MLA Webinar & CABL Meeting April 26th

Medical Library Association

What: CABL Meeting & MLA Webinar – The Consumer Health Library: A Site for Service, Education, and Hope.

Description: Consumer health libraries are a critical bridge for contemporary medicine models that require patients to both advocate for themselves, as well as partner with, their health care providers. With the continuously changing technology, the ever-increasing amount of information available, and patients’ real need to navigate successfully through the system, librarians’ services can provide the welcoming space and outreach to educate and inform our customers.

When: Tuesday, April 26, 2016, 11 am – 12:30 pm; CABL meeting and library tour to follow

Location: Mayo Clinic Building – Phoenix Campus, 1st Floor Patient Library & Research Center (Conference Room) (we will be sending handouts, directions and parking instructions to registered attendees)

RSVP: Please contact Deb at Debra.Schneider@honorhealth.com to register. We need to assure we have adequate seating.

Beverages/snack will be provided;
You are welcome to “brown bag” your lunch or purchase lunch at the Mayo Cafeteria to bring to the meeting.

Thank you to the NN/LM Pacific Southwest Region for funding support!

Visit to Desert Botanical Gardens – March 8, 2016

CABL group had a great tour and meeting at the Desert Botanical Gardens, March 8, 2016.  Beth Brand is the librarian at the Desert Botanical Gardens and gave us a wonderful talk on the history about the gardens and how the library was always a part of it.  Jacque Doyle gave a brief tour after the CABL meeting.

CABL 3.2016 Desert Botanical Gardens

Pictured: Nita Mailander, Kevin Pardon, Amy Nadell, Sally Harvey, Jacque Doyle, Janene Wandersee, Jamie McCraw, Deb Schneider, Cynthia Porter

Save the Date: Assembling a Consulting Toolkit

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Assembling a Consulting Toolkit: What You Need to Know to be a Successful Library Consultant

Tuesday, April 12, 2016    8:30 am – 4 pm

South Mountain Community Library (location is TBA)

This full day workshop is designed to prepare participants to begin – or advance – a successful library consulting career. Seasoned consultants Nancy Bolt and Liz Bishoff will present an overview of the consultant’s role and guide participants through a self-assessment.

There is no cost to attend this workshop, thanks to Professional Development Funding from the Arizona Library Association.  $12 cash at the door gets you lunch and snacks.

Registration is open and attendance is limited. Co-sponsored by CABL and the Arizona Library Association.

Application submitted for 6.5 MLA CE credits.

 

Desert Botanical Garden Library Tour

IMG_7478Please pencil in March 8th for our first CABL event this year. Plan to arrive around 1:15 PM for a 1:30 tour of the Desert Botanical Garden Plant library with DBG librarian Beth Brand. CABL meeting to follow (there are some hoops we are jumping regarding allowable free meeting space but we are ironing out – more details soon )

AND March 8th is free admission day to the Garden so all are welcome to stay afterwards and marvel at the beauty that is Arizona!

PER BETH:  “You’ve picked a wonderful time to come. With all the winter rains, we should have a colorful show of wildflowers. It may be somewhat busy that day but you can’t beat the price!”

PER DAVID: Since lunch time is right before this event, keep the on-site restaurant, Gertrude’s, in mind.

 

2016 Joint Meeting Report

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The 2016 Joint Meeting Planning Committee

Published on MLGSCA Link by Kathleen Carlson

I want to thank the MLGSCA Awards Committee for selecting me for the Professional Development Award. It was used for the 2016 Joint Meeting at Stanford University.

Many of you may know that I was the registration co-chair of the Joint Meeting along with Nita Mailander.  I recommended using Wild Apricot for membership and conference registration and the conference co-chairs decided to use Wild Apricot as our conference registration software which created a separate website from the conference website. We also created two separate registration website, one for exhibitors and another one for attendees.

There were 110 attendees at the Joint Meeting and eight exhibitors. Since there were so few vendors the conference co-chairs revamped the conference schedule and decided to ask each exhibitor to deliver a presentation to the attendees. On Thursday Alan Carr gave the RML Update, he said UCLA has been awarded the cooperative agreement with the National Library of Medicine for 2016-2021. The NN/LM will be adding a data management support person to assist with training, LibGuides and digital repositories. Kelli Ham spoke about Consumer Health Toolkit, Kay Deeney gave an update on Midday at the Oasis, and Lori Tagawa spoke about the results database initiatives in ClinicalTrials.gov as well as funding. Following the NN/LM PSR, there was a presentation by Ovid Wolters Kluwer on ‘Resources for a Flipped Classroom.’

