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Professional Development

Visit MEDLIB-ED anytime to access over 70 MLA webinars and courses and over 150 MLA-approved educational offerings from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM).

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The deadline to purchase your 2023 CE Passport is June 30! Get savings on Full Access to MLA Continuing Education, and make your professional journey more affordable with savings on hours of MLA CE.

All MLA education offerings are designed to develop skills in an MLA professional competency. Our live and recorded webinars are presented by subject matter experts. Our self-paced courses place you in a realistic situation in which you must solve problems and complete tasks to develop your knowledge and skills.

Share the news with your non-member colleagues: You do NOT need to be an MLA member to participate! (But members save more!)

You will have until December 31, 2023, to complete all live and recorded webinars and self-paced courses.

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Three Things About Systemtatic Reviews

Thursday, May 25 | 1:00 p.m.–12:30 p.m., central time

There are three things to know about systematic reviews that can save a team time and embarrassment and give you increased stature and authority. If you work on a systematic review team or plan to, you’ll want to know them: the essential features and purpose of a systematic review, how systematic reviews differ from other review types, and how to evaluate the quality of a review to determine if a new and better one is needed. Julie Glanville, a co-instructor on one of MLA’s most popular advanced searching courses and recognized expert on systematic review searching methods, will be your guide.

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Learn Python

Tuesday, June 20 & 27 | 1:00–12:30 p.m., central time

Do you want to acquire a skill in a cutting-edge area of librarianship that will expand your career options and increase your value in your workplace? Do you have experience with Python and want to brush up on fundamentals? Are you looking for a way to create data visualizations easier than you can with Excel and with better results? Paige Scudder, an experienced Python coder and instructor, will get you up and running with Python and creating data visualizations in just a few hours.

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“The high quality of the sessions, the reasonable prices of the sessions, and most importantly, the immediate usefulness of the sessions keep me coming back for more!”

Managing Systematic Reviews With Covidence

Live Webinar | Wednesday, June 7 | 1:00–2:30 p.m., central time

Are you new to using Covidence to manage systematic reviews? Do you have experience with Covidence and want to up your game? This webinar will show you how to use Covidence from the perspective of a health sciences librarian who is supporting a Covidence review but is not a primary user. You’ll leave the webinar with skills and confidence that will enable you to work with teams to create high-quality reviews and increase the chances of the reviews being published.

Approved elective for Level I of the Systematic Review Services Specialization.

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Inclusive Team-Based Leadership

Live Webinar | Tuesday, June 13 | 1:00–2:30 p.m., central time

Do you want to build teams that respect the individuality and identity of all members? If you are a health information professional who leads formally or informally, inclusive team-based leadership can help you develop and lead teams that communicate and collaborate respectfully and effectively and get work done! You’ll leave the session with an understanding of inclusive team-based leadership and its power, an awareness of the specific practices needed to lead an inclusive team, and being able to develop and implement the community agreement based on shared values that is the heart of building or rebuilding a healthy team.

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Live Webinar | Wednesday, June 28 | 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., central time

If you want to peer review systematic reviews, improve your work as a peer reviewer, enhance the quality of reviews you work on, or critically appraise the quality of reviews you read and use, this webinar is for you. Riaz Qureshi, a faculty methodologist with Cochrane Eyes and Vision, highly experienced peer reviewer, and co-author of many reviews, will be your guide to learning an easy-to-apply structured approach to evaluating and providing comments on systematic reviews.

Required for Level II of the Systematic Review Services Specialization planned to launch in late 2023.

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July 13

Hedging Your Bets: An Introductory Webinar on Locating and Using Search Hedges

If you have any questions, please contact Debra Cavanaugh, Director of Professional Development, or Barry Grant, Director of Education.