Newsletter of the Medical Library Group of Southern California and Arizona

Fall CE and Business Meeting Oct 20

The CE will immediately precede the  MLGSCA Fall General meeting. The MLGSCA meeting will be 12:30 -1:30 PDT/MST on Thursday, Oct. 20 and will use a separate Zoom link from the CE (check your email for details). I will be sending out an agenda and Spring meeting minutes closer to the meeting.  The first 10-15 […]

Free NNLM Class Aug. 18, 8 am PDT/MST

NNLM Region 2 is sponsoring a free class: Team Science: Increasing the Pipeline of Black, Indigenous, People of Color and Women Conducting Clinical Research Go to NNLM and register for the class. In this presentation Dr. Wiley will discuss the current state of Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) and women conducting clinical research […]


Hello everyone, The Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM), has created a series of consumer health classes for anyone interested in consumer health information and outreach. CHIS On Demand is comprised of 5 separate classes which cover the critical, need-to-know content related to the 5 Level 1 CHIS competencies: 1)   Know the Community […]

Join NNLM Region 4 for a talk on the health effects of racial microaggressions

At the May 12 NNLM R4 Connections meeting (11:00 AM MST), Jaena Alabi will give a talk entitled, “Racial microaggressions: Their effects on mental and physical health.” The talk is free and open to all; register at In this session, guest speaker Jaena Alabi will present a brief history of racial microaggressions research, focusing […]

Fundamentals of Bioinformatics and A Librarian’s Guide to NCBI

In January 2013, the National Library of Medicine issued a call for applicants for a new Bioinformatics training course for librarians. NLM selected 23 librarians to participate in a 4-week fundamentals course online to introduce the basic concepts of biology, molecular biology, bioinformatics and an overview of NCBI’s website. After the 4-week course, the participants […]

JM2010 CE: Understanding Healthcare Literature: Advanced Critical Appraisal

By Hella Bluhm-Stieber, MLIS, AHIP, Santa Clara Valley Health & Hospital System Ann McKibbon, MLS, PhD, from McMaster University, Faculty of Health Sciences started the CE class “Understanding Healthcare Literature” with different definitions for evidence-based medicine (EBM). A simple definition is: “evidence-based healthcare (EBHC) is the integration of best research evidence with clinical expertise and […]

JM2010 CE: Understanding Healthcare Literature/Critical Appraisal

By Evonda Copeland, Supervisor of Library Services, Scottsdale Healthcare, Scottsdale, AZ The CE “Understanding Healthcare Literature: Advanced Critical Appraisal” by Ann McKibbon, opened with a lively, attendee-initiated discussion about the reliability of results that are reported in published studies and the importance of looking at external factors that could influence that reporting.   Author’s affiliations, sponsor’s […]

JM2010 CE: Understanding Healthcare Literature

By Kathleen Carlson, MLS, AHIP Health Sciences Librarian; Arizona State University at the Downtown Phoenix Campus, Information Commons Library This four hour continuing education class by Ann McKibbon, “Understanding Healthcare Literature: Advanced Critical Appraisal,” took attendees through the paces  of examining specific articles in the medical literature. She made attendees fearless to participate and she […]

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