storytelling: Communication for Greater Impact
Cost: $130 (nonmember: $285)
Attendance maximum: 30

Through effective marketing, libraries gain increased visibility and recognition for their work, resulting in additional support and greater latitude to develop innovative services. This course introduces a “digital storytelling lifecycle model” that provides practical tips and tricks to leverage marketing efforts and make the most of limited resources.

Instructor: Erinn Aspinall, AHIP, Strategic Initiatives Librarian and Communications Coordinator, Bio-Medical Library, Health Sciences Libraries, University of Minnesota–Minneapolis

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