Winter 2010/11 – MLA approved CE Courses: Online, On-demand, and Self-Paced

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MLA Approved Online (Moodle) CE Courses:

Review Syllabi and Register anytime to work on-demand and at your own pace  – http://kovacs.com/training.html

1. *Authoritative and Readable:  Finding Quality Health and Medical Information for Consumers on the Web** – http://kovacs.com/mlaceconsumer.html
Register: http://kovacs.com/register.html <http://www.kovacs.com/register.html> $175
15 CE from the MLA – http://cech.mlanet.org/node/351

2. *Safe and Reliable: Finding Quality Complementary and Alternative Health Information for Consumers on the Web *- http://kovacs.com/mlacealt.html
Register: http://kovacs.com/register.html <http://www.kovacs.com/register.html> $175
15 CE from the MLA – http://cech.mlanet.org/node/70

3. *Instructional Design for Online Teaching and Learning* – http://kovacs.com/idcourse.html<http://www.kovacs.com/idcourse.html>
Register: http://kovacs.com/register.html <http://www.kovacs.com/register.html> $175
20 CE from the MLA – http://cech.mlanet.org/node/392

4. *Implementing Online Teaching and Learning: Using Moodle and Other Web 2.0 Features *-http://kovacs.com/moodlecourse.html <http://www.kovacs.com/moodlecourse.html>
Register: http://kovacs.com/register.html <http://www.kovacs.com/register.html> $175
20  CE from the MLA –http://cech.mlanet.org/node/393

5. * Electronic Collection Development for Health and Medicine E-Libraries* – http://kovacs.com/mlacecolldev.html
Register:
http://kovacs.com/register.html <http://www.kovacs.com/register.html> $175
20 CE from the MLA – http://cech.mlanet.org/node/72

6. **Evaluating Medical Information on the Web * 5  CE – http://kovacs.com/mlaceeval.html
This course is the first topic/unit of *Authoritative and Readable:  Finding Quality Health and Medical Information for Consumers on the Web. *
Register: http://www.kovacs.com/register.html Free but requires registration.

Fall 2010 MLA approved CE Courses: Online, On-demand, and Self-Paced

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MLA Approved Online (Moodle) CE Courses:

Review Syllabi and Register anytime to work on-demand and at your own pace  – http://kovacs.com/training.html

1. *Authoritative and Readable:  Finding Quality Health and Medical Information for Consumers on the Web** – http://kovacs.com/mlaceconsumer.html
Register: http://kovacs.com/register.html <http://www.kovacs.com/register.html> $175
15 CE from the MLA – http://cech.mlanet.org/node/351

2. *Safe and Reliable: Finding Quality Complementary and Alternative Health Information for Consumers on the Web *- http://kovacs.com/mlacealt.html
Register: http://kovacs.com/register.html <http://www.kovacs.com/register.html> $175
15 CE from the MLA – http://cech.mlanet.org/node/70

3. *Instructional Design for Online Teaching and Learning* – http://kovacs.com/idcourse.html<http://www.kovacs.com/idcourse.html>
Register: http://kovacs.com/register.html <http://www.kovacs.com/register.html> $175
20 CE from the MLA – http://cech.mlanet.org/node/392

4. *Implementing Online Teaching and Learning: Using Moodle and Other Web 2.0 Features *-http://kovacs.com/moodlecourse.html <http://www.kovacs.com/moodlecourse.html>
Register: http://kovacs.com/register.html <http://www.kovacs.com/register.html> $175
20  CE from the MLA –http://cech.mlanet.org/node/393

5. * Electronic Collection Development for Health and Medicine E-Libraries* – http://kovacs.com/mlacecolldev.html
Register:
http://kovacs.com/register.html <http://www.kovacs.com/register.html> $175
20 CE from the MLA – http://cech.mlanet.org/node/72

6. **Evaluating Medical Information on the Web * 5  CE – http://kovacs.com/mlaceeval.html
This course is the first topic/unit of *Authoritative and Readable:  Finding Quality Health and Medical Information for Consumers on the Web. *
Register: http://www.kovacs.com/register.html Free but requires registration.

