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Seven Blind Mice and Systematic Reviews: An MLA Webinar on Teaching through Storytelling

Seven Blind Mice and Systematic Reviews: An MLA Webinar on Teaching through Storytelling
Mon October 15, 2018
How does the children’s story, Seven Blind Mice, relate to instruction on doing systematic reviews? Or to the many other health information concepts and skills medical librarians teach? Hint: Think stories!

Register now for Why Do We Lead? An Introduction to Values-Based Leadership to be held on December 12, 2018. Join Stewart Brower, AHIP, to find creative, useful ways to solve real-world problems and successfully engage as a library leader.
Register now for MLA's recorded webinar, From Idea to Reality: How to Successfully Plan and Promote Library Events. Join the presenters as they show you how to create amazing in-person library events in a digital era.
Register now for MLA's recorded webinar, Critical Appraisal of Quantitative Research. Lisa Federer will demystify the process of assessing and reporting on quantitative research by breaking it down into easy-to-understand steps.
Register now for MLA's recorded webinar, Putting the Quality in Qualitative: Tips for Evaluating Qualitative Research Articles. Join Susan LaValley to develop your skills in identifying the quality in qualitative studies and to appreciate the value of qualitative research.
Register now for MLA's recorded webinar, What Is Genomic Medicine? Join Stephanie Roth, AHIP to understand the basics of genomic medicine and learn how precision medicine relates to genomic medicine. #MLAGenomicMed
Register now for MLA's recorded webinar, Aligning the Three Pillars of Effective Instruction: Outcomes, Teaching, and Assessment for Health Sciences Librarians. Join Jill Boruff, AHIP to more effectively focus and assess your teaching.
Register now for MLA's recorded webinar, Plan to Succeed: The Basics of Library Project Management. Join Gary Wasdin as he identifies successful strategies and common pitfalls in library project management.
Come early to MLA ’18, develop a skill in an MLA competency, and have some extra time to tour Atlanta!

Choose from twenty continuing education (CE) courses offered on Friday and Saturday before the start of the meeting on Sunday.
Register now for MLA's recorded webinar series on Systematic Reviews. Join Margaret Foster, AHIP, and Sarah Jewell as they discuss matching review types, selecting software and developing a systematic review service.
If you know how to search for clinical trials, you probably know that trials registers are becoming a standard information resource for systematic reviews, comparative effectiveness research, and evidence-based guidelines and that AHRQ, Cochrane, and others recommend or mandate searching trials
Your library or organization’s website is your most powerful way of publicizing and offering your services. Taking Peeking Under the Hood at MLA ’18 is a powerful way for you to advance the reputation of your library, become your library’s in-house expert on web matters, and enhance your resume.
Health information professionals in academic libraries and in health care facilities spend much of their time collaborating and communicating with faculty, clinicians, and other professionals. There are over eighty health professions! Each has unique standards and cultures of practice.
Having the software skills to create data visualizations is one thing. Understanding the difference between a poorly designed visualization and a well-designed visualization is another. Introduction to Visualization Principles gives you both!
If you are a medical librarian in an academic or hospital setting, you know that establishing partnerships and working on joint projects with professionals outside of your library are essential parts of your practice.
If you are wondering whether Dissemination in Action: Communicating Research in a Digital World is the right MLA ’18 continuing education course for you, take this quick self-assessment:
Our popular continuing education course, “Do You Want to Be a Library Director? Knowledge, Skills, and Career Paths for Library Leaders,” will help you answer these questions, plan your career, and connect with current and future leaders and directors
Join your colleagues at MLA ’18 in Atlanta, GA, for courses that will 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
These days, it seems everyone is talking about learning to program. To find out more about a popular language, R, and what it’s like to learn it, we did an email Q&A with Lisa Federer, AHIP, who is teaching Introduction to Data Analysis and Visualization with R at MLA ’18.
Register for the Performing Systematic Reviews in Resource-Limited Settings at MLA '18. This course will demonstrate how you can make substantial contributions to systematic reviews without access to the resources of a major university.
Register now for MLA's recorded webinar, Matching Review Type to Research Question: Which Review Is Right for You? Join Margaret Foster, AHIP, and Sarah Jewell as they present this first in the series on systematic reviews.
Join your colleagues at MLA ’18 for courses that will 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.
Register now for MLA's recorded webinar, Selecting Systematic Review Software on a Shoestring. Join Margaret Foster, AHIP, and Sarah Jewell as they present this series on systematic reviews.
Register now for MLA's recorded webinar, Developing and Managing a Systematic Review Service. Join Margaret Foster, AHIP, and Sarah Jewell as they present this series on systematic reviews.
Join your colleagues at MLA ’18 for courses that will 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.
Register now for MLA's recorded webinar, Visualize Your Data: Tableau for Health Sciences Librarians. Join our presenter Ariel Deardorff as she introduces health sciences librarians to Tableau and its many uses.
Register now for MLA's recorded webinar, Go Red! REDCap for Library Data Services and Data Collection. Join our presenter, Fred LaPolla as he explores ways that librarians can use it in their libraries.
Continuing education (CE) courses during MLA ’18 Adapting Transforming Leading in Atlanta, Georgia, will encourage health sciences librarians to move out of their comfort zones into new roles.
Register now for MLA's recorded webinar, 8 Tips for Using Metrics in Research Evaluation. Join our presenters to increase your impact at your institution.

