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(via the Medical Library Association)

Register Today for From Protocol To Publication: Maximizing the Return on Your Systematic Review Investment

When: Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Time: 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m., central time

An informationist, a project manager, and a methodologist/clinician experienced with systematic reviews share their strategies for identifying promising projects, avoiding problems before they scuttle a project, and working with review teams to conduct successful–and published!–systematic reviews.


Health sciences librarians at academic and research institutions and hospitals with knowledge of systematic reviews.

Our Presenters

Whitney A. Townsend, MLIS is an Informationist in the Taubman Health Sciences Library at the University of Michigan. She has been a member of numerous systematic and scoping review teams, instructs on systematic review searching and methodology for residents, fellows, and faculty, and is an instructor for the University of Michigan systematic review workshop, “Systematic Reviews: Opportunities for Librarians.” She was a panelist on the MLA Webcast “Beyond Systematic: The Librarian’s Role in Shaping Reviews” and led the development and publication of a set of competencies for librarians involved in systematic reviews that was awarded the 2018 MLA Ida and George Eliot Prize.

Jason D. Mann, MSA is a Senior Research Associate within the Department of Internal Medicine who has been the Project Manager for the Patient Safety Enhancement Programs, Systematic Reviews.  In his four years with the group he has been involved in publishing eight systematic reviews. He is currently overseeing six ongoing systematic reviews and specializes in reviewing the efficacy and operationalization of selected review topics.

RJ Schildhouse, MD is an Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan in the Department of Hospital Medicine, and the Section Chief of Hospital Medicine at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System. He has completed two systematic reviews as primary author (with more in progress) while balancing a full clinical and administrative workload.

Registration Information

  • 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 for more information.

Don’t miss out! Register today!

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

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine is pleased to announce open registration for the third cohort of Bioinformatics and Biology Essentials for Librarians: Databases, Tools, and Clinical Applications! This 16-week, self-paced Moodle course, from January 14 – May 3, 2019, reviews basic biology concepts and takes a deep dive into NCBI Molecular Biology Databases. It is worth 25 hours of continuing education credit from the Medical Library Association. Registration closes Monday, January 7, 2019.

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The Illinois Heartland Library System is seeking feedback from academic librarians in Illinois, regarding what topics related to cataloging they would like to see IHLS cover in future training sessions. To gain an idea of the types of training IHLS currently offers through its Cataloging Maintenance Center, please go to https://www.illinoisheartland.org/cmc/online. (The recordings of past sessions are also available on L2.) Additionally, IHLS in the process of putting together two RDA training sessions, one covering books and the other focusing on video and sound recordings. Registration details will be forthcoming. All IHLS cataloging sessions are open to staff from member and non-member libraries.

If there are any topics of interest to academic librarians, including staff at your own library, for which you would like Illinois Heartland Library System to provide training, please contact Eric Edwards, 2018-19 IACRL President, at eedwards@ilsos.net<mailto:eedwards@ilsos.net>.He will then pass the ideas along to Dr. Pamela Thomas, Bibliographic Project Coordinator for the Cataloging Maintenance Center.

Thank you very much.

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Continuing-Education Opportunities Available from UIUC’s iSchool

(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago, on behalf of Karla Lucht, UIUC School of Information Sciences)

The School of Information Sciences (iSchool) at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is pleased to announce a limited number of openings in several online graduate credit courses in Spring 2019. Formal admission to the University is not necessary, but a bachelor’s degree is required.

If you would like to determine if the Library and Information Science profession is for you, or you’d like to update your skill sets, consider enrolling in one of our online courses!

The courses include the following (not a complete list).

Our online courses meet synchronously, central time.
Please see this web page<https://emails.illinois.edu/forward2/22292436?emailAddress=collib-l@lists.ala.org&orderId=11> for the list of available courses and information on how to register for a course.
Information regarding cost and other details can be found here:

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(via Carmen Cowick, Preserve This)

“Intro to Preservation” (Online Course)

Enroll Here: https://preservethis.org/p/preservation1

Course Description:

What is preservation? Why do objects deteriorate? How can we best protect our collections? Nearly all archive and library positions have preservation responsibilities attached to them but not everyone knows where to start. This course will introduce the basics of preservation and how to implement a preservation program for your institution.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the basic mechanisms by which library and archival materials deteriorate.
  • Demonstrate basic care and handling techniques.
  • Design effective storage procedures.
  • List the elements of a successful preservation program.
  • Plan for preservation in your own institution.

Course Fee: $175.00 USD

When does the course start and finish?

The course starts Nov 5, 2018. It is asynchronous online course designed to be completed in 4 weeks. Participants will spend approximately 2 hours each week on viewing lectures, answering quizzes and completing homework and reading assignments. It is recommended that you complete each week’s work within that week to stay in sync with other learners.

When is the last day to enroll?

Friday, November 2, 2018

For more info or to enroll: https://preservethis.org/p/preservation1

To pay by invoice please email:info@preservethis.org

For a list of all courses: https://preservethis.org/courses


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On behalf of our members, the HSLI Conference Planning Committee extends a thank you to the NN/LM – GMR for the Professional Development Award that funded three valuable continuing education sessions at HSLI’s 2018 conference. A story and photos about the education funded by the award are at the GMR website.



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

The Midwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association Annual Conference in Cleveland, Ohio, is just around the corner.  On Saturday October 6th, the GMR will be providing two separate continuing education courses during the event. Each will provide 4 MLA contact hours of continuing education. More details here.

Open Science for Health Sciences Librarians: Open Science pursues the goals of transparency in experimental methodology, observation, and collection of data; publicly availability and reusability of scientific data; public accessibility, and using web-based tools to facilitate collaboration. This course will offer an overview of the role of open science and its components in health sciences research, its implementation throughout the workflow of the research process, locating and creating open sciences policies for use at your institution, and assessing open source tools currently available.

