Continuing Education

Note: the link to register for Continuing Education is in the Conference Registration confirmation email.

There is no extra cost to register for a CE workshop (it is part of your meeting registration) and receive two MLA CE credit hours. To ensure that the CEs are interactive there are limited seats available (on a first come first serve basis) and participants will only be able to register for one CE. 

CE #1: Health Services and Policy Research: Sources and Strategies for Effective Information Searching

Instructors: Judy Smith, Taubman Health Sciences Library, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Abe Wheeler, Michigan State University

This hands-on workshop, requiring active participation, will provide participants with an introduction to health services and policy research information seeking. Participants will learn about the breadth of resources and leave with an understanding of the multi-pronged strategies needed to search on topics related to health care cost, quality, and access.  Resources covered will include national health policy resources, including data, as well as grey literature.

October 13, 2021

9 a.m. – 11 a.m. CDT


This session will not be recorded; limit 25 participants.

CE #2: Telling Our Story through Library Assessment: Assessment Types, Tools, and Practical Tips

Instructor: Jung Mi Scoulas, University of Illinois Chicago

In this 2-hour workshop, the Assessment Coordinator of the University of Illinois Chicago Library will address the basics of library assessment, using examples from university library consultations. The first half of the workshop will cover the importance of library assessment and introduce a 9-step process for doing assessment to inform the assessment decision-making process. In the second hour, the instructor will lead participants through various real-life scenarios to practice how to approach assessment. Attendees will have an opportunity to share experiences with assessment and tips for various assessment tools.

October 13, 2021

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. CDT


This session will be recorded; limit 50 participants.