Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association
2009 CE Survey - Details on the Questions for 'Other'
2. If you answered "no", please share with us your reasons for not coming. Check all answers that apply.
3. What ONE factor most influences whether or not you take a CE class?
- Not a member
- I would love to attend, but I'll have a newborn by then.
- and too far and costly :(
- I work for a state agency which has a reduced travel budget due to economic conditions. In any other year, I would have had institutional funding and support for this continuing education opportunity.
- May depend on coverage here in Alaska; we have so few medical librarians here now.
- Since I can go to only one distant meeting, I prefer to attend a national meeting.
- I asked for it in my budget, but to date have not found out if it was approved.
- Depends on the program.
- Our institution, like many others in the Portland area, is freezing out-of-town travel due to the economic downturn. This is an unusual year. The classes you list look fabulous - any chance some of them could be web based? And maybe well-subsidized by PNC?
- New baby.
- Two of my staff members will be attending. I'll be staying at home, minding the fort.
- Waiting to see program and staffing at work
5. What other topics, or specific workshops or classes, would you be interested in having offered?
- I am more apt to attend if there is a CE class that justifies the travel. Still interested in evidence-based classes.
- Hard to get technically set up for one in my workplace--would have to do it at home.
- mostly just if it conflicts with other work travel, or family stuff I can't get out of. My default is to go, but sometimes other things come up.
- Institutional funding to attend meeting
- Time and money. I am a part-time sole librarian. I am now advised that I cannot have extra hours, nor can I expend monies for fees.
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- No additional topics to add, but copyright in the age of electronic resources would be at the top of my list.
- What is happening with the Open Access movement in journals as well as books. What is happening in trends for ebooks
- Library applications of emerging technologies.
- 1. Technology...what is on the Horizon that might apply to libraries. 2. Helping the staff grow: Staff re-training and keeping the staff flexible, agile and excited about serving
- Health Sciences in the non-Health Sciences Library - e.g. Community College library with nursing or other allied health programs
- Resource sharing out of the box (Gina from ICFL gave a nice talk at NW-ILL), how hospital libraries can serve consumers more, even if it's not mandated by their administrations.
- Maybe not a class, but open access and scholarly communication issues - what can librarians do to make this issue more understandable and visible
- Anything Web 2.0-related
- any expert searching classes on particular niche topics, anything about evidence based medicine and systematic reviews anything about clinical epidemiology
- Stress management; how to stay engaged in work after many years
- Anything related to instruction and assessment. New learning theory. Would love to get perspective from non-librarian educators as well as librarians -- maybe a joint session?
- how to work with electronic publishers and knowledge of what I can put into the licensing agreements that would further protect and provide more for my institution.
- This is a good list.
- None beyond what you have listed
- You've got lots of good ideas. I can't think of anything else off the top of my head.