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(via Sarah Wade, Campbell University)

​Please join NNLM (Network of the National Library of Medicine) for a 60-minute webinar on Wednesday, September 22, from 12:00 to 1:00 PM CDT. The webinar is titled “Less Ostrich, more Owl. Five Steps to Quickly Improve Your Library’s Ability to Respond to a Sudden Disaster Registration”, and it is worth 1 MLA CE. A description and objectives are below.

In honor of National Preparedness Month in September, the Network of the National Library of Medicine’s Region 1 is pleased to host a disaster preparedness webinar for all types of libraries. This webinar is designed to improve your Library’s ability to respond to a sudden disaster by laying out five easy steps to follow.

The guest speaker will be Dan Wilson, Associate Director for Collections & Library Services at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Library. Dan was the Coordinator for the Network of the National Library of Medicine’s National Emergency Preparedness & Response Initiative from 2007 to 2016. During that time, he facilitated training programs and engagement opportunities about emergency preparedness for libraries, communities, community-based health organizations and emergency planners. Dan has worked with state library agencies in South Carolina, New Jersey, Montana, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Maryland, and Virginia.

Objectives:

1. Identify steps to include in a plan for disasters that strike without warning
2. Construct a response and succession plan
3. Formulate an after-action review and find a buddy library

For more information, and to register, please go here.

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(via Dr. Andrea Baer, Inquiring Teachers)

Inquiring Teachers is offering the online course “Information Literacy in Politically Polarized Times” from Monday, October 4, to Tuesday, November 2. This course lasts four weeks and meets synchronously. The cost is $175, and participants who complete the course will earn 1.5 CEUs.

In Brief: At a time of political polarization – when digital environments lend themselves to the spread of misinformation, information silos, and echo chambers that can exacerbate social divisions – many educators have pointed to information literacy education as a way to foster a more informed and civically engaged society. Participants in this course will reflect on and further develop their approaches to information literacy education in polarized moments, as they engage with research and teaching approaches from disciplines like media literacy, information studies, education, cognitive psychology, and sociology. Participants will ultimately develop an instruction plan that they can apply to their teaching practice.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Reflect on current socio-political and socio-technical environments and their implications for information literacy education (e.g., political polarization, the online spread of misinformation, information silos and echo chambers, motivated reasoning, efforts to strengthen civic dialogue and engagement).
  • Become familiar with research on the relationship between social identity, beliefs, and information behaviors and consider its implications for information literacy education.
  • Share and examine various pedagogical responses to related information literacy skills (e.g., source evaluation, online reading strategies like “lateral reading,” debiasing).
  • Develop and share instruction activities that encourage more critical engagement with information and that empathically address issues related to the current sociopolitical climate.​

For more information, please go here. To register or for inquiries, please e-mail abaer@inquiringteachers.com.

All Inquiring Teachers courses are designed and facilitated by Dr. Andrea Baer. They are asynchronous, with flexible weekly activities and due dates. Please see these FAQs for more about the course structure or view participant testimonials.

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(via Sarah Wade, Campbell University)

The Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) has the following 3 CE classes scheduled. Please visit the individual class pages for more information and to register.

NOTE: The NNLM website is undergoing some major changes. Your registration confirmation and calendar invite may display the time incorrectly. The correct times are below.

“Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information”

Wednesday, September 29, at 11:00 AM CDT

This class is designed to assist librarians and others who work with diverse populations in locating health information. The resources presented are selected for their emphasis on providing culturally relevant information in the preferred language of the population. Background information on refugees and immigrants in the U.S. and their unique health issues will be presented. Participants will have the opportunity to become familiar with the features and scope of several Internet resources.

Register here. This 60-minute, 1-CE class takes place in WebEx.

“ClinicalTrials.gov for Librarians”

Thursday, September 30, at 1:00 PM CDT

ClinicalTrials.gov is the openly available federal registry and results database of publicly and privately funded clinical studies conducted in the United States and around the world. This class is eligible for Consumer Health Information Specialization continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association.

Register here. This 60-minute, 1-CE class takes place in WebEx.

“Effective Health Communication and Health Literacy: Understanding the Connection”

Tuesday, October 19, at 1:00 PM CDT

How are health communication and health literacy connected? How can you be more effective in providing health information to consumers, patients, clients, library patrons and your community? This 1 hour webinar introduces the concepts of health literacy and health communication, outlines components of clear health communication, and identifies online resources from NLM, government agencies and other recognized resources for health literacy and health communication.​

Register here. This 60-minute, 1-CE class takes place in WebEx.

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(via Ramune Kubilius, Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center at Northwestern University)

Registration is now open for the 2021 Midwest/MCMLA Joint Annual Meeting. The event will take place online from Wednesday, October 13, to Friday, October 15. The cost is $25.00 for members and non-members alike.

Join your colleagues from across the two chapters to watch research presentations, get chapter updates, and connect with vendors. A full program is forthcoming and will be posted on the conference website. Our keynote speakers are Nisha Mody and Ashley Ritter.

We also have great CE options for no additional cost beyond the conference registration. Seats are limited, so register soon! Details and a link to register for CE courses will be provided in the registration confirmation letter.

To register, please go here.

Posted in Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Continuing Education, Library Organizations, Medical Library Association (MLA), Midwest Chapter MLA, Webinars | No Comments »

(via the Medical Library Association)

Registration is now open for the MLA webinar “What’s Needed to Make a Literature Search Reproducible? An Introduction to PRISMA-S”?. It will take place on Tuesday, August 10, from 1:00 to 2:30 PM CDT.

