Register Now for 2011 MAC/MLA Meeting CE Courses!
Don’t wait to register for the annual MAC/MLA Meeting! Early-bird registration ends Friday, September 02, 2011!
While you’re registering for the MAC meeting, don’t forget to sign up for one of the great CE courses! All CE courses will be held on Monday, October 10, 2011 at the Omni Richmond Hotel.
EBM and the Medical Librarian Part I & II, Instructed by Connie Schardt, 4 MLA CEU
Part I: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Part II: 1:00 – 5:00 PM
$65/Members, $90/Non-Members *per session
This course is designed to be an introduction to the process of evidence-based medicine (also called evidence-based practice) and to the supporting roles and opportunities for medical librarians. Each 4 hour class will include discussion, group exercises and an EBM Jeopardy review.
Patient and Caregiver Tools for Navigating the Healthcare System & Health Information Resources, Instructed by Ann Duesing, 4 MLA CEU
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
This course highlights tools that assist in selecting health facilities, health care services, health care providers, and disease or treatment information. Range of resources includes local, state, regional and national information aggregated into a comprehensive course for caregivers, patients, health care providers and librarians to assist with this often difficult navigation process.
Your Library’s Value: Needs Assessment, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Instructed by Cindy Olney, 4 MLA CEU
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
In this workshop, participants will first learn how to define “value” by assessing the needs of the many different stakeholders in their environment (users, administrators, library staff, etc.). They then will learn to map their programs and services against institutional goals using a logic model and develop an evaluation plan to investigate and document their libraries’ contributions to the institutional mission. The workshop will end with a presentation about online library-value calculators.
Promoting Health Literacy through Easy-to-Read Materials, Instructed by Nancy Patterson and Terri Ottosen, 4 MLA CEU
1:00 – 5:00 PM
Learn in a hands-on environment–in the large group and break-out groups, to critique, rewrite and create materials that get your health and wellness information across quickly and clearly. We’ll review the disconnect between information providers and information seekers, the process of educating adults, the success of “plain language” initiatives and the importance of text, type, graphics, space and layout. In this workshop you will also be provided brochure examples, SMOG and REALM tests, a webliography and links to other training. During the workshop you will edit pieces so that at the conclusion you’ll have new awareness, new skills, a new product and access to further resources. Clear health communication is the goal, regardless of medium.