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(via Whitney Townsend, Taubman Health Sciences Library at University of Michigan – Ann Arbor)

Registration for the next offering of “Systematic Reviews: Opportunities for Librarians” will open on Monday, July 10, at 11:00 AM CST. Registration is capped at 20 participants. This session will be held online between Monday, October 30 and Wednesday, November 15, and it will then finish in person on Thursday, November 16, and Friday, November 17 at the Taubman Health Sciences Library at the University of Michigan. Upon completion, the course is worth 20 CE credits. A brief description of the class’s content and structure is below.

The course provides information professionals with foundational knowledge about systematic reviews and an opportunity to engage in high-level discussions with other librarians about our involvement in such projects. The class runs on a flipped classroom model where didactic material is presented in an asynchronous online format over a period of two weeks. Following the two-week online curriculum, you’ll join us at University of Michigan’s Taubman Health Sciences Library for a two-day intensive workshop. Through hands-on experience with resources, activities, and discussions, you’ll develop a toolkit of resources and strategies, and an action plan to take back to your home institution for greater involvement in systematic reviews.

For more information about the course, including sample content, please visit the course website.

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 (via Deborah Lauseng, University of Illinois at Chicago Library of the Health Sciences – Peoria)

Reminder: UIC Peoria hosting MLA Webinar on Finding Grey Lit on March 22

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Library of the Health Sciences (LHS) – Peoria is pleased to be hosting the upcoming MLA Webinar Finding Grey Lit for Systematic Reviews: Can it be More Black and White? 

When:  Wednesday, March 22, 1:00-2:30 PM CST

Where: UIC Library of the Health Sciences – Peoria (located within the UI College of Medicine), One Illini Dr., Peoria, IL 61656

Directions and Parking: Driving Directions, free parking provided

Site Contact: Deborah Lauseng, dlauseng@uic.edu

Please register if you plan to join us in Peoria –  Register  – earn 1.5 MLA Contact Hours

Webinar Details

Description: Including grey literature in systematic reviews is an important strategy for reducing bias in included studies, but there are significant challenges to designing and carrying out a grey literature search. Librarians can expect systematic review teams to turn to them for expertise in conducting, managing, and documenting a grey literature search. This webinar provides participants with a framework for grey literature decision-making and tips for managing the search process, so that they can deliver black and white (clear and credible) results. #mlagreylit

Objectives: At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • explain the purpose of searching grey literature for a systematic review
  • assist a systematic review team in deciding on the scope and content of a grey literature search
  • modify a PubMed/MEDLINE search for grey literature
  • choose options for capturing grey literature search results that are as efficient as possible
  • document a grey literature search for publication

Presenter: Barbara Folb is the public health informationist at the University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System (HSLS). She has over twenty years of experience in academic and corporate libraries and has experienced the changes that systematic reviews have brought to health sciences libraries during that time. She earned her master’s of public health (MPH) in 2010 while completing a National Library of Medicine Public Health Informationist Fellowship. Since then, she has developed searches for systematic reviews on topics in public health and health policy. As part of the team that created HSLS’s in-house systematic review training, she worked on the grey literature module. That in-house training became the HSLS “Systematic Review Workshop: The Nuts and Bolts for Librarians.” She serves as an instructor for that workshop and finds that teaching about grey literature.

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(via Jeanne Sadlik, Loyola University Chicago) 

Thanks to GMR funding, Loyola Health Sciences Library will host the March 22, 2017, MLA webinar on finding for grey literature in the systematic review search.  Please share with interested colleagues and friends.  We hope to see you in Maywood.

Finding Grey Lit for Systematic Reviews: Can it Be More Black and White?

When:           Wednesday, March 22, 2017

                        1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Where:             Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences Library

                        Marcella Neihoff School of Nursing

                        Room 2535A

                        2160 South First Avenue

                        Maywood, IL

Parking &:        Visit

Directions

Join Barbara Folb, the Public Health Informationist at the University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System (HSLS), to learn the framework for grey literature decision-making and tips for managing the search process.  Participants will learn to:

  • explain the purpose of searching grey literature for a systematic review
  • assist a systematic review team in deciding on the scope and content of a grey literature search
  • modify a PubMed/MEDLINE search for grey literature
  • choose options for capturing grey literature search results that are as efficient as possible
  • document a grey literature search for publication
  • earn MLA 1.5 CE hours

Register here for the Finding Grey Lit for Systematic Reviews webinar

Contact Gail Hendler, ghendler@luc.edu, with questions

 

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“Setting Up New Data Alerts with MyNCBI” Webinar on March 1

(via Elizabeth Kiscaden, Associate Director for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region)

The next NCBI Minute webinar, “Setting Up New Data Alerts with MyNCBI”, will take place from 11:00 to 11:15 AM CST this Wednesday, March 1. The broadcast will demonstrate how to use MyNCBI alerts, so that one is notified when new citations of interest appear in not just SRA and GEO, but also traditional sequence databases. Please register here. There is no cost to attend.

Also, next week Thursday, March 9, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine is presenting a webinar for librarians who provide support for NCBI molecular databases. To learn more and register for this free course, go here

 

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(via Molly Olmstead, National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region)

This hands-on webinar is designed to assist librarians, public health workers, health professionals, and the general public in locating authoritative information on nutrition and topics relating to nutrition. Background information on the importance of nutrition information to other health-related topics will be included, and resources for locating nutrition-related statistics and evidence-based practice will also be identified.

At the conclusion of the class, participants will be able to meet the following objectives.

