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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  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 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

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.

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!

Upcoming Webinars & Save the Dates

Hello everyone,

It’s been a busy couple months for CABL members as we just completed PubMed training session in October and just wrapped up MLA’s Instructional Design webinar Series in October and November.

Fortunately, if you missed any of those events there are several more webinars this year (and of course our Holiday Party on December 2nd)!

Confirmed Webinar: Scanning the Horizon: Emerging Technology at Your Library and in the Classroom Tuesday, November 29, 12 pm – 130 pm at HonorHealth – North Mountain (in Cowden Center) 9202 N 2nd St, Phoenix, AZ.  More information here:

Save the Date: Wednesday December 7th Fortis College Library Advisory Board Meeting  & Beyond Systematic: The Librarian’s Role in Shaping Reviews.  The Advisory Board meeting runs from 10-11:30 followed by free lunch and the webinar runs from 12 pm to 130 pm.

RSVP to Debra Schneider.


Upcoming CABL Webinars & Meetings


PubMed Revisited Training & Fall CABL Meeting
CABL is hosting this training and a CABL meeting next week.  If you haven’t RSVP’d to Deb Schneider please do so as soon as possible and If you haven’t registered for the class officially please do so at:

Location: GCU Library Grand Canyon University 3300 W. Camelback Rd. Bldg. 29 Phoenix, AZ  85017

Classroom location/name:  Library Instruction Room, Student Union 3rd Floor, Building 29

Date & Time: October 13th from 10 am – noon, lunch and CABL meeting to follow



Instructional Design Webinar Series
CABL will also be hosting MLA’s four-part series on instructional design.  This series aims to help novice and experienced teachers and course designers be more effective in how they design, deliver and evaluate their face-to-face and online instruction. 1.5 CE credits awarded per session.

Location: AT Still University 5850 E Still Circle, Mesa, AZ 85260

Dates & Times:
Tuesday October 18, 2016, 11 am – 1230 pm AZ time – What’s Theory Got to Do with It? Learning Theories, Instructional Design, and the Librarian

Wednesday October 26, 2016, 11 am – 1230 pm AZ time – Designing Online Instruction: It’s Not Just for Distance Education Anymore

Wednesday November 9, 2016, 12 pm- 130 pm AZ time – Don’t Flip Out! Exploring Team-Based Learning

Tuesday November 22, 2016, 12 pm – 130 pm AZ timeSetting Yourself Up for Success with Learning Assessment