EHSL Faculty Teach 3 CEs at MLA Conference

Heidi G

Heidi G
Associate Director, Administration

On top of the Utah Libraries Association conference last week, the Eccles Health Science Library had some of the largest representation at the Medical Libraries Association (MLA) conference in Seattle this Memorial Day weekend!

The Medical Libraries Association is a highly influential education provider due to its large team of trusted health information experts.  Furthermore, “MLA fosters excellence in the professional practice and leadership of health sciences library and information professionals in order to enhance the quality of health care, education, and research throughout the world.”

With that being said, we are more than honored to have so many MLA members, who work here and are available to you, at the Eccles Health Science Library.

Here are the three continuing education courses were taught by the EHSL at the 2017 MLA conference!


CE101 Accelerating Innovation through Information Tools and Expertise

  • Tallie Casucci, MLIS; Jean P. Shipman, MSLS, AHIP, FMLA
  • Innovation and information are a natural duo. Instructors will share how librarians can get involved with institutional innovation initiatives, such as medical device development, games, health care apps, and innovative publishing outlets. Librarians can be involved throughout the entire innovation process.


CE305 Reduce, Refine, Replace: Strategies for Animal Alternative Searches

  • Adele Dobry,  Maureen (Molly) Knapp 
  • This course explains the law, procedures, and reporting involved in meeting the requirements of institutional animal care and use committees (IACUCs) at academic research institutions, and how librarians contribute to the process. Participants will gain hands-on experience with the animal research process, including critically reading a real-life scientific research protocol and using the terms in the protocol to search multiple research databases. Participants will leave with a greater understanding of search terms and controlled vocabulary used in animal welfare searches, as well as a worksheet template they can use in reporting animal alternative searches to their Office of Research.


CE402 Coming to TERMS with Electronic Resource Management

  • Christy Jarvis, MLIS, AHIP
  • Using the Techniques for Electronic Resource Management (TERMS) framework, this class will focus on the selection, acquisition, licensing, accessibility, linking, branding, and evaluation of licensed electronic resources in a library setting. Management of various e-content types—including books, serials, databases, multimedia, and citation indexes— will be covered as well as tools used to manage the administrative metadata for electronic resources. Trends and issues related to managing licensed electronic resources— such as licensing, copyright, open access publishing, and purchasing models—will be discussed.