Continuing Education

New this year – free Monday afternoon CE Course

Saturday CE courses will be held on October 5 and will award 3 or 4 MLA CE credits.

Saturday Morning Classes

Saturday Afternoon Classes

Monday Afternoon Class – Free CE Course

 

Saturday Morning Classes

Building Partnerships with Faculty, Clinicians, and other Stakeholders

Instructor: Gwen Wilson, MLS, AHIP, University of Missouri–Columbia 

4 MLA CE Credits
Member $150, Non-Member $200, Student/Retiree $50
Saturday, October 5, 2019, 8am-noon

Interested in strategies on building partnerships that lead to collaborative projects? This face-to-face 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.

Gwen Wilson currently works as a Medical Librarian in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Missouri – Columbia. Previously she was the Health Informatics Coordinator/Librarian at Washburn University in Topeka, KS. Gwen graduated with a Master of Library Science from Emporia State University in 2012.

Copyright Skills as Risk Management Tools: The Librarian’s Role

Instructor: Barbara Ingrassia, MLS, AHIP, CCM, CLDC, Manage CopyrightBarbara Ingrassia

4 MLA CE Credits
Member $150, Non-Member $200, Student/Retiree $50
Saturday, October 5, 2019, 8am-noon

“Risk management” is at the top of every administrator’s agenda. While they recognize the importance of complying with requirements of HIPAA, HEOA, EEOC, etc., they may be unaware of the serious legal, financial, and ethical risks resulting from noncompliance with copyright law. There are many misunderstandings about the complexities of copyright in the digital age—and many opportunities to self-publish, use social media, employ multimedia resources, exploit licensed resources, etc. This course will explore the vital role librarians with basic copyright skills can play in minimizing the organization’s exposure to liability. They can be involved in discussions of “best practices” to balance the critical need to share information among health professionals and educators while managing risks. Topics to be covered include answering common myths with basic copyright concepts, formulating best practices for copyright risk management, developing awareness/communication/outreach/education plans.

Barbara Ingrassia is a Certified Copyright Manager, Speaker and Trainer. She has a passion for raising awareness of the role of copyright in our daily lives in this digital age. We are all consumers and creators of copyright-protected works, and understanding some copyright basics can help us achieve our goals and avoid unpleasant “surprises.”  Ingrassia enjoys bringing some fun to a serious and very important topic. Her motto: Manage Copyright. Don’t let it Manage You.SM She comes from an academic library background. She has studied the “murkiness” of copyright law with the Center for Intellectual Property at the University of Maryland, the Special Libraries Association, Duke University, and the Berkman Center at Harvard Law School. She has facilitated workshops for various professional organizations and consults with individuals–both virtually and face-to-face.

Libraries as a Disaster Recovery Resource: How to Make a Difference

Instructors: Siobhan Champ-Blackwell, MSLIS, National Library of Medicine
Angela Tucker, MLIS, MIDT, AHIP, Memorial Health System
Michele Stricker, MLIS, MFA, MA, New Jersey State Library

4 MLA CE Credits
Member $50, Non-Member $75, Student/Retiree $50
Saturday, October 5, 2019, 8am-noon

Your library can play an important role in making your community more resilient to disasters such as floods, tornadoes, civil unrest, and extreme temperatures. This session is focused on outreach your library can undertake to support first responders, health professionals, and the public during emergencies. Michele Stricker, New Jersey State Librarian, will share how public libraries served as disaster recovery centers following Hurricanes Irene and Sandy, providing a safe haven and vital link to information for their communities. Siobhan Champ-Blackwell, Health Sciences Librarian at NLM, will provide a comprehensive overview of the essential resources needed to provide health-related information services for supporting disaster mitigation, planning, response, and recovery in your community. Attendees will learn about basic terminology and concepts related to disaster health information and their applications; the roles librarians can play in providing health information to responders before, during, and after a disaster; and HHS/NLM resources such as WISER, CHEMM, and REMM. Angie Tucker, Staff Librarian at Memorial Health System, will share information about key players to connect with in order to integrate the library into disaster recovery plans for the community. Through an interactive, hands-on activity, attendees will develop strategies to take back to their institutions to build on the information and skills learned in the workshop. Participation in the afternoon session is not required for enrollment.

