Boost Box Schedule

When: Held 2nd Tuesday of each month / Noon - 1 pm / Archives

  • MAR now offers 1 MLA Continuing Education (CE) credit per Boost Box session
  • Details are provided at the end of each session

NLM Georgia Biomedical Informatics Course / October 25, 2016 / 1-2 PM ET Register

*Note: special date and time

Presenters: Kathy Davies, Augusta University / Fred LaPolla, New York University / Yingting Zhang, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey / Kate Flewelling, NN/LM MAR

Description: The NLM Georgia Biomedical Informatics Course is an intensive, week-long continuing education course. From the course description: “Biomedical administrators, faculty and others who can become change agents for their institutions are strongly encouraged to apply. All costs for the course including travel, housing, and per diem are supported by NLM. The course [provides] attendees a diverse set of skills and experiences incorporating concepts, theories and building blocks of biomedical informatics; ability to use informatics for solving current health care challenges; application and policies related to computer technologies and information science; hands-on experience during evening workshops; and networking with nationally known bioinformatics educators and thought leaders.” In this session, recent attendees will discuss the benefits of attending and key “takeaways.” Project Kathy Davies will discuss the application process and format of the course. This session comes at a perfect time for potential applicants, as applications for the 2017 courses open in October.

Oh, the Places You'll Go! Librarian-Nurse Collaboration and Evidence Based Practice / November 8, 2016 / 12-1 PM ET Register

Presenter: Tami Hartzell, MLS is a Senior Librarian and nursing liaison at Rochester General Hospital and is a graduate of the first evidence-based practice (EBP) graduate certificate program in the country. Tami is passionate about nurturing and sustaining EBP across nursing practice.

Description: “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...” ― Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You'll Go!

This program will highlight approaches that have been used over time to improve nurses’ collaboration with the nursing librarian and the acquisition of a skill set that has transformed an ordinary librarian into a nursing champion and Expert EBP Mentor.  This collaboration has resulted in three time Magnet re-designation, as well as active involvement with the Evidence-Based Practice Advisory Committee, Nursing Research Council, Education Council, Clinical Nurse Advancement System, Nurse Council, and the Magnet Steering Committee.