MLA December Webinar: Why Do We Lead? An Introduction to Values-Based Leadership

Why Do We Lead? An Introduction to Values-Based Leadership

Wednesday, December 12, 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m., central time

Being an effective leader means that you are open to new information and innovative solutions to workplace problems. The MLA webinar, Why Do We Lead? An Introduction to Values-Based Leadership, will help you find creative and practical ways to solve real-world problems and successfully engage as a library leader. For experienced and aspiring library leaders, middle managers, and frontline librarians.


Stewart Brower, AHIP, directs the Schusterman Library, University of Oklahoma–Tulsa, and has published over twenty-five peer-reviewed and other articles, including articles on leadership in the MLA News.

Coming, January 29, 2019.

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From Protocol to Publication:

Maximizing the Return on Your Systematic Review Investment

Tuesday, January 29  1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m. central time

Are you getting more systematic review requests than you can handle? Are your hours of search time translating into published systematic reviews. . . or into projects that disappear in the void? An Informationist, a Project Manager, and a Methodologist/Clinician share their strategies for identifying promising projects, avoiding problems before they scuttle a project, and working with review teams to conduct successful–and published!–systematic reviews.


Whitney A. Townsend, MLIS is an Informationist at the Taubman Health Sciences Library at the University of Michigan. She has been a member of numerous systematic and scoping review teams, instructs on systematic review searching and methodology for residents, fellows, and faculty, and is an instructor for the University of Michigan systematic review workshop funded by the NNLM Greater Midwest Region, “Systematic Reviews: Opportunities for Librarians.” She led the development and publication of a set of competencies for librarians involved in systematic reviews that was awarded the 2018 MLA Ida and George Eliot Prize.

Jason D. Mann, MSA is a Senior Research Associate within the Department of Internal Medicine who has been the Project Manager for the Patient Safety Enhancement Programs, Systematic Reviews.  In his 4 years with the group he has been involved in the successful completion and publication of 8 systematic reviews as well as a key contributor on a recent RAND/UCLA study evaluating the appropriateness of selected surgical procedures utilizing systematic review methodology to inform the results.  He is currently overseeing six ongoing systematic reviews and specializes in reviewing the efficacy and operationalizing of selected review topics.

RJ Schildhouse, MD is an Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan in the Department of Hospital Medicine, and the Section Chief of Hospital Medicine at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System. Given his interest in quality improvement and bedside medical procedures he has completed 2 systematic reviews as primary author, with more in progress, while balancing a full clinical and administrative workload.


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