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MLA ’19 Continuing Education

mla19logo.jpgMLA ’19 ELEVATE continuing education (CE) courses in Chicago, IL, will take place on Friday, May 3, and Saturday, May 4, 2019. CE courses support health sciences librarians and other information professionals in adapting to rapidly changing environments, transforming their collections and service models, and leading important new changes in education, research, and librarianship.

The following are offerings in the Information Management and Instruction & Instructional Design competency areas, as described in MLA’s Competencies for Lifelong Learning and Professional Success.

Information Management

A health information professional curates and makes accessible bioscience, clinical, and health information data, information, and knowledge.

Our strength is our ability to develop and organize collections tailored to specific audiences. In cataloging and classifying, including assigning metadata, we impose order to improve access. Traditionally, we have organized information resources into libraries, and personal records and artifacts into archives. Now, our expertise is being applied to organizing research data into collections that can be used electronically across institutions and countries. We know the value of and how to apply standards so that records of collections are universally comprehensible and enduring.

Saturday, May 4

1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

CE200 Librarians’ Role in Supporting Public Access Mandates to Publications and Data Generated through Federally Funded Research

Learn how to support researchers in complying with federal funder public access mandates for publication and data access. Gain a full understanding of public access mandates for federally funded research and of the importance of data management and sharing in meeting mandate guidelines. Leave the course with an action plan for service implementation to support your institution’s federally funded research activities.

Instruction & Instructional Design

A health information professional educates others in the skills of bioscience, clinical, and health information literacy.

Librarians are educators. We help others, but we also enable people to be self-sufficient. What we teach continues to evolve, from how to use resources, to how to critically appraise research articles, to how to organize data collections. As the world becomes more and more an information space, there will be additional opportunities to teach information management skills. We also share our expertise with one another. Our teaching role requires that we be skilled in pedagogy and the use of technology-enhanced learning.

Friday, May 3

1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

CE300 Developing Library Data Visualization Services from Scratch

Data visualization workshops are an exciting way to generate interest in offerings at your institution and expand your library services. In this course, you will learn data visualization best practices and how to create publication-worthy graphics using the commonly available software tools, Excel and PowerPoint. You will leave with a plan for developing data visualization services based on your patrons’ needs.

CE301 Applying the ACRL Information Literacy Framework to Your Teaching

This workshop gives you a hands-on opportunity to create instructional content using the new Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Information Literacy Framework for Higher Education. You will understand the value of integrating threshold concepts—the core ideas guiding thinking and practice—into your teaching. You will learn how to use best practices for developing learning outcomes and how to apply active learning strategies and appropriate classroom assessment techniques. You will leave the course with a plan to integrate threshold concepts into a lecture or class you teach or wish to teach.

Saturday, May 4

8:00 a.m.–noon

CE302 Teaching Critical Appraisal Skills

Take your skills in teaching evidence-based medicine (EBM) to the next level! This interactive course will prepare you to teach research article critical appraisal skills using engaging practical and active-teaching strategies. You will learn key critical appraisal concepts and best practices, how to apply these concepts using engaging teaching strategies, and how to make a case to stakeholders for the value of librarians teaching EBM skills. For novice to intermediate teachers of critical appraisal and EBM concepts.

Plan to register for CE to ELEVATE your expertise in these professional competency areas. See more information about CE at MLA ’19.

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