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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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(via Cynthia Reynolds, HSLI President)

Several HSLI members have been collaborating on the Nursing Experts: Translating the Evidence (NExT) project to provide continuing education modules for nurses. These modules are now available, are free, and provide seven units each of continuing-education credit for nurses.

We are asking that you share news of this opportunity with the nurses that you know. Here are a few more details.

The Nursing Experts: Translating the Evidence project is a collaborative effort between nurses and librarians at several organizations. The goal of this project is to educate acute, ambulatory, school and population health nurses on where to find free and reliable evidentiary resources and how to effectively apply this knowledge to inform and impact practice. Participants complete free online evidence-based education modules and earn 7 free continuing education units for each course.

For full details and to access the modules, please go here for population health and school nurses and here for acute and ambulatory care nurses. This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Grant Number 1UG4LMO12312346 with the University of Iowa.

Thank you,

Carmen Howard, UIC Library of the Health Sciences – Peoria (choward4@uic.edu)
Frances Drone-Silvers, Carle Health System
Emily Johnson-Barlow, UIC Library of the Health Sciences – Peoria
Nicky Nickum, UIC Library of the Health Sciences – Chicago
Rebecca Raszewski, UIC Library of the Health Sciences – Chicago
Cynthia Reynolds, UIC Crawford Library of the Health Sciences

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(via Rory Litwin, Library Juice Academy)

Registration is open for the Library Juice Academy online course “Student Retention in Higher Education: From Research and Instruction, to Covid Challenges and Beyond”. This is an asynchronous course that runs from Monday, February 1, through Sunday, February 28. The instructor is Debra Lucas, and the cost is $175. The course is worth 1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs.

To register, please go here. A course description and additional information are below.

Experts say that student retention in academe is the continued enrollment of a student from the first year to the second year. In this class we discuss the difference a librarian makes as teacher of information literacy in mentoring and supporting students from first year to graduation. Existing campus programs may be made up of a retention or enrollment office, career services, and a tutoring center, for example. In these cases, librarians need a seat at that table.  In other situations, librarians have an opportunity to create innovative grass-roots programs. Either way, the bottom line for librarians is that the institution graduates informationally literate leaders of the future, and that they have a role to that end.

In this asynchronous class, we will discuss major aspects of retention.  We review case studies of librarians who lead retention programs in action. The course also includes lectures, required and suggested readings (available as open access texts online), work tools, and a chance to create a beginner’s proposal to campus administration to create a grass roots program, or to become embedded into an existing retention program.

The course also includes lectures, required and suggested readings (available as open access texts online), work tools, and a chance to create a beginner’s proposal to campus administration to create a grass roots program, or to become embedded into an existing retention program. Retention related to Covid concerns will be introduced. The time commitment is 15 hours over the four weeks of the course.

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(via the Medical Library Association)

Registration is open for the January MLA webinar, “Expand Your Research Impact Services”. The webinar will take place on Thursday, January 28, from 1:00 to 2:30 PM CDT. More information, including a description and the link to registration, is below.

Want to expand your library’s bibliometric services? In this webinar, you’ll learn the roles librarians can play in performing research impact services, understand the knowledge and skills necessary for each role, know the potential pitfalls of performing services in each role, and be able to identify potential collaborators who could help them fill each role. #MLAExpandUrResearch

The following individuals will present in the webinar.

  • Chris Belter, data scientist at the NIH Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
  • Karen Gutzman, MSLS, MLA, Head of the Research Assessment and Communications Department at Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center at Northwestern University
  • Tyler Nix, MSLS, an informationist at the University of Michigan Taubman Health Sciences Library and co-leader of the Taubman Research Impact Core
  • Amy Suiter, MS, MLS, a Research Support Librarian at Bernard Becker Medical Library at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

For more information, and to register, please go here. Note that the cost is $65.00 for MLA members and $85.00 for non-members. The webinar is worth 1.5 CE hours from the Medical Library Association.

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