MLA trainings

  • Supervision without Micromanagement for Medical Librarians
    Supervision is about eliciting the best from the people who work for you and with you, while achieving the goals of your medical library’s strategic plan. Having to balance the need to oversee both medical library professionals and associates all unique individuals with ensuring that work is completed within accepted parameters is one of the most challenging roles in any workplace. Topics include why supervision is difficult even for competent and experienced professionals, how administrators can create better work environments, the life cycle of an employee from recruitment to departure, the need for documentation, mistakes supervisors make, the use and misuse of positive reinforcement, using assignments and setting career goals, and special situations, such as working with family, friends, students, and inherited problem employees. The class features downloads and “real-life” exercises.
    Instructor: Pat Wagner, Co-owner, Pattern Research, Inc., Denver, CO
    Course dates: Wednesday, August 18–Wednesday, September 29, 2010
    MLA CE Contact Hours: 8
    Level: Intermediate
    Registration fee: $150.00 (MLA members: Talk to Pat! Get 1/3 off the registration fee). ContactPat Wagner directly to register.
    Emailpat@pattern.com
  • Strategic Planning: The Five Minute Introduction for Medical Librarians
    Strategic planning is about inventing a new future for your medical library and creating a written plan for coordinating the people and the resources to get there. So how did such a productive activity become as dreaded as root canals and tax audits? The good news: once you remove the organizational jargon, the process can easily be describe in five steps, in five minutes. We take a little longer, but keep it simple, practical, and doable. Topics include: creating a team, a destination and a contract, understanding the five steps: input, leadership, management, tasks (tactics), and feedback, communicating with stakeholders, streamlining the mission and vision process, project management and benchmarks, applying the strategic plan in day-to-day operations, evaluating success, typical mistakes, and what you can do if you have only four hours to plan. Seriously!
    Instructor: Pat Wagner, CO-owner, Pattern Research, Inc., Denver, CO
    Course dates: Wednesday, August 18–Wednesday, September 29, 2010
    MLA CE Contact Hours: 8
    Level: Intermediate
    Registration fee: $150.00 (MLA members: Talk to Pat! Get 1/3 off the registration fee). ContactPat Wagner directly to register.
    Emailpat@pattern.com

Web-based CE Courses for Spring 2010 – On-Demand and Self-Paced

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Web-based workshops for librarians and other information professionals – On-Demand and Self-Paced using Moodle – http://moodle.kovacs.com

Review Syllabi and Register anytime to work on-demand and at your own pace –http://kovacs.com/training.html

1. Evaluating Medical Information on the Web  – http://kovacs.com/mlaceeval.html
Register: http://www.kovacs.com/register.html
Free but requires registration. 5  CE from the MLA*. This is the first topic of the 15 CE course “Health and Medical Reference on the Web for Healthcare Consumers”)

2. How to Find Good*  Complementary & Alternative Medicine (CAM) Information on the Web  – http://kovacs.com/mlacealt.html
Register: http://www.kovacs.com/register.html $175
15  CE from the MLA

3. Electronic Collection Development for Health and Medicine E-Libraries  –http://kovacs.com/mlacecolldev.html
Register: http://www.kovacs.com/register.html $175
15  CE from the MLA

4. Health and Medical Reference on the Web for Healthcare Consumers*  –http://kovacs.com/mlaceconsumer.html
Register: http://www.kovacs.com/register.html $175
15  CE from the MLA

5. Jobs and Employment Reference on the Web: Core Tools for Librarians –http://www.kovacs.com/jobs.html <http://www.kovacs.com/busref1.html>
Register: http://www.kovacs.com/register.html $50
5 hours

6. Instructional Design for Online Teaching and Learning – http://www.kovacs.com/idcourse.html
Register: http://www.kovacs.com/register.html $175
20  hours

7. Implementing Online Teaching and Learning: Using Moodle and Other Web 2.0 Features – http://www.kovacs.com/moodlecourse.html
Register: http://www.kovacs.com/register.html $175
20 hours

8. Web Design & Construction for Libraries Part 1: XHTML and CSS (beginners) –http://www.kovacs.com/wd1.html
Register: http://www.kovacs.com/register.html $175
20  hours

9. Cutting the Red Tape: Finding and Using Government Documents on the Web –http://www.kovacs.com/govdocs.html <http://www.kovacs.com/busref1.html>
Register: http://www.kovacs.com/register.html $125
10 hours

10. Business Reference on the Web: Core Tools For Librarians –http://www.kovacs.com/busref1.html
Register: http://www.kovacs.com/register.html $125
10 hours

11. Virtual Reference Competencies: Technical, Communications, and Reference Skills and Knowledge – http://www.kovacs.com/virtualreference.html
Register: http://www.kovacs.com/register.html $175
20 hours

MLA Approved CE Courses for Winter 2010 – On-Demand and Self-Paced

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Partial* List of MLA Approved CE Courses – On-Demand and Self-Paced via Moodle:

Review Syllabi and Register anytime to work on-demand and at your own pace
– http://kovacs.com/training.html

*Shorter versions of some courses are also available. See http://kovacs.com/training.html

