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)

Distinguishing the Questionable from the Trustworthy in Open Access Resources  (CABL Hosting at Maricopa Integrated Health System, 2601 E Roosevelt St, Phoenix, AZ 85008)
October 12, 2017, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM (Pacific), part 1
October 30, 2017, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM (Pacific), part 2

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)

NLM Webinar: LinkOut for Libraries: From Icons to Full Text and Everything in Between
October 18, 2017, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM (Pacific)

Cheap, Fast and Good: Instructional Videos and Open Educational Resources (MLA)
November 8, 2017, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM (Pacific)

Working Open: An Overview of Open Source Tools for Research (MLA)
November 15, 2017

Bibliometrics in Research Evaluation (MLA)
November 29, 2017

Tableau: Beyond an Introduction (MLA)
December 6, 2017

Introduction to REDCap: Building and Managing Online Surveys and Databases (MLA)
December 21, 2017

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!

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.