Agenda: Minutes from April 15, 2013 | Treasurer’s Report | Transition of Executive Board and Committees | Membership Committee | Joint Meeting–San Diego July 2013 | Donation to MLA Ysabel Bertolucci Scholarship | Professional Development |
I attended the Joint Meeting in La Jolla and took 2 CE classes. The first one was given by Connie Schardt, who is the authority on Evidence-based practice and is still teaching classes even though she is retired. She showed and explained us the criteria for judging the validity of therapy studies and studies of diagnostic tests. She also went over the differences between quantitative and qualitative studies. Continue reading
Happy New Year! Summer marks the beginning of the new fiscal and membership year for NCNMLG. Welcome to those of you who have joined for the first time, thank you for joining NCNMLG and adding to our growing number of members. Thank you also to our returning members who continue to support the growth of medical librarianship in Northern California and Nevada. Continue reading
Evidence-Based Practice is all about information management for providing quality patient care. Understanding the principles and concepts behind Evidence-Based Practice can help us enhance the services and resources we provide to our health care workers. There are lots of ways to do this within the constraints of budgets and staffing. Some examples:
• Using the PICO framework when conducting a reference interview for a literature search
• Using the PICO framework to formulate the search strategy
• Reinforcing this process by appending the PICO and search strategy to the Continue reading
The Planning Committee of the MLGSCA/NCNMLG chapters of the Medical Library Association invites proposals for contributed papers and posters for the 2013 Joint Meeting. The meeting will be held in La Jolla, CA on July 24-26, 2013 at the University of California, San Diego’s Price Center. The conference theme is Waves of Change, Oceans of Opportunity and can encompass a variety of topics. Projects, services, innovations, lessons learned, and success stories which illustrate how we are celebrating opportunity during continual change are all possible paper or poster topics. Deadline for submissions is March 31, 2013.