Register for the QUINT Chapter Meeting’s CE Courses

As many of us aware NCNMLG is an active contributor and supporter of the QUINT Chapter Meeting in Denver, Colorado. Several of our members participate in committees, such as the Steering Committee, Evaluation Committee and others. On behalf of the CE Committee I wish to invite you to explore the continuing education courses we offer. The instructors are highly acclaimed medical information professionals, the classes are designed not only to enrich your domain knowledge and to peak your interest but to stimulate a lively discussion on the most current issues our profession faces. So go ahead and check out our program and register for any of the seven QUINT Chapter Meeting CE classes!

** Continuing Education **

CE1. Engaging the 21st Century Learner: Best Practices & Classroom Management Techniques
Instructors: Jeanne LeBer, Erin Wimmer
Monday, October 13, 2014 8 a.m. to noon, 4 hrs MLA CE

Course Description: In this interactive workshop, instruction librarians acquire useful knowledge and skills for engaging 21st century learners. Attendees have the opportunity to discuss, demonstrate and practice best classroom management techniques through a variety of activities. The ability of library instructors to actively engage students is essential for improving learning outcomes and creating a more stimulating classroom environment. Understanding various learning styles and creating session activities that address these styles is essential for engaging students. Attendees create a toolkit with shared teaching resources. $80.00

CE2. Librarians Roles in Systematic Reviews: A Step by Step Approach
Instructors: Margaret Foster and Ahlam Saleh
Sunday, October 12, 2014, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., 6 hrs MLA CE

Course Description: This course provides and introduction to systemic reviews with the focus on the role of the librarian, including practical advice, standards, and tools for each step of the review. This course is the enriched and extended version of the training course planned for the MLA’14 Conference in Chicago. $140.00

CE3. Innovation and Lean Process Improvement Demystified
Instructors: Jean Shipman, John Langell, Erica Lake and Jessi Van Der Volgen
Sunday, October 12, 2014 6 hrs, from 8 to 3 p.m., 6 hrs MLA CE

Course Description: This course will prepare librarians to lead and foster innovation and Lean process improvement within their institutions. This course will familiarize participants with innovation concepts and Lean philosophy and methodologies for sustaining efficiencies and new revenue sources. This course will also examine the leadership roles librarians can forge with these key health care transformation strategies. Participants will learn through discussion, hands-on activities, case studies, and other methods. $140.00

CE4. EBP Beyond the Basics: Systematic Reviews and Qualitative Studies
Instructor: Connie Schardt
Monday, October 13, 2014, 8 a.m. to Noon, 4 hrs MLA CE

Course Description: This course is designed to give learners additional practice with critical appraisal skills through an understanding of validity issues related to reducing bias in clinical studies. Using an interactive journal club format, learners will review and discuss the criteria for determining internal validity of systematic reviews and qualitative research. After completing this course, learners will be better able to identify the criteria for a good study; to recognize how this impacts searching for the evidence; and to understand how this knowledge helps the library support evidence-based practice within their own institutions. Teaching methods will include discussion, case studies, group exercises, and practice in appraising articles. $80.00

CE5. Applying information expertise to the challenge of diagnostic error reduction
Instructors: Barbara Jones and Rebecca Graves
Monday, October 13, 2014 from 8 a. m. to noon, 4 MLA CE

Course Description: This four-hour session focuses on how librarians can work with clinicians to combat diagnostic error by recognizing and disrupting bias in the access, identification and use of evidence. Attendees will learn to understand the primary concepts related to diagnostic error in medicine, and use case analyses to uncover bias as a factor in diagnostic error. Attendees will also examine how information/evidence can address decision-making weaknesses. This innovative session will highlight personal awareness tools and partnership opportunities for librarians as they work together to reduce factors contributing to diagnostic error. $80.00

CE6. Communicating Clinically
Instructor: Julia Esparza
Monday, October 13, 2014, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., 4 hrs MLA CE

Course Description: As librarians leave their library offices to reach out clinicians in their environment there is an increasing need to know how to communicate with clinicians (physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals) in a manner that is professional but also adapts to the unique environment of the hospital floor or office setting. In this course participants will learn about common techniques utilized currently by the instructor in communicating and providing information at the point of care. In addition participants will learn about non-verbal cues in assessing the environment. Participants will listen and identify information needs from actual clinical rounds and review several articles and write a clinical review/summary. $80.00

CE7. Fundamentals of Data Visualization
Instructor: Jackie Wirz
Monday, October 13, 2014 , 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., 4 MLA CE

Course Description: Data is everywhere, but too often, its presentation is about as interesting as a wet dishrag. I believe that data can be engaging when presented with clarity and style. This talk will discuss the basic principles of good visual design. Along the way, I will present case studies on the good, the bad and the ugly in data visualization. A picture may be worth a thousand words, but excellent visualization of data is priceless. $80.00

Thank you,

Judith W. Mills, AHIP, MLIS, MS
Knowledge Manager Librarian
Chair, CE Committee
QUINT Chapter Meeting