1. Instructional Design for Online Teaching and Learning
http://www.kovacs.com/idcourse.html Register:
http://www.kovacs.com/register.html $175
15 CE from the MLA

2. Implementing Online Teaching and Learning: Using Moodle and Other
Web 2.0 Features
http://www.kovacs.com/moodlecourse.html Register:
http://www.kovacs.com/register.html $175
15 CE from the MLA

3. Web Design & Construction for Libraries Part 1: XHTML and CSS (beginners)
http://www.kovacs.com/wd1.html Register:
http://www.kovacs.com/register.html $175
15 CE from the MLA

4. Evaluating Medical Information on the Web  5  CE –
http://kovacs.com/mlaceeval.html is included with registration in
either 7 or 8 as well: Register: http://www.kovacs.com/register.html
Free byt requires registration.

5. How to Find Good*  Complementary & Alternative Medicine (CAM)
Information on the Web 15  CE  – http://kovacs.com/mlacealt.html
Register: http://www.kovacs.com/register.html $125

6. Electronic Collection Development for Health and Medicine
E-Libraries 15  CE – http://kovacs.com/mlacecolldev.html Register:
http://www.kovacs.com/register.html $125

7 Health and Medical Reference on the Web for Healthcare Consumers
10+5 CE – http://kovacs.com/mlaceconsumer.html Register:
http://www.kovacs.com/register.html $125

8. Health and Medical Reference on the Web for Health Professionals
and Researchers 10+5 CE http://kovacs.com/mlaceprofessional.html
Register: http://www.kovacs.com/register.html $125

9. Business Reference on the Web: Core Tools For Librarians
http://www.kovacs.com/busref1.html Register:
http://www.kovacs.com/register.html $125
10 CE from the MLA

10. Virtual Reference Competencies: Technical, Communications, and
Reference Skills and Knowledge
http://www.kovacs.com/virtualreference.html Register:
http://www.kovacs.com/register.html $175
15 CE from the MLA

MLA Approved CE Courses for Fall/Winter 2009-2010 – On-Demand and Self-Paced.

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Partial* List of MLA Approved Online (Moodle) CE Courses:

Review Syllabi and Register anytime to work on-demand and at your own pace – http://kovacs.com/training.html

*Shorter versions of some courses are also available. See http://kovacs.com/training.html

1. Instructional Design for Online Teaching and Learning
http://www.kovacs.com/idcourse.html

Register: http://www.kovacs.com/register.html $175
15 CE from the MLA

2. Implementing Online Teaching and Learning: Using Moodle and Other Web 2.0 Features
http://www.kovacs.com/moodlecourse.html

Register: http://www.kovacs.com/register.html $175
15 CE from the MLA

3. Web Design & Construction for Libraries Part 1: XHTML and CSS (beginners)
http://www.kovacs.com/wd1.html

Register: http://www.kovacs.com/register.html $175
15 CE from the MLA

4. Evaluating Medical Information on the Web  5  CE – http://kovacs.com/mlaceeval.html is included with registration in either 7 or 8 as well:

Register: http://www.kovacs.com/register.html
Free but requires registration.

5. How to Find Good*  Complementary & Alternative Medicine (CAM) Information on the Web 15  CE  – http://kovacs.com/mlacealt.html
Register: http://www.kovacs.com/register.html $125

6. Electronic Collection Development for Health and Medicine E-Libraries 15  CE – http://kovacs.com/mlacecolldev.html

Register: http://www.kovacs.com/register.html $125

7. Health and Medical Reference on the Web for Healthcare Consumers 10+5 CE – http://kovacs.com/mlaceconsumer.html

Register: http://www.kovacs.com/register.html $125

8. Health and Medical Reference on the Web for Health Professionals and Researchers 10+5 CE http://kovacs.com/mlaceprofessional.html
Register: http://www.kovacs.com/register.html $125

9. Business Reference on the Web: Core Tools For Librarians
http://www.kovacs.com/busref1.html

Register: http://www.kovacs.com/register.html $125
10 CE from the MLA

10. Virtual Reference Competencies: Technical, Communications, and Reference Skills and Knowledge
http://www.kovacs.com/virtualreference.html

Register: http://www.kovacs.com/register.html $175
15 CE from the MLA

MLA Releases Web-based Health Information Literacy Tutorial

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Now available: the health information literacy tutorial “Prescription for Information: Addressing Health Information Literacy!” Developed by Gail Kouame, Consumer Health Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine Pacific Northwest Region, for MLA’s Health Information Literacy (HIL) Research Project, the tutorial is for health care providers and emphasizes the importance of health literacy and the challenges patients face in understanding medical terminology. It also helps participants recognize the impact that low health literacy has on patient care and learn about health information resources and strategies available to them and their patients. The tutorial also describes health literacy services provided by medical librarians. Based upon the health information literacy curriculum, “Putting Information into Health Literacy,” developed by Sabrina Kurtz-Rossi for the MLA HIL project, the tutorial is free, but requires registration.

