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State of Connecticut Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services, Southeastern Mental Health Authority
401 West Thames Street, Building 301
Norwich CT , 06360

Crucial Conversations

Contact: Mary Beth Jordan
Contact: (860) 460-8846 - North Atlantic region
In today’s workplace, the ability to conduct difficult conversations with ease is a valuable skill. Crucial conversations include those regarding performance issues, interpersonal conflicts, and other behavioral issues that negatively impact the workplace. This five hour training will teach participants a model of communication and conflict resolution designed to resolve differences quickly while strengthening relationships. These skills will enhance participants’ ability to communicate more effectively with colleagues, staff, supervisors and patrons. At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to define the characteristics of a crucial conversation, understand tactful language, non-verbal communication, and active listening, and distinguish between communication strategies that invite participation in crucial conversations and those that inhibit conversation.
CE Contact Hours: 5 • Face to Face, Chapter Offerings about Leadership, Management
Slides, Discussion, Brainstorming, Sharing/Self-disclosure, and Role Playing.
University of Michigan
Taubman Health Sciences Library, University of Michigan
1135 E Catherine St
Ann Arbor MI , 48109

Great Lakes Science Boot Camp for Librarians 2016

Contact: Marci Brandenburg
Contact: 734-615-1643 - - Midwest region
The Great Lakes Science Boot Camp is an immersive 2.5 day event offering librarians opportunities to learn more about key areas of scientific and medical research. The programming features three faculty-led sessions on Small Science, Public Health and Disease, and The Environment, designed to provide overviews of emerging trends and research methodologies and in-depth descriptions of particular research projects. A keynote address focusing on being a dataologist and the role of data in healthcare will inspire new ideas for engagement in research and data management. In addition to these education sessions, the Boot Camp will include lightning talks from attending librarians and tours of research spaces at a variety of labs including the Biodiversity Museum and Herbarium, Genomics & Bioinformatics Core Facility, Molecular Structure Facility, Notre Dame Integrated Imaging Facility, Nuclear Structure Lab, and the Radiation Laboratory Scientific Glassblowing Shop. Networking events, including a banquet dinner and a social activity at the Notre Dame Hesburgh Library, will provide ample opportunities for attendees to share experiences and brainstorm new paths to engagement with research faculty at their home institutions. By attending this Boot Camp and learning directly from active researchers, librarians from the Greater Midwest region and beyond will enhance their understanding of several key areas of scientific and medical research and will become better prepared to provide support for research and research data management at their home institutions.
CE Contact Hours: 13 • Face to Face about Outreach/Advocacy, Reference Resources & Services, Research, Subject Specific Resources
Lecture, Demonstration, Slides, Discussion, and Sharing/Self-disclosure.
NNLM-Greater Midwest Region
1750 W. Polk St., M/C 763
Chicago IL , 60612-4330

PubMed and the Evidence-Based Universe

Contact: Patricia Devine and NN/LM Instructors
Contact: - - All region
The two-hour course will provide an overview of evidence based research and practice. We will cover definitions of terms, hierarchies of quantitative and qualitative evidence, formulating an evidence-based question, developing effective search strategies in PubMed to identify appropriate citations, and introduce the concept of critical appraisal of the evidence. // The four-hour course is co-taught with Cleo Pappas and will provide an overview of evidence based research and practice. We will cover definitions of terms, hierarchies of quantitative and qualitative evidence, and the critical appraisal of the evidence. Exercises include formulating an evidence-based question, developing effective search strategies in PubMed to identify appropriate citations, and understanding literature related to different types of studies.
CE Contact Hours: 2, 4 • Face to Face, RML Offerings about Evidence Based Health Care, Expert Searching, Research
Lecture, Demonstration, Slides, and Hands-on Exercises.
NN/LM Greater Midwest Region
University of Illinois, Chicago
1750 W Polk St (M/C 763)
Chicago IL , 60612

GMR Tech Talks Webinar Series

Contact: Carol Bean and NN/LM Instructors
Contact: 3129962464 - - All region
GMR Tech Talks is a bi-monthly webinar series that covers a variety of timely and relevant technology topics for health sciences librarians. Classes may include overviews of current trends, how-tos for popular software, and tips and tricks for navigating the modern technology landscape. Each session includes goals and objectives, and evaluation following the class. All sessions are presented as online webinars, using Adobe Connect, allowing for live phone conversation and online chat.
CE Contact Hours: 1 • e-Learning, RML Offerings about Electronic Resources, Health Care Informatics, NLM Databases, Outreach/Advocacy, Teaching/Instruction, Technology/Systems, Web Design
Lecture, Demonstration, Slides, Panel Discussion, and Discussion.
York Health Economics Consortium
Market Square
University of York
York , YO10 5NH

Advanced Searching Techniques and Advanced Strategy Design

Contact: Julie Glanville and Carol Lefebvre
Contact: 44-1904-324832 - All region
OVERALL GOAL To explore issues around search design and search techniques for undertaking literature searches of complex topics to inform high quality comparative effectiveness research, systematic reviews, guideline development and other major projects. OUTCOMES This CE event will provide opportunities: • to review search strategy design approaches; • to learn new techniques and software tools for developing search strategies; • to discuss best approaches to search design including search term identification and concept development; • to share insights into search design for complex questions; • to assess variations in current best practice. SPECIFIC CONTENT The course will cover a range of advanced searching issues. The first topic will how to identify search terms when developing search strategies to capture complex questions and will look at the growing number of software tools to assist with search term identification ranging from PubReminer to text analysis software such as Vos viewer. Following a presentation, participants will be involved in discussion and then hands on exercises The next topic will be a review of the value and challenges of search filters. Moving on from search term identification we will review how to structure searches into concepts and address the challenges of conceptual structures beyond PICO for complex topics. Discussion will be followed by exercises. Finally we will review the whole day by looking at peer review of search strategies and conduct peer review exercises of complex questions. METHODS OF THE CE ACTIVITY The CE session will include a mix of presentations, group discussions and hands on exercises with specific software tools to develop search strategies.
CE Contact Hours: 6, 8 • Face to Face about Electronic Resources, Evidence Based Health Care, Expert Searching
Lecture, Demonstration, Discussion, Sharing/Self-disclosure, and Hands-on Exercises.
York Health Economics Consortium
University of York
York , YO24 4HR

Searching, the WHO portal (ICTRP) and Regulatory Agency Web Sites to Identify Clinical Trials for Systematic

Contact: Julie Glanville and Carol Lefebvre
Contact: 44-1904-434832 Fax: 44-1904-433628 - - 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, 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.
National Institutes of Health Library
10 Center Drive
MSC 1150
Bethesda MD , 20892

Data Sharing and Reuse: Roles for Health Sciences Librarians

Contact: Lisa Federer
Contact: 301-594-6283 - Mid-Atlantic region
Funders and journals increasingly are requiring biomedical researchers to make their research data available, and meaningful use criteria also call for clinicians and hospitals to share data for public health purposes. Librarians’ expertise with information organization makes them invaluable collaborators for researchers who want to share their data or locate datasets for reuse and reanalysis. This course will provide librarians with tools and skills to help support data sharing and reuse. Participants will learn about policies regarding data sharing, how to assist researchers to prepare data for sharing, and how to locate and prepare datasets for researchers to reuse. The course will also introduce participants to free software to facilitate sharing and organization of data.
CE Contact Hours: 4 hours • Face to Face, Hands-on about Research, Technology/Systems
Lecture, Demonstration, Discussion, Hands-on Exercises, and Problem-based.