May 12 COVID-19 Conversation: Critical Appraisal of COVID-19 Research

Methods and best practices for critical appraisal are well established, but the rapid pace of publication during the COVID-19 pandemic is throwing the rule book out the window. Or is it? Join leaders from the Critical Appraisal Institute for Librarians (CAIFL) for ideas, tips, and discussion on critically appraising the literature in the era of COVID-19. Marie Ascher, Health Sciences Library, New York Medical College–Valhalla; Abraham Wheeler, AHIP, MSU Libraries, Michigan State University–East Lansing; Rachel Pinotti, AHIP, Levy Library, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY; and Amy Blevins, Ruth Lilly Medical Library, Indiana University School of Medicine–Indianapolis, will examine COVID-19 research.

This is the eighth session of our series of free, live, online conversations, Coping and Caring in the Time of COVID-19. These weekly conversations for MLA members and the wider health information professional community are designed to help you address professional and personal pain points related to the current crisis.

Date: Tuesday, May 12

Time: 10:00 a.m., pacific time; 11:00 a.m., mountain time; noon, central time; 1:00 p.m., eastern time

Audience: Medical librarians

Action item 1: Click Join the Slack workspace Medical Library Association, and use your browser or download the Slack application on your phone. If you already have Slack, add the workspace

Action item 2: Join the conversation during and after this session at #covid-19-critical-appraisal-covid-19-research in the MLA Slack workspace (add this new channel by selecting the “+” sign next to “Channels” >> “Browse channels” and adding the channel), or connect at

On Tuesday, May 12, at the scheduled time: Open Slack to join the conversation. Open WebEx to join the session:

  • Webex Password: MLACOVID
  • No registration. No cost.

Access recordings of Professional Partnerships in the Time of COVID-19: Masks and More, password: WsYdCv3m; COVID-19 Searching: Strategies and Sources, password: Kq3RUjFS; Managing Remote Workers and Work, password: jEAjUmQ4; I Feel Fine: A Musical Happy Half-Hour, password: 3k+%cAm0; Moving Instruction Online in a Hurry!, password: mG6tMRHk; and Supporting Oral Health in the Time of COVID-19, password: ZsCY2WiR.

For questions and support, please contact Kate Corcoran.

Thank you for participating in the Coping and Caring in the Time of COVID-19 series. Watch for information on the MLA ’20 vConnections: Association Member Series virtual sessions, open to all members.

We look forward to conversing with you on May 12!