Continuing Education Workshops


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For early bird pricing, register between March 25 - April 28, 2019.
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All Continuing Education (CE) workshops will be held on Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Half-Day CE Courses
Morning 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
TitleInstructor(s)LocationCourse #
Copyright Aware: What You Need to KnowMelanie Brunet, Obianuju MollelLearning Crossroads, Tinkering Lab, University of OttawaCEAM01
Writing Up Your Research for PublicationJessie McGowan, Margaret SampsonLearning Crossroads, Learning Lab, University of OttawaCEAM02
Afternoon 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
TitleInstructor(s)LocationCourse #
Understanding and Addressing "Predatory" Publishers: An Interactive WorkshopKelly CobeyLearning Crossroads, Tinkering Lab, University of OttawaCEPM01
Planifiez votre revue systematiqueMarie-Cecile Domecq, Karine Fournier, Lindsey SikoraLearning Crossroads, Learning Lab, University of OttawaCEPM02
Full-Day CE Courses
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
TitleInstructor(s)LocationCourse #
Text Mining Tools for Search Strategy Development and Research MonitoringJulie GlanvilleFinance Lab, Rm 2186 Desmarais Hall, University of OttawaCEFD01

Course Descriptions


CEAM01: Copyright Aware: What You Need To Know
Course Description: Relevant to anyone working in health information or health care, this course will provide a solid foundation in copyright, enabling participants to feel more confident about answering common copyright questions and resolving potential copyright issues in their own use of information. Through the analysis of scenarios, you will learn how to share and use copyright-protected content legally, identify and locate copyright friendly material made available under open licences, and refer to additional resources to deal with more complex cases.
Melanie Brunet is the Copyright Services Librarian at the University of Ottawa. Her main responsibility is copyright education and outreach with faculty, students and staff. Before returning to the higher education sector, she was a librarian in the federal public service, first at Library and Archives Canada and then at the International Development Research Centre. Prior to a career in librarianship, Mlanie taught Canadian and gender history at the University of Toronto and Universit de Saint-Boniface. She holds a Ph.D. in history and a Master of Information from the University of Toronto.

Obianuju Mollel is a Senior Consultant in the Knowledge Management Department (KM) at Alberta Health Services (AHS). She provides learning sessions and consultations on copyright and recommended practices to clinical, administrative, and information professionals at Alberta Health Services. Prior to her current role, Obianuju taught Health Sciences Librarianship for 6 years at the University of Albertas School of Library and Information Studies and also managed Capital Health libraries (now AHS Knowledge Resource Services). She has worked in health knowledge and information settings abroad, in Canada, and the United States. While working at Yale University Medical library, Obianuju was engaged by the World Health Organization to develop and deliver a train-the-trainer workshop on managing e-resources for low income countries. The material she developed has since
been adapted and translated into several languages of the UN.

CEAM02: Writing Up Your Research for Publication
Course Description: This course will provide practical information on how to go from a researcher on a project to the proud author of a published journal article. The course provides useful tips on how to start writing; the ins and outs of peer review; and even how to select where to submit your article for publication. Learning how to share your research with other health librarians through publication is critical to advancing the field of health librarianship and can help to advance your career as well.
Jessie McGowan , MLIS, PhD, AHIP, has more than 25 years experience working in information science and management. She has an adjunct faculty appointment at the University of Ottawa in the School of Epidemiology, Public Health and Preventive Medicine. She is an Associate Editor with the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ), the Canadian Medical Association Journal Open (CMAJ-Open), and the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. She is an author of PRESS: Peer Review of Electronic Search Strategies 2015 Guideline Statement, published in 2016 by CADTH and the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. Her publications include over 100 journal articles and book chapters.

Margaret Sampson is the medical librarian at Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa, Canada, managing the medical and family resource libraries. Her specialty is information retrieval for systematic reviews where her research has focused on improving search quality. Margaret graduated from the University of Western Ontario with her Master of Library and Information Science degree in 1997, and in 2009 she completed her PhD through the University of Wales. She has over 100 peer reviewed publications and in 2010 was awarded the 'Hospital Librarian of the Year' award by the Canadian Health Library Association. With Jessie McGowan, Margaret was a lead on the original version of PRESS and the 2015 update. In her spare time, Margaret enjoys motorcycling, photography and music.

CEPM01: Understanding and Addressing "Predatory" Publishers: An Interactive Workshop
Course Description: Predatory journals have infiltrated academic publishing and they continue to grow in numbers. These journals fail to meet expected best practice standards and have significant consequences for the health research community. Work published in these journals is unlikely to be vetted by peer review, to be indexed, or to be reported effectively. These journals create waste in the research community, in terms of money, time, and research effort. This workshop will equip attendees with an understanding of what predatory journals are, and how to identify them. It will also provide a discussion about the global efforts to address predatory journals and a forum to brainstorm local solutions. 
Dr. Kelly Cobey is Investigator in the Centre for Journalology at the Ottawa Methods Centre. In her capacity as Publications Officer she provides educational outreach on best practice in academic biomedical publishing. Kelly also consults with researchers one-to-one to provide feedback on research designs and reports. She actively contributes to research on journalology topics, including projects related to predatory journals and reporting quality. Kelly is a member of EQUATOR Canada, an Adjunct Professor in the School of Epidemiology, Public Health and Preventative Medicine at the University of Ottawa, and an Honorary Researcher at The University of Stirling. She obtained her PhD in Psychology (University of Groningen, The Netherlands) and has an MRes in Biology (University of Liverpool, England) and BSc in Psychology and Biology (McMaster University, Canada). Prior to her current post Kelly worked as a Lecturer at The University of Stirling (Scotland) and held a Fyssen Research Fellowship (University of Paris North, France)

