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Annual Meeting Continuing Education (CE)

MLA '18 Adapting Transforming Leading continuing education (CE) courses in Atlanta, GA, will encourage health sciences librarians to move out of their comfort zones into new roles. Courses are listed by date with course numbers corresponding to the professional competencies for health sciences librarians. More course information will be available November 2017.

Preliminary CE Schedule

Friday, May 18, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

  • CE100 Advanced Searching Techniques and Advanced Strategy Design

Friday, May 18, 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

  • CE200 Dissemination in Action: Communicating Research in a Digital World
  • CE502 Statistics 101: A Primer in Statistical Methods for Health Sciences Librarians
  • CE600 Building Partnerships with Faculty, Clinicians, and other Stakeholders

Saturday, May 19, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

  • CE300 Not Just Numbers: Teaching Students to Think Using Practical Curriculum Exercises

Saturday, May 19, 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

  • CE103 Effectiveness and Efficiency in Exhaustive Searches
  • CE302 Peeking Under the Hood: Understanding, Assessing and Improving Your Library’s Website and Libguides
  • CE303 Evidence-based Teaching: Finding and Applying the Best Evidence to Instruction
  • CE501 Introduction to Visualization Principles
  • CE601  Learning to Liaise with Health Professions

Saturday, May 19, 8:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.

  • CE301 Innovations in Nursing Information Literacy: New Technologies, Approaches, and Ideas
  • CE401 Digital Storytelling: Communication for Greater Impact

Saturday, May 19, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

  • CE101 Performing Systematic Reviews in Resource-limited Settings
  • CE400 Do You Want to be a Library Director? Knowledge, Skills and Career Paths for Library Leaders
  • CE500 What did you hear?: Qualitative Data Analysis

Saturday, May 19, 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

  • CE102 Searching ClinicalTrials.gov, the World Health Organization Portal (ICTRP), and Regulatory Agency Sources to Identify Clinical Trials for Systematic Reviews and Other Clinical and Research Questions
  • CE104 Upping your Reference Game: Technologies and Strategies for Value-Added Reference Services
  • CE105  Health Policy Research: Navigating Governmental and Legislative Sources
  • CE201 Health Information Technology and Health Data Standards Resources and Services at the National Library of Medicine
  • CE503 Introduction to Data Analysis and Visualization with R
  • CE504 Participatory Approaches for Learning More About Your Data

Registration and Fees

Registration is handled on a first-come, first-served basis, and no waiting lists are maintained. You do not have to register for the meeting to register for courses. Room assignments will be in the Official Program and in the Online Program Planner. Registration will open January 2018.

Contact Debra Cavanaugh for more information.

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