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CE #1 Overcoming Overwhelm: Changing ‘To Do’ to ‘Done!’
Friday, October 17, 2008
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Location: Niles 1-2
Alita Marlowe Bluford, Marlowe & Associates, Farmington Hills, MI

One hundred and sixty hours—a full month’s worth of services and revenue—slipped right through your fingers last year, and you didn’t even notice!  The average librarian receives at least 190 pieces of information each day.  Each piece requires a decision.  The most challenging part of your business is inside your files, your processes, and compartments of your brain and those of your associates. Alita will help you understand that all humans process information differently and that acknowledging the difference in learning styles is the first step in designing efficient, money saving, user-friendly processes for library tasks.  She will help you decide what to toss, what to keep, and where to put what you keep; enhance work flow, increase customer satisfaction, and improve the quality of life for you and your associates. 4 MLA credits

CE #2 Effective Survey Design: Ask the Right Questions—Get the Right Answers
Friday, October 17, 2008
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Location: Dennison 1-4

Deborah Charbonneau, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

The major goal of Effective Survey Design: Ask the Right Questions—Get the Right Answers is to instruct you on how to use surveys to obtain information that can improve the quality of your library services.  Specifically, you will learn about survey clarity, sampling methods, reliability, validity, survey results, creating appropriate questions, privacy, confidentiality, survey follow-up, innovative uses of the web, and web survey tools including SurveyMonkey.  4 MLA credits

CE #3 The Librarian’s Role in Information Mastery: Assessing the Usefulness of Clinical Information Sources
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Location: Dennison 1-4

David Slawson MD, University of Virginia,Charlottesville, VA
Michael Simmons, Sparrow Health System, Lansing, MI

Clinicians are drowning in a sea of medical information.  Clinicians’ information needs are setting-dependent, but librarians have traditionally focused on supplying comprehensive retrieval of citations.  The gap between what clinicians want and what librarians provide is becoming more evident in modern practice.  To close this gap, clinicians and librarians must come together under the umbrella of information mastery to find and incorporate the best information, based on the “Usefulness of Medical Information Equation”.  This equation stresses evaluating information for a balance between three concepts: validity, relevance, and the time it takes to find an answer.  Librarians’ abilities to evaluate resources and search effectively are the essential basis of information retrieval, but new skills are necessary to optimize the provision of the right information, at the right time and situation.  In this class you will analyze clinical information needs, learn new skills, and investigate new tools and resources.  8 MLA credits

CE #4 Screencasting:  How to Create Effective Instructional Video Content
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Location: Beaumont Royal Oak Hospital Computer Lab

Scott Garrison, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

Building on concepts of understanding learning styles and how to organize and ‘chunk’ instructional content for the online environment, you will learn best practices for creating effective screencasts (video-based online instruction modules), using Adobe Captivate and other similar tools. You will learn what content does and does not work well in screencast form, how to divide content into logical chunks that are most appropriate for online learners, identify best practices for creating content (e.g. storyboarding, script writing, voiceover/narration), identify appropriate hardware and software tools that work well for specified content, best sources for acquiring needed tools, and how to assess the effectiveness of screencasted content.  8 MLA credits

CE #5 Adult Learning
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Location: Athens

Mary Ellen Edwards, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH

This session will explore theories and techniques of adult learning and examine generational learning differences, especially among Gen X and Gen Y learners. You will learn how to apply theory to various library teaching/learning moments.  8 MLA credits

CE #6 Patient Safety
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Location: Niles 1-2
Holly Ann Burt, NNLM/GMR, Chicago, IL

This interactive session focuses on ways you can become more involved in patient safety processes and activities within your institution by providing patient safety resources to health professionals, administration, staff, patients, and family members. You will gain knowledge about the definitions and issues of patient safety, where patient safety practices and contacts exist within your institution, appropriate resources; and library advocacy as it relates to patient safety. This session will assist you in becoming an effective agent for value added patient safety in your institution.  4 MLA credits

CE #7 PubMed: Keeping Your Search Vital
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Location: New Horizons

Merle Rosensweig, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Deborah Lauseng, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Are you an experienced searcher?  Would you like a fresh set of PubMed searching techniques? The objective of this class is to revitalize the experienced PubMed searcher.  You will explore using the MeSH database, Preview Index, and MeSH browser.  You will review the use of field tags and journal subsets, MeSH subheadings and related abbreviations, qualifier hierarchies and exploding families of subheadings. You will learn to formulate a searchable question using the PICO model.  Give your skills a shot in the arm by adding the ability to perform genetic searches for clinical care.  My NCBI, filters, and Collections will also be covered.  4 MLA credits

CE # 8 Impacting Health Disparities
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Location: Niles 1-2

Diane C. Moyer, MS, RN, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Working through the health care maze is difficult. For people in our communities, accessing health care becomes even more difficult because of multiple factors, including limited literacy skills and language barriers. In this session, you will learn about health care disparities and why some of the disparities exist, as well as explore potential solutions. You will also learn about a project initially launched in 2005 in central Ohio. Patient education specialists from three health systems collaborated to address the provision of plain language health education resources for use with low literacy and immigrant populations seeking health services in the U.S. Collaborations, grant funding, lessons learned and outcomes will be discussed. 4 MLA credits

CE #9 Community Assessment
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Location: Athens

Susan Barnes, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

This class will help you and others involved in health information outreach, design quality programs and garner support for those programs, by taking the right first step: collecting community needs assessment information about the population involved.
Topics include: target community data collection including needs, assets, resources, and potential obstacles impacting the success of health information outreach efforts. You will learn how to use existing US Census statistics, state data, and local resources in developing a community assessment. You will also learn about the type of information you should seek through interviews and questionnaires. This workshop will combine a lecture format with interactive group exercises. 3 MLA credits