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Shanalee Tamares, MLIS
Assistant Professor, University Libraries
Professional Development    Classes
  •  Librarians Collaborating to Produce Systematic Reviews: Project Launch to Publication ( 4/2014 )
     MLA Webcast
  •  Research versus research: Sometimes the Little r Is All You Need ( 12/2013 )
     MLA Webinar
  •  The Evolving Librarian: Responding to Changes in the Workplace and Healthcare ( 11/2013 )
     MLA Webcast
  •  Ready, Set, Influence!  Participating in the Business of Your Health Care Organization ( 11/2013 )
    MLA Webinar
  •  Addressing Hospital Needs and Goals in the Era of the Affordable Care Act and Meaningful Use:  What Librarians Need to Know ( 11/2013 )
     MLA Webinar
  •  Making the Case:  Using Assessment to Show Value and Make Decisions ( 10/2013 )
     MLA Webinar
  • Partnering to Prevent Diagnostic Error:  Librarians on the Inside Track ( 3/2013 )
  • Leveraging Mobile Technologies for Health Sciences Libraries ( 4/2012 )
     MLA Webcast
  • The Librarian as a Professional, or How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love Complexity Medical Library Association

    ( 10/2011 )
  • EBM and the Medical Librarian ( 10/2010 - 10/2011 )
  • ABCs of E-Books: Strategies for the Medical Library ( 11/2010 )
  • Shifting Skills to Navigate the Changing Horizon: Finding Our Way in New Biomedical Research and Health Care Environments Medical Library Association

    ( 10/2010 )

    webcast which introduced emerging trends in biomedical research and health care environments including translational science, e-science, and electronic health records

  • Emerging Technologies for Librarians ( 5/2010 )
  • Now''s the Time: Understanding the Electronic Health Rocord Maze and Health Sciences Librarians'' Roles ( 3/2010 )
  • Cut the cord: Connecting to Our Mobile Users ( 11/2009 )
  • Incorporating Informatics into the Curriculum (offered by the Medical Library Association (MLA)) ( 7/2009 - 9/2009 )
  • Finding Work-Life Balance: Strategies for You and Your Insitution ( 3/2009 )
  Seminars and Conferences
  •  One Health: Information in an interdependant world   MLA Annual Meeting and Exhibition 2013 ( 5/2013 )
  • LLU Faculty Colloquium:  “Inter-professional Education: Learning with, from, and about each other to Improve Patient Care”

    ( 9/2012 )
  • Growing opportunities: Changing our game Medical Library Association Annual Meeting 2012 ( 5/2012 )
  •  Rethink Medical Library Association Annual Meeting 2011 ( 10/2010 - 10/2011 )
  •  LLU Faculty Colloquium:  Advances in Digital Education ( 10/2010 - 10/2011 )
     Richard Clark, EdD Professor of Educational Psychology and Technology, Clinical Professor of Surgery Co-Director of the Center for Cognitive Technology at the University of Southern California Samir Chatterjee, PhD Professor of Computer Networking and Telecommunications School of Information Systems and Technology, Claremont Graduate University  
  • 2011 NCLMLG/MLGSCA Joint Meeting Sustain Your Self, Your Profession, Your Planet Norther California and Nevada Medical Library Group |  Medical Library Group of Southern California and Arizona ( 10/2010 - 10/2011 )
    "The theme of the conference is “sustainability” and will focus on how we can sustain our personal and professional lives in healthy ways, not just to survive, but to thrive."
  • LLU Faculty Colloquium:  Challenge-Based Learning ( 9/2010 )
  • Medical Library Association Annual Meeting and Exhibition ( 5/2010 )
  • LLU Faculty Colloquium: Team-Based Learning ( 7/2009 - 9/2009 )
  Special Projects
  • Currently performing a formal evaluation of the psychology collection of the Del E. Webb Memorial Library by way of a use-centered methodology. ( 7/2009 - 9/2011 )
    It is important to look at how effectively the collection is meeting the scope and depth described in the collection policy, how the service community is using the collection, and identify strong and weak areas of the collection based on usage.  Knowing what is, and is not utilized, and how the collection is supplemented has many benefits.  Eventually, a number of approaches will be utilized.  However, this method is useful for understanding exactly where the collection stands in terms of its immediate user group.  Another benefit of this method is that the data collected can be used to pinpoint which subject experts at this institution should be approached to identify bibliographies or core lists from their specific area of specialty.  In other words, within the broad subject area of psychology, this method may point to specific areas of weakness in the collection which particular faculty members might have more expertise, or interest in.  Collection-centered methods did not appear to be appropriate for this initial level of evaluation since the psychology programs at LLU uniquely mix research in wholeness, spirituality, and holistic issues with clinical practice.  Therefore, known checklists fail to include these special materials.