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2005 PNC/MLA Annual Conference
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2005 PNC/MLA Annual Conference
Medical Libraries: Core of Discovery

Continuing Education Opportunities

Evidence-based Medicine and the Medical Librarian

This course is an introduction to evidence-based medicine (EBM) and the role the medical librarian can play in its practice. Participants will learn about the EBM process, specifically how to focus clinical questions, how to incorporate EBM into search strategies and how to judge the validity of studies. The class will also discuss roles that librarians can undertake in providing EBM training and support for their staff and clinicians. The course utilizes lecture, case examples, group exercises and discussion.

Connie Schardt, MLS, AHIP, is Acting Associate Director for Public Services at Duke University Medical Center Library, and has published, developed and taught courses in evidence-based medicine, Internet applications and standards for hospital libraries for more than a decade. She was an AHEC Coordinator and Library Director in North Carolina from 1990-7 and was a very active PNC member when she was Idaho State Library's Health Information Consultant from 1979 - 1990.

Your Library As A Business: A Comprehensive planning process for success

The goal of this course is for library managers to see themselves as a business owners and think of managing their libraries as successful businesses. By using well known business strategy models, participants will be led through several exercises, lecture and discussion to help them identify strategic choices for their business (library) and give them a powerful tools for leading and developing their libraries.

Martha B. Leredu, MLS, Director Research Services, Moss Adams LLP, Seattle, WA, has strategic planning, fiscal and supervisory responsibilities for the research services department of Moss Adams, a 17-office regional accounting firm. In her past life she spent ten years as a medical librarian at Yale University and at the Veterans Administration libraries in Washington, DC and as Chief of Library Services for the VA library in Seattle, WA

Managing Electronic Resources in Health Sciences Libraries, Updated

Introduces attendees to the technologies required to provide electronic resources in a health sciences library. Attendees will become familiar with basic electronic resources and their corresponding technologies as ell as advanced technologies and future trends in health sciences libraries. Issues will include licensing, troubleshooting and access. This course has all new content since it was presented in Seattle in 2004. It addresses the current state of electronic journal management, including new issues of purchasing, licensing and access. New e-resource technologies will be discussed as well as how new technologies such as blogs, RSS feeds, WiFi, folksonomies and other trendy terms will impact librarians in the near future.

Greg Bodin, MLIS, AHIP, Technology Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine South Central Region is employed by the Houston Academy of Medicine - Texas Medical Center Library in Houston, Texas. He is responsible for providing Internet and technology instruction and support to medical librarians and health professionals within a five state region, as well as training and outreach for a variety of National Library of Medicine programs and services. Mr. Bodin has 11 years of experience as a librarian and eight years of experience as a medical librarian.


Last updated May 27, 2005.