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NAHSL Conference 2015: Continuing Education


NAHSL 2015 CE Classes

Please Note: All courses take place on Sunday, October 18, 2015.  The NAHSL CE Committee is in the process of obtaining MLA CE credits for all of the courses.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

9:00 am – 12 noon
Copyright Skills as Risk Management Tools: The Librarian’s Role
Barbara C. Ingrassia, MLS, AHIP, CCM

“Risk management” is at the top of every administrator’s agenda. While they recognize the importance of complying with requirements of HIPAA, HEOA, EEOC, etc., they may be unaware of the serious legal, financial, and ethical risks resulting from noncompliance with copyright law.  There are many misunderstandings about the complexities of copyright in the digital age—and many opportunities to self-publish, use social media, employ multimedia resources, exploit licensed resources, etc. This course will explore the vital role librarians with basic copyright skills can play in minimizing the organization’s exposure to liability.  They can be involved in discussions of “best practices” to balance the critical need to share information among health professionals and educators while managing risks. The course objectives include answering common myths with basic copyright concepts, formulating best practices for copyright risk management, and developing awareness/communication/outreach/education plans. Using lecture, case studies, large group discussion, small group brainstorming, Q+A, the instructor will bring some fun to a potentially heavy topic.

Information provided should not be construed as legal advice.

10:00 am – 12 noon
Grey Literature for Clinical Evidence
Gaelen Adam, MSLSIT

Grey literature is an important and often overlooked resource. Whether you are an academic or clinical librarian, you may find yourself looking to the grey literature for information not provided in the published literature.

This presentation will cover when and why to search grey literature; sources for grey literature, including general databases (, ICTRP, the FDA website, and PROSPERO), conference and society publications, government and company websites, data repositories, and even Google; and tips for more effective searching and downloading citations for evaluation.

The instructor considers that this can be a forum for discussing experiences and ideas regarding grey literature searches. Please bring your questions, frustrations, and successes to share with the group.

1pm – 3pm
Green and Gold: Understanding Open Access Models
Rebecca Reznik-Zellen, MLIS

Open access is a complex and dynamic ecosystem. Open access is defined as free, immediate, unrestricted online access to scientific and scholarly research. There are two primary vehicles for providing open access: publishing in open access journals and posting in open access archives or repositories. Understanding these different mechanisms and their implications on scholarly publishing is essential in today’s scholarly communication environment. This session will review the open access landscape with a focus on the economics of the movement. The goal of the session is to inform and fill in knowledge gaps so that librarians can feel confident discussing Open Access with their faculty. Topics covered will include open access models (Green, Gold, and hybrid); the role of licensing; Open Access Mandates; Open Access Funds; and how open access fits into the larger scholarly communication conversation.

1pm – 5pm
Supporting Systematic Reviews: The Basics (approved for 4 MLA CE credits) 
Janene Batten, MLS; Angela Myatt,M.Sc.

Have you been asked to participate in the development of a systematic review? Are you thinking about promoting this service to your clinician-research community? This workshop is the continuation of the one originally conceived by our colleagues Karen Odato and Jan Glover. It is designed for medical librarians who want an introduction to the systematic review process in general and the librarian’s role in that process in particular. Through informal discussion and hands-on, case-based learning, you will acquire these skills needed to support systematic reviews in your institution: Identify the steps in the systematic review process. Explore standards for systematic review development [e.g. Cochrane; IOM; PRISMA] Identify the roles of the librarian within this process: -- Select databases and other resources appropriate for the topic -- Utilize project management tools to keep track of search -- Strategies [e.g., concept tables] and citations [e.g.EndNote] -- Draft the search methodology for publication. 
Please note: This is a hands-on class.  Participants must bring a laptop.  Additionally, we will accept a maximum of 16 registrations for this class.

 Questions about Continuing Education?  Contact Anne Conner (