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CE Courses! | 2023 Midwest Chapter/MLA Virtual Conference



ChatGPT and Generative AI: Benefits, Concerns and Opportunities for Health Science Libraries 10/11/2023 8:00am-9:30am CST (9:00am-10:30am EST) Cost: Free to conference registrants No CE credit available Limit 75 people Librarians are uniquely positioned to rise to the challenge that artificial intelligence (AI) presents to the field. Libraries and their like have existed for millennia; they progress with society, altering and adapting their services to meet the information needs of their communities. Sandy Hervieux is the Head of the Nahum Gelber Law Library at McGill University. Her research interests include reference services, information literacy, and the impact of artificial intelligence on user services. Amanda Wheatley is a Liaison Librarian at McGill University. Her research interests include artificial intelligence, user experience, and entrepreneurship.

Is Anybody Out There? Leveraging Strategic Marketing Approaches to Get your Library’s Message Heard 10/11/2023 9:45am-11:15am CST (10:45am-12:15pm EST) Cost: $30 members/$50 non-members 1.5 CE credit available Limit 25 people Registration deadline Sept 27, 2023 If you’ve ever felt like your library’s messaging is getting lost, you are not alone. In this interactive workshop, you’ll look at real marketing challenges faced by The Ohio State University Health Sciences Library and the strategies used to overcome them. Then, you’ll have an opportunity to begin building a marketing strategy framework for a challenge you’re facing. Topics will include building a library brand, leveraging a marketing strategic plan, and cultivating a network of key stakeholders and marketing colleagues. Alice N. Henry is a strategic marketing and communications professional with over 25 years of experience in industries ranging from non-profit and Fortune 100 companies to higher education. Alice joined The Ohio State Health Sciences Library as a marketing team of one at the end of March 2020, just as “shelter in place” protocols began due to COVID-19. Despite the unprecedented challenges presented by the pandemic, her innovative approach to library marketing has generated a measurable increase in awareness of library spaces and services. Alice authored a Public Services Quarterly (Taylor & Francis) column in 2021 entitled, “Building a Library Brand: Five Strategies for Solo Marketers.

Systematic Review Protocols: Collaborating to Develop the Foundation of a Review 10/11/2023 1:00pm-2:30pm CST (2:00pm-3:30pm EST) Cost: $30 members/$50 non-members 1.5 CE credit available Limit 25 people A quality systematic review begins with a solid protocol--the rationale, hypothesis, and planned methods of a review. The work of a librarian on a systematic review team begins with collaborating on developing this foundation. In this webinar, you’ll learn why a good protocol is essential to a high-quality systematic review and how you can engage and collaborate with systematic review teams to develop a protocol. You’ll be introduced to the elements of a protocol, frameworks for developing protocols, options for registering and publishing protocols, and strategies for effectively collaborating with research teams throughout the protocol development process. If you are new to doing reviews, this webinar offers essential knowledge about protocols and guidance in working with teams to ensure the librarian role is clear and recognized. If you have experience working on review teams, this webinar will help you develop skills in effectively collaborating with research teams on developing protocols. This webinar is required for Level II of the Systematic Review Services Specialization that is planned for launch in 2023. Gregory Laynor is Systematic Review Librarian at NYU Health Sciences Library. He also teaches systematic review courses in the Department of Population Health at NYU Grossman School of Medicine and in the College of Population Health at Thomas Jefferson University. His recent publications include a book chapter co-authored with Stephanie Roth on “Librarians as Research Partners for Developing Evidence Synthesis Protocols.” For the Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries, he writes a column on emerging technologies and their impact on healthcare, information, and education. He has an MS in Library Science from Clarion University and a PhD in English from the University of Washington.

Critical Conversations: Building Workplace Communication Skills. 10/11/2023 3:00pm-4:30pm CST (4:00pm-5:30pm EST) Cost: $30 members/$50 non-members 1.5 CE credit available Limit 25 people Communication is at the core of all we do in a workplace. When an issue is benign and your conversation partners are familiar, communication is easy. When you are faced with high stakes conflict, disruption, or dissatisfaction and your partners are not familiar or are supervisors, Critical Conversation skills will help you reach mutually satisfactory resolutions. Critical Conversations takes you through the planning, execution, and follow-up of a critical conversation. It includes practice exercises and guides to developing reflective listening and relaxation skills. Dr. Lyle Q. Foster (lylefoster@missouristate.edu) is our expert on navigating critical conversations. This course reflects Lyle’s 40 years of experience as a professor, consultant, facilitator, community leader, and diversity & inclusion trainer. Dr. Foster really appreciates the challenge of understanding and developing the skills necessary to address sensitive and difficult topics in a workplace setting. As our workplaces evolve and reflect greater diversity of thought and perspective, the ability to have critical conversations becomes more important than ever. Lyle has provided training and consultation in many areas of the country. His experience in working with navigating difficult conversations includes developing and leading the Tough Talks dialogue series at his university and community, which brought together hundreds of people to consider challenging topics and to engage in constructive conversation. Students and audiences appreciate Lyle’s insight and ability to navigate a variety of ideas and keep a conversation going forward.

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