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MLA '22 Continuing Education (CE)

Two in-person continuing education courses will be offered onsite at MLA '22. Both courses will be held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA on Tuesday, May 3, 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m., Central Time. Courses are listed below with descriptions and course numbers corresponding to the professional competencies for health sciences librarians. Additional information such as learning outcomes and instructor bios can be found in MEDLIB-ED by selecting the titles below.

Registration and Fees

Registration is handled on a first-come, first-served basis, and we do not maintain waiting lists. You do not have to register for the meeting to register for courses. Room assignments will be announced in the Online Program Planner. Course information listed below includes course registration fee. Go to MLA ’22 to register!

Student Option and Cancellation Policy

Two student-rate openings for the CE 100 Essential Searching Skills course are available at $50 on a first-come, first-served basis.

Cancellation or course change fee: $50 per course (see the registration area for refund policy and deadlines).

Participant Handouts 

Participant handouts for CE courses will be made available electronically only, for you to print out in advance, if you wish, or view during the course on your own devices. MLA will send out a confirmation prior to the CE course if you are required to print and bring your own handouts.

Contact Debra Cavanaugh for more information.


CE100 Essential Searching Skills for Librarians on Systematic Review Teams

Cost: $265 (nonmember: $490)
Attendance maximum: 25

This course is fully enrolled. Enrollment is open now for the course in an Instructor-Led format: Essential Searching Skills for Librarians on Systematic Review Teams.

If you will be part of a systematic review team--or if you already do systematic review searches and want to hone your skills--this is the searching course for you! This course is required for the “under construction” Level I of the Systematic Review Searching Specialization.

The course will take you through the systematic review searching process, from confirming the need for a review and identifying appropriate databases to creating search strategies and documenting and reporting searches using PRISMA-S. PubMed is the primary database used in the course. 

The heart of the course is developing an extensive, effective, systematic, translatable, and replicable search strategy to address a research question. You’ll receive feedback on searches during the live session and after the session via Slack. 

You’ll also learn how to conduct a reference interview to properly define a topic and how to translate a topic into effective search concepts. And you’ll be able to participate in the search peer review process that is now elemental to the searching community of practice.

Special Note: You’ll need to bring a laptop computer with WiFi capability to participate in the course.

Instructors: Carrie Price, Health Professions Librarian,  Albert S. Cook Library, Towson University, Towson, MD, David Farris, Research Services Librarian, Research Medical Library, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center–Houston, and Rachael Lebo, Clinical Services Librarian, Wegner Health Sciences Library, University of South Dakota–Sioux Falls.


CE400 Do You Want To Be a Library Director?

Cost: $265 (nonmember: $490)
Attendance maximum: 15

In this course, join the instructors by using learning techniques such as class discussions, sharing of experiences, and exploration of key leadership concepts, and challenges facing library directors.

Instructors: M.J. Tooey, AHIP, FMLA, Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs, and Executive Director, Health Sciences and Human Services Library, University of Maryland–Baltimore; and Gabriel Rios, Director, Ruth Lilly Medical Library, Indiana University–Indianapolis