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Continuing Education: Saturday, May 27

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


8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. 

ceicon_est.pngceicon_ho.png CE301 Becoming an Expert Searcher
Cost: $445 (nonmember: $765)
Attendance maximum: 24

What does it take to be an expert searcher? What knowledge and skills do you need? We will examine these questions and learn (and practice) methods used by expert searchers. Learn some advanced search techniques for PubMed and create a self-study plan to hone your skills.
Instructor: Terry Ann Jankowski, AHIP, FMLA, Librarian Emerita, Health Sciences Library, University of Washington–Seattle


10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. 

ceicon_mt.png CE202 Creating Influence: How to Get What You Want
Cost: $320 (nonmember: $570)
Attendance maximum: 30

Librarians know what we do is indispensable; the trick is to make the powers that be believe that we are indispensable. This class, taught by a librarian and a business and leadership coach, will show you how to combine librarianship with proven business techniques to create influence in your institution.
Instructors: Lisa K. Traditi, AHIP, Head, Education and Reference, and Associate Professor, Health Sciences Library, Anschutz Medical Campus, University of Colorado–Aurora, and Frank Traditi, Sales Learning Manager, XO Communications, Lone Tree, CO


ceicon_est.pngceicon_ebp.pngceicon_ho.png CE302 Searching, the World Health Organization Portal (ICTRP), and Regulatory Agency Websites to Identify Clinical Trials for Systematic Reviews and Other Clinical and Research Questions
Cost: $400 (nonmember: $700)
Attendance maximum: 20

Increasing interest in and awareness of the importance of clinical trials and their results have seen the development of a large number of trials registers and trials results registers. This course will highlight key trials registers and trials results registers, including, the World Health Organization’s International Clinical Trials Registry Platform (ICTRP), and industry registers, and will offer practical advice on searching registers and managing register records.
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


8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. 

CE101 Accelerating Innovation through Information Tools and Expertise
Cost: $265 (nonmember: $490)

Innovation and information are a natural duo. Instructors will share how librarians can get involved with institutional innovation initiatives, such as medical device development, games, health care apps, and innovative publishing outlets. Librarians can be involved throughout the entire innovation process.
Instructors: Tallie Casucci, Innovation Librarian, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah–Salt Lake City, and Jean P. Shipman, AHIP, FMLA, Librarian and Director, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, Clifford C. Snyder Endowed Chair and Director, MidContinental Region and National Training Office, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Director, Information Transfer, Center for Medical Innovation, and Adjunct Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics, School of Medicine, University of Utah–Salt Lake City


ceicon_chis.pngceicon_ho.png CE303 Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Health for the Consumer: A Primer for Librarians
Cost: $345 (nonmember: $615)
Attendance maximum: 15

Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) can range from quackery to proven therapies. This class follows the history of CAM to the current trend toward integrating complementary approaches with conventional medicine. Hands-on exercises and activities will provide attendees with critical evaluation skills and practical experience for finding evidence-based information in consumer and professional-level resources.
Instructor: Kelli Ham, Consumer Health Librarian, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Southwest Region, UCLA Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library, Center for the Health Sciences, University of California–Los Angeles


ceicon_dis.png CE400 Perspectives in Research Data Management
Cost: $265 (nonmember: $490)

Rapid changes in funder and publisher requirements are creating opportunities for librarians to play a key role in research data management. This class provides an introduction to best practices and library roles in research data management, a case study, and an opportunity to develop strategies for initiating data services.
Instructors: Alisa Surkis, Translational Science Librarian and Head, Data Services, and Kevin Read, Knowledge Management Librarian, NYU Health Sciences Library, New York University School of Medicine–New York


ceicon_ebp.png CE703 Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM)/Evidence-Based Practice (EBP): The Basics: Study Design and Randomized Controlled Trials
Cost: $265 (nonmember: $490)
Attendance maximum: 30

Get a basic understanding of clinical research literacy. This engaging course will give learners an introduction to evidence-based practice (EBP) research by exploring what the different study designs are in clinical medicine, what types of questions they address, how they are conducted, and what their strengths and weaknesses are. The course will also look more closely at a randomized controlled trial and discuss the criteria used to critically appraise the methodology—a first step in determining if the results are useful.
Instructor: Connie Schardt, AHIP, FMLA, Adjunct Faculty, School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina– Chapel Hill


CE704 Practical Skills and Tips for Research: From Proposal to Presentation
Cost: $265 (nonmember: $490)
Attendance maximum: 30

This course will give participants practical tips and tools to complete a research project while still doing their day jobs. Taking a workshop approach, this course will allow participants to prepare and plan on completing a research project with actionable steps to move forward with at their libraries.
Instructors: Skye Bickett, AHIP, Assistant Director, Library Services, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine—Georgia Campus, Suwanee, GA; and Christine Willis, Director, Knowledge Management and Learning Resources, Shepherd Center, Atlanta, GA


1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

CE102 Your Role in Achieving Magnet Status and Continuing Support of Nursing Research
Cost: $265 (nonmember: $490)

