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Stanford University, School of Medicine
Lane Medical Library & Knowledge Management Center
300 Pasteur Drive, L109
Stanford CA , 94305

Do You Want to be a Library Director? Knowledge, Skills and Career Paths for Library Leaders

Contact: Heidi Heilemann and Mary Joan (M.J.) Tooey and Gabe Rios
Contact: 650-725-4590 - Northern California and Nevada region
The course is designed to inform, inspire or even dissuade MLA members who may aspire to become library directors in either an academic health sciences center or hospital setting. Changing MLA and AAHSL member demographics tell us that senior members of the profession are retiring or actively considering retirement in increasing numbers. This course introduces students to the leadership challenges in academic health sciences libraries and encourages students to assess their own career goals and readiness. It is the first in a continuum of leadership programs sponsored by AAHSL (i.e., MLA CE course, scholarships, fellowships, etc.). The course currently addresses four topics: leadership potential (what makes a great leader); what library directors do (including service as an interim director); what is the academic health center like (the hot topics in academic medicine, health systems, and how they affect the library); and self-assessment/awareness (how do I decide if a library directorship is right for me). The format for the course supports self-reflection, questions, and one-on-one time with library leaders. Opportunities to explore topics of interest to the learners are built into the course. The topic of interim directorships and the benefits of other experiential learning are included as pathways to directorships are explored. A web site developed specifically for the class serves as a primer for the course.
CE Contact Hours: 6 • Face to Face about Leadership, Management
Lecture, Discussion, Dialog, Sharing/Self-disclosure, and Case Study.
Stanford University
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford CA , 94305

Exploring Your Leadership Journey

Contact: Heidi Heilemann
Contact: - All region
Exploring Your Leadership Journey Our leadership journey begins at birth. Leaders aren’t born; they are made, that is, they create themselves by: • Observing others to identify what works and what doesn’t • Knowing themselves (self-awareness) • Knowing the environment (culture and context) • Being present but aspiring for a vision of the future Leadership is about seeing and making the connections that impact meaningful change and leaders exist at all levels in our organizations. Leaders have the ability to continually identify individual strengths and areas for growth and create an environment where others can build on strengths. This class will provide an interactive environment with exercises to help participants gain a deeper understanding of their personal leadership journey. Presenter Heidi Heilemann, MLS, MLA, AHIP, Associate Dean for Knowledge Management, Director, Lane Medical Library and Knowledge Management Center, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
CE Contact Hours: 2.0 • Face to Face about Leadership
Slides, Discussion, Sharing/Self-disclosure, and Hands-on Exercises.
Temple University Ginsburg Health Sciences Library
3500 North Broad Street
Philadelphia PA , 19140

From Biomarkers to Human Genome Editing- A Prescription to Research

Contact: Stephanie Roth
Contact: 215-707-9469 - Philadelphia region
Understanding genomic medicine can be very complicated, it can be even more complicated when tasked with a research question. It is no mystery to unravel why patrons, researchers, and even clinicians are also confused. This course is a great introduction to genomic medicine for the beginner and provides help in understanding the latest trends and research in genomic medicine. Librarians will leave confident with new ideas on how to use opportunities in genomic medicine to create a new research service or improve existing research services in a variety of library settings.
CE Contact Hours: 2 or 4 • Face to Face about Consumer Health, Evidence Based Health Care, Reference Resources & Services, Research
Lecture, Slides, Brainstorming, Sharing/Self-disclosure, Hands-on Exercises, and Case Study.
University of Utah
Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library
10 N 1900 E
Salt Lake City UT , 84112

Introduction to Data Visualization with R

Contact: Shirley Zhao and Tobin Magle
Contact: 801-585-7624 - Midcontinental region
The ability to make reproducible graphics using data is a valuable skill for today’s librarian. In this course, we will learn and use basic commands and packages in R/RStudio to manipulate and visualize data. Participants will understand the basic functionality of R and practice writing scripts to create some impactful graphics.
CE Contact Hours: 4 • Face to Face, Hands-on about Technology/Systems
Lecture, Demonstration, and Hands-on Exercises.
University of Minnesota Health Sciences Libraries
Diehl Hall
505 Essex Street SE
Minneapolis MN , 55455-0334

Digital storytelling: communication for greater impact

Contact: Erinn Aspinall and Amy Claussen
Contact: 612-301-9481 - Midwest region
Through effective marketing, libraries gain increased visibility and recognition for their work - resulting in additional support and greater latitude to develop innovative services. Digital storytelling helps libraries develop a cohesive story and brings library news to new audiences. This course introduces a “digital storytelling lifecycle model” that provides practical tips and tricks to leverage marketing efforts and make the most of limited resources. Participants will be introduced to the lifecycle model and see its application. Real stories will be used as examples to detail each stage of the lifecycle - ideate, create, share, preserve, reuse, evaluate - focusing on the outcomes at each step. Strategies presented during the course have been developed for easy transferal and immediate application; participants will be guided through an exercise to apply the lifecycle model for use in their own library.
CE Contact Hours: 2.0 • Face to Face about Management
Lecture, Slides, Discussion, and Hands-on Exercises.

“Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods for Medical Librarians

Contact: Susan LaValley
Contact: - All region
This course will provide an overview of qualitative research study designs, including sampling techniques, data analysis strategies, and theoretical approaches. Participants will learn the defining features of different qualitative approaches (e.g. interviews, focus groups, and participant-observations). This course will offer librarians tools to evaluate the quality of qualitative research studies. After completing this course, participants will be able to identify advantages and disadvantages of qualitative approaches, as well as the types of research questions this approaches can effectively answer. The instructor will use case studies from the research literature to demonstrate how to glean key information about qualitative research designs. Attendees will have the opportunity to share their knowledge/experience evaluating qualitative research. In addition to instructor lecture, small groups will each work on sample case studies as a group, to identify key methodological design features of their assigned case study, including flaws and strengths of each case study.
CE Contact Hours: 3 • Face to Face about Research
Lecture, Slides, Discussion, Sharing/Self-disclosure, and Case Study.
Greenwich Hospital Medical Library
5 Perryridge Rd.
Greenwich CT , 06830

Bravery & Brevity: Developing Effective Public Speaking Skills

Contact: Donna Belcinski
Contact: 203-863-3293 Fax: 203-863-4522 - North Atlantic region
Do you want to get over your fear of public speaking? Practice is the cure! You will practice speaking in front of the class, and learn to edit yourself by focusing on your main idea and stating it in two minutes or less. You will learn strategies to get over your anxiety, and get to the point of your idea without talking on and on and on. The skills taught in this class will help you talk to anyone with confidence, at any time. If you aren’t comfortable teaching a group, or speaking to your manager, you can overcome that by learning to speak bravely and briefly. This is especially important for anyone in a leadership position, who might have to give presentations in front of their directors, or who feels uncomfortable addressing their staff about important issues. Participants will practice short talks while being coached on content and delivery. I provide demonstrations of 2-minute presentations in each session. Feedback is always constructive and positive. I provide critiques, not criticism, and the class as a whole is told to respond with positive messages. It is a safe and comfortable environment in which to get over your fears about facing the public.
CE Contact Hours: 4 • Face to Face about Leadership, Outreach/Advocacy, Teaching/Instruction
Lecture, Demonstration, Slides, Discussion, and Sharing/Self-disclosure.
University of Michigan, Taubman Health Sciences Library
1135 E Catherine St
Ann Arbor MI , 48109

Finding Environmental Health Information: Sources & Strategies for Effective Searching

Contact: Carol Shannon and Abraham Wheeler
Contact: 7346156168 - Midwest region
Human health is profoundly shaped by our environment: the buildings we live in, the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the noise that surrounds us. All of these elements affect our quality of life, our years of healthy life, and health disparities within populations. Answers to environmental health questions are often complex by their nature and can be difficult to answer, usually requiring a number of wide ranging and often hard-to-find and -use sources. This workshop focuses on the practical and theoretical skills of sifting through the vast array of resources, governmental & non-governmental, grey literature, and data sources to select the appropriate resources to answer a particular question. Through hands-on exercises participants will learn how to navigate these resources, reinforcing learning from the initial brief presentations and resource demonstrations. Working in small groups, participants will identify multi-pronged search strategies for more complex environmental health-related topics.
CE Contact Hours: 2 • Face to Face, Hands-on about Electronic Resources, Reference Resources & Services, Subject Specific Resources
Lecture, Demonstration, Slides, Discussion, Hands-on Exercises, and Case Study.
Erasmus MC - University Medical Centre Rotterdam
P.O. Box 2040
Rotterdam , 3000CA

Effectiveness and efficiency in exhaustive searches

Contact: Wichor Bramer and Melissa Rethlefsen
Contact: +31 10 7043785 - All region
Experienced information specialists designing searches for systematic reviews will be taught a new method using which exhaustive search strategies can be created much faster maintaining high sensitivity and acceptable precision. Participants will learn a coding structure that helps them create complicated search strategies more easily, optimization methods that help identify extra words on any topic, and methods to semi-automatically translate search strategies between databases and interfaces using macros in MS Word. After demonstrations and exercises with a shared example research question, participants will work in their own database of choice on their own (or their customer's) research question(s). An experienced information specialist will guide them individually through the process. After the workshop the participants will be able to create complex searches that are checked for completeness and have been translated in different databases much faster than with traditional methods.
CE Contact Hours: 4 • Hands-on about Expert Searching
Demonstration, Slides, Discussion, and Hands-on Exercises.
NN/LM PSR
UCLA Darling Biomedical Library
12-077 Center for Health Sciences
Los Angeles CA , 90095-1798

Nursing on the Net: Health Care Resources You Can Use

Contact: Kay Deeney and Tony Nguyen and Other RML Staff
Contact: 310.206.0525 Fax: 310.825.5389 - https://nnlm.gov/classes/nursing - All region
Looking for the latest developments in patient care but finding too much, too little or inadequate information? This online course is for nurses, nursing students and faculty, and librarians interested in information services for Nursing and Allied Health professions. Participants will learn to use and evaluate web based health information resources for health professionals and consumers, including online news services and consumer health web sites. Participants will also learn to search the National Library of Medicine's MEDLINE database of over 26 million citations using the PubMed interface, and become familiar with MedlinePlus, the National Library of Medicine's web site for consumer health information. Available as web-based as well as face-to-face.
CE Contact Hours: 2, 3, 4 • Face to Face, e-Learning, RML Offerings about Consumer Health, Evidence Based Health Care, NLM Databases, Subject Specific Resources
Demonstration, Discussion, and Hands-on Exercises.