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MLA Fall Webinar Series

The GMR will sponsor the registration costs for up to two (2) individual webinar events per state in the region for this MLA Webinar Series. To submit your request to be a sponsored site for a specific webinar, download the application and follow the instructions at: How to Become a GMR Sponsored Webinar Site.

NOTE: There are five webinars in the Fall 2014 MLA Webinar Series. If you are not immediately applying, please reserve the webinars for which your institution will be requesting funding at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/mlawebinar.
All applications are due by noon, Friday, October 3, 2014.

MLA Webinars

Title: Beyond the Search I: Protocol Development and Methodology for Systematic Reviews
Date/Time: Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m., CT
Presenters: Mark MacEachern, MLIS, Informationist, and Whitney Townsend, MLIS, Informationist and Coordinator, Health Sciences Executive Research Service, Taubman Health Sciences Library, University of Michigan
Description: While the literature search is likely to be the main responsibility of information professionals involved in systematic review projects, there are other aspects of these projects that would benefit from our input. In this first of two webinars, the presenters will outline the processes and tools for developing a systematic review protocol and then translating the protocol into a publishable search methodology. The session will focus on best practices and standards (including PRISMA, Cochrane, and Institute of Medicine), communication with team members, and appropriate reporting of methodology.
More information: https://www.mlanet.org/professional-development-education-online-learning/beyond-search-i-protocol-development-and

Title: Beyond Citation Counts: Practical Skills for Measuring Research Impact
Date/Time: Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m., CT
Presenter: Lisa Federer, MLIS, AHIP, Research Data Informationist, NIH Library, National Institutes of Health
Description: In the highly competitive world of biomedical research, investigators and institutions must be able to demonstrate the significance and importance of their research to academia, the public, and the clinical community. Librarians can play a vital role in partnering with individuals, groups, and institutions to determine how to track the impact of research. This webinar will help librarians understand how to find and interpret a variety of traditional and new metrics for assessing research impact, including h-index, percentile ranking, and altmetrics. The webinar will also provide a brief introduction to tools that can be used to create visualizations to help illustrate research metrics in visually striking and easy-to-understand formats.
More information: https://www.mlanet.org/professional-development-education-online-learning/beyond-citation-counts-practical-skills-measuring

Topic: Marketing and Advocacy
Date/Time: Wednesday, November 5, 2014 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m., CT
Presenter: Patricia Higginbottom, MLIS, AHIP, Associate Director for Public Services and Associate Professor, University of Alabama and Valerie Gordon, MLS, Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences (LHL) at the University of Alabama–Birmingham

Title: Beyond the Search II: Data Management for Systematic Reviews
Date/Time: Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m., CT
Presenters: Mark MacEachern, MLIS, Informationist, and Whitney Townsend, MLIS, Informationist and Coordinator, Health Sciences Executive Research Service, Taubman Health Sciences Library, University of Michigan
Description: While the literature search is likely to be the main responsibility of information professionals involved in systematic review projects, there are other aspects of these projects that would benefit from our input. In this second of two webinars, the presenters will give an overview of resources and strategies for managing the data produced during the systematic review process. Special attention will be given to systematic review software, management of the citation results, the appraisal process, and strategies for overcoming complications and challenges that tend to arise when data are shared inter-departmentally or cross-institutionally.
More information: https://www.mlanet.org/professional-development-education-online-learning/beyond-search-ii-data-management-systematic

Topic: Mobile Apps
Date/Time: Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m., CT
Presenters: Molly Knapp, AHIP, Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA and Kimberly Barker, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, University of Virginia–Charlottesville

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