A health information professional evaluates research studies, uses research to improve practice, conducts research, and communicates research results.



Scheduled Courses in Evidence-Based Practice & Research

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Basic Statistics for Research Appraisal (Recording)

You don’t need to take years of statistics in order to gain a significant amount of useful knowledge!
CE Passport MLA Evidence-Based Practice & Research CNE
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Basic Statistics for Research Design (Recording)

This webinar is for the many librarians who have taken basic statistics workshops, yet still find themselves unsure how to match statistics to research questions in their own research and assessment!
Leadership & Management CE Passport MLA Evidence-Based Practice & Research CNE
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Clean & Tidy Data: Getting Started with Spreadsheet Data (Recording)

If you work with your own data or advise researchers on theirs, you’ll want to get started right.
CE Passport Information Management MLA Evidence-Based Practice & Research Data Services Specialization
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Clean & Tidy Data: Making Data Usable (Recording)

Learn how to identify the components of a clean and tidy dataset and describe the steps needed to process and normalize a "dirty" dataset.
CE Passport Information Management MLA Evidence-Based Practice & Research Data Services Specialization
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Communicating with Researchers about the Benefits and Risks of AI for Evidence Synthesis (Recording)

Everyone is talking about AI and what it can do, can’t do, and seems to do. Learn how to have conversations with research teams about the capabilities of current AI tools and the risks they present for systematic review rigor and reproducibility.
Information Services CE Passport Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA Evidence-Based Practice & Research
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Critical Appraisal for Librarians: Evaluating Randomized Controlled Trials (Recording)

Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) are among the most important study types used to answer clinical and systematic review questions. But not all RCT studies are good enough to share with clinicians or include in reviews. This webinar will give you tools to evaluate the quality of RCT studies.
Information Services CE Passport MLA Evidence-Based Practice & Research CNE
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Critical Appraisal of Case Control Studies (Recording)

Learn from Amy Blevins and Laura Menard, two of MLA’s resident critical appraisal experts, how to identify, appraise, and interpret case control studies--one of the most important clinical research study types.
CE Passport MLA Evidence-Based Practice & Research Instruction & Instructional Design
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Critical Appraisal of Cohort Studies (Recording)

Learn from Amy Blevins and Laura Menard, two of MLA’s resident critical appraisal experts, how to identify, appraise, and interpret cohort studies, one of the most common study types health sciences librarians encounter.
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Critical Appraisal of Diagnosis Studies (Recording)

Have you ever wanted to know how to interpret and critically appraise studies about diagnostic tests? Learn all about nomograms, likelihood ratios, sensitivity, and specificity in this interactive webinar.
CE Passport MLA Evidence-Based Practice & Research CNE Instruction & Instructional Design
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Critical Appraisal of Quantitative Research (Recording)

This webinar will demystify the process of assessing and reporting on quantitative research by breaking it down into easy-to-understand steps.
CE Passport MLA Evidence-Based Practice & Research Data Services Specialization CNE
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Critical Appraisal of Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (Recording)

This webinar helps you learn the fundamentals of critical appraisal of a systematic review/meta-analysis and plain language explanations of key concepts. #MLATeachCritApp
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Critical Contributions: Developing Research Appraisal Skills at Your Institution (Recording)

With the reproducibility crisis in biomedical and health sciences, medical librarians have an opening to expand their contributions to health care and raise their status by teaching critical appraisal. Abraham Wheeler and Amy Blevins aim to get you fired up about teaching in this new area!
Information Services CE Passport MLA Evidence-Based Practice & Research CNE
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Digging Deep into Data: Critically Appraising Data and Data Collection Methods (Recording)

Can you evaluate data collection methods? Interpret and evaluate data documentation? Help researchers find a quality data set that suits their purpose? Gain the skills needed to answer Yes! and become more marketable and more valuable in your workplace.
Information Management MLA Evidence-Based Practice & Research Data Services Specialization
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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Peer Review: For Reviewers and Authors (Recording)

Do you fear peer review? Join this webinar to find your strengths as a peer reviewer and learn why this role is crucial to research in our field.
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Expand Your Research Impact Services (Recording)

This webinar is for those interested in developing or expanding their institution’s research impact services.
CE Passport MLA Evidence-Based Practice & Research CNE
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Find the Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Search Strategy That Works for You (Recording)

Find a comfortable plan to formulate your search strategy in an evidence based way.
CE Passport MLA Evidence-Based Practice & Research CNE
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Finding and Using Health Statistics

This online, self-paced course for librarians and students in health sciences describes different types of health statistics, how they are collected, and where they can be found.
Information Services Free Evidence-Based Practice & Research Consumer Health Information Specialization Data Services Specialization CNE NNLM/NLM
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From Protocol To Publication: Maximizing the Return on Your Systematic Review Investment (Recording)

