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Come for the CE, Stay for the Meeting!

Posted on September 12, 2014 by Kelli Hines | No Comments

Quint Early Bird Registration ends Sept 14!

The 2014 Quint Chapter MLA Meeting in Denver Colorado is offering some terrific continuing education!    We find that many of our CE offerings still have space and would like to invite your members to consider joining us.  Denver is a hub airport with many connections and our conference hotel rate is shockingly low compared to most major metropolitan areas, making a trip here for continuing education quite reasonable. Use the CE-Only registration option, but then again, we think you may want to attend our whole meeting once you see the program!

Register at: and select the “CE ONLY” option.   Learn more about the meeting at

CEs include:

CE2. Librarians Roles in Systematic Reviews: A Step by Step Approach (Recommended lodging is Marriott Springhill Suites for Saturday night)
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 (Recommended lodging is Marriott Springhill Suites for Saturday night)
Instructors: Jean Shipman, John Langell,  Erica Lake.  Course designers: 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

CE1. Engaging the 21st Century Learner: Best Practices & Classroom Management Techniques (Recommended lodging is Denver Marriott Tech Center)
Instuctors: Jeanne LeBer, Erin WimmerMonday, 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

CE4. EBP Beyond the Basics: Systematic Reviews and Qualitative Studies (Recommended lodging is Denver Marriott Tech Center)
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 (Recommended lodging is Denver Marriott Tech Center)
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 (Recommended lodging is Denver Marriott Tech Center)
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 (Recommended lodging is Denver Marriott Tech Center)
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

Stay for the meeting to learn from:

Claire Pomeroy, MD, MBA, President, Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation: Tuesday, 10/14 (8 – 9:30 a.m.): Plenary Session 1 “Creating a Healthier World by Addressing the Social Determinants of Health”

Spero M. Manson, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Public Health and Psychiatry, University of Colorado Denver: Wednesday, 10/15 (9 – 10 a.m.): Plenary Session 2 “American Indian Health Information: Challenges of Dissemination and Application”

Dr. Chen-Tan (CT) Lin, MD, FACP, Chief Medical Information Officer, University of Colorado Hospital and Health Science Center: Thursday, 10/16 (9 – 10 a.m.): Plenary Session 3 “Busting the Myths of Personal Health Records”

Dr. Robin Dowell, University of Colorado-Boulder Hospital Libraries Luncheon; Wednesday, October 15, 12:00-1:30 p.m., “Understanding Your Genome: The Path to Personalized Medicine” (REGISTER FOR PACKAGE A TO ATTEND THIS LUNCHEON)

Book your room at the Denver Marriott Tech Center for the meeting.

Or just spend a day or two extra to enjoy beautiful Denver, Colorado!

We hope you’ll join us!

Feel free to contact Lynne M. Fox (MCMLA Chapter member and Quint Chapter MLA Meeting Registration Chair) with questions or for information — or 303-724-2121


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