9 June 2014
9 June 2014
10 April 2014
Date: Friday, June 6, 2014 – 9:30am – 3:00pm
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.
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.
15 March 2014
Date: Wed, 2014/04/02 – 5:30pm – 9:00pm
Address: Elephant & Castle Pub | 385 Burrard Street
Come join us at the Elephant and Castle Pub on Wednesday evening, April 2 following the BCLA Conference.
The pub is walking distance of the conference hotel.
Come & mingle with your colleagues whether you are attending BCLA or not!
More details to come.
17 September 2013
17 September 2013
30 April 2013
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
22 January 2013
Date: Saturday, February 2, 2013 – 11:00am – 1:00pm
Location: Dodson Room, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, UBC
Contact: Tricia Yu
Phew! What a long title with lots of acronyms!! Must be a library event!
What is it? The HLABC annual Winter Brunch this year will be a mentoring event held in conjunction with the CHLA Student Interest Group at SLAIS.
The format of the event will be based on a speed dating format where an HLABC librarian/information specialist will be paired with a SLAIS student for 5 minutes at a time on a rotating circuit. It will allow SLAIS students to ask questions of a group of practicing librarian/information specialists but in a one-on-one situation.
Cost: $20 per person
If remote members are interested, we may be able to use Skype to connect.
Please RSVP by Friday, January 25.