Distance Learning Opportunities
The E-book program was held November 10, 2010. Familiarize yourself with electronic books and the associated collection management issues related to various platforms, pricing models, licensing agreements, term of ownership, resource management and access methods.
The MLA teleconference, "The Art and Practice of Electronic Journal, Book, and Database Licenses," was held September 22, 2004. Enhance your knowledge and get practical tips for dealing with licensing agreements.
The MLA "Cut the Cord" Webcast was held November 18, 2009. This program covers current and emerging mobile technologies, innovative initiatives using mobile devices, useful mobile software applications, and funding options for projects using mobile devices.
In 1998, MLA's Continuing Education Committee launched a year of distance learning opportunities about evidence-based health care (EBHC). View programs from Evidence-based Health Care in Action that continue to be available.
Originally held March 25, 2009, MLA's "Finding Work-Life Balance: Strategies for You and Your Institution" webcast will identify ways to enhance the balance between work and life; provide an overview of the institutional, professional, and personal benefits of encouraging balance; and outline considerations for implementing successful changes.
Get HIP to HIPAA: Health Information Professionals and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
The MLA teleconference, "Get HIP to HIPAA: Health Information Professionals and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act," was held March 12, 2003. Get an overview of HIPAA rules and pending compliance dates, the impact of regulations on library services, and the role of the health information professional in promoting HIPAA education and compliance.
The MLA Webcast, "Keeping Patients Safe: Roles for Information Professionals," was held November 16, 2005. This program will enhance knowledge about patient safety, competencies, and the skill sets needed to equip information professionals to successfully participate in patient safety initiatives in the health care setting and their communities.
The goal of this program, which was held November 8, 2006, is to expose information professionals to new and emerging technologies and to encourage the use of these technologies in information management.
For 2000, MLA's Continuing Education Committee launched a year of distance learning opportunities about electronic publishing. Visit the programs from The Myth and Reality of Electronic Publishing and increase your knowledge!
Now's the Time: Understanding the Electronic Health Record Maze and Health Sciences Librarians' Roles
MLA's webcast, "Now's the Time: Understanding the Electronic Health Record Maze and Health Sciences Librarians' Roles was held March 24, 2010. The programs goal is to clarify the terminology surrounding the emerging electronic health information environment and to illustrate how and why health sciences librarians can and should become engaged with the efforts to achieve the national 2014 goal of instituting an electronic health record for each person in the United States.
This MLA teleconference was held March 9, 2005. The goals of this program are to enhance knowledge of and encourage participation in providing information about public health by health sciences librarians.
The MLA teleconference, "Reading Between the Lines: Focusing on Health Information Literacy," was held September 10, 2003. Learn about the broad range of topics, issues, and people involved in health information literacy; examine roles librarians might play; identify partners for collaboration; and get resources about health literacy.
This program will give attendees an overview of the basic concepts of expert searching, explore the issues involved in developing and retaining expert skills, and promote expert search services as an important means of institutional support.
The MLA "Shifting Skills" webcast was held April 20, 2011 and introduces some of the new opportunities for partnership, collaboration, and support in the areas of E-science, Translational Scinece and Electronic Health Records.
The MLA Webcast was held March 7, 2007, and will help you successfully execute marketing tools, such as advertising, promotion, and communications. It examines communications and assessment strategies that information professionals can use to secure a firm position for libraries in their organization.
MLA's disaster planning webcast will be held November 12, 2008 at 1:00 p.m., central time. The goal of this program is to provide a basic understanding of disaster planning and service continuity, assess the effect of disaster on health sciences library services, and provide a basic template for disaster planning.
In 2002, MLA presented this teleconference designed to help librarians promote this technology for health care professionals; highlight currently available handheld devices, software, and peripherals; provide a framework for designing educational sessions, including specific "how-to" information; and demonstrate innovative programs that illustrate the potential of handheld technology for physicians and allied health professionals.
This Webcast was held January 26, 2005. It will provide participants with useful tips for negotiating electronic licensing agreements and will include tips about multisite licenses, number of users, fair use, performance standard clauses, post-termination access, archival rights, and more.
This program will provide a basic understanding of web 2.0 terminology and concepts, assess the effect of the technology on health sciences library services, and identify the impact of web 2.0 services on health care today and coming future.
Medical Library Association
Last Updated: 2012 February 06