Siobhan Champ-BlackwellSiobhan Champ-Blackwell promotes and implements the disaster health information goals of the National Library of Medicine. Her background is in networking, training, and selection practices around topics of consumer health and disaster health information.

Angie TuckerAngela Tucker has served as the medical librarian at Memorial Health System in Marietta, Ohio, for the past 23 years. She has an MLIS from Kent State and a Master’s degree in Instructional Design and Educational Technology from West Virginia University. She also has a Disaster Information Specialization (Level II) and a Consumer Health Information Specialization (Level II) from MLA. Her interests include lifelong learning and professional development.

Michele StrickerMichele Stricker is the Deputy State Librarian for Lifelong Learning at the New Jersey State Library where she is responsible for library trustee and director continuing education, strategic planning, preservation, disaster preparedness, and community resiliency. In addition to an MLIS from Rutgers University, she has an MFA in Museum Studies from Syracuse University, and an MA in Art History from the University of Pennsylvania. She received her certification in Preservation Management from the Rutgers School of Professional Development, and previously taught the Preservation course in Library & Archival Materials for the Rutgers Graduate School of Communication & Information. Michele has been named a 2019 Library Journal Mover & Shaker in Community Building.

Saturday Afternoon Classes

Scoping Reviews: The What, Why, and How for Librarians

Instructor: Tom Harrod, MLS, George Washington UniversityTom Harrod

4 MLA CE Credits
Member $150, Non-Member $200, Student/Retiree $50
Saturday, October 5, 2019, 1-5pm

During this course, students will learn about the niche that scoping reviews fill within the world of scholarly research and the role that librarians can play in their creation. This includes understanding how scoping reviews developed from traditional systematic reviews as well as the characteristics that differentiate these two publication types. Additionally, attendees will compare and contrast their methodologies and explore potential roles for librarians in performing scoping reviews. This session is designed to be very ’hands-on’ and active – focusing on relevant and applicable skills to help attendees support students and faculty interested in performing scoping reviews at their home libraries. Attendees will be required to have a laptop to work on in-class activities.

Tom Harrod has been a reference and instructional librarian at the Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library at the George Washington University for the past 9 years.

Questionable Versus Reliable? Navigating the Biomedical Scholarly Publishing Landscape

Instructors: Carolann Lee Curry, MLIS, and Anna Krampl, MSLS, Mercer University School of Medicine

4 MLA CE Credits
Member $150, Non-Member $200, Student/Retiree $50
Saturday, October 5, 2019, 1-5pm

The goal of this face-to-face course is to provide attendees with a foundation for evaluating biomedical search results. The various Open Access publishing models of the current scholarly landscape lend themselves to a dangerous grey area where the quality of references isn’t always clear. Researchers now more than ever are faced with decisions about the integrity of their search findings, even in reputable databases such as PubMed. This session aims at arming attendees with knowledge and resources to make the evaluation of their findings more straightforward. At the end of this session, participants will be able to: define traditional versus open access publishing; identify the different levels of open access publishing models; distinguish the different levels of indexing within PubMed; utilize the NLM Catalog to identify a journal’s status; describe the criteria that characterize journals and publishers as scholarly and ethical; and evaluate useful resources available to help librarians and users assess the nature of a journal as potentially predatory or not.

Carolann Lee Curry Carolann Lee Curry currently works as the Reference, Outreach, and Assessment Librarian at Mercer University School of Medicine’s Skelton Medical Library. She currently serves as the Continuing Education Chair and Web Communications Coordinator for the Georgia Health Sciences Library Association (GHSLA), is member of the Southern Chapter of the Medical Library Association (SC/MLA), and currently serves as the Chair of the MLA Books Panel. Carolann’s research interests include scholarly communication, health information literacy, and consumer health outreach.

Anna KramplAnna Krampl serves as the Head of Public Services at the Mercer University Skelton Medical Library in Macon, Georgia. She is a member of the Georgia Health Sciences Library Association (GHSLA) and currently serves as secretary. She is also a member of the Southern Chapter of the Medical Library Association (SC/MLA) and the Medical Library Association (MLA). Her research interests include evidence-based medicine, telehealth/telemedicine, literature searching, and scholarly communications.

