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Continuing Education: Friday, May 26

Course information listed below includes course registration fee. Go to MLA ’17 to register!

10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. 

ceicon_mt.png CE201 Leading the Way: Preparing for and Enhancing Your Leadership Role
Cost: $320 (nonmember: $570)
Attendance maximum: 30

How do you position yourself for leadership opportunities? What is your leadership style? How should you approach difficult conversations? How do you harness excellence from your team? How do you measure success? Through this highly interactive, energetic, and reflective course, you will develop a personal leadership plan designed to add value to your team, your institution, your career, and your personal growth.
Instructors: Lindsay Alcock, Head, Public Services, Health Sciences Library, Memorial University of Newfoundland–St. John’s, Canada; Kelly Thormodson, Interim Director, Harley E. French Library of the Health Sciences, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of North Dakota–Grand Forks; Diana Delgado, AHIP, Associate Director, User Support, Research & Education, Samuel J. Wood Library, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, NY; and Martin Wood, AHIP, Assistant Director, Maguire Medical Library, Florida State University College of Medicine–Tallahassee


ceicon_est.pngceicon_ebp.pngceicon_ho.png CE300 Advanced Searching Techniques and Advanced Strategy Design
Cost: $400 (nonmember: $700)
Attendance maximum: 24

Explore issues around search design and techniques for undertaking literature searches of complex topics to inform high-quality comparative effectiveness research, systematic reviews, guideline development, and other major projects. Learn new techniques and software tools for developing search strategies, best approaches to search design including search term identification and concept development, insights into search design for complex questions, and variations in current best practice.
Instructors: Carol Lefebvre, HonFCLIP, Independent Information Consultant, Lefebvre Associates, Oxford, United Kingdom, and Mick Arber, Senior Information Specialist, York Health Economics Consortium, Enterprise House, University of York, York, United Kingdom


CE600 Instructional Design: Proven Principles and Practices for Librarians Who Teach - This course has been cancelled.

This is an interactive course for librarians who are new to teaching or who have experience, who are seeking best practices, or who would like to strengthen and refresh their instruction. Through small group work, individual exercises, group discussion, and lecture, you will learn how to apply proven principles, theories, and practices when designing effective instruction to actively engage learners.
Instructors: Merinda McLure, AHIP, Health and Human Sciences Librarian, Colorado State University Libraries, Colorado State University–Fort Collins, and Joey Nicholson, Education and Curriculum Librarian, NYU Health Sciences Library, New York University School of Medicine–New York


ceicon_ho.png CE700 Research Design and Data Analysis
Cost: $400 (nonmember: $700)
Attendance maximum: 25

Do you know how to design a survey to answer your research questions? Do statistics and data analysis make you nervous? This CE course will help you understand the research design process with practical examples and teach you how to analyze data by using various data analysis tools.
Instructors: Jin Wu, Emerging Technologies Librarian, Norris Medical Library, University of Southern California–Los Angeles, and Lili Luo, Associate Professor, School of information, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA


ceicon_ho.png CE701 Sequences and Structures: An Introduction to Key Bioinformatics Tools - This course has been cancelled.
This course will provide an introduction to bioinformatics databases, then focus specifically on two key techniques: sequence similarity searching and molecular structure viewing. Participants will learn how to locate high-quality bioinformatics resources online, how the Basic Local Alignment Sequence Tool (BLAST) programs function, and how to view and manipulate molecular structures.
Instructor: Jennifer A. Lyon, AHIP, Biomedical and Translational Research Librarian, Health Sciences Center Library, Health Sciences Center, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY


CE702 Introduction to Systematic Reviews for Librarians
Cost: $320 (nonmember: $570)
Attendance maximum: 20

We will present what the current state of systematic reviews methods is, how systematic reviews are different from other types of reviews, and what their potential applications are. Activities and discussions will cover how to conduct a reference interview, determine feasibility of a research question, build search strategies, and report methods specific to systematic reviews.
Instructors: Margaret J. Foster, AHIP, Associate Professor and Systematic Reviews and Research Coordinator, Medical Sciences Library, Texas A&M University–College Station, and Susan Fowler, Coordinator, Systematic Reviews, Becker Medical Library, Washington University, St. Louis, MO


1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

CE100 Engaging Assessment to Show Value and Make Decisions: Making the Case for Your Library
Cost: $265 (nonmember: $490)
Attendance maximum: 30

As libraries are increasingly asked to demonstrate their contributions to their institutions, library staff need efficient and effective assessment strategies. The workshop presents a systematic approach to developing and assessing library activities, including identifying impact outcomes and aligned activities, establishing criteria, collecting and analyzing evidence, and using the results.
Instructor: Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, Professor and Coordinator, Information Literacy Services and Instruction, University Library, University of Illinois–Urbana


ceicon_mt.png CE200 Maintain Momentum in Marketing
Cost: $265 (nonmember: $490)
Attendance maximum: 25

This course will focus on planning strategic marketing campaigns. We will talk about how to create and implement a campaign, establish goals and objectives, identify key messages and audiences, and use appropriate strategies and tools. We will talk about the value of the library brand, social media tools, budgeting, and evaluation.
Instructors: Patricia Baker, Professor, Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences, University of Alabama–Birmingham, and Valerie St. Pierre Gordon, AHIP, retired, Birmingham, AL


CE601 Flip Don’t Flop: Flipped Classroom Approaches for Library Instruction - This course has been cancelled.

The flipped classroom model is turning education around! Now it’s time to flip library instruction. Flipped learning methods transform class time into a learning lab, providing students with the opportunity to go in-depth on activities and gain feedback from instructors. Successful flipped learning takes many shapes, but often informative videos or tutorials are used to get students moving on research activities. This class provides an overview of flipped learning with specific examples from medical and science classrooms. This class also provides an introduction to flipped classroom planning and an overview of technology tools that can be used to simplify the process. Take your library instruction to the next level by learning the ins and outs of flipping your classroom!
Instructor: Emily J. Hurst, AHIP, Head, Research and Education, Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences, Virginia Commonwealth University–Richmond

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