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
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:

MLGSCA & NCNMLG Joint Meeting Paper/Posters Deadline


MLGSCA & NCNMLG are hosting a joint conference at Stanford University from January 20-23rd.

The Call for Papers, Posters, and Lighting talks is currently open with a deadline to submit of November 15th.

If you are interested in attending the conference consider submitting a proposal as well.

For more information see this link:

CABL Meeting & MLA Webinar August 12

Our next joint CABL meeting & MLA Webinar will be taking place on August 12th.


  • 11:00AM – 12:30 PM MLA Webinar including Lunch
  • 12:30 – 1:30PM (approx.) CABL Meeting

More information about the MLA webcast: “Consumers and Evidence-Based Practice: Understanding the Evidence Behind the Headlines Webinar” here

Science Boot Camp of the West – Stanford University, July 27-29

The Third Annual Science Boot Camp for Librarians in the West will be hosted at Stanford University, July 27-29 2015.  The registration deadline is July 10th.

This  Science Boot Camp will build upon the last two year’s boot camps held at the  University of Colorado, Boulder in 2013 and at the University of Washington, Seattle in 2014. Check out this year’s site devoted to the event to get a better feel for the type of content that will be covered here.

Here is an additional video from the 2013 iteration of the boot camp: here.

Most of the attendees are librarians involved in supporting research in the sciences, engineering, medicine or technology although anybody with an interest in science research is welcome.

Consider escaping the heat this summer by heading up to the Bay Area!

University of Arizona Mini-Medical School Events

Mark your calendars in advance for this Fall’s series of Mini-Medical School lectures from the University of Arizona.  This lecture series is held monthly in Downtown Phoenix and provides attendees with the chance to learn about a variety of topics in medicine from “the future of organ transplants” to “breakthrough treatment for burn victims”.

For more information see this link:

Upcoming sessions are currently planned for September 2nd, October 7th, and November 6th.

Check out this short video highlight below:

NLM Online Summer PubMed classes


The National Library of Medicine is again offering classes that can help improve your PubMed searching skills at this link:

These classes are online and include an advanced PubMed skills class, automatic term mapping class, and a “building and refining your search class” among others.

These classes are all online, mostly throughout the summer,  and free!

Sign up today!

MLA Webinars for Spring 2015

MLA Webinar: InterProfessional Education: What it Is and How Librarians Can Partner (for more information

Wednesday, March 4, 2015, noon–1:30 p.m., central time.

Carnegie Library
1101 W. Washington St
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Tel: 602-926-3604

The facility offers free visitor parking in the parking garage directly across the street in addition to the curbside parking on Washington and Jefferson Streets.

MLA Webinar: The Diversity of Data Management: Practical Approaches for Health Sciences Librarianship Webcast (for more information

+ CABL meeting

Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 1:00pm–2:30pm, central time.

Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences
2140 E. Broadway Rd.
Tempe, AZ, 85282
More information to come.