PRISMA-S is a new reporting guideline designed to help librarians, information specialists, and teams conducting systematic reviews and evidence syntheses describe their methods and results in a transparent and reproducible manner. In this session, we’ll go through the 16-item PRISMA-S checklist and discuss how to use the checklist and the corresponding explanation and elaboration document to your advantage. We’ll look at examples of good reporting–and reporting that could be improved in this interactive session.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to accomplish the following tasks.

  • use the PRISMA-S checklist and the corresponding explanation and elaboration document
  • understand the most commonly needed PRISMA-S checklist items and will know how to find additional guidance
  • practice improving transparency of search reporting using PRISMA-S as guidance

Audience

Librarians, information specialists, and people conducting methods-based literature reviews who want to learn about best practices for literature search reporting should attend. Some familiarity with systematic review methods or the PRISMA Statement is helpful, but not necessary.

For more information, including costs for MLA members and non-members, and to register, please go here. This webinar is worth 1.5 MLA CE hours.

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(via the Medical Library Association)

Registration is now open for the Medical Library Association webinar “Getting by With a Little Help from Your (Institutional Research) Friends: Building Relationships to Advance Data Support”. The event will take place on Tuesday, July 13, from 1:00 to 2:30 PM CDT. The presenter is Amanda Rinehart, Life Sciences Librarian at The Ohio State University.

Learn how to make friends (institutional partners) who can help you enhance and scale your current efforts and identify institutional stakeholders and their role in the research enterprise, identify gaps in support, and how to leverage the research environment to get the best results from your efforts.

By attending, you will learn how to accomplish the following tasks.

  • evaluate existing institutional data services
  • identify potential partners for enhancing data services
  • develop a plan to work with potential partners to identify complementary goals
  • modify existing data services for more efficient results

For more information, and to register, please go here. Registration is open through Tuesday, July 13, the day of the webinar.

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(via Ramune Kubilius, Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center at Northwestern University)

If you were interested in the OHSLA (Ohio Health Sciences Library Association) Spring 2021 Program Drawn to Graphic Medicine: Bringing Comics into Medical Librarianship, but could not make it when we held the live class on Apr. 30, the recording is available. You can still earn 1.5 MLA CE credits for watching the recording. For more information or to register for the “on-demand” class, please visit the Drawn to Graphic Medicine CE” page on the OHSLA website (registration fee: $20).

A brief report about the live Apr. 30 webinar can be found on Midwest Matters, the blog of Region 6 of the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM). To view the report, please go here.

Still have questions?

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(via Ramune Kubilius, Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center at Northwestern University)

Have you ever thought of using comics as part of your job? The Ohio Health Sciences Library Association invites you to Drawn to Graphic Medicine: Bringing Comics into Medical Librarianship, a virtual CE course with instructors Kathryn Houk and Ariel Pomputius. The course will take place on Friday, April 30, from 9:30 to 11:00 AM CDT. The registration fee for OHSLA’s offering of this course is only $20 and 1.5 MLA CE credits are available.

This course offers an introduction to skills that can form the basis for innovative library services. These skills can be used to engage a wide range of library users, even during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

To register and view the complete program description, course objectives, and presenter bios, please visit go here. We hope you to see you online April 30 for the live course with Kathryn and Ariel, but if you have a conflict with the live course time, there will be a separate registration to earn CE credit for watching the recording. The registration link to view the recording and receive CE credit will be posted after April 30, and the same registration fee will apply.

This program is made possible through the generous support of an NNLM-GMR Expert Speaker Award.

Contact OHSLA Program Chair Ximena Chrisagis (ximena.chrisagis@wright.edu) if you have questions about the program, CE, or accommodation needs. Reach out to OHSLA Treasurer Liz Lyman (Elizabeth.Lyman@nationwidechildrens.org) with questions about payment.

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(via the Medical Library Association)

Registration is now open for the Medical Library Association’s April webinar “The Fundamentals of Library Program and Service Evaluation”. The session will take place on Tuesday, April 27, from 1:00 to 2:30 PM CDT. A description is below.

Assessment of teaching activities is familiar to most librarians, but how to evaluate large-scope libraries’ services, programs, or initiatives may be more abstract and unclear. This webinar will provide a step-by-step process for selecting an evaluation type, focusing the research question, planning an evaluation, data collection methods, and writing an evaluation report. Interactive activities will have you thinking critically through this process, and you’ll walk away with a library evaluation toolkit.

Learning Outcomes

  • Select an appropriate evaluation type
  • Plan for execution of an evaluation, from research question to logic model
  • Select the most appropriate data collection method(s) for a given program and research question
  • Apply strategies/tools for drafting a concise and compelling evaluation report

Audience

This session is for all levels and areas of librarianship, from directors to cataloguers. Anyone planning to evaluate a service or process will benefit. No prior skills or experience is necessary.

For additional information, and to register for the webinar, please go here. The cost is $65 for MLA members and $85 for non-members. The webinar is worth 1.5 MLA continuing education (CE) contact hours and 1.5 Illinois CNE contact hours.

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(via the Medical Library Association)

Registration is open for the Medical Library Association’s March Live Webinar, “Critical Appraisal of Diagnosis Studies”. The event will take place on Thursday, March 25, from 1:00 to 2:30 PM CDT. A description is below.

As medical schools, clinics, and hospitals increasingly promote evidence-based medicine, it is more important than ever for health science librarians to be able to appraise the methodology and reporting of medical literature. Expand your toolkit with this upcoming webinar where you’ll learn how to evaluate diagnosis studies and interpret common measures of diagnostic accuracy, such as sensitivity, specificity, likelihood ratios, and positive/negative predictive values. #MLADiagnosisStudies

To register, please go here. This is the first MLA webinar on appraising diagnosis studies. Don’t miss it!

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