Continuing Education Workshops


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All Continuing Education (CE) workshops will be held on

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Questions? Contact CE Co-Chairs:
Kelly Farrah (kellyf[at]
Sarah Jones (sarah.reese.jones[at]

*Note : Timing of courses is preliminary. Time and timeslots are subject to change.
Half-Day CE Courses
Morning 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
TitleInstructor(s)LocationCourse #
Copyright Aware: What You Need to KnowMélanie Brunet, Obianuju MollelTBDCEAM01
Predatory PublishingTBDTBDCEAM02
Afternoon 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
TitleInstructor(s)LocationCourse #
Writing Up Your Research for PublicationJessie McGowan, Margaret SampsonTBDCEPM01
Planifiez votre revue systématiqueMarie-Cécile Domecq, Karine Fournier, Lindsey SikoraTBDCEPM02
Full-Day CE Courses
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
TitleInstructor(s)LocationCourse #
Text Mining Tools for Search Strategy Development and Research MonitoringJulie GlanvilleTBDCEFD01

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.
Mélanie 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, Mélanie taught Canadian and gender history at the University of Toronto and Université 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 Alberta’s 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: Predatory Publishing
Course Description: coming soon!
To be announced.

CEPM01: Writing Up Your Research for Publication
Course Description: coming soon!
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.

CEPM02: Planifiez votre revue systématique
Course Description: à venir!
Marie-Cécile Domecq est bibliothécaire des Sciences de la santé à la Bibliothèque des sciences de la santé de l'Université d'Ottawa à Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, depuis 2014. Elle a obtenu sa maîtrise en bibliothéconomie de l'Université de Montréal, à Montréal, Québec, Canada. Elle travaille étroitement avec l’École de Réadaptation (Audiologie & Orthophonie, Ergothérapie et Physiologie) et avec l’École de Sciences infirmières de l’Université d’Ottawa. Elle s’intéresse aussi particulièrement aux ressources francophones du domaine de la santé.
Karine Fournier est Chef du service de référence à la Bibliothèque des sciences de la santé de l’Université d'Ottawa depuis 2005. Elle a travaillé en étroite collaboration avec la Faculté de médecine et la Faculté des sciences de la santé au fil des années. Elle est également bibliothécaire spécialisée pour les sciences de la santé, la nutrition et les sciences de l’activité physique. Ses intérêts de recherche portent sur l'amélioration des services aux usagers des bibliothèques universitaires et sur le développement des compétences informationnelles des étudiants universitaires.
Lindsey Sikora est bibliothécaire de liaison pour la recherche pour les sciences de la santé à la Bibliothèque des sciences de la santé de l'Université d'Ottawa à Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Elle a obtenu sa maîtrise en bibliothéconomie de l'Université de Toronto, à Toronto, Ontario, Canada, et son baccalauréat en sciences (avec distinction) en neuroscience de l'Université Laurentienne à Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. Elle est présentement une étudiante au doctorat à la Faculté d'éducation de l'Université d'Ottawa, dans le domaine de la formation des professions de la santé. Lindsey possède une expérience considérable de travail en collaboration avec de nombreux groupes de recherche sur des revues systématiques et de la portée dans les domaines de la médecine et des sciences de la santé. Elle travaille sur une revue systématique Cochrane intitulée : " 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: Coming soon!
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. Julie’s research interests are in the efficient identification of research evidence for systematic reviews.