Continuing Education

Documentation

Please refer to the Continuing Education section of the Governance Manual for information on:
  • CHLA/ABSC Continuing Education Course Development and Delivery Policy
  • Guidelines for Accreditation of CHLA/ABSC Continuing Education Courses
  • Journal Club Requirements for CHLA/ABSC CE accreditation
The Workshop Planning Manual is also available.

Forms

 

Continuing Education Courses

This Roster lists CHLA/ABSC accredited courses that chapter and conference organizers can draw from during Continuing Education Workshop planning. The roster will be updated as new courses are developed and accredited. If you have attended or have given a workshop, course or information session that you think your colleagues would benefit from, please let us know by sending an e-mail to: ce AT chla-absc.ca and put CE Roster in the subject field.


Education Institute/The Partnership

CHLA/ABSC offers CE courses in partnership with Education Institute/The Partnership, we encourage you to view the Event Calendar for the upcoming sessions.
 
Event Calendar

 

Conference CE Workshops (Accredited for 3 years)

Copyright Aware: What You Need to Know
Instructors: Mélanie Brunet, Obianuju Mollel
Level: Introductory
Approved for 3.5 contact hours
Accreditation: June 4, 2019 to June 3, 2022
 
By the end of this course participants will be able to:
  • Critically apply their understanding of copyright principles to address common scenarios encountered by health librarians and information professionals
  • Understand how to share content without infringing copyright
  • Identify “copyright friendly” material that is openly licensed for sharing and how to find it
  • Refer to additional resources to deal with more complex cases
 
Planifiez Vos Revues Systematiques
Instructors: Karine Fournier, Marie-Cecile Domecq. Lindsey Sikora
Level: Introductory/Basic
Approved for 3.0 contact hours
Accreditation: June 4, 2019 to June 3, 2022
 
By the end of this course participants will be able to:
  • Understand the principles behind a systematic review.
  • Determine a feasible and appropriate research question.
  • Know how to apply a framework for doing a literature search, such as PICO.
  • Conduct advanced searches in PubMed to locate relevant results.
  • Determine the value of using supplemental searching as it relates to the research question.
  • Understand where critical appraisal tools, citation managers, and systematic review software can be applied.
 
Understanding and addressing “predatory” publishers: An interactive workshop
Instructor: Dr. Kelly Cobey
Level: Introductory
Approved for 3.25 contact hours
Accreditation: June 4, 2019 to June 3, 2022
 
By the end of this course participants will be able to: 
  • understand what predatory publishers are
  • identify and distinguish predatory journals/publishers from legitimate ones
  • discuss and contribute to community strategies to educate others about predatory publishers and their consequences
 
Text Mining Tools for Search Strategy Development and Research Monitoring
Instructor: Julie Glanville
Level: Advanced
Approved for 6.5 contact hours
Accreditation: June 4, 2019 to June 3, 2022
 
By the end of this course participants will be able to:
  • Appreciate the range of free to access text mining tools, and the various options they offer in terms of helping with literature scoping, strategy development, record selection and record prioritisation 
  • Run analyses in some of the key resources
  • Appreciate how text analysis tools can help with research monitoring
 
Writing up your research for publication.
Instructors: Margaret Sampson, Jessie McGowan
Level: Advanced
Approved for 3.25 contact hours
Accreditation: June 4, 2019 to June 3, 2022
 
By the end of this course participants will be able to:
  • identify a suitable journal to submit their research to
  • present their manuscript in IMRAD format
  • identify the reporting guidelines for the study design used in their research
  • address reviewer and editor feedback in order to maximize the likelihood of acceptance for publication

2020: Building a Strong Future: harnessing your strengths  
Instructor: Cate Walker Hammond, M.Ed Certified Facilitator and Certified Career Consultant  
Level: Introductory
Approved for 3.5 contact hours
Accreditation: June 12, 2020 to June11, 2023
 
By the end of this course participants will be able to:
  • Discuss the role of Strengths in supporting individual growth and employee engagement  
  • Identify how strengths can be leveraged to promote positive outcomes in work, relationships, and other desired outcomes  
  • Discuss how strengths conversations can support employee development, individual career management, and succession planning  
  • Discuss how teams can leverage the strengths of individuals to build departmental capacity, and support innovation and collaboration  
  • Identify strategies to build team engagement and productivity  

Library Carpentries: OpenRefine and FAIR data principles
Instructor: Frances Wong, Haidy Giratallah, Jordan Pedersen
Level: Introductory
Approved for 6.5 contact hours
Accreditation: June 12, 2020 to June11, 2023

By the end of this course participants will be able to:
  • Introduction to Tidy Data
  • Understand the principles of tidy data
  • Managing data in spreadsheets and resolving common formatting problems
  • Exporting data from spreadsheets and associated file formats
  • How to use regular expressions in searches
OpenRefine:
  • Easily clean messy data sets using the following features of OpenRefine:
  • Facet and filter data to easily correct common data issues
  • Transform data using regular expressions
  • Use clustering to remove inconsistent inputs (i.e. incorrectly typed names)
FAIR:
  • Translating FAIR speak to library speak (What is it? Why do I need to know? What do I tell researchers?)
  • Identifying ways to improve the ‘FAIRness’ of your library
  • Understanding that FAIR data helps us be better stewards of our own resources

Designing and Delivering an Engaging Session  
Instructor: Rebecca Taylor
Level: Basic
Approved for 3.25 contact hours
Accreditation: June 12, 2020 to June11, 2023

By the end of this course participants will be able to:
  • Describe the benefits of utilizing a session planning model from both participant and instructor perspectives  
  • Utilize strategies for creating learning outcomes, selecting assessments to confirm participant learning, and designing participatory learning activities  
  • Develop a session plan for a group session or individual consultation  
  • Identify strategies for increasing participant buy-in and engagement  
  • Brainstorm solutions to overcoming challenges to participant engagement  
 
The psychology of focusing on what really matters: A reset for workplace productivity  
Instructor: Joe Kim, Associate Professor Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour, McMaster University  
Level: not applicable
Approved for 3.25 contact hours
Accreditation: June 12, 2020 to June11, 2023

By the end of this course participants will be able to:
  • Understand how the cognitive architecture of the mind leads to developing a working plan to handle daily challenges with optimized solutions.  
  • Develop a culture for productivity that promotes deep work and movement towards a goal.  
  • Learn about digital tools to integrate into workflows to shift our resources to important tasks like strategic planning which also deserve attention
 

Leadership

MLA Educational Clearinghouse

Please review the current roster of MLA Continuing Education Courses.
As per the 2015 Bilateral Agreement between CHLA/ABSC and MLA, CHLA/ABSC may grant CHLA/ABSC credit (CEU) according to criteria established by CHLA/ABSC for MLA-based courses taught in Canada. MLA will recognize CHLA/ABSC CE approved courses as being equivalent to MLA CE credits. CHLA/ABSC members taking an MLA course in Canada may receive MLA credit. CHLA/ABSC may use MLA owned continuing education syllabi supplemented by appropriate Canadian content for teaching in a Canadian context as the basis for its own continuing education programs.