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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 Health Information Professionalism competency area, as described in MLA’s Competencies for Lifelong Learning and Professional Success. Plan to register for CE to ELEVATE your expertise in this professional competency area.

Health Information Professionalism

A health information professional promotes the development of the health information professions and collaborates with other professionals to improve health care and access to health care information.

As members of a profession, we are motivated to contribute to society in ways that highlight our special knowledge and expertise.

Saturday, May 4

8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

CE600 Catalyzing Collaborative Culture Change in Support of Research at Your Institution

Are you eager to build partnerships and catalyze collaboration across your institution’s research enterprise? In this exceptional daylong course, you can master the seven elements of collaboration and develop a plan to build relationships with researchers in your institution. Through presentations, discussion, case studies, role play, and the lens of the research life cycle, you will learn how to identify new opportunities for partnership at your institutions, gain confidence in building relationships, and create a customized institutional roadmap for collaboration. The course includes pre-session webinars and post-course mentorship.

1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

CE601 Institutional Review Boards (IRBs): Integrating Information Professionals into the Process

Learn how to successfully submit an institutional review board (IRB) application, aid investigators with protocol development and informed consent documents, and gain an understanding of the role information professionals can play as IRB committee members. The interactive course will include the use of presentations, case scenarios, hands on exercises, and group activities. No previous experience or knowledge is required.

CE602 Goal: Success at Being a Solo Librarian!

If you are a solo librarian, you know you have to do it all and continue to show your value to your institution. Through group problem-solving activities and presentations, you will create a success strategy based on an assessment of your skills and situation. You will learn how to form alliances, pitch your services, budget your time and money, elevate your profile...and realize you can do it all smartly, wisely, and in comfort!

Watch for information on other courses to be offered in upcoming issues of MLAConnect and on MLANET.

Contact Debra Cavanaugh for more information.

Register now for MLA ’19.

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