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Tulane University - Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences
1430 Tulane Avenue, Mail Code 8586
New Orleans LA , 70112

Literature Surveillance Apps : tools for the next generation of Table of Contents notification services

Contact: Maureen "Molly" Knapp
Contact: 504-988-2410 - South Central region
"Literature surveillance tools" refer to apps that provide customized table of contents monitoring services for mobile devices. These tools offer a way to keep up with current tables of contents on a tablet or phone via push notifications. This 2 hour course offers an overview of the current literature monitoring apps available. Participants will be introduced to new ways to monitor and read journal table of contents, as well as access the full text on a mobile device. Hands on practice will show participants how to install, customize and access full text in the apps. Afterwards, group discussions will examine the advantages and challenges of each app, as well as brainstorm ways to promote them in the library. Up to 3 iPads will be available for hands-on practice. Users are encouraged to bring their own web-enabled mobile device to install and sample the apps themselves.
CE Contact Hours: 2 • Face to Face about Technology/Systems
Demonstration, Slides, Discussion, and Hands-on Exercises.
University of Manitoba
Carolyn Sifton-Helene Fuld Library, St. Boniface Hospital
409 Tache Ave.
Winnipeg MB , R2H 2A6

Health Literacy 360

Contact: Andrea Szwajcer and Lara Killian
Contact: 204-237-2991 - All region
This course aims to be a holistic coverage of health literacy for the librarian, moving from awareness to the incorporation of health literacy principles in current service practices to the adoption of new services by identifying stakeholders at their institutions. Participants will at the end of the course: (a) recognize and utilize major sources of health literacy material and sources; (b) understand how health literacy principles can be applied in both consumer and health professional support services; (c) via case studies and exercises, identify stakeholders and devise new health literacy-centered services
CE Contact Hours: 4 • Face to Face, Hands-on, Specialization about Consumer Health, Reference Resources & Services, Subject Specific Resources
Slides, Discussion, Brainstorming, Sharing/Self-disclosure, Role Playing, Hands-on Exercises, and Case Study.
Health Sciences Library, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Prince Philip Parkway
St. John's NL , A1B 3V6

Leading the Way: Preparing For and Developing Your Leadership Role

Contact: Lindsay Alcock and Kenneth Carriveau, Kelly Thormedson, and Martin Wood
Contact: 709-777-6026 Fax: 709-777-6866 - All region
Are you a new or emerging leader? Do you feel ready to take on more formal leadership roles? Or would you like a leadership refresher? We will explore definitions of leadership, identify leadership styles and discuss strategies to position oneself for leadership. Participants will work through exercises and case studies to explore leadership style(s), goals in leading others, any perceived challenges and necessary steps required to make positive progress in reaching goals. The instructors will facilitate discussion related to challenges in establishing your leadership, help you to identify methods to transition effectively into leading and explore how to measure success. Expect a highly interactive session with a focus on facilitated group discussions and the development of a personal leadership workbook. Methods: small group discussion, case studies. Participants will develop their personal leadership profile and plan.
CE Contact Hours: 6 • Face to Face about Leadership
Lecture, Slides, Discussion, Brainstorming, Sharing/Self-disclosure, and Case Study.
Alberta Research Centre for Health Evidence
Room 4-496A, 4th Floor, Edmonton Clinic Health Academy
11405 87th Ave
Edmonton AB , T6G 1C9

ABC's of Research Impact: Altmetrics, Bibliometrics and Citations

Contact: Robin Featherstone and Susan Powelson
Contact: (587)785-6195 - All region
Quantifying and measuring research impact, through citation analysis and social media metrics is being increasingly demanded by academic and research organizations looking for ways to allocate funding, evaluate researchers and support grant applications. In this program, participants will explore bibliometric and altmetrics tools at an introductory level. By the end of the course, participants will have completed a research impact statement and will understand the benefits and limitations of using Web of Science and/or Scopus, Google Scholar and current altmetrics tools for evaluating research at the article and researcher level. The class will include discussion, demonstration and hands on use of tools. Participants will complete a research impact analysis and will discuss the role of librarians in providing support services for measuring research impact.
CE Contact Hours: 4 • Hands-on about Assessment/Evaluation, Management, Reference Resources & Services, Research
Lecture, Demonstration, Slides, Discussion, Sharing/Self-disclosure, Hands-on Exercises, Case Study, and Problem-based.
University of Michigan Health System - Patient Education Center
2101 Commonwealth Suite A
Ann Arbor MI , 48105

Beyond Readability Formulas: Writing Clear and Effective Patient-Centered Educational Materials

Contact: Ruti Volk
Contact: 734-476-4800 - Midwest region
This course will explain in-depth the principles of creating patient education materials and consent forms in plain language. Through the use of real-life examples participants will master language and formatting guidelines that meet the needs of people with all levels of health literacy. Upon completion of this course participants will be able to identify hard-to-understand grammatical elements and employ strategies to increase understandability and actionablity of written text including risks and benefits information. Participants will be able to identify hard-to-understand formatting and graphical elements and utilize design elements that promote understanding. Participants will be able to effectively use readability formulas and testing tools and utilize the AHRQ PEMAT-P instrument to assess the quality of patient education materials. Teaching methods will include presentation, videos, case studies and critiquing exercises. This class will prepare participants to create similar training programs in their own institutions.
CE Contact Hours: 4 • Face to Face, Specialization about Consumer Health
Lecture, Demonstration, Slides, Learning Videotape, Discussion, Brainstorming, Hands-on Exercises, Case Study, and Problem-based.
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 ClinicalTrials.gov, 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 - 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.
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.