Kevin Baliozian, Executive Director of MLA gave an update. He talked about the transition of MLA, sections, and SIGs to the new Socious platform and website. Kevin also spoke about the finances of the organization and we now currently have 2700 members and 56% of our budget comes from membership dues. He spoke about MLA’s strategic plan that encompasses four areas:

  • What MLA does
  • Education
  • MLA Technology
  • Research

What MLA’s current international presence is and the changes at the annual conference that is combining the MLA’s Presidents reception with the Awards luncheon, and the addition of more paper sessions in the same time frame.  EBSCO, Rittenhouse, Sage and McGraw Hill each gave a presentation on ‘Supporting Evidence Based Practice: Solutions for Libraries in Clinical Practice.’

The Opening Plenary Session with Dr. Richard Kelly, clinical faculty at the University of California Irvine took a look at how Obamacare originally had been structured to provide health coverage for most Americans. Dr. Kelly explained the way the laws have been enacted by Congress and decisions by the Supreme Court have limited its scope. His presentation examined who is now being left behind, what the consequences are of maintaining such a population of uninsured, and what, if anything, is being done to remedy the situation. Dr. Kelly presentation contained a lot of data and great slides. One slide that struck me is that if the United States continues along the same path, the only things Americans will be paying for with our taxes by 2020 is Medicare and Social Security. There will not be enough money for roads, education or defense. Dr. Kelly’s slides are uploaded to the conference website under speakers and presenters.

The Closing Plenary Session with Dr. Pat Brown, Professor of Biochemistry at Stanford University encompassed three areas: freely accessible scientific papers, the peer-review publication process, and animal farming. Dr. Brown is one of the founders of the Public Library of Science (PLOs.org) and spoke about how he and his colleagues went to the publishers back in 2000 to ask them if they could collect pre-printed publications for a database and the publishers said ‘No.’ So they started PLOs.org a nonprofit open access scientific publishing project aimed at creating a library of open access journals and other scientific literature under an open content license. Currently there are seven publications that are primarily funded by payment from authors.

Dr. Brown’s second topic was on the peer-review publication process. He believes there is no effective pre-publication review and says it takes too long for an author to get published. He says there should be a post-publication review that would allow for the comparing of study results and this would identify the studies that are false. The third topic during his presentation was about animal farming and how it contributes to greenhouse gases, poor conditions for animals, sub-standard food products, impact on the environment, and global warming. Dr. Brown spoke about the ‘Impossible Cheeseburger’ and expounded on the benefits and the complex process of recreating the experience of meat using only plant based ingredients. The burger would have to be better than a regular meat burger for consumers to actually want to eat the product. He said the HEME-cell component is what gives meat its savory flavor. Although it appears that Dr. Pat Brown’s talk was unstructured he was an engaging speaker and the takeaway was you do not have to be an expert to make a difference.

There were 13 poster presentations on Thursday afternoon and three paper sessions on Thursday afternoon and two paper sessions on Friday. Please check conference website for lists of posters and papers.

Once again I would like to thank Laura Stubblefield and the MLGSCA Awards Committee for selecting me for the Professional Development Award.

Kathleen Carlson, MLS, AHIP
Associate and Education Librarian
UA College of Medicine-Phoenix
2016 Joint Meeting Registration Co-chair

CABL Elections

Here are the results of the 2016 CABL 2016 Elections, Thank you to everyone for voting.

President Elect Debra Schneider

Treasurer Janene Wandersee

 

Dec. 2nd MLA Webinar -Instructional Design

Medical Library Association

Hello all,

CABL will be hosting the next MLA webinar Instructional Design for Medical Librarians on December 2nd at Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona

Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Time: 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Place: Midwestern University, 19555 North 59th Avenue, Glendale, AZ 85308 https://www.midwestern.edu/glendale-campus/maps-and-directions.html
Room: TBD
Parking: Instructions to follow
Sponsored by: the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) Pacific Southwest Region (PSR)

Description: The role of an instructional designer varies from institution to institution. As I was a medical librarian prior to becoming an instructional designer, I bring a unique perspective. In this session, you will learn about instructional design principles, the working life of an instructional design professional, how to incorporate library resources and various tools that will help keep you or your faculty on the cutting edge of teaching and learning.

 

Participate, and earn 3 MLA continuing education (CE) contact hours.

 

For more details see this link:
http://www.mlanet.org/blog/instructional-design-webinar