Magnet Status is a must. Invest in this course to review what Magnet Status entails, and plan to position yourself to demonstrate your added value to the Magnet Status “go-getters.” Also, come to strategize your role once Magnet Status is obtained and reinforce searching in an evidence-based nursing way.
Instructor: Helen-Ann Brown Epstein, AHIP, FMLA, Informationist, Health Sciences Library, Virtua Center for Learning, Mt Laurel, NJ


ceicon_ho.png CE304 Providing Bibliometrics Services in Medical Libraries: Why, What, and How?
Cost: $345 (nonmember: $615)
Attendance maximum: 30

Come to learn about how to conduct bibliometric analyses and how to work with different data sets for different purposes. Specifically, learners will be able to use bibliometrics to:

  • conduct basic bibliometric analysis
  • create collaboration visualizations
  • identify research topics in large datasets

Instructors: Ya-Ling Lu, Informationist, and Christopher Belter, Bibliometrics Informationist, NIH Library, Division of Library Services, Office of Research Services, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD


ceicon_ho.png CE305 Reduce, Refine, Replace: Strategies for Animal Alternative Searches
Cost: $345 (nonmember: $615)
Attendance maximum: 20

This course explains the law, procedures, and reporting involved in meeting the requirements of institutional animal care and use committees (IACUCs) at academic research institutions, and how librarians contribute to the process. Participants will gain hands-on experience with the animal research process, including critically reading a real-life scientific research protocol and using the terms in the protocol to search multiple research databases. Participants will leave with a greater understanding of search terms and controlled vocabulary used in animal welfare searches, as well as a worksheet template they can use in reporting animal alternative searches to their Office of Research.
Instructors: Adele Dobry, Subject Specialist, Carlson Health Sciences Library, University of California–Davis, and Maureen (Molly) Knapp, AHIP, Training Development Specialist, NN/LM National Training Office, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah–Salt Lake City


CE401 Developing a Systematic Review Service
Cost: $265 (nonmember: $490)

This course explores strategies for developing or formalizing library activities that support systematic review research into a deliberate systematic review service. Drawing from the library literature and case studies, the course will cover topics including estimating service needs and potential uptake, planning and designing your service, developing content and tools to facilitate service delivery, and marketing and evaluating the service. This course is designed to be highly interactive, utilizing exercises, brainstorming activities, and group discussions that allow participants to problem-solve and share some of their own experiences. Previous or current library involvement in supporting systematic reviews is not required, although a general understanding of literature searching practices and library roles in supporting systematic reviews will benefit participants.
Instructors: Amanda Ross-White, AHIP, Health Sciences Librarian (Nursing), and Sandra McKeown, Health Sciences Librarian, Bracken Health Sciences Library, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Canada


CE402 Coming to TERMS with Electronic Resource Management
Cost: $265 (nonmember: $490)
Attendance maximum: 25

Using the Techniques for Electronic Resource Management (TERMS) framework, this class will focus on the selection, acquisition, licensing, accessibility, linking, branding, and evaluation of licensed electronic resources in a library setting. Management of various e-content types—including books, serials, databases, multimedia, and citation indexes— will be covered as well as tools used to manage the administrative metadata for electronic resources. Trends and issues related to managing licensed electronic resources— such as licensing, copyright, open access publishing, and purchasing models—will be discussed.
Instructor: Christy Jarvis, AHIP, Head, Information Resources and Digital Initiatives, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah–Salt Lake City


CE602 How to Have Fun Teaching with Technology
Cost: $265 (nonmember: $490)
Attendance maximum: 16

Know a little bit about teaching and technology? Want to learn more? Come learn about best practices for translating in-person instruction sessions into synchronous and asynchronous online instruction tools. Then, get hands-on experience with multiple instructional design platforms (Adobe Connect, Articulate Storyline, Guide on the Side,and Edu venture).
Instructor: Molly Higgins, Health Sciences Librarian, Health Sciences Library, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY


8:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.

CE403 Open Access Publishing Models and Predatory Journals in PubMed and Beyond
Cost: $130 (nonmember: $285)

With the surge of open access publishers, the number of exploitative journals has also expanded. Learn about current open access publishing models, review criteria and tools to differentiate scholarly open access journals from predatory ones, and discover search tips to locate credible open access research.
Instructors: Carolann Lee Curry, Reference and Outreach Librarian, and Anna Krampl, AHIP, Head, Public Services, Medical Library, Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, GA


CE500 Take Two Apps and Call Me in the Morning: Mobile Applications for Health and Wellness
Cost: $130 (nonmember: $285)
Attendance maximum: 25

Mobile applications are connecting more patients to health and wellness information, but how can librarians help patients navigate the growing field of wellness applications? Across all mobile platforms, health and wellness applications are some of the most popular and most frequently downloaded. By better understanding how to evaluate applications, librarians can help patients and patrons make informed decisions about the apps that they choose to download. This class will focus on understanding how to evaluate apps and provide information about recommended apps.
Instructor: Emily J. Hurst, AHIP, Head, Research and Education, Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences, Virginia Commonwealth University–Richmond

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