Archive for the ‘Evaluation’ Category
Friday, October 19th, 2012
MLA is now accepting ideas for thought provoking and innovative courses and symposia to offer at MLA ’14 in Chicago, IL. Courses and symposia will be held on Friday, May 16, Saturday, May 17, and Wednesday, May 21, 2014. Suggestions must be submitted by Friday, December 14, 2012, for consideration by the MLA Continuing Education Committee (CEC) at its midwinter meeting in January 2013.
If you have a course idea, even if you think someone else should teach it or already is teaching it, please nominate the course by filling out the form: http://www.mlanet.org/pdf/ce/course_submission_2014.doc
Detailed information on courses and symposia is below and on the MLA web site.
MLA’s CEC would like to present a variety of courses, covering the seven Professional Competencies for Health Sciences Librarians described in MLA’s Educational Policy Statement, Competencies for Lifelong Learning and Professional Success <http://www.mlanet.org/education/policy/>. MLA CE courses are four, six, or eight hours in length. Active participant involvement must be built into the course to qualify. For ideas, look at MLA’s Education Clearinghouse or offerings at other meetings.
What new topics or courses have caught your eye? Who is teaching a class or has expertise you would like to tap into? What classes from past meetings would you like to see offered again? The MLA CEC wants to hear from you! Are you currently a course instructor or would you like to create a new course? You may nominate yourself.
For more information check out the MLA annual meeting course selection process or contact Debra Cavanaugh, continuing education coordinator, at email@example.com or 312.419.9094 x32.
Sections, chapters, or other MLA groups may choose to cosponsor (with MLA) a symposium at the annual meeting.
MLA defines a symposium as a “learning opportunity organized for the purpose of providing a forum for discussion of a well-defined topic.” Typically, it consists of a series of presentations by experts, followed by an exchange of opinions among participants. Active involvement of the attendees must be built into the symposium schedule to qualify as an educational opportunity.
If your idea is chosen by the CEC, you will be asked to submit a proposal, using the official MLA Symposium Guidelines for final consideration at its May 2013 meeting.
Send in Your Ideas
Ideas for courses or symposia must be submitted by Friday, December 14, 2012, to ensure consideration. For more information and submission forms go to: http://www.mlanet.org/education/callcourses2014.html.
Send your submission form to: Joey Nicholson, CEC Liaison, 2014 National Program Committee, NYU Health Sciences Libraries, New York University Langone Medical Center, 550 First Ave., New York, NY 10016; email: Joseph.Nicholson@med.nyu.edu.
Questions? Contact Joey Nicholson, at the contact information listed above or contact Debra Cavanaugh, continuing education coordinator, MLA, 65 East Wacker Place, Suite 1900, Chicago, IL 60601-7246; 312.419.9094 x32; fax, 312.419.8950; email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, May 4th, 2012
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is seeking input from health information exchange (HIE) project evaluators to participate in studies to assess the usability and usefulness of a revised version of the AHRQ HIE Evaluation Toolkit.
Participants should not have used the AHRQ HIE Evaluation Toolkit.
- Study #1 is a usability study and seeks participants developing an HIE project evaluation plan with limited experience in HIE project evaluation.
- Study #2 seeks participants who will be developing an evaluation plan in the latter part of 2012. Participation in study #2 will require use of a revised HIE Evaluation Toolkit in planning the HIE project evaluation.
Participation in both of the studies includes an interview of up to 90 minutes. Participants in each study will receive $100.
If interested in participating, please email Westat at HIEevaluationtoolkit@westat.com or call toll-free, 888-653-4336 by May 13, 2012 for Study #1 and by June 1, 2012 for Study #2. Contact Mary Crimmins at email@example.com for more information.
Friday, March 16th, 2012
MAR is pleased to announce that we have set-up our new advisory structure that will consist of a Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) and four Special Advisory Groups (SAGs). The committees and their members are listed below:
Regional Advisory Committee (consisting of 4 Special Advisory Group Chairs, 4 MLA Chapter representatives and 2 At-Large representatives)
- Marie Ascher, Associate Director, User Support, Education & Research, New York Medical College
- Donna Berryman, Assistant Director, Education and Information, University of Rochester Medical Center
- Aileen McCrillis, Research Librarian, New York University Health Sciences Libraries, NYU Langone Medical Center
- Micki McIntyre, Healthy NJ Coordinator, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Health Science Library
- Joanne Muellenbach, Director, Medical Library, The Commonwealth Medical College
- Jenny Pierce, Public Services Librarian, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Health Science Library
- Neil Rambo, Director, Health Sciences Libraries and Knowledge Informatics; Library Director of the Ehrman Medical Library, New York University Langone Medical Center
- Melissa Ratajeski, Reference Librarian, Health Sciences Library System, University of Pittsburgh
- Maura Sostack, Manager, Medical Librarian, Virtua Health
- Patricia Ulmer, Community Health Librarian, Geisinger Health System
- Barbara Epstein, Director, Health Sciences Library System, University of Pittsburgh
- Renae Barger, Executive Director, NN/LM MAR
Special Advisory Groups
Outreach to Health Professionals and Public Health Workers
- Chair: Micki McIntyre, Healthy NJ Coordinator, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Health Science Library
- Traci Bolander, Practice Director, Mid-Atlantic Behavioral Health
