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HLABC Continuing Education Day on Demonstrating the Value of Libraries & AGM

Date: Friday, June 6, 2014 – 9:30am3:00pm

Location: UBC, Irving K Barber Centre, Lillooet Room

Contact: Linda Howard

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You are invited to attend:

The HLABC Annual CE and AGM Day on Friday, June 6th from 9:30am to 3:00pm.

CE EVENT 9:30-12:00 

Demonstrating the Value of Libraries through evaluation, assessment and other measures” an interactive panel

Speakers: Dean Giustini (UBC.VGH), Jeremy Buhler (Assessment Librarian, UBC), Antje Helmuth ( Manager and Librarian, Ministry of Health & Human Services Library), Leah Hopton (Coordinator, BC Electronic Library Network)

Libraries have been under attack in recent times.  Several science and government libraries have closed.  This panel will look at how some libraries are fighing back using evaluation and assessment tools to demonstrate their value to the larger organization. Join us for stimulating presentations by BC librarians who are actively involved in evaluation and assessment of library services.

Learning Objectives:

1. learn about various ways of assessing and evaluating library services (Dean)

2. learn about key BC academic library initiatives in evaluation (Jeremy)

3. Learn about evaluation in small health libraries (Antje)

3. Learn about assessment tools, such as surveys and qualitative measures to demonstrate the value of electronic library consortiums. (Leah)

4. Participate in a discussion about creative ways we can demonstrate our value

Lunch and AGM will follow the CE event.  Event and lunch are free.

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HLABC Continuing Education Day (June 14th) on Statistics (Finding/Interpreting) & AGM

9am session – Statistics Bootcamp 101 for health librarians and library technicians

Instructor: Dr. Penny Brasher, Biostatistician

The learning objectives for the statistics bootcamp are:

  • Outline role of biostatisticians in clinical medicine; the good, bad & ugly
    • What to look for in well-designed clinical trials & systematic reviews
    • Reporting re: search strategies
  • Define concepts such as quantitative vs. qualitative methods
  • Discuss descriptive statistics and compare to inferential statistics
  • Estimation, sample size, confidence intervals
  • Reporting mechanisms such as CONSORT, QUORUM, PRISMA guidelines

Delivery: Lecture; handouts; small group exercises; reporting back about article critiques, etc.

Existing knowledge: Establish participants’ level of knowledge in order to tailor the session accordingly. Some pre-reading. Articles to read before workshop include Greenhalgh in BMJ for “non-statistician”.

1pm session: Making Sense of Health Statistics 2013

Instructors: Andrea Cameron, SFU Liaison Librarian

The learning objectives for this health statistics workshop are to:

  • Increase confidence and understanding in answering statistical queries
  • Learn the difference between data and statistics
  • Share in effective strategies and tools to find the right source
  • Survey key (and free) Canadian and international statistical sources
  • Answer actual statistics questions

Content:  Data vs. statistics, CANSIM; negotiating statistical questions and metaguides and secondary sources; Statistics Canada; The Daily, Census information and Beyond StatsCan

Delivery: Lecture; handouts; question & answer; etc.

Existing knowledge: Establish participants’ level of knowledge to tailor session; some pre-reading. http://hlwiki.slais.ubc.ca/index.php/Finding_medical_/_health_care_statistics_online

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