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Registration: Librarian’s Role in FMEA (Failure Mode and Effects Analysis)

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

On Wednesday, January 29, 2:00 to 3:00 pm, the NAHSL CE committee is sponsoring a webinar on how librarians can become involved with their hospital’s quality improvement staff in carrying out a Failure Mode and Effects Analysis. Our information- and knowledge-management skills are valuable in this process. The class will give a practical introduction to the steps of FMEA, and point out how our skills can improve specific steps.

Registration is through Wild Apricot, and MLA credit has now been confirmed. Registration fee is $15 for NAHSL members.

http://northatlantichealthscienceslibraries.wildapricot.org/Default.aspx?pageId=1471749&eventId=824899&EventViewMode=EventDetails

Knowledge Management: A Primer [Natick]

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

The Massachusetts library System is offering a Knowledge Management classes in three locations:

October 28, 2013 from 1-3:30pm (Natick)

October 29, 2013 from 1-3:30pm (Lakeville)

October 30, 2013 from 1-3:30pm (Worcester)

Below is a short description of the course.  If you are interested in registering go to http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/events.cfm?curOrg=MLS

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Could your library benefit from formalized structures to encourage staff to exchange a variety of skills, tools, and practices with each other?

This workshop will focus on the building blocks of Knowledge Management: those practices that, when implemented in a library environment, contribute to valued efficiencies and decision-making. We will address the complex challenges around retaining institutional memory, training and learning, and human resources functions.

Through a series of real life scenarios, experiential exercises, and much discussion, participants will discover practices to facilitate collaboration, strategies to retain organizational memory and knowledge assets, and inexpensive, user-friendly tools to readily access documents and information and to know ‘who is doing what’?

Participants can expect to leave this workshop with a roadmap for their library administration to plan and implement Knowledge Management practices that are tailored to the organization’s identified needs, objectives, and culture.

Health Sciences Libraries article featured in the Maine Policy Review

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Congratulations to Susan Bloomfield, Deborah Clark, Dina McKelvy and Lucinda White on their excellent article, Health Sciences Libraries, featured in the Maine Policy Review. The article highlights ways health sciences libraries support clinicians, work with patients and consumers, keep administrators informed of changing industry trends, health care regulations and the latest research, and support technology including mobile devices and EMRs. Read the article at: http://bit.ly/10VzkmI.

Supporting Systematic Reviews CE

Monday, February 4th, 2013

NN/LM NER is sponsoring two continuing education classes for health sciences librarians to learn about supporting systematic reviews. The classes will be taught by Jan Glover, from Yale University and Karen Odato from Dartmouth. Classes will be held at the Lamar Soutter Library at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, MA. Classes are limited to 16 participants. Register on our training calendar.

Supporting Systematic Reviews: The Basics
Date: March 20, 2013
Time: 1 – 5 PM
Approved for 4 MLA CE units.

Have you been asked to participate in the development of a systematic review? Are you thinking about promoting this service to your clinician-research community? This workshop is designed for medical librarians who want an introduction to the systematic review process in general and the librarian’s role in that process in particular. Through informal discussion and hands-on, case-based learning, you will acquire these skills needed to support systematic reviews in your institution:

  • Identify the steps in the systematic review process.
  • Explore standards for systematic review development [e.g., Cochrane; IOM; PRISMA].
  • Identify the roles of the librarian within this process:
  • Select databases and other resources appropriate for the topic.
  • Utilize project management tools to keep track of search.
  • Strategies [e.g., concept tables] and citations [e.g., EndNote].
  • Draft the search methodology for publication.

Supporting Systematic Reviews: Beyond the Basics
Date: March 21, 2013
Time: 9 AM – 4 PM; with one hour lunch break
Approved for 6 MLA CE units.
Please note: Participants may attend the advanced workshop only if they have attended the basic workshop or permission is obtained from the instructors.

This workshop is an in-depth, hands-on simulation of the librarian’s role in the systematic review process. Given a research topic, participants will:

  • Identify databases/grey literature sources.
  • Formulate search strategies for multiple databases using both controlled vocabularies and textwords.
  • Evaluate and select study design hedges.
  • Execute search in PubMed.
  • Manage citations using EndNote.
  • Create global edits to track data.
  • Create user-defined fields for researcher reviewers.
  • Create folders/groups for included/excluded articles.
  • Write up search process for publication.
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