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Upcoming events

    • 10/30/2014
    • 2:00 PM
    • 12/31/2015
    • 11:30 PM
    • Online
    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.



    Presenters


    Mark MacEachern is an informationist in the Taubman Health Sciences Library at the University of Michigan–Ann Arbor.



    Whitney A. Townsend is an informationist and coordinator of the Health Sciences Executive Research Service in the Taubman Health Sciences Library at the Universityof Michigan–Ann Arbor.
    • 11/04/2014
    • 2:00 PM
    • 12/31/2015
    • 11:30 PM
    • Online
    In the highly competitive world of biomedical research, investigators and institutions must be able to demonstrate the significance and importance of their research to academia, the public, and the clinical community. 


    Librarians can play a vital role in partnering with individuals, groups, and institutions to determine how to track the impact of research. 


    This webinar will help librarians understand how to find and interpret a variety of traditional and new metrics for assessing research impact, including h-index, percentile ranking, and altmetrics.  The webinar will also provide a brief introduction to tools that can be used to create visualizations to help illustrate research metrics in visually striking and easy-to-understand formats.


    Presenter


    Lisa Federer, AHIP, currently serves as research data informationist at the National Institutes of Health Library, where she provides training and support in the management, organization, and reuse of biomedical research data


    • 12/09/2014
    • 4:30 PM (EST)
    • 12/30/2015
    • 11:30 PM (EST)
    • ONLINE
    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.


    Presenters

    Mark MacEachern is an informationist in the Taubman Health Sciences Library at the University of Michigan–Ann Arbor.


    Whitney A. Townsend is an informationist and coordinator of the Health Sciences Executive Research Service in the Taubman Health Sciences Library at the Universityof Michigan–Ann Arbor.

    • 03/19/2015
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • New Jersey Hospital Association - 760 Alexander Road, Princeton, NJ 08540

    The Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey and 

    the Philadelphia Regional Chapter -

    Medical Library Association

     present:


    Medical Ethics and Librarians

    Keynote Speaker

    Barron H. Lerner, MD, PhD

    NYU School of Medicine


    Keynote Address

    Two Doctors, Two Generations: 

    Medical Ethics Then and Now


    Afternoon Continuing Education Sessions (choose one)

    Bioethics and Library Resources 
    Presented by 


    Martina Darragh, MLS 
    Kennedy Institute of Ethics

    Georgetown University

    Imagine that you have been appointed as a nonscientist to a local Institutional Review Board (IRB). What would you do to prepare for your new role? This class provides a history of bioethics information in NLM databases; tips on the utilization of current resources such as PubMed’s bioethics subset and NIH web sites; and reviews of international bioethics databases such as UNESCO’s Global Ethics Observatory (GEObs) and the Bioethics Literature Database (BELIT), a cooperative database of 5 ethics centers in Germany, France, and the United States. Participants will devise search strategies for bioethics literature on such topics as health literacy, “big data,” emergency preparedness, and health status disparities, and develop a consent form for a clinical research project. At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to access bioethics information on a wide variety of topics quickly and easily

    OR

    The Evolving Librarian 
    Presented by 


    Michelle Kraft, MLS 

    Cleveland Clinic Alumni Library 

    Once thought of as the keepers of knowledge, librarian’s roles are changing and they must either evolve and adapt or become a casualty of attrition. Disruptive technology, society and changes made by the Affordable Healthcare Act not only impact patients, doctors, and hospitals but the librarians who serve them. Librarians are faced more than ever with a shrinking budget and pressure to show their impact. Administration is demanding more than books and journals from its librarians and scrutinizing everything with an eye on its return on investment. This class will look at these changes and provide examples of how librarians can meet them head on.

    In the event of inclement weather, please call (609) 275-4140 to determine if the conference or meeting is cancelled or delayed.

    Registration cancellations prior to 3/12/15 will receive a full refund less a $25 administration fee.  Cancellations after 3/12/15 cannot be refunded.

    NJHA is a tobacco-free campus.  No use of tobacco products will be allowed within the facilities or on NJHA's property at any time.

    This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. HHS-N-276-2011-00003-C with the University of Pittsburgh, Health Sciences Library System.

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