Category Archives: CE & Professional Development

Save the Date: Assembling a Consulting Toolkit


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.



Joint Chapter Meeting, 2013, La Jolla!


Save the Date – MLA Spring Webcast (Partnering to Prevent Diagnostic Error: Librarians on the Inside Track) and MLGSCA & CABL meeting

March 13, 2013 — 1:00 am – 3:00 pm


  • 10am – Annual Program Advisory Committee Meeting for Fortis College followed by lunch
  • 11am – MLA webcast
  • 1:30pm – MLGSCA via telecomm system
  •  Approx. 2:30pm – immediately following will be a CABL meeting

 Partnering to Prevent Diagnostic Error: Librarians on the Inside Track

 Fortis College will be hosting lunch that will be served before the MLA webcast – please come at 10am for the Annual Program Advisory Committee Meeting.

  • Both MLGSCA & CABL meetings will following the webcast.

 Here is an intro from Amy Nadell

 Looking for the collective wisdom and experience of my peers, topics to discuss include:

 Surveys as a measure of library efficacy

  • Bridging the information divide
  • Options for formal information literacy training

 As a gesture of appreciation for your attendance at this committee meeting, Fortis College will provide lunch.

 I look forward to seeing you all.

Sincerely,  Amy Nadell

 Fortis College, 555 N. 18th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85006, Room 207 (2nd floor in NE corner of building)

Please arrive at Fortis College by 10:00am.

Then park in Fortis College parking area (green area on parking map; green signs in parking lots).

A copy of the Participant’s Manual will be emailed as a pdf in advance to people who email they will be coming to the MLA webcast.

Thank you.

April Aguiñaga, MLS, AHIP

Registration is open for two PubMed classes at GCU

Registration is open for two PubMed classes that will be taught in Phoenix at  Grand Canyon University in February. Both classes are 12 to 4.

Making PubMed Work for You! February 25, 2013

This in person class is intended to hone basic searching techniques and the ability to develop search strategies that will take advantage of the PubMed interface to MEDLINE. The course will explore various methods for searching the PubMed system. Topics covered include Automatic Term Mapping, Search Results, Related Articles, Searching with MeSH, Journal searching, My NCBI, and Single Citation Matcher. This course will provide an overview of the system and demonstrate utilizing the features of PubMed to search effectively.

Register at the Making PubMed class page.

PubMed® for Experts February 26, 2013

Designed as an advanced class for experienced MEDLINE searchers. This hands-on class will highlight advanced PubMed techniques that can be used to conduct comprehensive searches. Attendees are encouraged to contribute past and present difficult searches to discuss with the class.

Register at the PubMed for Experts class page.

Both classes qualify for MLA Continuing Education credit! Kay Deeney, Educational Services Coordinator will be the instructor.

Kay Deeney
Educational Services Coordinator
NN/LM Pacific Southwest Region
UCLA Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library
Box 951798                                      310-206-0525
LOS ANGELES CA 90095-1798


MLA Spring Webcast Announced for March 13


MLGSCA Fall CE: Monday, October 15, 2012-Clinical and Translational Science at Your Institution

The concept of clinical and translational science and its multidisciplinary approach offer prime opportunities for many different types of libraries to create visionary, library-based translational science support programs. This class will provide medical librarians with an initial foundation to develop and/or supplement translational science programs for their institutions.

Presented by: Kristi L. Holmes (Bioinformaticist) and Cathy Sarli (Scholarly Communications Specialist) from the Becker Medical Library at Washington University in St. Louis, MO

Time:  10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Agenda: Webinar 10 – 1:45; Lunch, MLGSCA Meeting & Discussion 2-3; Tours following.

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Spring Webcast to be held at Fortis College!!

to be held at Fortis College