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Are you a librarian transitioning into archival work? Have you recently taken on care of the archives at your library, but you’re not sure where to start? Are you interested in how archives help support medical centers? Then the “Health Sciences Archives 101” webinar is for you. Lisa A. Mix will teach you about basic archives functions, including acquisition, description, reference, and preservation. We’ll also delve into privacy regulations (HIPAA, etc.), digitization, funding sources, professional associations, and outreach, as well as new considerations and practices for the COVID-19 era.  Find out how you can use archives to serve your library’s patrons and support your institution’s mission.

Lisa A. Mix has worked in archives at several academic medical centers, including Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, the University of California San Francisco, and New York-Presbyterian/ Weill Cornell Medicine in New York. She is a Baltimore native and holds degrees from Goucher College and The Johns Hopkins University. Her professional interests include teaching with primary sources, digital archives, and archival ethics. She has published and presented widely on archives and history of the health sciences. She is the 2020 recipient of the Lisabeth M. Holloway Award from Librarians, Archivists, and Museum Professionals in the History of the Health Sciences, and currently chairs the Society of California Archivists Advocacy & Public Policy Committee. She is a Certified Archivist and a Digital Archives Specialist

The webinar will take place on Thursday, November 12, from 12:00 to 2:00 PM CDT. To register, please click here. The event is free to HSLI members and non-members alike. Participants who are not currently members are encouraged to join HSLI, however. Regular membership is $10.00 annually, and the cost is just $5.00 annually for students. To become a member, please go here.

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(via Linda Feinberg, NorthShore University HealthSystem)

Registration is now open for the free ECRI webinar “Why Medical Librarians are Critical to High-Quality Clinical Evidence Assessments”. The webinar will take place on Tuesday, October 20, from 10:00 to 10:30 AM CDT.

Finding the most relevant and detailed evidence can be time-consuming and challenging. Listen to ECRI’s expert team of master’s-level medical librarians in the upcoming Clinical Evidence Assessment webinar to learn about the pivotal role they play and how they can offer a unique skill set and search strategies to help overcome the most challenging research situations. The team is highly skilled in searching and accessing databases and evaluating the results.

Join this upcoming webinar to learn about the strategies and protocols the team uses to identify the best evidence, ultimately helping our health organizations stay informed of the latest medical technology evidence available.

Register here.

Presenters

  • Laura Koepfler, MLS, Assistant Director, EPC/Clinical Evidence Assessment Information Center, ECRI
  • Megan Nunemaker, MSLS, Information Specialist, ECRI

Questions? Please e-mail communications@ecri.org.

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(via Rory Litwin, Library Juice Academy)

“Introduction to GIS and GeoWeb Technologies”

Dates: Monday, October 5 – Sunday, November 1
Instructor: Eva Dodsworth
Credits: 1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs
Price: $175
Registration: go here

Since the emergence of easily accessible dynamic online mapping tools, there has been a drastic increase in geographic interest and awareness. Whether for personal, social, professional or academic uses, people are using Geographic Information System (GIS) technology to communicate information in a map format. Whether it’s using Google Earth to study urban change, or creating Google Map Mashups to deliver library resources, more and more members of society are turning to mapping programs for their visualization needs. With so many using GIS technology in their daily lives, library staff are now more than ever assisting library clients with their mapping queries.

This course will introduce students to a variety of mapping tools and GIS technologies such Google Earth and the creation of dynamic KML files; ArcGIS Online and webmap publishing; Google Fusion Tables and geocoding; and GIS fundamentals with geospatial data creation. Students will be able to apply their GIS skills in their reference work, in digitization projects, in webpages, in library instruction, and more. Through hands-on exercises, pre-recorded demonstrations and lectures, students will receive a thorough overview of mapping resources that will enhance and expose their library’s resources.

Eva Dodsworth is the Geospatial Data Services Librarian at the University of Waterloo Library where she is responsible for the provision of leadership and expertise in developing, delivering, and assessing geospatial data services and programs offered to members of the University of Waterloo community. Eva is also a part-time instructor at a number of Library and Information Science schools where she teaches users GIS and how to apply GIS technology in library services. Eva is the author of Getting Started with GIS: a LITA Guide, and is currently co-authoring a book on historical cartographic resources.

Course Structure

This is an online class that is taught asynchronously, meaning that participants do the work on their own time as their schedules allow. The class does not meet together at any particular times, although the instructor may set up optional synchronous chat sessions. Instruction includes readings and assignments in one-week segments. Class participation is in an online forum environment.

Payment Info

We accept registrations through the first week of classes, unless enrollment is full, and unless the class was canceled before it started due to low enrollment. The “Register” button on the website goes to our credit card payment gateway, which may be used with personal or institutional credit cards. (Be sure to use the appropriate billing address). If your institution wants us to send a billing statement or wants to pay using a purchase order, please contact us by e-mail, at inquiries@libraryjuiceacademy.com, to make arrangements.