Register now for MLA's recorded webinar, Working Open: An Overview of Open Source Research Tools. Join our presenter, Erin Foster, as she helps you choose the right free, open source tool for conducting, producing, and disseminating research.
Register now for MLA's recorded webinar, Cheap, Fast, and Good: Instructional Videos and Open Educational Resources. Join our presenter, Molly Higgins, as she addresses ways to create instructional media when you don't have time or money.
Register now for MLA's recorded webinar series, Distinguishing the Questionable from the Trustworthy in Open Access Resources. Join Carolann Lee Curry and Anna Krampl as they guide participants on how to use tools, resources, and formal criteria to vet open access journals.
Register now for MLA's recorded webcast, ".The Diversity of Data Management: Practical Approaches for Health Sciences Librarianship" Join Lisa Federer, AHIP, Kevin Read and Jackie Wirz as they provide strategies and success stories for Data Management.
Register now for MLA's recorded webinar, "Getting Started with Research." Join Jon Eldredge, AHIP, as he shows you how to get started doing research and helps you gain confidence that, yes, you can do research!
Register now for MLA's recorded webinar, "Scoping Reviews: Mapping Your Course to Success." Join Whitney A. Townsend and Kate M. Saylor as they focus on practical solutions to improve the quality of your search services and also raising your profile.
Register now for MLA's recorded webinar, "Survey Success: 10 Essential Tips for Effective Survey Design." Join Deborah H. Charbonneau as she aims to demystify the survey process for librarians and information professionals by providing “10 essential tips for effective survey design.”
Register now for MLA's recorded webinar, "Finding Grey Lit for Systematic Reviews: Can It Be More Black and White?" Join Barbara Folb as she explains the framework for grey literature decision-making and tips for managing the search process. #mlaGreyLit
Register now for MLA's recorded webinar, "Flexing Your Powerhouse Librarian Muscles: The Foundations of Effective Project Management". Join Jamie Gray as she identifies preplanning strategies and key behaviors to move your project forward. #mlapowerhouselib
Join your colleagues May 26 and 27 for the MLA ’17 continuing education (CE) courses in Seattle, Washington. These courses will provide health sciences librarians with a great way to explore new roles and stay at the forefront of the health information profession.
Register now for MLA's recorded webcast, "Beyond Systematic: The Librarian’s Role in Shaping Reviews." Join Melissa Rethlefsen, AHIP, Whitney A. Townsend, and Joey Nicholson as they discuss how systematic reviews have evolved and when to consider other types of reviews.
Register now for MLA's recorded webinar, "Scanning the Horizon: Emerging Technology at Your Library and in the Classroom." Join Emily Hurst, AHIP as she identifies trends, the impact of new technologies on education, and resources for staying informed.
Register now for MLA's recorded webinar, "Demystifying R: An Introduction for Librarians." Join Lisa Federer, AHIP as she explains terminology, how R works and where to find free resources.
Register now for MLA's Instructional Design webinar series. Register for individual webinars or the series and get all four webinars for the price of three!
Register now for MLA's recorded webinar, "Getting Started with Statistics for Librarians." Join Jin Wu as she explains statistical concepts for reading research findings and interpreting data.
MLA has partners with LearnSomething for our new learning management system (LMS) that will host all MLA educational offerings starting in early 2017.
Register now for MLA's webinar, "Are All Systematic Reviews Created Equal?" Join Connie Schardt, AHIP, FMLA as she explains how to critically appraise a systematic review and the tools needed for the task.
The guiding principles of MLA's education program are defined around five simple concepts that will turn MLA education upside down: "intentional", "learner-centric", "member-focused", "excellence" and "resource savvy".
The growth of MLA's planned curriculum expansion will require investment to cover course development expenses until the courses begin generating revenue. MLA will use the Shaping our Future Fund in an innovative way.
The MLA webinar, “Precision Medicine: What Is It and Why Should I Care?” is available via on-demand recording. Join Carrie Iwema, AHIP, as she provides an overview of the basic concepts and ethical concerns surrounding precision medicine. Come away with information and resources you can use.
The new Rising Stars curriculum uses best practices in professional development and MLA’s growing expertise in education to support a more immersive Rising Stars program.
The MLA webinar, "The Consumer Health Library: A Site for Service, Education, and Hope" is available via on-demand recording. Join Jacqueline Davis as she presents on the role of the consumer health librarian and outreach.
Register now for MLA's "What’s New with the Affordable Care Act and What You Need to Know About It" recorded webinar. Join Emily Vardell as she highlights the most relevant aspects of the ACA and the role for librarians.
The MLA webinar, "Managing from the Middle: Balancing People, Projects, and Vision with Confidence" is available via on-demand recording. Join Pat Wagner as she helps participants feel more confident and gain insight into the challenges of and strategies for middle-management decision making.
Full speed ahead. Exactly! Readers of this blog will know that the MLA Board has established a strategic goal of serving the mission and growth of MLA by increasing the breadth, depth, and quality of MLA education offerings and expanding our audiences.
Meet Barry Grant, who will be leading the effort to make that vision real as MLA's new director of education starting September 28.
We improved your online learning experience by adding student/teacher interaction into the instructional design of MLA's first asynchronous online course, “Library Statistics: Data Analysis for Librarians.”
Please share your input on the needs of our profession to support MLA's initiative to revise our Competencies for Lifelong Learning and Professional Success.
MLA’s strategic goal #3 is all about education, and how to seriously raise the bar on how we support you in your professional development. Just as the new MLANET website and community platform will put you at the center of the experience, our plan for MLA education will have you at the center.
Over 100 people attended the open forum, “Revitalizing the Professional Competencies for Lifelong Learning” in Austin. Attendees weighed in on the direction they would like to see MLA take in responding to our professional development needs.
In January, the MLA Board established a task force to revise the “Competencies for Lifelong Learning and Professional Success” policy to keep up with the evolving needs of MLA members and the changing environment in which we work.