Continuing Education


Saturday, October 17, 2009 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Teaching About Evidence-Based Practice
MLA CE credits – 8 contact hours

Member price: $100 / Non Member price: $120 / Non Member Student price: $110

Instructor: Lisa Traditi


This course will provide participants with the information necessary to start or improve their classes on searching the literature for the evidence and applying evidence to health sciences practice. Participants will explore the librarian's role in evidence-based practice (EBP), develop learning exercises using evidence-based database resources, explore and develop methods for integrating EBP into the curricula of health sciences programs, and leave with planning and marketing tips for their evidence-based health care instruction. This course uses demonstration, small and large group learning formats, and discussion in a highly interactive and hands-on style.


Lisa Traditi spent 9 years as a hospital librarian before coming to the University of Colorado Denver Health Sciences Library in 1996 as Head of Education, where she finally realized her dream of being paid to tell library patrons exactly where to go and what to do once they get there - in search of information, of course. She has an MLS from the University of Arizona and is a Distinguished Member of the MLA Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP). In addition, Lisa is a member of the task force to thread Informatics and Evidence Based Medicine into the School of Medicine curriculum. Lisa and husband Frank, along with their dog, Amos, spend almost every summer weekend somewhere in the Colorado Rockies in their pop-up tent trailer - next up is a spot in South Park, Colorado.

Sunday, October 18, 2009 8:00 a.m. - noon

Copyright in the Electronic Age
4 contact hours

Member price: $50 / Non Member price: $70 / Non Member Student price: $60

Instructor: Rachel Bridgewater


Once a dry and esoteric corner of the legal world, copyright has become a hot topic in recent years as changes in technology and behavior put pressure on the law. This course will review copyright theory and law especially as it applies to libraries. Topics to be covered include fair use, user education, document delivery and resource sharing. We’ll also discuss copyright’s constant companion – licensing. The course will balance discussion of practical day-to- day concerns with big-picture discussion.


Rachel Bridgewater is the Electronic Resources Librarian at Reed College. Prior to joining the staff at Reed she was Reference Coordinator at Washington State University in Vancouver. Rachel serves as national faculty for Emporia State University's School of Library and Information Management where she teaches web development and information design. Rachel speaks frequently about technology and information policy topics at local, regional, and national conferences.

Sunday, October 18, 2009 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Screencasting: Creating Online Tutorials
MLA CE credit – 4 contact hours

Member price: $50 / Non Member price: $70 / Non Member Student price: $60

Instructor: Alison Aldrich


Building on concepts of understanding learning styles and how to organize and ‘chunk’ instructional content for the online environment, this course’s main goal is to teach librarians best practices for creating effective screencasts (video-based online instruction modules) using Camtasia Studio and other similar tools. Student learning outcomes for this full-day, face-to-face workshop include: the ability to determine how to get the most from your screencasts; learning how to divide content into logical chunks that are most appropriate for online learners; an understanding of best practices for creating content for your topic (e.g. storyboarding, script writing, and voiceover/narration); an understanding of what hardware and software tools work best for which content (and best sources for acquiring needed tools); and the ability to assess the effectiveness of screencasted content.


Alison Aldrich is Technology Outreach Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region. NN/LM PNR represents the National Library of Medicine to five states: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. Alison works to keep health information professionals informed about emerging technologies and how to use them for collaboration, personal productivity, and information outreach.

Last Updated:July 20, 2009

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