- Janet Caruso, Director, Community Education, Mental Health America of Dutchess County, NY
- Barbara Folb, Public Health Informationist / Reference Librarian, Health Sciences Library System, University of Pittsburgh
- Jeff Garvey, Director of Library Services, Hunter-Rice Health Sciences Library, Samaritan Medical Center
- Maggie Potter, Associate Dean for Public Health Practice; Director, Center for Public Health Practice; and Associate Professor of Health Policy & Management, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh
- Christine Schuyler, Commissioner of Human Services, Chautauqua County, NY
- Shelly Warwick, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy and Health Outcomes and Director of Library and Information Services, Touro-Harlem Medical Library
- Kate Flewelling, Outreach Coordinator, NN/LM MAR
- Chair: Patricia Ulmer, Community Health Librarian, Geisinger Health System
- Bonnie Anton, Project Manager, eRecord/Patient Educator, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)—St. Margaret Hospital
- Joy Conti, Manager and Parish/Congregational Nurse, UPMC Mercy Hospital and Hill Top Health Ministry Consortium
- Debby Emerson, Executive Director, Central NY Library Resources Council
- Marilyn Jenkins, Executive Director, Allegheny County Library Association
- Deborah Magnan, Associate Librarian, Samuel and Sandra Hekemian Medical Library, Hackensack University Medical Center
- Ophelia Morey, Coordinator of Community Outreach Service, University at Buffalo Health Sciences Library
- Robert Stewart, Director, Asbury Park Public Library, Asbury Park, NJ
- Lydia Collins, Consumer Health Coordinator, NN/LM MAR
- Chair: Maura Sostack, Manager, Medical Librarian, Virtua Health
- Helen Ann Brown Epstein, Head, Education and Outreach, Weill Cornell Medical Library Weill Cornell Medical College
- Tami Hartzell, Clinical and Translational Science Librarian, Rochester General Hospital
- Barbara Henry, Community Health Librarian, Christiana Care Health System
- Claire Joseph, Director, Redish Medical Library, South Nassau Communities Hospital
- Joan Napolitano, Manager, Hospital Library Services Program, Metropolitan New York Library Council
- Priscilla Stephenson, Chief, Library Service/Medical Media, Philadelphia VA Medical Center
- Angela Thor, Medical Circuit Librarian, Central New York Library Resources Council
- Michelle Burda, Network and Advocacy Coordinator, NN/LM MAR
Resource and Academic Libraries
- Chair: Marie Ascher, Associate Director, User Support, Education & Research, New York Medical College
- Barbara Cavanaugh, Director, Biomedical Library; Associate Director, Health Sciences Libraries, University of Pennsylvania
- David Nolfi, Health Sciences Librarian, Duquesne University
- Debra Rand, Assistant Dean and Director for Health Sciences Libraries, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, North Shore-LIJ Health System
- Cynthia Robinson, Director, George T. Harrell Health Sciences Library, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn State College of Medicine
- Neil Romanosky, Assistant Director for Administration, NYU Health Sciences Libraries
- Julia Sollenberger, Associate Vice President and Director, Medical Center Libraries and Technologies, University of Rochester
- Gloria Wilson, Reference/Health Sciences Librarian, Library Learning Center, Long Island University—Brooklyn
- Missy Harvey, Technology & Communication Coordinator, NN/LM MAR
Friday, March 9th, 2012
Designing Libraries for the 21st Century
May 16-18, 2012
University of Calgary
Program and Registration
The Taylor Family Digital Library, which opened in September 2011 at the University of Calgary, offered a unique opportunity to rethink the library’s physical space, technology infrastructure, and program of services.
In this leadership symposium, we will explore the trends and concepts shaping the design and services of this library and other 21st century libraries, learning centres and specialized library spaces. Speakers will include library and university administrators, architects, designers, technologists, and campus planners from Calgary and across North America.
Symposium sessions will include:
- Realizing the Vision
- Creating Spaces for Learning
- Planning for New Buildings on Campus
- Rethinking Library Space: The Academic, Information and Technology Contexts
- The Architect’s Perspective
- Designing Specialized Spaces in Libraries
- In Conversation – One Building: Multiple Perspectives
- Technologies: Pushing the Boundaries
- A Year or Two Later – Lessons Learned
This will be of interest to academic administrators, librarians, technologists, architects, and designers.
This conference is being co-organized by:
Tom Hickerson Joan K. Lippincott
Vice Provost & University Librarian Associate Executive Director
University of Calgary Coalition for Networked Information
For information, please contact:
Donna Livingstone, Communications Director
Libraries & Cultural Resources, University of Calgary
Friday, January 20th, 2012
You may be interested in a new resource called the DMPTool (https://dmp.cdlib.org/). Using the DMPTool templates and guidance, your researchers can:
- Create ready-to-use data management plans for specific funding agencies
- Meet requirements for data management plans
- Get step-by-step instructions and guidance for data management plan
- Learn about resources and services available at your institution to fulfill the data management requirements of their grants
Several universities and organizations are developing the DMPTool, led by the California Digital Library and the University of Virginia Library’s Scientific Data Consulting Group (SciDaC) (http://www2.lib.virginia.edu/brown/data/).
Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012
Mark these dates in your calendar and join us for the following workshops…
January 17th: Patient Safety Resource Seminar: Librarians on the Front Lines (Online: 1/17/2012 – 2/17/2012)
January 23rd: EBM for Librarians (Bronx, NY)
February 6th: Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library (Online: 2/6/2012 – 3/9/2012)