Continuing Education Workshops

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All Continuing Education (CE) workshops will be held on Friday, June 15, 2018

Continuing Education Co-Chairs
Alison Farrell (alisonr@mun.ca)
Karen Hutchens (karen.hutchens@mun.ca)


Register by May 2, 2018 for early bird pricing.
If you've already registered for the conference, it's not too late to modify your registration to add some CE! Just log back in via the Registration page.
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Half-Day CE Courses
Morning 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
TitleInstructor(s)LocationCourse #
Statistics for Conducting and Critically Appraising ResearchPatricia GraingerSheraton HotelCEAM01
Leading Libraries Utilizing a Coach ApproachSusan CleyleSheraton HotelCEAM02
Afternoon 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
TitleInstructor(s)LocationCourse #
Understanding Value and Impact in a Small Specialized LibraryJeanna HoughSheraton HotelCEPM01

Full-Day CE Courses
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
TitleInstructor(s)LocationCourse #
Teaching Systematic Review Methods: Training Tips and Resources from the Health Librarian’s PerspectiveRobin Parker and Leah BoulosHealth Sciences Library, Memorial UniversityCEFD01

CE Fees
TypeEarly Bird Registration:
March 14th to May 2nd
Regular Registration:
May 3rd to June 6th
Half day CE -- member$165$200
Half day CE -- non-member$190$225
Full day CE -- member$325$385
Full day CE -- non-member$385$450

Course Descriptions

Statistics for Conducting and Critically Appraising Research (CEAM01)
This course, aimed at health librarians, library administrators, and health care professionals, will enhance participant’s understanding of common statistics used in health research.  This understanding can better prepare participants to conduct research studies and engage in critical appraisal of existing research. The course will cover the hierarchy of evidence, different types and levels of research, different levels of measurement, common statistics used in research and how to determine appropriate statistics to answer research questions, as well as how to interpret and critically appraise the use of statistics in research.

Leading Libraries Utilizing a Coach Approach (CEAM02)
Aimed at library leaders, this course will contribute to the professional development of librarians by providing a solid foundation around executive communication via coaching skills. All leaders need good communication skills. Attendees will be able to Identify the key elements of a “coaching conversation”, learn to engage in active listening, improve and develop interpersonal and communication skills, and learn to ask powerful questions to elicit thoughtful answers and effect positive change.

Understanding Value and Impact in a Small Specialized Library (CEPM01)
Aimed at librarians or library staff working in administrative positions, or those working in small or specialized libraries, this course offers a chance to learn some practical skills and examples for assessing and communicating your value and impact to various audiences. You will learn about concepts such as value, advocacy, marketing, impact, as well as utilize practical assessment and communication tools you can use to educate others about the amazing work you do.

Teaching Systematic Review Methods: Training Tips and Resources from the Health Librarian’s Perspective (CEFD01)
Health librarians are often responsible for teaching elements of systematic review methods to their patrons. In this course, the instructors will offer tips and resources to support systematic review instruction, drawing from adult education theory as well as their personal experiences supporting the production of systematic reviews at their respective organizations. This workshop will provide opportunities to employ different teaching approaches and to discuss tools and technologies related to conducting and supporting systematic reviews.


Instructor Biographies

Patricia Grainger is a graduate of Memorial University School of Nursing and obtained a Masters of Nursing from MUN in 1997. She is a Nurse Educator at the Centre for Nursing Studies teaching in the BN program. Patricia is also the coordinator of the CNS Research Office and Chair of the Health Research Ethics Board, Non-clinical Trials Committee.  Her research interests include cardiovascular nursing, genetic diseases and nursing student recruitment and retention.

Ms. Susan E. Cleyle is University Librarian at Memorial University, Newfoundland and Labrador. Prior to this role, Ms. Cleyle served as the Director of the Centre for Innovation in Teaching and Learning, Memorial University since 2012, and held library leadership roles that include the position of Associate University Librarian at the Queen Elizabeth II Library, Memorial University from 2003 to 2012. Ms. Cleyle is currently the chair of The Partnership, the network of provincial, regional and territorial library associations of Canada, and is the incoming chair of The Council of Atlantic University Libraries (CAUL), a collaborative partnership of 19 post-secondary libraries in Atlantic Canada.

Jeanna Hough is the Manager, Clinical Library & Patient & Family Health Information Centre at Halton Healthcare in Ontario.  Jeanna has been a member of the CHLA/ABSC Board in the presidential term from 2014-2017, a member of the HSICT Board of Directors from 2014-2016. Her work includes co-chairing the Measuring the Value of Libraries Taskforce in 2014 which resulted in the Library Value Toolkit and working on the current HSICT Advocacy Taskforce. Additionally, she is co-chairing a discussion group and potential new national taskforce around Hospital Library standards, has created and taught a multi-year web design course in Ethiopia and has a keen interest in consumer health programs, and library redevelopment (physical space and services). Jeanna holds an MSc. Information Studies from Leeds Metropolitan University, U.K., and an M.A. and B.A. from the University of Guelph. Jeanna was the 2015 recipient of the Joan Leishman Award of Merit for Excellence in Health Science Information.

Robin Parker is part of the W.K. Kellogg Health Sciences Library team at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, as Evidence Synthesis and Information Services Librarian in support of evidence-based practice (EBP) and systematic reviews in health care. She has also worked at London Health Sciences Centre in Ontario and in Halifax with the Research Methods Unit, Nova Scotia Cochrane Resource Centre, and Capital Health Library Services. Robin provides instruction and research support for clinicians, faculty, and students in a number of residency programs and the undergraduate medicine curriculum, with a focus on the conduct of systematic reviews and other evidence syntheses. In addition to being active with the Cochrane Collaboration, Robin has frequently tutored at McMaster's Evidence-Based Clinical Practice workshop as a research librarian. Robin is also a lecturer at Dalhousie's School of Information Management and has co-taught the Health Information course to graduate students. Robin's research interests include evidence synthesis methodologies, particularly search filters, and the roles of health sciences librarians in medical education, especially in regards to teaching evidence synthesis methods.

Leah Boulos is an early career librarian currently working as the Evidence Synthesis Coordinator at the Maritime SPOR SUPPORT Unit (MSSU) in Halifax, NS. She frequently provides support to systematic review teams using a combination of one-on-one consultation, group training, and hand-tailored print and electronic resources. She has presented on systematic review online training methods and tools at previous CHLA/ABSC conferences, and is currently exploring ways in which systematic reviewers can streamline their organizational processes. She is a graduate of Dalhousie University's MLIS program, where she was the recipient of both the Dalhousie-Horrocks National Leadership Award and the MLIS Director's Award for highest academic achievement.