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McGill University Library
McLennan Library Building, Office of the Dean of Libraries
3459 McTavish Street
Montreal QC , H3A 0C9

Research by Design: Proposing, Planning, and Carrying Out a Research Project for the Practicing Librarian

Contact: Lorie Kloda and Lorie Kloda
Contact: 514-398-2707 - All region
This workshop will introduce participants to the steps in designing a research project: articulating the problem, formulating a research objective, reviewing the literature, designing the methods, and outlining the workplan and resources required. Using examples from health sciences librarianship, participants will explore different types of research projects accomplished by hospital and academic librarians as inspiration. In addition, workshop participants will learn practical strategies and tips for incorporating research into daily routines useful for those without extensive education or experience in research methods. Each participant will leave the workshop with an outline of steps for a research project, making it that much closer to a reality.
CE Contact Hours: 4 • Face to Face about Research
Lecture, Slides, Discussion, Brainstorming, Sharing/Self-disclosure, Hands-on Exercises, and Case Study.
Colorado State University Libraries
Colorado State University
1019 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins CO , 80504

Instructional Design: Proven Principles and Practices for Librarians Who Teach

Contact: Merinda McLure and Joey Nicholson
Contact: 970.491.7175 - Midcontinental region
An interactive course for both librarians new to teaching or with experience, who are seeking best practices or would like to strengthen and refresh their instruction. Through small group work, individual exercises, group discussion, and lecture, you will learn how to apply proven principles, theories, and practices when designing effective instruction to actively engage learners.
CE Contact Hours: 6 • Face to Face about Teaching/Instruction
Lecture, Demonstration, Slides, Discussion, Brainstorming, Sharing/Self-disclosure, and Hands-on Exercises.
School of Information and Library Science
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill NC , 27599

Supporting Clinical Care: An Institute in Evidence-Based Practice for Medical Librarians

Contact: Connie Schardt and Connie Schardt, Lorie Kloda, Pamela Bagley, Angela Myatt, Janene Batten, Angela Myatt, Jeff Mason, and Connie Schardt
Contact: 919-357-0593 - http://hslibraryguides.ucdenver.edu/ebpml - Mid-Atlantic region
This intensive, introductory, 3 day course is designed for medical librarians by medical librarians. The institute is for medical librarians who want to learn evidence-based concepts in order to comfortably support and teach evidence based clinical practice (EBCP), evidence based medicine (EBM), and evidence based nursing (EBN) at their institutions. Through large group interactive lectures, small group discussion, hands-on, case-based learning, you'll acquire skills needed to support and teach evidence-based clinical practice.
CE Contact Hours: 20 • Face to Face about Evidence Based Health Care
Lecture, Demonstration, Slides, Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming, Sharing/Self-disclosure, Role Playing, Gaming, Hands-on Exercises, and Case Study.
The Chemical Heritage Foundation
315 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia PA , 19106

Oral History Workshop - Conducting, Collecting, and Archiving

Contact: David Caruso
Contact: 2158738236 Fax: 2156295236 - http://www.chemheritage.org/oralhistory - All region
Oral history is a research method and an innovative tool for recording and promoting the understanding of contemporary history; it provides invaluable access to the knowledge, experiences, and motivations of people, in their own words. Learners in this workshop will discover the fundamental concepts of developing an oral history project, the interview process, and archiving materials. By the end of the workshop, participants will know about subject selection, interview preparation, equipment usage, how to conduct interviews, and dealing with physical and digital assets. Additionally, they will be able to explain the principles of oral history processing and preservation. Should time permit, attendees may be able to conduct a mock interviewee for practice.
Face to Face, Hands-on about Collection Development
Lecture, Demonstration, Slides, Discussion, Dialog, Sharing/Self-disclosure, and Role Playing.
York Health Economics Consortium
University of York
York , YO24 4HR

Closing the Gap in Identifying Clinical Trials for Systematic Reviews: Searching Trials Registers & Regulatory Agency Web Sites

Contact: Julie Glanville and Carol Lefebvre
Contact: 44-1904-434832 Fax: 44-1904-433628 - http://php.york.ac.uk/inst/yhec/ - All region
Increasing interest in and awareness of the importance of clinical trials and their results has seen the development of a large number of trials registers and trials results registers. Trials registers provide information on current and recently completed research and results registers provide results of completed research, often before the results are available through traditional published sources. Trials registers are essential for research synthesis (systematic reviews, health technology assessments and comparative effectiveness research). They provide important information for patients wishing to participate in clinical trials and inform product development and research commissioning. Trials registers are in constant development and provide challenges to librarians in terms of searching and record management. This half-day course will highlight key trials registers and trials results registers, including ClinicalTrials.gov, the World Health Organization’s Clinical Trials Search Portal and industry registers, and will offer practical advice on searching registers and managing register records.
CE Contact Hours: 4, 6 • Face to Face, Hands-on, MLA AM Offerings about Electronic Resources, Evidence Based Health Care, Expert Searching
Lecture, Demonstration, Slides, Discussion, Sharing/Self-disclosure, and Hands-on Exercises.
Wayne State University
School of Library and Information Science
106 Kresge Library
Detroit MI , 48202