Join the presenters as they share their strategies for identifying promising projects, avoiding problems before they scuttle a project, and working with review teams to conduct successful--and published!--systematic reviews. #MLAMaxReturn
Information Services CE Passport Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA Evidence-Based Practice & Research
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Getting Started and Getting Confident with Statistics (Recording)

Gain confidence in your understanding of statistical concepts in research papers and get started interpreting data.
CE Passport MLA Evidence-Based Practice & Research
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Getting the Right Information to Patients Using MedlinePlus Connect - On demand

This one-hour, on-demand training session with videos and exercises is intended to introduce you to what MedlinePlus Connect does and how, and point you to resources for implementing MedlinePlus Connect at your institution.
Information Services Information Management Evidence-Based Practice & Research Consumer Health Information Specialization CNE NNLM/NLM
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Going Grey with Google Scholar for Systematic Reviews (Recording)

Learn search techniques to locate grey literature in Google Scholar and more.
Information Services CE Passport Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA Evidence-Based Practice & Research
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Grey (Literature) Matters: Searching for Preprint Sources (Recording)

Learn about the who, what, where, why, and how to search for preprints. #MLAGreyLitSearch
CE Passport Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA Evidence-Based Practice & Research CNE
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Grey (Literature) Matters: Selecting the Right Grey Literature to Search (Recording)

Are you often asked to do a grey literature search with no clarification on what types of grey literature to search? This webinar will color in the blank spaces and enable you to confidently identify the right types of grey literature for your searches. #MLAGreyLitSearch
CE Passport Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA Evidence-Based Practice & Research CNE
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Grey (Literature) Matters: Structuring Your Google Search (Recording)

Did you know that Google can be optimized to locate grey literature that other approaches may miss? #MLAGreyLitSearch
CE Passport Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA Evidence-Based Practice & Research CNE
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Health Sciences Librarianship

This online course explores the roles of the health information professional in a variety of health sciences environments. Topics include embedded librarianship and liaison services, instruction, supporting evidence-based practice, scholarly communication, technology services, and ethics.
DEIA Instructor-owned Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research Consumer Health Information Specialization

Unscheduled Courses in Evidence-Based Practice & Research

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Advanced PubMed Techniques*

Learn advanced concepts to add to your PubMed toolkit. Automatic Term Mapping; Author searching; Drug information to treat diseases; Pharmacologic action; Coordinating MeSH terms (like Indexers do); Tools for finding Evidence Based research in PubMed; Phrase searching and the Phrase Index.
Information Services Free Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM
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Advanced Searching Techniques and Advanced Strategy Design*

This face-to-face course will explore issues around search design and search techniques for undertaking literature searches of complex topics to inform high quality comparative effectiveness research, systematic reviews, guideline development and other major projects.
Information Services Instructor-owned Evidence-Based Practice & Research
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An Overview of the All of Us Researcher Workbench and the Role of the Librarian*

This online training will feature the All of Us Data and Research Center (DRC) and will present more in-depth information on the Researcher Workbench and how campus libraries are well situated to respond to the needs of academic institutions for data-driven research.
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Beyond the Survey: Conducting Qualitative Research – A webinar series*

The purpose of this series is to provide librarians with an opportunity to expand their knowledge on qualitative research methodology and to hear from academic and hospital librarians who have successfully utilized these methods for their research projects.
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CAIFL: Critical Appraisal Institute for Librarians*

Ready to move beyond basic EBM? Develop your critical appraisal skills in this advanced online course that will prepare you to teach critical appraisal with confidence.
Instructor-owned Systematic Review Services Specialization Evidence-Based Practice & Research Instruction & Instructional Design
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Clean & Tidy Data: Getting Started with Spreadsheet Data*

In this webinar, you will learn the best data principles while working with spreadsheets, identify how to curate and identify common issues with spreadsheets, and set the foundations for getting data more interoperable with downstream processes.
Instructor-owned Information Management Evidence-Based Practice & Research
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CLEBP & Research Caucus' Abstract Writing Workshop*

Get started with creating and submitting an abstract to MLA 2024, in this blended course, and apply what you learn toward submitting abstracts to other professional conferences. Bring any ideas and questions to discuss at this workshop, or just come to learn more about it!
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Community-Based Health Information*

In this online course, learn about consumer and public health information services and programs that can impact the health of the communities you serve.
Information Services Instructor-owned Information Management Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research Consumer Health Information Specialization
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Consumer Health Information Resources and Services*

This online course provides an overview of, and introduction to, the consumer health information environment.
Information Services Instructor-owned Evidence-Based Practice & Research Instruction & Instructional Design
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Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response for Information Professionals*

This online course will explore how libraries of all types are impacted by disasters. Students will learn how librarians work in preparation, prevention, and planning for effective disaster preparedness and response with a focus on community needs and health literacy concerns.
Leadership & Management Instructor-owned Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research