Joint Meeting of the Midwest and Midcontinental Chapters of MLA
Joint Meeting of the Midwest Chapter and the Midcontinental Chapter of the Medical Library Association

Two MLA chapters. Sixteen states. One spectacular meeting.
Friday, October 21, 2016 through Monday, October 24, 2016
Des Moines Marriott, 700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa

Continuing Education

All classes are on Saturday, October 22


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

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 work plan 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. 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.

LorieKlodaInstructor

Lorie Kloda, MLIS, PhD, is Associate University Librarian for Planning and Community Relations at Concordia University in Montreal. Previously she was a health sciences librarian and later the Assessment Librarian at McGill University. She has an MLIS and PhD in Information Studies from McGill University. Her interests include the information needs of health professionals, expert searching for systematic reviews, library assessment, and evidence-based practice. Lorie is the Editor in Chief of the open access journal, Evidence Based Library and Information Practice.

Time: 8:00 AM – Noon

Location: Davenport Room

Length: 4 hours

Cost: $150

MLA CE credit: Approved for 4 Contact Hours


Cool Creative Communications: Dazzling Data Visualization*

Taking this class will enable participants to: 1) Increase their knowledge of using visual representations of data and various data visualization tools; 2) Design a visualization using a data set with a selected tool and 3) Discuss visualizations created by peers to enhance understanding of the data presented.

Instructor

tony_nguyen-webQTony Nguyen, MLS, NN/LM SE/A, University of Maryland, Medical Library, Baltimore, MD

Tony is the Access/Communications Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region. Tony assesses and identifies needs to develop programs that focus on the needs of unaffiliated health professionals, inner city health professionals, minority health professionals, public health workforce, public and health science librarians, health consumers, and others.

Time: 8:00AM – Noon

Location

University of Iowa
John and Mary Pappajohn Education Center   |   Easy walking directions
(.4 miles from the conference hotel)
1200 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309
Room 208

  • The classroom is less than ½ mile from the conference hotel.
  • The conference will not supply transportation to the off-site class.
  • The hotel offers a free shuttle that is first come, first serve.

If you have special transportation circumstances, please contact rebecca.brown@utah.edu as soon as possible

Length: 4 hours

Cost: $150

MLA CE Credits: Approved for 4 Contact Hours

*For those registered for this class, the CE Committee will contact you via email about transportation to and from the conference hotel to the class.


Beyond the list: Unpacking the Predatory Publisher*

The overall goal of this class is to enable learners to think in a deep way about how librarians can evaluate the published biomedical literature they find and make decisions about its quality. I do this by focusing on a real-life situation: the “predatory publisher” scenario. Both practicing librarians and their patrons are affected by the predatory phenomenon in important ways, and I hope to equip librarians to deal with the phenomenon to empower themselves as information professionals and authors alike.smith

Instructor

Catherine Arnott Smith, AMLS, MA, MS, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Library & Information Studies

Professor Smith is a graduate of the University of Michigan information school (1992) and a former medical librarian (academic and corporate settings). She became a National Library of Medicine Biomedical Informatics trainee and received a master’s and doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh’s Center (now Department) of Biomedical Informatics in 2000 and 2002. She has been a full-time faculty member in information schools ever since. She teaches required courses in metadata and information retrieval as well as consumer health informatics. Her research interests include Consumer Health Informatics, Consumer Health Vocabularies, Electronic Health Records, and Public Libraries as Health Information Providers.

Time: 8:00 AM – Noon

Location: Cedar Rapids Room  (note change from earlier location)

Length: 4 hours

Cost: $150

MLA CE credits: Approved for 4 Contact Hours

*For those registered for this class, the CE Committee will contact you via email about transportation to from the conference hotel to the class.


Building Partnerships with Faculty, Clinicians and Other Stakeholders

Interested in strategies on building partnerships that lead to collaborative projects? This class will discuss barriers to building partnerships and detailed plans to help overcome these obstacles. Learn some strategies that will help open opportunities for collaborative projects in both the academic and hospital settings. After four hours in a hands-on workshop you will walk away with an action plan that fits you.

Target audience: Professionals new to health librarianship or starting a new job

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop detailed plans for building partnerships
  • Refine strategies to start collaborative projects via these partnerships
  • Recognize opportunities to develop partnerships

Instructors

GwenWilson-webQGwen Wilson, MLS, AHIP, Washburn University, Mabee Library, Topeka, KS

Gwen’s current position is the Health Sciences Librarian at Washburn University in Topeka, KS. She received her Master of Library Science from Emporia State University in 2012, and has been an active member of MCMLA since 2012 and a member of MLA since 2014. In 2015, she was accepted into the Academy of Health Information Professionals as a provisional member and is currently serving MCMLA as the MLA Chapter Credentialing Liaison. Her passion for medical librarianship began when she was hired as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in a Nursing Library. She says, “I love the challenges of being a health sciences librarian and how I never know what research question a student/faculty will ask.” Her current research interests are focused on the role information literacy has in Evidence-Based Practice and the challenge of reporting meaningful metrics in relation to research impact.

