Continuing Education

CE Course Descriptions

All courses will be held on Saturday, October 6, and will award 4 MLA contact hours of continuing education.
Morning Classes (8 a.m. to Noon)
Afternoon Classes (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)

Morning Classes (8:00 a.m. to Noon)


Open Science For Health Sciences Librarians

Sam Watson
Sam Watson

4 MLA contact hours *NEW*
Saturday, October 6, 2018, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm noon
Member: $75; Non-Member: $95; Student/Retiree: $50
Instructor: Samuel Watson, Outreach Specialist, Greater Midwest Region, National Network of Libraries of Medicine
Open Science pursues the goals of transparency in experimental methodology, observation, and collection of data; publicly availability and reusability of scientific data; public accessibility, and using web-based tools to facilitate collaboration. This course will offer an overview of the role of open science and its components in health sciences research, its implementation throughout the workflow of the research process, locating and creating open sciences policies for use at your institution, and assessing open source tools currently available. This instruction is provided by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Greater Midwest Region (NNLM GMR).

Sam Watson is an Outreach Specialist with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine-Greater Midwest Region (NNLM-GMR). In this position he works primarily with health science librarians and community colleges to help promote the National Library of Medicine’s mission of improving access to health information through outreach and education. Prior to this position he worked as an assistant librarian for research and instruction at Knox College in Galesburg, IL. Here he worked as liaison to various departments on campus and provided information literacy instruction to undergraduates.

Think Like a Doctor: Biostatistics and Informatics for Medical and Health Professionals

4 MLA contact hours
Saturday, October 6, 2018, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm noon
Member: $150; Non-Member: $200; Student/Retiree: $50
Instructors: Jim Beattie and Dr. David Frenz
This highly interactive CE course will introduce health sciences librarians, practicing in hospital and academic settings, to an evidence-based curriculum that integrates basic biostatistics related to diagnostic and therapeutic clinical scenarios with libraries knowledge-based resources for medical and other health professionals. This curriculum, comprising 8 contact-hours delivered to 2nd year medical students has evolved over 6 years, and will be tailored to the audience as a train the trainer experience. Participants will find the course to be very engaging and that the concepts are “sticky.”

David Frenz
David Frenz

David Frenz, MD, earned a medical degree and completed a family medicine residency at the University of Minnesota. He is also board certified in addiction medicine. Dr. Frenz has been collaboratively teaching evidence-based medicine with medical librarians at the University of Minnesota since 2004. You can learn more about him and his work at www.doctorfrenz.com and LinkedIn.

Jim Beattie
Jim Beattie

Jim Beattie is a former medical school course director, liaison librarian, and libraries’ administrator, who is passionate about health-professions education and provider-patient communication. Jim is a consultant and freelancer.

Engaging Assessment to Show Value & Make Decisions: Making the Case for Your Library

Lisa Hinchliffe
Lisa Hinchliffe

4 MLA contact hours
Saturday, October 6, 2018, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm noon
Member: $150; Non-Member: $200; Student/Retiree: $50
Instructor: Lisa Hinchliffe, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
As libraries are increasingly asked to demonstrate their value and the contributions they make to their institutions, library staff need efficient and effective strategies for assessment. Best practice in assessment means embedding assessment into the library’s practices on a continuous basis rather than treating it as a separate and additional task. The workshop will present an integrated and systematic approach to developing and assessing library activities that includes identifying impact outcomes and aligned activities, establishing criteria, collecting and analyzing data and evidence, and using the results for improvement and telling the story of the library’s impact. Participants will have the opportunity to practice using the tools and techniques presented.

Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe is Professor/Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction in the University Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is also an affiliate faculty member in the University’s Graduate School of Library and Information Science. At Illinois, she has also served as Acting Head of the University High School Library, Head of the Undergraduate Library, Acting Coordinator for Staff Development and Training, and Coordinator for Strategic Planning in the University Library. Lisa served as the 2010-2011 President of the Association of College and Research Libraries, which launched the Value of Academic Libraries Initiative during her presidency. Lisa has presented and published widely on information literacy, teaching and learning, the value of libraries, library assessment, program evaluation, and organizational innovation. Lisa received her Master of Education in Educational Psychology and Master of Library and Information Science degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is currently a PhD student in Global Studies in Education in the Department of Education Policy, Organization, and Leadership. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy from the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota.