Precision Medicine: Precision medicine is an approach to disease management that considers individual variability in genes, environment, and lifestyle. This course will provide participants with some baseline knowledge of genomics, an overview of the clinical applications of genomic medicine, an appreciation of the associated ethical and social issues inherent in this field and a review of NLM resources for health professionals and consumers.

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(via Rebecca Brown, University of Utah)

Applications for the next round of Biomedical and Health Research Data Management Training for Librarians are now open!

Health sciences librarians are invited to apply for the online course, “Biomedical and Health Research Data Management Training for Librarians”, offered by the NNLM Training Office (NTO).

Click here to find complete details and the online application.<https://news.nnlm.gov/nto/2018/08/23/applications-open-biomedical-and-health-research-data-management-training-for-librarians/>

The course is a free, 7-week online class with engaging lessons,  practical activities and a final project.
The course runs October 15 – December 14, 2018.

The goal of this course is to provide an introduction to data issues and policies in support of developing and implementing or enhancing research data management training and services at your institution. This material is essential for decision-making and implementation of these programs, particularly instructional and reference services. Course topics include an overview of data management, choosing appropriate metadata descriptors or taxonomies for a dataset, addressing privacy and security issues with data, and creating data management plans.

Applications are due by Thursday, September 20, 2018.

For questions, please contact the NTO: nto@utah.edu<mailto:nto@utah.edu>

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Did you know that the 2018 HSLI conference registration includes continuing education courses? Attendees are able to select one Thursday afternoon two hour course and one Friday morning four hour course at the time of registration.

Spotlight on the Thursday afternoon course: Managing your Scholarly Identity

One’s online scholarly presence can be critical for work and scholarship; it is also time-consuming, however, and, sometimes, we are not fully aware of how we are represented on the Internet. In this workshop participants will learn about options for managing one’s online identity, using tools such as Academia.edu, ResearchGate, Google Scholar, ORCID, and more. We will share strategies that can help you make decisions about which tools will best fit your needs and workflow.  Not only will this be useful for one’s own work and scholarship, but it will also be helpful for those who support other professionals engaged in research and scholarship.

The instructors will be Peg Burnette, Erin Kerby, and Amanda Avery. Peg is Assistant Professor and Biomedical Sciences Librarian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is actively engaged in the supporting the Carle Illinois College of Medicine, in addition to a robust campus-wide program of interdisciplinary health sciences research, and she is also a member of the 2018 HSLI Annual Conference Planning Committee.  Erin is the Veterinary Medicine Librarian at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Erin enjoys being able to combine her experience as a health sciences librarian with her passion for animal health and welfare.  Erin holds a Master of Science in Information from the University of Michigan School of Information.  She is an avid horseback rider, and in her spare time trains her horse in dressage. Amanda, a graduate student at the University of Illinois iSchool and a graduate assistant at the Grainger Engineering Library, is interested in pursuing a career in health sciences librarianship.

CE options

Thursday [do not offer MLA CE credit]:

1) Data Management in the Wild *

2) Managing your Scholarly Identity *

Friday [do offer MLA CE credit]:

1) Building Partnerships with Faculty, Clinicians and other Stakeholders *

2) Dissemination in Action: Communicating Research in a Digital World

*The Conference Planning Committee acknowledges support of the Professional Development Award through the GMR (National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region) Office for these courses.


HSLI members and colleagues are invited to attend the HSLI 2018 Annual Conference which will be held September 26-28 in Rockford, IL at the Cliffbreakers Riverside Hotel and Conference Center [also known as: Riverview Inn & Suites, an Ascent Hotel Collection Member].  The Conference, with its theme, “Rivers of Data, Streams of Knowledge”, will feature a keynote talk, updates, lightning talks, Nancy’s Reception, a poster session, a vendor showcase and silent auction, as well as continuing education and networking opportunities.

Date to remember:  

*September 12: Early-bird registration deadline

For general questions about the Annual Conference or the Health Science Librarians of Illinois organization, please e-mail Eric Edwards, Chair of the 2018 HSLI Annual Conference Publicity Subcommittee: <EEdwards@ilsos.net>. You may also learn more on the Conference page of the HSLI website.

We hope to see you in Rockford from September 26 to 28!

–The HSLI 2018 Publicity Subcommittee

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HSLI 2018 Conference Friday Morning CE Session

HSLI 2018 Conference Friday Morning CE Session: “Dissemination in Action: Communicating Research in a Digital World”

The HSLI 2018 Conference Planning Committee is pleased to announce information about another of the continuing-education opportunities that will be available at the conference.

On Friday morning, Karen Gutzman, Digital Innovations Specialist at Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, will teach “Dissemination in Action: Communicating Research in a Digital World.” Increasingly, librarians are involved in tracking research dissemination and impact. Karen will provide a solid background on research dissemination using a variety of social media and other online tools. Participants will learn practical ways to help their patrons develop dissemination strategies and inspire compelling impact statements.

The 2018 Health Science Librarians of Illinois Annual Conference will take place from Wednesday, September 26, to Friday, September 28 in Rockford, IL at the Cliffbreakers Hotel & Conference Center [also known as: Riverview Inn & Suites, an Ascent Hotel Collection Member]. Conference registration is now open. Registrants will select continuing-education courses as part of the registration process. Fees include the costs of Conference sessions, meals, and continuing-education sessions.

For general questions about the Conference or the Health Science Librarians of Illinois organization, please e-mail Eric Edwards, Chair of the 2018 HSLI Conference Publicity Subcommittee, at EEdwards@ilsos.net. You may also learn more on the Conference page of the HSLI Conference website.

-HSLI 2018 Publicity Subcommittee

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