  • understand the relationship of the topic of nutrition to health outcomes, diseases, and conditions
  • gain a basic understanding of nutrition vocabulary and identify sources for definitions of relevant terms
  • identify important Internet sites for locating nutrition information
  • identify additional resources which provide print resources on nutrition topics

Elizabeth Kiscaden, Associate Director of the Greater Midwest Region, will teach the class, which will take place from 10:00 to 11:00 AM CST on Tuesday, February 21. Participants may receive up to four hours of continuing-education credit from the Medical Library Association. For more information, including the course materials and exercises, and to register, go here.

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(via Molly Olmstead, National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region)

Are you new to consumer health and/or health sciences librarianship? Do you wish to provide health information services to consumers, health professionals or health professions students via free health information resources and not sure where to start? This one-hour, in-person or online, class provides an introduction to MedlinePlus and PubMed–two free, online databases from the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. Learn the best uses of these databases, how they interact with each other, and whom to contact when you need help.

The class will take place from 10:00 to 11:00 AM on Friday, February 17. The instructor will be the Greater Midwest Region’s Jacqueline Leskovec. It will tentatively be worth one hour of CE credit from the Medical Library Association. For more information, and to register, click here.

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(via Stacey Knight-Davis, Eastern Illinois University)

The slides from the presentation “Engaging Assessment to Show your Values & Make Decisions”, given by Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe at the Health Science Librarians of Illinois 2016 Conference, are now available. Click here to access them. The main topics covered in the presentation are listed below.

  • program logic model for service design
  • assessment cycle
  • assessment facets of service design and delivery
    • needs assessment
    • best practices and professional standards
    • resource adequacy
    • implementation fidelity
    • program quality
    • outcomes and impact
  • planning, change, and communication

To follow up with Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe directly, e-mail her at ljanicke@illinois.edu.

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(via Molly Olmstead, National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region)

The National Training Office (for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine) is now offering six sessions of the “PubMed for Librarians” webinar course in January and February. Details and registration links for each session are below. Note that all sessions take place from 12:00 to 1:30 PM CST.

PubMed for Librarians: Introduction to PubMedThursday, January 19 

PubMed for Librarians: MeSHWednesday, January 25

PubMed for Librarians: Automatic Term Mapping (ATM)Wednesday, February 1

PubMed for Librarians: Building and Refining Your SearchWednesday, February 8

PubMed for Librarians: Using Evidence-Based Search FeaturesThursday, February 16

PubMed for Librarians: Customization with My NCBIThursday, February 23

Each segment is meant to be a stand-alone module, designed for each user to determine how many, and in what sequence, to attend. The segments are designed to take 1.5 hours each. Individuals who attend the live session will earn 1.5 hours of CE credit from MLA. CE credit is not available for viewing the recording.

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NN/LM Webinar on AIDS Resources at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, Nov. 30

(via the National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region)

AIDSource and AIDSInfo

Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 2:00 PM CST

Register

Presenters

Andrew Plumer, National Library of Medicine, Specialized Information Services Division / Alison McDougal, PMP, AIDSinfo Project Manager

Description

More than  1.2 million people in the United States are living with HIV. Having access to quality, current information is vital in helping to improve the research, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of HIV/AIDS. Join us to learn more about two great information resources – AIDSource and AIDSinfo. These websites feature information from  both federal and nonfederal sources, and  include medical practice guidelines, clinical trials, statistics, mobile apps, and so much more!  Resources are useful for health professionals, researchers, educators, and the general public.

NN/LM Resource Picks Series

NN/LM Resource Picks is a collaborative, bimonthly, webcast series featuring the National Library of Medicine resources to increase awareness of these resources as well as encourage their integration by libraries and other organizations to more fully serve their colleagues and communities. Several of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine offices are combining efforts to feature resource experts from NLM for this national webinar series. Each session includes objectives, participation of attendees through questions and opportunities to dialog, and evaluation following the presentation. All sessions are presented as online webcasts using WebEx allowing for live phone conversation and online chat. Topics currently scheduled include: DIMRC, AIDS resources, PubMed, NLM Traveling Exhibits, Drug Information Portal, and PubMed Health. All sessions are recorded with closed captioning and archived.

Participants will be able to:

  • Recognize featured NLM resource.
  • Know how to locate the specific resource featured.
  • Explain to others when to use the featured resource.
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(via Emily Johnson, UIC Library of the Health Sciences – Peoria)

There are still seats available in “Evidence Based Practice: Online Continuing Education Course”, which is offered through the University of Illinois. Please submit the registration form by 9:00 AM CST on Monday, November 28. The course begins on Monday, December 5, and ends on Monday, January 23. More information about the content is below.

Overview

This asynchronous online course is designed to introduce health and information professionals to the principles of evidence based practice (EBP). It will focus on the literature of evidence, epidemiological concepts, and, most importantly, the steps of the EBP process. Recorded lectures, independent readings, assignments, and threaded discussions provide an opportunity for assimilation, interaction, and exchange of ideas. Formative feedback will be given throughout the course.

Learning Objectives

  • discuss evidence based practice (EBP) and its importance for clinical decision-making
  • formulate a clinical question using the PICO format
  • conduct an effective search of the literature, using advanced search strategies, in order to find the best primary and secondary sources of evidence
  • Apply appropriate criteria in appraising an article for validity and reliability
  • produce a formal EBM analysis using the CAT (Critically Appraised Topic) format

It will take approximately 20-30 hours to complete the course. Consider reserving 3 hours of dedicated time per unit for optimum benefit. The course is approved for 21 Medical Library Association (MLA) Continuing Education credits, and it is limited to 25 participants. The cost of participating is $150. For additional information, please contact Deborah Lauseng, at dlauseng@uic.edu, or Carmen Howard, at choward4@uic.edu

 

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