Afternoon Classes (1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.)


Emerging Technologies for the Busy Librarian

Gabe Rios
Gabe Rios

4 MLA contact hours
Saturday, October 6, 2018, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Member: $150; Non-Member: $200; Student/Retiree: $50
Instructor: Gabe Rios, Ruth Lilly Medical Library, Indiana University School of Medicine
This face-to-face course is designed to give the busy librarian an overview of emerged and emerging technologies impacting our profession. It is a survey course that will cover a variety of technology topics. Topics discussed will be updated until the month prior to the teaching of course but could include: makerspaces, augmented reality, wearable technology, fitness apps, the Internet of Things, library mobile apps, privacy, ambient intelligence, virtual reality, and collaboration tools. Students, health professionals, and consumers use technologies to interact with health information daily. It is essential for librarians to investigate and experiment with these technologies to improve access to timely and relevant quality health information.

Innovative Instruction: Increasing Engagement and Enhancing Learning

Amy Blevins
Amy Blevins

4 MLA contact hours
Saturday October 6, 2018, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Member: $150; Non-Member: $200; Student/Retiree: $50
Instructor: Amy Blevins, Ruth Lilly Medical Library, Indiana University
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 instructor 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

Amy supervises a team of six librarians and is responsible for overseeing the library’s research, liaison, education, and data services. She has devoted her career over the last 12 years to online instruction, instructional design, and evidence-based medicine (EBM). Since 2017, Amy has served as the Thread Director for Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) for IUSM. In this role, she works with a team of EBM enthusiasts to develop learning objectives and longitudinal curriculum-based integration of EBM into the existing undergraduate medical student curriculum. Amy has worked on 14 published systematic reviews and co-edited the book, Curriculum-Based Library Instruction: From Cultivating Faculty Relationships to Assessment, in 2014.

Precision Medicine

4 MLA contact hours *NEW*
Saturday, October 6, 2018, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Member: $75; Non-Member: $95; Student/Retiree: $50
Instructors: Dr. Colleen Campbell and Catherine Martin, Community Engagement Coordinator, All of Us Research Program, NNLM NLM New England Region
Precision medicine is an approach to disease management that considers individual variability in genes, environment, and lifestyle. This course will provide participants with some baseline knowledge of genomics, an overview of the clinical applications of genomic medicine, an appreciation of the associated ethical and social issues inherent in this field and a review of NLM resources for health professionals and consumers. This instruction is provided by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Greater Midwest Region (NNLM GMR).

Colleen Campbell
Colleen Campbell

Dr. Colleen Campbell is the Assistant Director of the Iowa Institute of Human Genetics, as well as the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Director of Genetic Counseling Operations, and a Clinical Assistant Professor in Internal Medicine. Her dual research training as a molecular geneticist and clinical training as a board certified genetic counselor is distinct. The focus of her work is to integrate and improve patient access to precision medicine throughout healthcare based on her unique perspective and understanding of the interactions between the lab, providers, patients, legislative, and the health care system.

Catherine Martin
Catherine Martin

Catherine L. Martin, M.Ed. is the Community Engagement Coordinator for the NIH All of Us National Program. She holds an M.Ed. with a major in Health Education and minor in Non-profit management.

Catherine has a lifelong commitment to teaching in health and emergency preparedness programs to healthcare professionals and for the culturally diverse populations in area colleges. Under the Department of Public Health’s Office of Emergency Medical Services and the Wachusett Medical Reserve Corporation Catherine taught multiple emergency preparedness, CPR and First Aid classes.

Other endeavors involve teaching a fun, interactive healthy living course for the Department of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine at UMass Medical School which represented research participants and local community members.

All CE Courses will be held on Saturday, October 6.
Back to Morning Classes (8 a.m. to Noon)
Back to Afternoon Classes (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)