Survey Success: Simple Rules for Effective Survey Design

Contact: Deborah Charbonneau
Contact: 888-497-8754 ext. 709 - Midwest region
(2 hour version) Learn how to create a successful survey! A major goal of this CE Course is to demystify the survey process to empower librarians and information professionals to effectively utilize survey research in their work environments. This course focuses on simple rules for effectively and efficiently using surveys to obtain information that is meaningful for improving the quality of library services. In particular, crafting effective survey questions to elicit informative answers and constructing an easy-to-use questionnaire format will be discussed. (4 hour version) Learn how to create a successful survey! A major goal of this CE Course is to demystify the survey process to empower librarians and information professionals to effectively utilize survey research in their work environments. This course focuses on simple rules for effectively and efficiently using surveys to obtain information that is meaningful for improving the quality of library services. In particular, crafting effective survey questions to elicit informative answers and constructing an easy-to-use questionnaire format will be discussed. In addition, survey clarity, sampling methods, reliability, validity, privacy, confidentiality, and various features of web survey tools will be covered.
CE Contact Hours: 2 hours or 4 hours • Face to Face about Assessment/Evaluation, Management, Research
Lecture, Slides, Discussion, Brainstorming, and Hands-on Exercises.
Wayne State University
School of Library and Information Science
106 Kresge Library
Detroit MI , 48202

Community Engagement 101: The Art of Building Community Partnerships

Contact: Deborah Charbonneau
Contact: 888-497-8754 ext. 709 - Midwest region
Community engagement and building community-based partnerships are essential to effective health information outreach and various library programs and services. The overall goal of this course is to offer concrete skills and several perspectives useful for engaging stakeholders and establishing relationships with a range of community-based organizations and potential partners. Participants will take part in group discussions to explore new models and tools for engaging and retaining community partnerships. A number of examples and a case study will be used to promote a problem-solving approach for in-class interactions. Participants will have opportunities to learn practical and strategic approaches for achieving optimal community cooperation and collaboration adaptable to their own environments.
CE Contact Hours: 2 hours or 4 hours • Face to Face about Consumer Health, Leadership, Management, Outreach/Advocacy
Lecture, Slides, Hands-on Exercises, and Case Study.
NN/LM Southeastern/Atlantic Region
601 W Lombard st
Baltimore MD , 21201

Super Searcher: Enhancing Your Online Search Super Powers

Contact: Tony Nguyen and J. Dale Prince and Other RML Staff
Contact: 410-706-2855 - http://nnlm.gov/training/supersearcher/ - Mid-Atlantic region
This hands-on course focuses on the advanced search features of web search engines and online searching. Participants will use various online search engines, compare the features of each and broaden their knowledge of search strategies and online search techniques. This class focuses on search tips and techniques for online search engines. Search strategies for popular or propriety health science databases are not explored. Participants will develop search strategies that will increase the precision and scope of their online searching ability. Participants will engage in discussions, exercises and view short demonstrations as a part of the class. The class includes: discussions of web search engines, strategies for searching for online media including images, videos and books. The class concludes with examples of real-time searching and mobile search solutions. Class participants will gain new knowledge and experience with a new search engines and search strategies. Knowledge gained in this class will broaden general search skills.
CE Contact Hours: 4 • Face to Face, e-Learning, RML Offerings about Consumer Health, Technology/Systems
Lecture, Demonstration, Slides, Learning Videotape, Discussion, and Hands-on Exercises.
NN/LM Pacific Northwest Region
University of Washington
Box 357155
Seattle WA , 98195

Health Issues in the Headlines: Learning to Read Between the Lines

Contact: Carolyn Martin and Lydia Collins
Contact: 206-221-3449 Fax: 206-543-2469 - http://nnlm.gov/training/consumer/headlines/ - Pacific Northwest region
Dark chocolate, red wine, and stem cells - what do these have in common? All have been reported in the news as having health benefits. Often the first place your patrons will hear aobut health issues is in the media. This interactive, hands-on CE course will introduce participants to the environment of health reporting. Participants will learn about how health is reported in the news as well as how to evaluate the accuracy and validity of science and health stories. The impact of celebrity illness will also be discussed. By the end of this course, participants will be better equipped to help their patrons look more critically at health issues that are being reported in the news media. Actual news articles and research reports will be included for critique.
CE Contact Hours: 1, 2, or 4 • Face to Face, e-Learning, RML Offerings about Consumer Health, Research
Demonstration, Slides, Learning Videotape, Discussion, Brainstorming, Sharing/Self-disclosure, Hands-on Exercises, and Case Study.
NN/LM SE/A, University of Maryland, Baltimore
Health Sciences and Human Services Library
601 W Lombard St
Baltimore MD , 21201-1512

The Canny Consumer: Resources for Consumer Health Decision-Making

Contact: Terri Ottosen and NN/LM coordinators, Arpita Bose, and Eileen Harrington
Contact: 410-706-2855 Fax: 410-706-0099 - Mid-Atlantic region
With the sharp rise in web-informed consumers and today's fast paced communication technology adn inclusive health care systems, information is readily available. Many health care systems now offer portable electronic records and electronic prescription services. The technologically savvy generation makes use of tools such as YouTube, blogs, and websites to share experiences in their health care. Yet, with the estimated 90 million Americans who do not understand how to read, comprehend, or use health information, health literacy will determine who is left behind in this techno cultural revolution. This class will focus on the interaction between technology, culture, and politics. An interactive session will allow participants to explore new and upcoming technologies such as personal health records and e-health tools. The resources covered will assist consumers and those helping consumers to find quality health information and to navigate the health care system. Implications for those left behind, including the ethical, social, and privacy issues concerning these new technologies will also be discussed. Available as web-based as well as face-to-face. For the web-based version, (an online, asynchronous, instructor-led class using Moodle), contact Terri Ottosen via the Resource URL. This course was evaluated at MLA '11 and scored an overall course grade of 3.55 on a 4.0 scale. The mean score for all evaluated courses taught at MLA ’11 was 3.63 on a 4.0 scale.
CE Contact Hours: 3 • Face to Face, e-Learning, Hands-on, RML Offerings - Moodle • about Consumer Health
Lecture, Discussion, and Hands-on Exercises.