7 new inexpensive Web-based CE workshops for Summer

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Dear Colleagues,
A dozen or so people have asked me if I can teach  less expensive, core concentration versions of some of my more in-depth professional development courses, and even more have asked me to teach the Jobs and Employment workshop again.  I hope that you will find these new workshops useful and affordable this summer.

Yours Truly,
Diane

1. Jobs and Employment Reference on the Web: Core Tools for Librarians
Syllabus: http://www.kovacs.com/jobscoretools.html – Register: http://www.kovacs.com/register.html
$50 – 5 hours

2. Beyond Boolean: Effective Web Reference Strategies
Syllabus: http://www.kovacs.com/bb.html – Register: http://www.kovacs.com/register.html
Free but requires registration.

3. Powerful Web Reference Strategies
Syllabus: http://www.kovacs.com/powerfulreference.html – Register: http://www.kovacs.com/register.html
$50  – 5 hours

4. Basic Legal Reference on the Web: Core Tools for Librarians
Syllabus: http://www.kovacs.com/legcoretools.html – Register: http://www.kovacs.com/register.html
$50  – 5 hours

5. Basic Business Reference on the Web: Core Tools For Librarians
Syllabus: http://www.kovacs.com/buscoretools.html – Register: http://www.kovacs.com/register.html
$50 – 5 CE from the MLA

6. Basic Medical Reference on the Web: Core Tools for Librarians
Syllabus: http://www.kovacs.com/medcoretools.html – Register: http://www.kovacs.com/register.html
$50 – 5 CE from the MLA

7. Evaluating Medical Information on the Web
Syllabus: http://www.kovacs.com/mlaceeval.html – Register: http://www.kovacs.com/register.html
$50 – 5 CE from the MLA

A complete list of Web-based courses/workshops is available at http://www.kovacs.com/training.html
— Diane K. Kovacs, Web Teacher – http://www.kovacs.com

MLA Approved CE Web-based Courses Tuition adjusted

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Dear Colleagues,
Several people have asked me about making my MLA approved CE Web-based courses more affordable this year because of economic conditions.  To that end I’ve reduced the tuition on the longest courses – they were $225 but now I’ve returned them to their 2007 level at $175.  I hope this helps you get the training you want.
Yours,
Diane

Web-based MLA Approved CE Courses –  Review Syllabi and Register anytime to work at your own pace – http://kovacs.com/training.html

1. Business Reference on the Web: Core Tools For Librarians
http://www.kovacs.com/busref1.html Register: http://www.kovacs.com/register.html $125
10 CE from the MLA

2. Virtual Reference Competencies: Technical, Communications, and Reference Skills and Knowledge
http://www.kovacs.com/virtualreference.html Register: http://www.kovacs.com/register.html $175
15 CE from the MLA

3. Instructional Design for Online Teaching and Learning
http://www.kovacs.com/idcourse.html Register: http://www.kovacs.com/register.html $175
15 CE from the MLA

4. Web Design & Construction for Libraries Part 1: XHTML and CSS (beginners)
http://www.kovacs.com/wd1.html Register: http://www.kovacs.com/register.html $175
15 CE from the MLA

5. Implementing Online Teaching and Learning: Using Moodle and Other Web 2.0 Features
http://www.kovacs.com/moodlecourse.html Register: http://www.kovacs.com/register.html $175
15 CE from the MLA

6. Evaluating Medical Information on the Web  5  CE – http://kovacs.com/mlaceeval.html is included with registration in either 7 or 8 as well: Register: http://www.kovacs.com/register.html $50

7 Health and Medical Reference on the Web for Healthcare Consumers 10+5 CE – http://kovacs.com/mlaceconsumer.html Register: http://www.kovacs.com/register.html $125

8. Health and Medical Reference on the Web for Health Professionals and Researchers 10+5 CE http://kovacs.com/mlaceprofessional.html Register: http://www.kovacs.com/register.html $125

9. How to Find Good*  Complementary & Alternative Medicine (CAM) Information on the Web 15  CE  – http://kovacs.com/mlacealt.html Register: http://www.kovacs.com/register.html $125

10. Electronic Collection Development for Health and Medicine E-Libraries  15  CE – http://kovacs.com/mlacecolldev.html Register: http://www.kovacs.com/register.html $125