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  • Troubleshooting Systematic Reviews: Refining the Research Question 

    ( 10/2019 ) Link...
    • Generate reference interview questions to assist researchers in refining their research question 
    • Tell when a scoping review versus a systematic review is appropriate.
    • Identify sources to search for related reviews or protocols
    • Assist researchers in identifying research gaps
  • Critical Contributions: Developing Research Appraisal Skills at Your Institution

    ( 10/2019 )

    With the reproducibility crisis in biomedical and health sciences and the ever-present necessity of basing medical practice on valid research, medical librarians have an opening to expand their contributions to health care and raise their status by teaching critical appraisal at their institutions. You will learn why critical appraisal is an emerging need in health sciences programs, how librarians can fill a gap in critical appraisal expertise, and how you can increase your involvement in the evidence-based medicine (EBM) curriculum at your institution. You will understand the essence of critical appraisal and its place in the cycle of EBM and learn steps that you can take to develop and improve your critical appraisal skills.   Learning Outcomes - By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to: identify strategies to increase involvement in their institutions’ curricula; explain the value of librarians having the skills to practice and teach critical appraisal; describe ways to improve knowledge of critical appraisal concepts; describe basic critical appraisal competencies and how to build skills in this area

  • Who Doesn’t Love a Good Story? Using Stories in Academic and Community-Based Health Education

    ( 1/2019 )

    Learning outcomes
    Explain benefits of stories for academic instruction & community health information services
    Describe methods of using stories in health sciences instruction
    Answer questions to generate questions
    Relate children’s literature to research concepts
    Analyze story characteristics in a community health worker curriculum
    Discuss challenges to using stories in academic instruction and community health information services

  • Putting the Quality in Qualitative: Tips for Evaluating Qualitative Research Articles

    ( 10/2018 ) Link...

    Think qualitative research is hard to evaluate for scientific rigor? Think again! This webinar will develop your skills in identifying the quality in qualitative studies and help you appreciate the value of qualitative research. You will get an overview of qualitative research study designs, learn criteria used to evaluate qualitative research, and develop your skills in quickly reading qualitative research article abstracts to evaluate the quality of a design. You will have the opportunity to share your knowledge and experience in evaluating qualitative research, and you will be invited to work on sample case studies during the session.  Learning Outcomes: identify advantages and disadvantages of qualitative approaches; identify the types of research questions that qualitative approaches can address; list the criteria used to evaluate qualitative research designs (e.g., reliability and accuracy, potential sources of bias); describe the defining features of qualitative approaches (e.g., interviews, focus groups, and participant-observations); select tools to evaluate the quality of qualitative research studies

  • Critical Appraisal of Quantitative Research

    ( 9/2018 ) Link...

    This webinar will demystify the process of assessing and reporting on quantitative research by breaking it down into easy-to-understand steps. You’ll learn about checklists you can use to quickly and easily evaluate research articles. You’ll gain an overview of the research process from beginning to end, starting with defining a meaningful and answerable research question, through identifying an appropriate study design, to clearly and efficiently reporting results. The topics covered will help you to evaluate existing published material and to plan your own research.

    You'll have the opportunity to examine sample research design and appraisal checklists and to apply the skills gained through practical appraisal activities. You’ll receive a research paper in advance in order to be able to participate fully in the practice session.  Learning Outcomes Identify when quantitative critical appraisal is useful in clinical and library environments; Critically read quantitative research articles; Evaluate the quality of quantitative research; Describe the research process; Access quantitative evaluation web resources and checklists; Evaluate various approaches to addressing a research question

  • Developing and Managing a Systematic Review Service

    ( 4/2018 ) Link...

    Learning Objectives - identify staff systematic review training needs and training opportunities; identify their institution’s current and ideal service models; develop marketing strategies to promote a systematic review service; and describe strategies for managing expectations of researchers who use review services.

  • Matching Review Type to Research Question: Which Review Is Right for You?

    ( 3/2018 ) Link...

    Learning Objectives - Identify the differences and similarities of systematic reviews, narrative reviews, scoping reviews, mapping reviews, and realist reviews.; List steps to determine the feasibility of a research question to be answered by conducting a systematic review; Describe techniques to get the most out of the initial meetings with clients; Describe how to frame questions 

  • Scoping Reviews: Mapping Your Course to Success. ( 8/2017 ) Link...
    In this webinar for expert and aspiring expert searchers, you will learn what a scoping review is, how to work with research teams on the scoping review process, and when to recommend a scoping review. This informative, lively, discussion-based webinar focuses on practical solutions to data management and search challenges of scoping reviews, enabling you to improve the quality of your search services and raise your profile in your environment.
  • Don’t Flip Out! Exploring Team-Based Learning

    ( 12/2016 ) Link...

    This webinar will explore the fundamentals of team-based learning (TBL), a small group–based instructional strategy. Participants will learn the framework of traditional TBL as well as gain more in-depth information on the essential elements of TBL, including group formation, accountability, feedback, and assignment creation. Some typical examples of how TBL is being executed in health profession education courses will be highlighted, with more time dedicated to how TBL is more likely to be done in library instruction. Participants will learn how TBL differs from problem-based learning (PBL) and other flipped classroom techniques and how they might be able to pull in TBL elements into their next instructional opportunity.  Learning Outcomes - explain the fundamentals of TBL, including the four essential principles; identify the benefits and challenges of TBL for librarians; understand the importance of the individual and group readiness assessments as well as the team assignment; be able to think about a standard library instruction session through the TBL lens 

  • Setting Yourself Up for Success with Learning Assessment

    ( 11/2016 ) Link...

    A crucial component of instructional design is assessing the effectiveness of the instruction. This webinar will present a variety of approaches to assessing learning. Topics include selection of an assessment strategy based on learning outcomes, the kinds of evidence that are desired, and resources available to support assessment, development of assessment methods and tools, and analysis and use of the results. Learning Outcomes - identify the facets of understanding most aligned with an instructional design; be able to choose among and/or sequence formative and summative assessment activities; develop assessment approaches, methods, and tools; analyze and use results for instructional improvement

  • Designing Online Instruction: It’s Not Just for Distance Education Anymore ( 11/2016 ) Link...
    This webinar will teach you new and exciting ways to create online instructional materials for distance, blended, or even face-to-face sessions. The first part of the session will focus on defining different types of online instructional materials and strategies, while the second half will focus on “Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation” (ADDIE) and software programs for creating online videos.
  • What’s Theory Got to Do with It? Learning Theories, Instructional Design, and the Librarian ( 10/2016 ) Link...

    Explore common (and not so common) learning theories, how they’ve influenced us and how we can use them to design our teaching. Learning Outcomes - define instructional design and learning theory; distinguish among the schools of learning theory; identify and adapt a theory that best fits their values and students; draft an instructional plan using a learning theory

  • Are All Systematic Reviews Created Equal ( 8/2016 ) Link...

    The number of published systematic reviews has increased dramatically over the last fifteen years. Are they all good? Like any other study, a systematic review needs to be read with a critical eye. There are specific criteria for critically appraising a published systematic review. Understanding these criteria and applying them to a systematic review will give you more confidence in the conclusions you draw from a review.

  •  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 )