Updated Details: CABL Hosting MLA Webinar Sept. 28th


Hello everyone,

We’ve confirmed some details for the next CABL hosted event.

We have been selected as a host site for the next MLA webinar: “Helping Patients and Health Care Consumers Understand Precision Medicine.”

Time: Thursday, September 28, 2017, from 11am-12:30 pm
HonorHealth John C. Lincoln Medical Center
Cowden Center | 9202 North Second Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85020

Please RSVP to Hal Bright at hbright@atsu.edu.  You must RSVP to Hal to get on the list for CE credit as there are a limited number of CE codes allotted to each site.

See you all there!


Upcoming Events and Webinars 2017

Getting Started with Research (MLA webinar)
September 13, 2017, 1:00 – 2:30 PM (Central)

Health Reference and You: ALA Guidelines, Best Practices, and Training Resources (PNR) Instructor: Carolyn Martin, MLS, AHIP, Consumer Health Coordinator. This webinar will present the RUSA Health and Medical Reference Guidelines for helping patrons in this area.
September 20, 2017, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (Pacific)

Helping Patients and Health Care Consumers Understand Precision Medicine (CABL Hosting)
September 28, 2017, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM (Pacific)

Midday at the Oasis: How Librarians and Information Professionals can make a difference in combating Predatory Publishers Class Information (PSR)
October 18, 2017, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (Pacific)

MLGSCA & NCNMLG Joint Conference: Crossing the Canyon: Bridging Divides & Navigating Waters
Embassy Suites by Hilton Scottsdale Resort
January 21-24, 2018

Health and Wellness @ the Library: The Essentials of Providing Consumer Health Services  (PSR)
January 29 – March 9, 2018

Upcoming CABL Meeting & Webinar


Hello all,

We have finalized our next CABL Meeting of the year to be combined with an MLA webinar!

Details are as follows:

MLA Webinar:
Survey Success: 10 Essential Tips for Effective Survey Design

Date/Time: Thursday, July 27, 2017, 11am-1230 pm AZ time – CABL meeting immediately to follow (please bring your ideas about best future continuing education plans in light of MLA changes)

Location: Mayo Clinic – Phoenix Patient library (details TBA)

Please RSVP to Hal Bright hbright@atsu.edu

Upcoming MLA Educational Opportunities

MLA has two upcoming educational webinars upcoming that may be relevant to our CABL members.  Keep an eye out if we decide to host any of these webinars, but for the time being know the following:

Webinar: Survey Success: 10 Essential Tips for Effective Survey Design
Date: July 27th
Time: 11:00 – 12:30 PM (AZ)

You will learn simple rules for constructing an easy-to-use questionnaire that yields useful, actionable information. This webinar distills years of experience in designing, implementing, and evaluating survey research into ten essential and easy tips for creating a successful survey.

Webinar: Scoping Reviews: Mapping Your Course to Success
Date: August 15th
Time: 11:00 – 12:30 PM (AZ)

In this webinar for expert and aspiring expert searchers, you will learn what a scoping review is, how to work with research teams on the scoping review process, and when to recommend a scoping review. This informative, lively, discussion-based webinar focuses on practical solutions to data management and search challenges of scoping reviews, enabling you to improve the quality of your search services and raise your profile in your environment. Participants will be invited to submit scoping review questions prior to the webinar.

Reminder: Webinar & CABL Meeting March 22nd


Our first CABL meeting of the year will take place on March 22nd.

Our meeting will begin after the MLA Webinar Finding Grey Literature for Systematic Reviews: Can it be more Black and White. If you missed our first webinar of the year, plan to attend for March 22nd at 11am!

More details to follow closer to the date.

2017 MLA Webinars

Save the following dates and look for information on the CABL listserv.

▪ January 31 “Flexing Your Powerhouse Librarian Muscles: The Foundations of Effective Project Management;” join Jamie M. Gray as she identifies preplanning strategies and key behaviors to move your project forward.
▪ February 8: Expert Searching presented by Terry Ann Jankowski, AHIP, FMLA
▪ March 22: Grey Literature presented by Barbara L. Folb

2016 CABL Election Results

Our 2016 CABL election recently concluded.

The election results are as follows:

President-elect: Hal Bright
Secretary: Nancy Showalter

You can view the full results in our CABL Archives shortly.

Congratulations to our election winners and thank you to all of our candidates who ran for office this year!