CEPM02: Planifiez votre revue systematique
Course Description: Une revue systematique est une methodologie de recherche qui tente de trouver et de resumer de facon exhaustive toute la documentation pertinente, dans le but de fournir des donnees probantes provenant de diverses etudes qui portent sur la meme question de recherche. Cet atelier permettra aux participants de decouvrir de nouvelles strategies et de nouveaux outils pour planifier efficacement une revue systematique.
Objetifs d'apprentissage

 Les participants a cet atelier pourront 

  • Comprendre les principes fondateurs d'une revue systematique
  • Trouver une question de recherche realisable et appropriee
  • Savoir comment appliquer modele preetabli afin d'effectuer une recherche documentaire exhaustive.
  • Effectuer des recherches avances dans PubMed pour trouver les resultats pertinents.
  • Determiner la pertinence d'utiliser la recherche supplementaire par rapport la question de recherche.
  • Comprendre ou les outils d'evaluation critique, les gestionnaires de citations et les logiciels de revue systematique peuvent etre utilises.
Marie-Cecile Domecq est bibliothecaire des Sciences de la sante la Bibliotheque des sciences de la sante de l'Universite d'Ottawa Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, depuis 2014. Elle a obtenu sa matrise en bibliotheconomie de l'Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Elle travaille etroitement avec l'ecole de Radaptation (Audiologie & Orthophonie, Ergothrapie et Physiologie) et avec l'ecole de Sciences infirmieres de l'Universite d'Ottawa. Elle s'interesse aussi particulierement aux ressources francophones du domaine de la sante.

Karine Fournier est Chef du service de reference la Bibliotheque des sciences de la sante de l'Universite d'Ottawa depuis 2005. Elle a travaille en etroite collaboration avec la Faculte de medecine et la Faculte des sciences de la sante au fil des annees. Elle est egalement bibliothecaire specialisee pour les sciences de la sante, la nutrition et les sciences de l'activite physique. Ses interets de recherche portent sur l'amelioration des services aux usagers des bibliotheques universitaires et sur le developpement des comptences informationnelles des etudiants universitaires.

Lindsey Sikora est bibliothecaire de liaison pour la recherche pour les sciences de la sante la Bibliotheque des sciences de la sante de l'Universite d'Ottawa Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Elle a obtenu sa matrise en bibliotheconomie de l'Universite de Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, et son baccalaurat en sciences (avec distinction) en neuroscience de l'Universite Laurentienne Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. Elle est presentement une etudiante au doctorat la Faculte d'education de l'Universite d'Ottawa, dans le domaine de la formation des professions de la sante. Lindsey possede une exprience considerable de travail en collaboration avec de nombreux groupes de recherche sur des revues systematiques et de la porte dans les domaines de la medecine et des sciences de la sante. Elle travaille sur une revue systematique Cochrane intitule : " Non-ergot dopamine agonists and the risk of heart failure and other adverse cardiovascular reactions in Parkinson's disease ".


CEFD01: Text Mining Tools for Search Strategy Development and Research Monitoring
Course Description: Systematic reviewers are making increasing use of text mining tools to assist in developing searches, and to automate elements of record selection. Text mining tools and citation analysis can also be used to monitor research patterns, uptake and networks. This workshop introduces a range of free tools of relevance to library and information professionals and reviewers. By trying out these tools, participants will be able to judge how useful they might be in daily information retrieval practice. Participants will also learn how text minings potential is being harnessed to help with large research projects such as systematic reviews. Contact Hours: 6.5
Julie Glanville, Associate Director, York Health Economics Consortium (YHEC), University of York, UK. Julie is a qualified librarian who has worked in the field of systematic reviews for 25 years. Since 2008 she has coordinated YHEC's information and review services to customers who require literature searches and reviews of all types. Before joining YHEC, Julie was Associate Director and Information Service Manager at the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD) at the University of York for fourteen years. Julie is a co-convenor of the Cochrane Information Retrieval Methods Group, a co-author of the Cochrane Handbook chapter on searching for evidence and has contributed to the development of systematic review guidance for the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination and the European Food Safety Authority. Julie is an Associate Editor for Research Synthesis Methods. Julies research interests are in the efficient identification of research evidence for systematic reviews.
Continuing Education Fees

Questions? Contact CE Co-Chairs:

Kelly Farrah (kellyf[at] & Sarah Jones (sarah.reese.jones[at]