For a list of all of the courses being offered next month, please go here.

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(via Rory Litwin, Library Juice Academy)

“Introduction to Health Sciences Librarianship”

Dates: Monday, October 5 – Sunday, November 1
Instructor: Gregory Laynor and Natalie Tagge
Credits: 1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs
Price: $175
Registration: go here

Are you interested in working in a health sciences library? Do you want to improve your ability to engage health-related questions and resources? This 4-week course will provide an overview of health sciences librarianship, taught from the perspective of librarians who came to health sciences librarianship from other fields. The course is organized in four modules, each based on a scenario from the health sciences. Participants will use assigned readings, suggested resources, and class discussions to complete the scenarios.

Week 1 will introduce the types of patrons that health sciences librarians work with. The scenario involves assessing health sciences patrons’ information needs. Week 2 will introduce the types of information resources that health sciences librarians use. The scenario involves identifying what health sciences resources to use in order to meet a patron’s information needs. Week 3 will focus on techniques for searching and evaluating health sciences information (in health sciences literature databases, health data sources, free resources, and alternative resources). The scenario involves developing a strategy for helping a patron find and evaluate health sciences information. Week 4 will look at the professional community of health sciences librarians (organizations, conferences, publications, and listservs) and the relevance of critical librarianship to the health sciences. The scenario involves utilizing resources from the health sciences librarian community to address a professional challenge.

By completing the modules, participants will develop a basic understanding of the following.

  • different types of health sciences patrons and their information needs
  • key information resources in the health sciences
  • techniques for searching and evaluating health sciences information
  • professional organizations, publications, and listservs in health sciences librarianship
  • how critical librarianship applies to the health sciences

Gregory Laynor is Senior Librarian, Information Services at Thomas Jefferson University. He draws upon his teaching background in the humanities to develop library instruction in the health sciences. He has a Ph.D. in English from the University of Washington and an M.S. in Library Science from Clarion University. His recent writing appears in Journal of the Medical Library Association, Medical Reference Services Quarterly, and College & Research Libraries.

Natalie Tagge is the Head, Podiatry Library at Temple University. Previously, she was Education Services Librarian at Temple University Ginsburg Health Sciences Library. She has a Master’s Degree in Library & Information Science from the University of Illinois and is completing her Master of Public Health at Temple. She previously worked at the Illinois State Library; University of Illinois, Springfield; and The Claremont Colleges Library. She never imagined she would become a health sciences librarian (let alone head of a podiatry library, life is random!). Her favorite things are dogs, making people laugh and traveling to new places.

Course Structure

This is an online class that is taught asynchronously, meaning that participants do the work on their own time as their schedules allow. The class does not meet together at any particular times, although the instructor may set up optional synchronous chat sessions. Instruction includes readings and assignments in one-week segments. Class participation is in an online forum environment.

Payment Information

We accept registrations through the first week of classes, unless enrollment is full, and unless the class was canceled before it started due to low enrollment. The “Register” button on the website goes to our credit card payment gateway, which may be used with personal or institutional credit cards. (Be sure to use the appropriate billing address). If your institution wants us to send a billing statement or wants to pay using a purchase order, please contact us by e-mail, at inquiries@libraryjuiceacademy.com, to make arrangements.

For a list of all of the courses being offered next month, please go here.

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(via Elizabeth Suelzer, Medical College of Wisconsin)

As you get ready to register for the 2019 Annual Meeting in Milwaukee, don’t forget to explore the great slate of CE courses we have lined up. CE courses will be held on Saturday, October 5, and offer 3 or 4 MLA CE credits.

Continuing Education Courses

Discover…scoping reviews and reliable publishing

Connect…with your local community

Collaborate…with partnerships and copyright

Don’t forget about our free CE class on Monday, Finding Leadership and Management Opportunities Where You Are – it’s included with your registration.

For complete course and instructor information, visit the meeting website and follow us on Facebook. We’re looking forward to seeing you in Milwaukee!

Your 2019 Midwest Conference Publicity Committee,

Elizabeth Suelzer, Medical College of Wisconsin
Dora Davis, ProHealth Care
Michele Matucheski, Ascension
Rita Sieracki, Medical College of Wisconsin

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(on behalf of the HSLI Conference Planning Committee’s Publicity Subcommittee)

Registration is still open for the Health Science Librarians of Illinois 2019 Conference, “Going Forward, Looking Back”, at the iHotel in Champaign, IL, from September 11 to 13. Don’t delay – early-bird registration ends Friday, August 23.

The Conference keynote speaker will be Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, Professor and Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction at the University Library, University of Illinois, and also Affiliate Professor in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC).

Lisa’s talk is titled “From One Big Deal to Another? Libraries in an Open Access Age”. Lisa is professionally active in many organizations, a recipient of a number of awards, and a productive author. As ACRL President in 2010/2011, Lisa led the launch of the ACRL Value of Academic Libraries Initiative. She is currently Editor of Library Trends; a chef for the Society for Scholarly Publishing blog,”The Scholarly Kitchen”; and Chair of the IFLA Information Literacy Section.

