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Spotlight on Your Career: Capitalize on Change

Posted by lynnemariefox on January 25, 2012

Register to attend Spotlight on Your Career:  Capitalize on Change on Saturday, February 25, 2012, from 9 am to 2 pm, at the University of Denver’s new education building, Ruffatto Hall.  This joint program, offered by the Colorado Association of Law Libraries (CoALL) and the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Special Libraries Association (RMSLA), will benefit librarians of every type, no matter where you are in your career path.  There will also be networking opportunities to meet and talk with  your fellow librarians and information specialist.

For more information on this program, see details below.  Register at:  We look forward to seeing you there!


Spotlight on Your Career:  Capitalize on Change

Join speaker Mary Ellen Bates as she discusses the future of library services, and how we can capitalize on changes in our profession to make ourselves and our libraries more integral and valued parts of our organizations.  This will be followed by an interactive panel discussion of librarians including:

Panel members will discuss what does (and doesn’t) work in making effective and longstanding change.

After attending this program, participants will:

  • List 4 ways changes to library services would add value to your organization to help it grow
  • Discuss 2 methods of promoting library services to increase patron use
  • Plan 3 strategies to make your library and yourself more visible within your organization
  • Predict 2 technologies that will change the way you deliver library services in the future and 4 ways you can utilize those technologies in your organization

Program Schedule:

9:00  – 10:00 am         Registration, networking & continental breakfast
10:00 – 11:30 am       Keynote Presentation by Mary Ellen Bates
11:30 am – 12:30 pm        Networking lunch
12:30 – 2:00 pm          Panel discussion

Cost & Registration:

  • Registration is $20 per person and includes breakfast and lunch
  • Register here:
  • Deadline for registration and payment is February 20th to ensure your lunch order.

For questions about Spotlight, please contact Rachel Nelson (

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Save the date: Colleague Connection 2012

Posted by lynnemariefox on January 25, 2012

Friends, librarians, countrywomen-and-men.

Lend me your calendars.

We must mark them with the following important information:

Colleague Connection 2012

5:30 – 8:30pm, Thursday, April 26, 2012

Ruffatto Hall, University of Denver, 1999 E. Evans Avenue, Denver, CO

Brought to you by CAL’s New Professionals Interest Group & CAL Leadership Institute graduates!

For more information:

Fabulous speaker to be announced at a later date. Payment information not yet available.

Erica Olivier | Cataloger; Email:

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CE class – Searching in Support of Systematic Reviews

Posted by memorizingmo on January 18, 2012

The CCML Education Committee will be hosting a 4-hour MLA approved CE class on two dates in March 2012.  The class is called “Searching in Support of Systematic Reviews” and will be taught by Jan Glover (Yale) and Karen Odato (Dartmouth).

This class is designed for medical librarians who want an introduction to the systematic review process in general and the librarian’s role in that process in particular. Through informal discussion and hands-on, case-based learning, you will acquire the skills needed to support systematic reviews in your institution.

The class will be offered at two different times:

  • March 29, 2012, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • March 30, 2012, 8:00 am – Noon

The classes will be held at the Health Sciences Library, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Teaching Lab 1.


$25 for CCML members

$65 for non-CCML members

Information on joining CCML can be found at

Payment is by check only.  Checks should be made out to “CCML” and sent to:


Melissa De Santis

Health Sciences Library

MS A003

12950 E. Montview Blvd.

Aurora, CO  80045

Please register online at:

Your registration will be confirmed when your payment is received.

Please note:  The is a limit of 15 people per class.  Sign up soon to make sure you get a spot!

Questions can be directed to Melissa De Santis (contact information below).


Melissa De Santis, MLIS, AHIP

CCML Education Committee, Chair

Deputy Director

Health Sciences Library

Univ of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

(303) 724-1748

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Call for submissions to Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet

Posted by memorizingmo on January 9, 2012

Do you have an interest or expertise in complementary therapies?  CCML member Lilian Hoffecker is the editor of the Complementary Therapies column of the Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet and would be happy to work with you to turn that interest or expertise in to a column!  The next deadline is January 26, but if you need more time, there are upcoming deadlines in late April and late July. You can contact Lilian at

The Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet is a publication that describes and reviews Web-based health information resources for the health care consumer. The Aim and Scope are described here:  Articles from a sample copy can be viewed here: .

The Complementary Therapies column provides information on reliable and objective web resources related to complementary, integrative, and other non-western approaches to health and wellness.  Columns should feature one or more websites on a particular topic with descriptions of the sites, intended audience, and brief reviews.

Other guidelines include:

Length: about 8-18 pages

Topics: open (suggestions –  mind-body modalities, supplements, cancer therapies, indigenous medicine)


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