Kristen DeSanto, MSLS, MS, RD, AHIP, University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus Library, Aurora CO

DeSantoKristen-webQKristin is a clinical librarian at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Health Sciences Library. She supports the clinical faculty, interns, and residents on campus, as well as clinical staff at the University of Colorado Hospital. She teaches evidence-based practice principles, conducts extensive literature searches for publications, and participates in patient care rounds at the hospital with internal medicine and family medicine teams. In her previous career she practiced as a registered dietitian in an inpatient hospital setting. She has been a member of MCMLA since 2012 and is currently a member of the Honors and Awards Committee.

Time: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Location: Cedar Rapids Room

Length: 4 hours

Cost: $150

MLA CE credits: Approved for 4 Contact Hours


Financial Advocacy: Turning Your Data into Ammunition!

Statistics, data, reporting, oh my! Is your data alive and selling your value? Or, is it inanimate – stuck on paper, filed in a folder that is opened once a year to add another page and get a little fatter? Attend this Financial Advocacy class to learn how your data can become a living, breathing, contributing member of your library. This class will talk about what you can do with data and what it takes to make it sing for you. We’ll talk about kinds of data, different ways to view and analyze them as well as how to convert those numbers to money saved for your institution. We’ll determine the ROI of your services and of creating and teaching a class. We’ll finish up with a look at different ways to put your data to work telling your story in compelling ways.

BetsyKellyInstructors

Betsy Kelly, MLS, MBA

Betsy has, since 2001, led the NN/NL MCR in assessment and evaluation of regional programs, taught librarians across the country about determining and expressing their value, and co-developed the Library Value Calculators with Barb Jones. She has written and presented extensively on Return on Investment and the importance of understanding the value of library services to an institution and sharing that message with administrators.

BarbJonesBarb Jones, MLS

Barb is the Missouri State Coordinator and Coordinator for Library Engagement projects within the MidContinental Region. She is located at the J. Otto Lottes Health Science Library at the University of Missouri. Barb is very interested in the role of libraries and information flow through the health care environment. She has been helping librarians find ways to advocate for their value throughout her career.

Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Location: Davenport Room

Length: 3 hours

Cost: Free

MLA CE credits: Approved for 3 Contact Hours


Innovative Instruction*

This class will show a variety of active learning strategies to enhance instruction delivered face to face, online, or in a blended setting. Topics covered will include learning theory, instructional design, audience response systems, screencasting, and other technologies. The instructors will engage participants in discussions about their experiences with creating engaging instructional sessions while also modeling techniques they have used in their own classes.

Educational objectives

  1. Describe how adult learning theory relates to active learning
  2. Develop a plan for instructional sessions using ADDIE
  3. Create learning objectives using Bloom’s Taxonomy
  4. Design active learning activities
  5. Discuss the pros and cons of using different instructional techniques
  6. Name several tools for creating and enhancing instructional sessions
  7. List formative and summative assessment techniques

AmyInstructors

Amy Blevins, MALS, Indiana University Ruth Lilly Medical Library

Amy currently works at the Ruth Lilly Medical Library as the Associate Director for Public Services. She is the co-editor of the book Curriculum-Based Library Instruction, and has over a decade of experience with teaching in academic health sciences libraries.

XiaomeiXiaomei Gu, MSLS, University of Iowa Hardin Library for the Health Sciences

Xiaomei is a Clinical Education Librarian at the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences at the University of Iowa. She is also an Adjunct Professor at the College of Pharmacy, where she has been teaching drug information using active learning strategies in the last five years. In 2014, she developed active learning activities on several drug information related topics for the American Pharmacists Association (APhA)’s PharmacyLibrary Active Learning Exercises.

Time: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Location

University of Iowa
John and Mary Pappajohn Education Center  |  Easy walking directions 
1200 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309
Room 208

  • The classroom is less than ½ mile from the conference hotel.
  • The conference will not supply transportation to the off-site class.
  • The hotel offers a free shuttle that is first come, first serve.

If you have special transportation circumstances, please contact rebecca.brown@utah.edu as soon as possible

Length: 4 hours

Cost: $150

MLA CE credits: Approved for 4 Contact Hours


*To those registered for classes at the John and Mary Pappajohn Education Center: The CE Committee will contact you via email about transportation to from the conference hotel to the class.