August 17, 2016

SC/MLA 2016 CEs are Open for Registration

Registration is open for SC/MLA 2016, and we have three exciting CE courses planned for the annual meeting. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn a new skill, expand your horizons, and gain CE credit in the process!

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Course Title: Practical Skills and Tips for Research: From Proposal to Presenting 
Instructors: Skye Bickett & Christine Willis
MLA CE Credit Hours: 4
Time: October 2, 1PM-5PM
Fee: $115
Course Description: MLA supports research through its policy statements and librarians are interested in research but feel they lack some skills and local support to take on such projects. This course will give participants practical tips and tools in order to complete a research project while still doing their day job. Taking a workshop approach, this course will allow participants to prepare and plan on completing a research project with actionable steps to move forward with at their library. Research methods will be discussed along with recommendations on the IRB process, surveys, statistics, funding resources, and potential presentation/publication opportunities.
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Course Title: Activate, Collaborate and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community
Instructor: Nancy Patterson
MLA CE Credit Hours: 3
Time: October 3, 8AM-12PM
Fee: $95
Course Description: This presentation will provide an overview of ideas to conduct health outreach and create health programs for libraries and community/faith based organizations. Participants will learn how to integrate resources from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and other reputable agencies to introduce community members to NLM resources in fun and engaging ways. Examples of programs for children, teens, adults and seniors using NLM and other National Institutes of Health center and office resources will be shared.
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Course Title: Open Access Publishing Models and Predatory Journals: PubMed and Beyond
Instructors: Carolann Curry & Anna Krampl
MLA CE Credit Hours: 4
Time: October 3, 1PM-5PM
Fee: $115
Course Description: This activity's goal is to provide attendees 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 quality of references aren't always clear. Researchers now more than ever are faced with decisions about the quality of their search findings, even in reputable databases such as PubMed. This session hopes to arm attendees with knowledge and resources to make the evaluation of their findings more straightforward.
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