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NAHSL CE Committee Presents:

The  Institutional Repositories Webinar has been postponed until a new date can be determined.


Webinar: Institutional Repositories: Shining a Light on Your Community’s Assets


Institutional Repositories. If you’re like us, you’re short on time, have tons on your plate, and have a never ending list of “someday” projects. Join us for a webinar  on best practices, tips, and tricks for establishing a rich, vibrant, evolving institutional repository for your community. Lisa Palmer, MSLS, AHIP will guide you through the process, and participants will come away with actionable, reasonable steps to make your institutional repository a success. Dina McKelvy and Ellen Brassil will share how they have implemented repositories at their institutions.

Educational Objectives:

After completing this class, participants will be able to:

1. Identify best practices for designing and implementing a digital repository, and apply those practices to their own institutions

2. Describe how they will work with stakeholders to develop and promote a robust institutional repository at their organization

3. Define components of a successful repository that highlights institutional scholarship and adheres to archival and content management standards

Instructor: Lisa Palmer, MLIS, AHIP

Lisa is currently Institutional Repository Librarian at the University of Massachusetts Medical School Lamar Soutter Library in Worcester, Massachusetts. Her scholarly interests include institutional repositories, research data management instruction, and e-science librarianship. Palmer regularly shares her more than 30 years of library experience with students at UMASS Medical School and Simmons College GSLIS. She is Assistant Editor of Cancer Concepts: A Guidebook for the Non-Oncologist and is Distribution Editor of Journal of Global Radiology and Journal of eScience Librarianship. Lisa has been selected for the inaugural cohort of the SHARE Curation Associates Program.

Facility Requirements: Participants may need to conduct a test prior to the scheduled webinar to ensure connectivity.

Register here by August 8.  Webinar is on August 10 at 11:00 am

CE Credit: 1.0 MLA Contact Hour

Questions? Contact Allison Papini


MLA Presents a Webinar:

Getting Started with Statistics for Librarians

Does the term “p value” make you anxious when you read research articles? How high is your confidence level in interpreting research data? As librarians interact with more research through efforts with evidence-based practice and systematic reviews, they have a growing need for understanding statistics. This confidence-building course will help you be more comfortable with statistical concept for reading research findings and interpreting data.

Goals and objectives:

After participating in this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Understand basic statistical terms such as standard deviation, t test, p value, and so on
  • Identify test measures used in published research studies
  • Interpret the data, formulas, and graphs used in the research findings


  1. Examine sample research papers and their data analysis findings. Highlight statistical terms that will be discussed.
  2. Define the statistical concepts.
  3. Use interactive exercises to verify understanding. For example, to examine different research studies and decide which test measure was used.
  4. Reexamine the research papers and data to further reinforce the concept.


Jin Wu is an emerging technologies librarian at the University of Southern California (USC) Norris Medical Library. In this role, she tracks, investigates, and uses data proactively to address emerging trends that improve library services and promote library resources. Wu has extensive experience using various tools to gather and apply user information to make data-driven strategy and planning decisions. She has taught MLA continuing education courses on statistics and data analysis a few times in the past years. The classes were well attended and scored very well on evaluations. Wu is active in professional organizations and has given multiple presentations at national and local conferences. She is also a master’s of business administration candidate at USC Marshall School of Business.

Registration Information

  • Length: 1.5 hour webinar
  • Date/Time: September 7, 12:00pm-1:30pm, eastern time
  • Technical information: You will receive a link to the webinar and the participant's manual one week before the live webinar.
  • Cost:
    • Individual Member: $59 (Nonmember: $99)
    • Site: $225 (Nonmember Site: $325)
  • Register, participate, and earn 1.5 MLA continuing education (CE) contact hours.
  • Includes link to recorded webinar
  • Seats are limted so register now: Site or Individual

    NAHSL Education Committee

    CE Committee, 2016-2017

    James LaRue, Chair
    Meredith Solomon,  Chair-elect
    Anne Conner, Past Chair
    Nancy Bianchi
    Karen Goodman   
    Laura Haines
    Heather Johnson
    Allison Papini
    Alice Stokes


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