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Continuing Education: Friday, May 3

Course information listed below includes course registration fee. Additional information such as learning outcomes and instructor bios can be found in MEDLIB-ED. Go to MLA ’19 to register!

10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

ceicon_es.pngEvidenced-Based Practice iconHands-on Computer Courses icon CE100 Advanced Searching Techniques and Advanced Strategy Design
Cost: $400 (nonmember: $700)
Attendance maximum: 25

This course covers a range of advanced searching skill and issues. You will look at the big picture of designing high-quality searches on complex topics, such as comparative effectiveness research, systematic reviews, and guideline development. You will investigate new techniques, explore new software tools, assess current best practices, discuss the value and challenges of search filters, examine structuring searches into concepts, and address the challenges of conceptual structures beyond population, intervention, comparison, outcome (PICO) for complex topics. Aimed at experienced searchers.

Instructors: Julie Glanville, MCLIP, Associate Director, York Health Economics Consortium, University of York, York, United Kingdom, and Carol Lefebvre, HonFCLIP, Independent Information Consultant, Lefebvre Associates, Oxford, United Kingdom

ceicon_es.pngEvidenced-Based Practice iconHands-on Computer Courses icon CE101 Fields, Filters, and Fun: Incorporating Creativity and Craft into Database Literature Searches
Cost: $400 (nonmember: $700)
Attendance maximum: 25

Got #expertsearcher problems? Learn how to approach complex biomedical database searches with creativity and fun in this interactive, full-day workshop. Through presentations, demos, hands-on activities, and discussions, you will learn how to use database and platform structures, text mining software, subject heading browsers, and other tools to improve search retrieval and efficiency, and, most importantly, how to use creative thinking in your searching while maintaining rigorous standards. Aimed at experienced searchers.

Instructors: David Kaunelis, Methods Specialist, and Kelly Farrah, AHIP, Research Information Specialist, Research Information Services, Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH), Ottawa, ON, Canada

1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

ceicon_es.pngBring Your Own Device icon CE102 Health Services Research: Sources and Strategies for Effective Information Searching
Cost: $265 (nonmember: $490)
Attendance maximum: 25

Through resource demonstrations, case studies, and hands on exercises, you will learn how to find health services research (HSR) resources and you will acquire strategies for answering health care access, cost, outcomes, and policy questions. You will learn how to go beyond searching typical peer-reviewed databases to using health policy resources, including data and grey literature, and how to address the inherent complexities in information seeking for health services research analyses.

* Note: Attendees are required to bring a laptop computer or other device with WiFi capability to participate in interactive activities.

Instructors: Judith E. Smith, Informationist, Taubman Health Sciences Library, University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, and Abraham Wheeler, AHIP, Librarian, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Flint Research, and Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Michigan State University–East Lansing

Data Management iconHands-on Computer Courses icon CE300 Developing Library Data Visualization Services from Scratch
Cost: $345 (nonmember: $615)
Attendance maximum: 20

Data visualization workshops are an exciting way to generate interest in offerings at your institution and expand your library services. In this course, you will learn data visualization best practices and how to create publication-worthy graphics using the commonly available software tools, Excel and PowerPoint. You will leave with a plan for developing data visualization services based on your patrons’ needs.

Instructor: Fred Willie Zametkin LaPolla, Research and Data Librarian, NYU Langone Health Sciences Library-New York

CE301 Applying the ACRL Information Literacy Framework to Your Teaching
Cost: $265 (nonmember: $490)
Attendance maximum: 30

This workshop gives you a hands-on opportunity to create instructional content using the new Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Information Literacy Framework for Higher Education. You will understand the value of integrating threshold concepts—the core ideas guiding thinking and practice—into your teaching. You will learn how to use best practices for developing learning outcomes and how to apply active learning strategies and appropriate classroom assessment techniques. You will leave the course with a plan to integrate threshold concepts into a lecture or class you teach or wish to teach.

Instructors: Xan Goodman, AHIP, Health Sciences Librarian, and Associate Professor, and Samantha Godbey, Education and Psychology Librarian and Associate Professor, University Libraries, University of Nevada–Las Vegas

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