Libraries as a Disaster Recovery Resource: Take Action

Instructors: Siobhan Champ-Blackwell, MSLIS, National Library of Medicine
Jacqueline Leskovec, MLIS, MA, RN, National Network of Libraries of Medicine Greater Midwest Region
Michele Stricker, MLIS, MFA, MA, New Jersey State Library
Darrell Williams, PhD, State of Wisconsin Division of Emergency Management

3 MLA CE Credits
Member $50, Non-Member $75, Student/Retiree $50
Saturday, October 5, 2019, 1:30-4:30 pm

This 3-hour workshop will introduce you to key players in emergency response and provide guidance for defining the role of your library as a community resource during disaster recovery. Panelists will give brief presentations to provide perspective on their role in responding to an emergency and will assist in identifying the roles that libraries can play. In a breakout session, participants will outline a disaster response plan for their library and actions they will take following this session to put the plan into practice. Participation in the morning session is not required for enrollment.

Siobhan Champ-BlackwellSiobhan Champ-Blackwell promotes and implements the disaster health information goals of the National Library of Medicine. Her background is in networking, training, and selection practices around topics of consumer health and disaster health information.

Jacqueline LeskovecJacqueline Leskovec is the Network Librarian for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) Greater Midwest Region (GMR). Jacqueline is the lead for the Emergency Preparedness Working Group and the Partner Outreach Library Program. Among her outreach interests are capacity building, promoting National Library of Medicine resources, training, and partnership development.

Michele StrickerMichele Stricker is the Deputy State Librarian for Lifelong Learning at the New Jersey State Library where she is responsible for library trustee and director continuing education, strategic planning, preservation, disaster preparedness, and community resiliency. In addition to an MLIS from Rutgers University, she has an MFA in Museum Studies from Syracuse University, and an MA in Art History from the University of Pennsylvania. She received her certification in Preservation Management from the Rutgers School of Professional Development, and previously taught the Preservation course in Library & Archival Materials for the Rutgers Graduate School of Communication & Information. Michele has been named a 2019 Library Journal Mover & Shaker in Community Building.

Darrell Williams

Darrell Williams is the Administrator of the Division of Emergency Management in the Department of Military Affairs for the state of Wisconsin. Williams previously served as the former Interim Superintendent and the Assistant Superintendent for the Beloit School District. He also served as a Turn Around Principal for James Madison Academic Campus, Casimir Pulaski High School and Washington High School in Milwaukee. He was recognized as the 2013 National Principal of the Year from the National Alliance of Black School Educators.

Williams earned his Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education from Rust College, Master of Arts in Administrative Leadership and Supervision from Marian College, and his Ph.D. in Urban Education from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. In addition to his civilian career, Williams served for 29 years in the United States Army and earned several awards for his military service including the Bronze Star and Purple Heart.

Monday Afternoon Class – Free CE Course

Finding Leadership and Management Opportunities Where You Are

Stewart Brower, MLIS, AHIPStewart Brower

2 MLA CE Credits
Monday, October 7. 2-4 pm
Included with conference registration.

At the end of the presentation, attendees who are present and want to receive MLA credit will receive a code to redeem on MEDLIB-ED.

Librarians who wish to advance in their careers are often told to show that they can lead, but they aren’t always given the opportunity to do so. Through this two-hour course, attendees will be given the opportunity to assess their own leadership skills. This self-assessment, utilizing the Four Frames of Leadership proposed by Bolman and Deal, will allow attendees to better know their own strengths and weaknesses as potential leaders. Discussion about the daily activities of librarians will be used to help uncover leadership and management opportunities in the workplace, and participants will document areas of their work where leadership might be demonstrated. The class will then transition into an examination of Greenleaf’s Servant Leadership model and Spears’ ten characteristics of servant leaders. Finally, a series of real-world case studies will be presented and discussed, to help participants learn how to apply servant leadership to their own work lives.

Stewart M. Brower, MLIS, AHIP, is Director of the Schusterman Library, University of Oklahoma-Tulsa. He received his Masters of Library and Information Studies from the University of Oklahoma in 1993, and has worked primarily in medical libraries across the United States, including the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Washington University School of Medicine, and the University at Buffalo. Additionally, Mr. Brower is co-founder and editor of Communications in Information Literacy, serves on multiple editorial boards, and was recognized for his contributions to the South Central Chapter of the Medical Library Association by being named Librarian of the Year in 2013

CE sponsored by WHSLA – Wisconsin Health Science Library Association