Upcoming MLA Webinar: Research versus research: Sometimes the Little r Is All You Need
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December 11th 2-3:30pm
Held in WHSC Library Collaborative Classroom
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As seating is limited, please contact Kim Powell at firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Research versus research: Sometimes the Little r Is All You Need
Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m., Eastern Time
Webinar Description: With so many changes happening in health care, medical libraries are forced to change their focus and end goals to align with those of the hospital, academic medical center, or organization. Demonstrating value now means proving the library saves the institution money rather than keeping statistics of interlibrary loans filled, searches completed, and other traditional metrics. This presentation will help medical librarians gain a better understanding of what types of research they can do to help prove value, whether it be formal Research (with a big R) or quality initiative research (with a little r). Often times, the little r is all you need. At the end of this session, participants should have a better understanding of how to approach and complete projects, including deciding between Research and research, choosing the best data collection method, and reporting the results.
Additional Information: http://mlanet.org/education/distance_ed/research/index.html
It’s time for members to volunteer as host sites for next year’s meetings. Two have already volunteered, but we need two more; the most pressing date to fill being January. These are flexible, so if the below date will not work please let us know what other dates would be good for you. If you have any questions about what’s involved with hosting or if you’d like to host a meeting please email Skye Bickett at email@example.com.
April 24 Morehouse School of Medicine Library
November 20 GA-PCOM Library
We have been given a good opportunity for an e-book collections consortium deal from Ebsco. It was brought up at the meeting yesterday and we can get more information from our sales representative. Several of you expressed interest yesterday, but email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in finding out more information. Once we know how many members want to be involved we’ll get more information and forward those who responded to see if we’d like to pursue the deal. The deadline for responses will be December 6th.
Our next meeting will be on November 21, 2013 at Mercer University’s Swilley Library from 10-3 pm. NN/LM’s PJ Grier will be presenting the EHR sandbox class and lunch and a short program will be provided by Kristin Cain from EBSCOhost.
AHSLC Agenda – November 2013
Please let Hannah Rogers [email@example.com] at Swilley Library know if you are attending the program and what sort of sandwich box lunch you prefer and if you have any other dietary restrictions that need to be accommodated.
vegetarian sandwich with cheese, leaf lettuce and tomato
Swilley Library is located at 3001 Mercer University Drive. To reach the Library, turn onto Mercer Lane (could be a right or a left depending on which direction you are coming from) and then turn right at the T-intersection onto University Circle. Park anywhere in the North Parking lot. The Library is visible from the parking lot and is marked as building 9 on the campus map. You will need to go to the second level of the Swilley Library Building to enter the library, then walk straight back and down the stairs to reach the Hendricks Classroom for our program. There will be signs directing you. We look forward to seeing you at Mercer on the 21st.
The Medical Library at Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville has recently been renovated and they’re trying to find a new people counter. They would like for anyone who uses a counter to contact them with answers to the following 3 questions.
1. Do you use a people counter?
2. If so, what kind?
3. What vendor did you use?
Please contact Lavinia Bullock with answers and comments at firstname.lastname@example.org
Emory University Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library has assumed management of library services at Saint Joseph’s Hospital. There will be a clinical informationist working part time at Saint Joseph’s in September. Until that time, due to changes in staffing at Saint Joseph’s, Docline will not be monitored regularly. Currently, the request queue is checked on Wednesdays and Thursdays. This should now be reflected in Docline during this period. We anticipate returning to full service around the middle of September. If there are any questions, please email Amy Allison at email@example.com.