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Recap of Annual Business Meeting and Continuing Education Event

The Kislak Center for Special Collections of the Van Pelt Dietrich Library Center, University Pennsylvania, was a lovely setting for the first full day annual meeting and continuing education event, Systematic Reviews on the Schuylkill.

Members checked in and enjoyed a lovely continental breakfast with our exhibitors on the sixth floor’s Moelis Reading Terrace. It was a pleasant surprise that the Penn Relays were also taking place that day. The flags flying over Franklin Field, looked lovely in the morning sun.

Barbara Kuchan, 2013-2014 Chapter chair, welcomed members to the event in the Class of 1978 Pavilion by sharing a quick history of some of the unique items held at Kislak including the famous Rittenhouse Orrery.

Barbara Cavanaugh, Education Chair, introduced our keynote speaker, Craig Umscheid of the Penn Center for Evidence-Based Practice. His talk, Leveraging the Library to Improve Evidence-Based Practice Across an Academic Healthcare System gave us all an inside look at how one institute can influence clinical practice across the county.

After a short break, we heard from the Mid-Atlantic Regional NN/LM Library with a distance presentation by Missy Harvey, the Technology Coordinator. She gave a great overview of all the wonderful work of the MAR and all the educational opportunities.

Then the chapter was fortunate to have Dixie Jones, the MLA President for 2013-2014 present on her past year, and give us an update on her presidential priorities. Dixie’s talk was entitled Building Our Information Future: MLA 2014.

After that was Annual Meeting. Along with the treasurer’s report, the most exciting bit was the announcement of our newly elected board members: Dan Kipnis, Stephanie Ferretti, Gary Kaplan and Alex Short. Congratulations to all!

Once again, our chapter had members to honor. Anne Seymour who was visiting from Johns Hopkins, was honored with the Chapter Achievement Award. In accordance with our bylaws, Pru Dalrymple, having been made a fellow of the MLA, was given an Honorary Lifetime Membership.

After that, we enjoyed a break for box lunches and networking. The tables were abuzz with conversation.

Our last scheduled event was a good one. Susan Fowler, Coordinator of Systematic Reviews at the Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, taught a 4 hour CE course called Introduction to Systematic Reviews for Librarians. Susan is an engaging teacher and encouraged the group to question, and even challenge her when needed. It made for a vigorous, interesting afternoon.

One of the best parts of the afternoon was the break. The food for the entire day had been provided by Garces Catering. The afternoon break food was French Macarons (in four flavors!) and grapes.

Webinar: Research versus research: Sometimes the Little r Is All You Need

Title: Webinar: Research versus research: Sometimes the Little r Is All You Need
Location: Room 425 (Film Studies Classroom) Dietrich Library Center, Van Pelt Library, 3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia
Link out: Click here
Description: With so many changes happening in health care, medical libraries are forced to change their focus and end goals to align with those of the hospital, academic medical center, or organization. Demonstrating value now means proving the library saves the institution money rather than keeping statistics of interlibrary loans filled, searches completed, and other traditional metrics. This presentation will help medical librarians gain a better understanding of what types of research they can do to help prove value, whether it be formal Research (with a big R) or quality initiative research (with a little r). Often times, the little r is all you need. At the end of this session, participants should have a better understanding of how to approach and complete projects, including deciding between Research and research, choosing the best data collection method, and reporting the results.
Start Time: 2:00
Date: 2013-12-11
End Time: 3:30

Webinar: Addressing Hospital Needs and Goals in the Era of the Affordable Care Act and Meaningful Use: What Librarians Need to Know

Title: Addressing Hospital Needs and Goals in the Era of the Affordable Care Act and Meaningful Use: What Librarians Need to Know
Location: Room 425 (Film Studies Classroom) Dietrich Library Center, Van Pelt Library, 3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia
Link out: Click here
Description: The Affordable Care Act, meaningful use, and greater scrutiny of not-for-profit status have brought on some significant changes in the way hospitals provide health care.

Hospitals must meet specific goals to avoid penalties and receive maximum reimbursement for care. They are repositioning staff and budgets to deal with these changes to improve patient care, increase patient satisfaction, and meet meaningful use of the electronic health record (her) system.

Libraries are departments within the hospital, and like all other departments, they must illustrate clearly to administration specifically how they help their hospital achieve these goals. This webinar will look at these changes and how they affect our institutions and how librarians can meet them head on.

Start Time: 02:00
Date: 2013-11-20
End Time: 03:30

Two new webinars from MLA being held at Penn’s Van Pelt Library

Registration is now open for the events below at MLA-Phil’s events page

Both will take place in Room 425 (Film Studies Classroom,) Dietrich Library Center of the Van Pelt Library, located at 3420 Walnut Street in Philadelphia.  You can find more information at the website.  See you there!

November 20th from 2 – 3:30
Addressing Hospital Needs and Goals in the Era of the Affordable Care Act and Meaningful Use: What Librarians Need to Know – presenter Michelle Kraft, AHIP (Up for incoming president of MLA!)

December 11th from 2 – 3:30
Research versus research: Sometimes the Little r Is All You Need – presenter Heather Holmes, AHIP

Week 1 – learn more about librarians can support their hospitals in working with the ACA and Meaningful Use standards.  3 weeks later find out how to use quality initiative research to demonstrate value.   For a low fee, earn CE credit, support your chapter and network with peers at both events.

For more information about Van Pelt including directions and parking, click here

Personal Genomics, Personalized Medicine, and You

Personal Genomics, Personalized Medicine, and You

For a complete description please see http://cech.mlanet.org/node/736

The course creator, Dr Carrie Iwema, PhD, MLA, AHIP, of the University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System, will be teaching the course at Ginsburg Health Sciences Library – Temple University Libraries on Tuesday July 30th from 9:00am – 1:15pm. Registration begins at 8:30.

This free 4 hour workshop is eligible for 4 CE Contract Hours

Registration is open at http://mlaphil.wildapricot.org/ViewEvent.ashx?eventId=716524

MLA Phil would like to thank NN/LM MAR for providing the support for Dr. Iwema to come to Philadelphia and teach this course.