And did you know that, when you register for the Health Science Librarians of Illinois (HSLI) Annual Conference, you can attend two CEs of your choice as part of your registration fee?

The following continuing education sessions will be offered on Thursday afternoon, September 12.

(Note: There are no MLA CE credits for Thursday sessions.)

  • “Citation Management Software: Advancing your Expertise with Freely Available Tools”

Presented by Kirstin Duffin

  • “Issues in Scholarly Communication for the Health Sciences”

Presented by Dan Tracy

The following continuing education sessions will be offered on Friday morning, September 13.

  • “Making Your Library Positively Accessible” (4 MLA CE)

Presented by JJ Pionke

  • “Teaching Critical Appraisal to Students in the Health Sciences” (4 MLA CE)

Presented by Laura Menard

For more information on CEs, see http://hsli.org/conference/#CE.

Register by mail or online: http://hsli.org/conference/#Registration.

We hope to see you there!

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(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago, on behalf of Elizabeth Black, The Ohio State University)

NEXT WEEK: Challenging Deficit Thinking in Academic Libraries: Ideas and Applications

A virtual panel discussion convened by Eamon Tewell of Columbia University with panelists Yi Ding of California State University, Northridge; Chelsea Heinbach and Rosan Mitola of University of Nevada, Las Vegas; and Amy Pajewski of West Chester University of Pennsylvania on Tuesday, June 11 at 2pm Eastern/11am Pacific.

What is deficit thinking, and how is it present in libraries and education? The idea that people fail because of personal attributes is pervasive and damaging. In education, deficit models focus on a learner’s weaknesses, ignoring the systemic issues around them. Participants in this discussion will find out what deficit models look like in information literacy and library instruction and learn about teaching strategies that aim to oppose systemic inequalities rather than have students simply adapt to them.

This webinar is free and open to all. A recording will be made available after the session.

Register now, as space is limited: https://ala-events.zoom.us/webinar/register/5f1d4d3c8d922b98c5b9141539e44ee6
Find out more by reading the discussion digest: https://acrl.ala.org/IS/2019-is-annual-virtual-discussion-forum-digest/

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(via Ashley Crane, Sam Houston State University)

We are extending the call for proposals for the 2019 Texas Library Association (TLA) Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) Summit.

Tell Me More.  LIRT Summit is a one-day conference focused on topics related to library and information literacy instruction in academic, public, school or special libraries.  Attendees will interact with other library instruction enthusiasts and learn from one another in a collaborative, intimate, low-stress environment.  All with an interest in library instruction and information literacy  are welcome to attend and apply to present.

When and Where?  LIRT Summit will be held on September 13, 2019, at Newton Gresham Library, Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas.

Call for Proposals.  Please consider presenting your work at the LIRT Summit.  Proposals will be accepted until July 15, 2019, at 8:00 a.m. via this formhttps://shsu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cx9n6eNdx19vz8h.  Any topics related to library and information literacy instruction are welcome in the following session formats:

  • 50-minute Presentation
  • 20-minute Presentation
  • 20-minute Poster Session

Registration Info.  Registration will open July 1, 2019, and will include breakfast and lunch for all attendees.  Additional information will be provided at a later date.

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(via RAILS)

The Cataloging Maintenance Center (CMC) is providing RDA training for library staff in any Illinois library. The courses are six weeks and use Moodle software. Registered participants will be emailed passwords.

It is strongly encouraged that participants take the RDA Book Training course before the RDA Video and Audio Recording course. Participants should have basic cataloging knowledge and experience. Contact Dr. Pamela Thomas<mailto:pthomas@illinoisheartland.org> at Illinois Heartland Library System with questions.

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(via the Medical Library Association)

MLA’s April Webinar: Serving Patrons with Disabilities in Your Library or Clinic<http://www.medlib-ed.org/products/2052/serving-patrons-with-disabilities-in-your-library-or-clinic>

When: April 17, 2019

Time: 1:00 – 2:30 PM (Central)

“Serving Patrons with Disabilitie in Your Library or Clinic” will open your eyes to how making small changes to your library space and services can make a big difference to your patrons with disabilities. It will provide guidelines for clearly and confidently communicating with people with disabilities and for making plans for larger improvements in services.

*   Length: 1.5-hour webinar
*   Technical information: After you have registered, go to My Learning in MEDLIB-ED to access the live webinar, resources, evaluation, and certificate.
*   Register, participate, and earn 1.5 MLA continuing education (CE) contact hours.

Site License Information

To offer this webinar to a group, consider a site license. Visit MLANET (https://www.mlanet.org/site-license?source=5).

MLA webinars are conducted through MEDLIB-ED (http://www.medlib-ed.org), MLA’s learning management system. Be sure to view other educational opportunities available through MEDLIB-ED.

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