Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Covidence Chat

Transcript: http://bit.ly/2bGDoVk

Conducting Systematic Reviews with Covidence Chat
September 1, 2016
6:00pm Pacific/9:00pm Eastern  

Presenter: Dr Julian Elliott, CEO of Covidence 

Covidence is a web-based software platform that streamlines the production of systematic reviews. Reviewers can keep all their data in one place and collaborate easily with their team no matter where they are based.

Covidence is a non-profit service for the systematic review community and is now partnering with Cochrane to make Covidence more widely available. Covidence is the standard platform for Cochrane Reviews and is being taken up by academics all over the world.

Dr Julian Elliott is Head of Clinical Research in the Department of Infectious Diseases at the Alfred Hospital and Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. He is also Cochrane's lead for Evidence Systems and a Senior Research Fellow at the Australasian Cochrane Centre. Please join us as he answers questions and discusses the story behind Covidence.

Some questions we'll discuss (please bring your questions and moderator Nikki Dettmar (@runbrarian) will add them to the list:


  1. What can Covidence do to help me and my faculty get reviews done?
  2. How do I access Covidence?


About #medlibs

Join us on Twitter using the #medlibs hashtag the first Thursday evening of the month to share your stories and engage with colleagues. Never been to a Twitter chat before? Check out 
this overview and come on in - all are welcome including first timers, lurkers, students and others interested in the topic and the field.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

August - Les Vacances

First Thursday - September 1, 2016 - Special guest from Covidence!

August Break
Thursday, August 4, 2016
Not at 9pm Eastern/6 pm Pacific time

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Makerspaces Chat

Next #medlibs chat - First Thursday (August 4, 2016 9pm Eastern) Topic TBA 

Transcript: http://bit.ly/29righJ

Makerspaces Chat
Thursday, July 7, 2016
6:00pm Pacific/9:00pm Eastern on #medlibs
Led by Jennifer Herron (@justjentech) and Kellie Kaneshiro (@bkofkells)

Makerspaces in Health Sciences Libraries – collaborations, 3D printing and more…

The Ruth Lilly Medical Library’s makerspace and collaborative learning space opened in the spring of 2015 featuring movable furniture (12 tables, 24 chairs, and soft seating for 4), two media:scapes, and a library staff work area.   A small office in the Nexus houses the Library’s 3D printers.  Currently, the Nexus is closed for the installation of an IQ Wall.   The IQ Wall (interactive video wall) is designed by and will be installed by the Indiana University Advanced Visualization Lab.  At MLA, we heard about cool makerspaces and collaborative learning areas in health sciences libraries and we are looking forward to learning new things and exchanging ideas.  Please join us for this Twitter chat, no makerspace required!

Some questions we'll discuss:
  1. What would make your makerspace?   
  2. What would your library do with an interactive video wall?

For more about the Nexus and 3D printing please visit http://iupui.campusguides.com/nexus

About #medlibs

Join us on Twitter using the #medlibs hashtag the first Thursday evening of the month to share your stories and engage with colleagues. Never been to a Twitter chat before? Check out 
this overview and come on in - all are welcome including first timers, lurkers, students and others interested in the topic and the field.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

2016 Meeting Chat

Transcript: http://bit.ly/287e7Xk

MLA 2016 Meeting Chat
Thursday, June 2, 2016
6:00pm Pacific/9:00pm Eastern on #medlibs
Led by Nikki Dettmar (@runbrarian) even though she wasn't there

Whew! Are you finally caught up on work email after the Mosaic 16 meeting last month in Toronto? What caught your attention there? What are you and your colleagues/fellow students talking about now that you're settled back in at the office/at school? What's ahead? Come share your thoughts and perspectives!

About #medlibs

Join us on Twitter using the #medlibs hashtag Thursday evening to share your stories and engage with colleagues. Never been to a Twitter chat before? Check out 
this overview and come on in - all are welcome including first timers, lurkers, students and others interested in the topic and the field.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Get ready for #mlanet16

Transcript: http://bit.ly/1rvGYmQ
Next chat: First Thursday, June 2, 2016 - #mlanet16 sharing!

Making the Most of Mosaic 2016
Thursday, May 5, 2016
9pm Eastern/6pm Pacific
Led by @tlknott & @krafty + hopefully LAC

Join in the #medlibs chat on Twitter to get ready for the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting (#mlanet16) in Toronto, Canada which includes CHLA/ABSC + ICLC and is just around the corner!

Here are some helpful pre-planning steps, and we'll edit to add more during the discussion. See you then!
  • Mosaic '16 Blog - stay on top of the latest pre-meeting news 
  • Set up your schedule - by planning ahead of time, including some alternate options for crowded sessions and emergency nap sessions (trust us, they will probably be needed) 
  • Restaurant Guide - get the locals' take on the places to go out.
  • Discover Toronto - tours, transportation and more from the Local Assistance Committee (LAC)

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Magnet Hospitals and Librarians

Next chat: Thursday, May 5th (first Thursday of the month) 



Transcript: http://bit.ly/1MXmeOL

Magnet Hospitals and Increased Opportunities for Librarians
Thursday, April 7, 2016
9:00 pm Eastern/6:00 pm Pacific
Led by Roy Brown @CarolinaFan1982

There are 433 hospitals around the world that are Magnet accredited institutions. The main focus of the model is on evidence-based outcomes based on four major areas that are issues in nursing and health care. Those areas are structural empowerment, exemplary professional practice, new knowledge & innovations and transformational leadership.

Over the last several years, I have become more involved with the nurses in the VCU Health System where I work, mainly because of the hospital adopting the Magnet Model when it comes to nursing practice. Through the course of my work with the nurses in the health system, it has become apparent that the focus on evidence and needing access to the most current literature presents a host of opportunities for librarians.

Discussion Questions: 

1. For those who are affiliated/associated with hospitals that are recognized as Magnet accredited institutions, how have you been able to leverage the needs of nurses into new opportunities? What sort of opportunities?

2. Of the four areas addressed in the Magnet standards, which have you found a role for librarians in addressing?

3. Have you found there to be any barriers in the hospital to working with nurses in order to assist with EBP projects or other needs based on the Magnet model?

4. Are you aware of any other accreditation/models that relate to other disciplines that librarians could leverage to engage more with those disciplines in the hospital?

Resources for Further Reading:  

Magnet Recognition Program Overview - http://www.nursecredentialing.org/Magnet/ProgramOverview

Luzinski, C. (2011). The Magnet® model: An infrastructure for excellence. Journal of Nursing Administration, 41(11), 441-442.

MSLIS, M. M. A., & Bandy, M. M. (2009). The Magnet journey: opportunities for librarians to partner with nurses. Journal of the Medical Library Association, 97(4), 302.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

No chat March 31st

Stay tuned for more!