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ONLINE COURSE – LIBRARY STATISTICS: DATA ANALYSIS FOR LIBRARIANS

LIBRARY STATISTICS: DATA ANALYSIS FOR LIBRARIANS ONLINE COURSE

Apply for the MLA – Phil Professional Development Grant to cover the cost of this class!

This workshop will discuss steps for designing research projects that require statistical data, using methods of collecting data, using statistical software for analyzing these data, and drawing accurate conclusions once data have been analyzed.

Three part class-
Lecture via webinar on July 14, 2015, 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m., central time,
Access to Moodle for class assignment (including practice data set, video demo, hands-on practice),
Follow up webinar to discuss assignment and questions on July 21, 2015, 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m., central time

More Information and Registration

This class cost $149, use the MLA – Phil Professional Development Grant to pay for it!

Volunteer Positions Available

The Philadelphia Regional Chapter of MLA board is seeking three new members, Education and Credentialing Chair, Communication Chair and AHIP Liaison.  Each of these positions creates community in our chapter.

Are you interested in a particular area of Medical Librarianship?  Do you wish the chapter would finally get around to presenting a program you’re interested in? Consider becoming Education and Credentialing Chair.  The chair creates opportunities for learning and networking with peers. And you get to choose the topics!

Do you like being able to share what you know? Of course you do!  You’re a librarian! Do you want to learn more about developing websites?  Consider becoming Communication Chair.  The position is only limited by imagination and interest in technology.

Do you have AHIP certification? Do you enjoy being a mentor to others?  Do you like sharing your skills to help people grow in the profession?  Consider the position of AHIP Liaison and create an environment for profession growth unlike any other. Plus you get AHIP points!  It’s the circle of life AHIP!

You don’t need to have been in the profession forever to apply.  All you need it a desire to add some excitement to your life while giving back.

For more information about the specifics of each position see below. Email Jenny Pierce for information.

 

Education and Credentialing Chair

Duties:

With Programming Chair surveys chapter membership concerning preferred types of courses and/or workshops

Provides continuing education programs and/or workshops within the Chapter

Works with annual meeting planning committee or Programming chair for any educational events at Chapter Annual Meeting

Attends quarterly MLA-Phil Chapter Board meetings and provides updates

Requirements:

Must be a Voting Member of MLA, Inc. and the Philadelphia Regional Chapter/MLA

Term:

Two-year term with option of reappointment subject to approval by the Executive Committee

 

Communications Committee Chair

Duties:

Serves as the public relations body and information channel for the Chapter

Oversees the publication of information on the Chapter website, www.mlaphil.org

Oversees Chapter discussion list: mlaphil-l@mlaphil.org and board list board-l@mlaphil.org

Works with committee members on content including job postings, and web site management

Communicates to the Chapter membership information about publication activities

Identifies areas of need for communications and publication preparation

Serves as an advisory body to the Board on matters involving publications and communications

Makes regular reports to the Board regarding annual objectives and activities

Provides official correspondence, reports and publications to the Archives

Attends quarterly MLA-Phil Chapter Board meetings and provides updates

Requirement:

Must be a voting member of MLA, Inc. and the Philadelphia Regional Chapter/MLA

Term:

Two-year term with option of reappointment subject to approval by the Executive Committee

 

AHIP Liaison

Duties:

The AHIP Liaison acts as a liaison between MLA’s Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP) and the Chapter Board of Directors.

Assists Chapter members in the process of applying for AHIP credentialing on an individual basis by holding workshops and/or giving presentations

Attends quarterly MLA-Phil Chapter Board meetings and provides updates on AHIP activities and news.

Attends National Credentialing Committee meetings at MLA, Inc. national conferences (attendance at the credentialing committee meeting at MLA is optional, but encouraged for liaisons)

Attends quarterly conference call meetings of the National Credentialing Committee

Requirements:

The AHIP Liaison shall be a Voting Member of MLA, Inc., a member of AHIP, and a member of the Philadelphia Regional Chapter/MLA.

Term:

Two years, renewable at the discretion of the Chapter Chairperson

BEYOND THE SEARCH II: Data Management for Systematic Reviews

Title: BEYOND THE SEARCH II: Data Management for Systematic Reviews
Location: Room 248, Ginsburg Health Sciences Library, Temple University
Link out: Click here
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.

Start Date: 2014-12-03
Start Time: 2:00 pm
End Date: 3:30 pm

BEYOND THE SEARCH I: Protocol Development and Methodology for Systematic Reviews

Title: BEYOND THE SEARCH I: Protocol Development and Methodology for Systematic Reviews
Location: Room 425 (Film Studies Classroom) Van Pelt Dietrich Library
Link out: Click here
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.
Start Time: 2:00 pm
Date: 2014-10-22
End Time: 3:30 pm

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.