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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.

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.
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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.
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Title: Communicate Your Value through Marketing and Advocacy Webinar
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
Description: Join the speakers for this program on marketing and advocacy as they cover: communicating the value of libraries; developing a marketing plan and engaging users and stakeholders; understanding the value of branding and campaigns; using tools, tips and tricks to make the most of your time; determining if social media fits in; and determining if a plan is working and preventing lost opportunities.
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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.
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Title: APPsense Makes the Patrons Grow Fonder: Mobile Resources in the Health Sciences Webinar
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
Description: Still waiting for Angry Birds to impact libraries? Tired of your offspring working your phone or tablet better than you? Even if you aren't “mobilized,” this webinar provides an overview of both basic skills and sources from which apps impacting health sciences information service can be identified. This webinar will examine the current mobile environment, how library services evolve to meet increasing demand for mobile resources, considerations for mobile app evaluation, and ideas for teaching mobile apps to library users
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