Continuing Education

The OHLA Executive is pleased to announce a new collaborative initiative with the Ontario Library Association to provide OHLA continuing education sessions through the Education Institute. OHLA members will not require access to OTN to attend. Attendees will only require a computer, internet connection, and an internet browser with Adobe Connect supported. To ensure that your browser is supported, conduct the following test.

OHLA Education Institute sessions are free to OHLA members. Non-members may attend by becoming OHLA members or by paying an individual session fee. To register or inquire about fees, contact CE Coordinator Caitlin Carter.


New Sessions!

Choosing the Right Citation Management Tool for Your Users

Date:  Thursday, May 30th, from 2 – 3 p.m. EST

Presenters:  Stephanie Sanger, Librarian at the Health Sciences Library at McMaster University, and Laura Bredahl, Librarian for Optometry, Vision Sciences and Biology at the University of Waterloo.

About this Session:

Citation management software helps keep references organized, allows the removal of duplicates when importing references from a number of databases, and can help build bibliographies. In academic and hospital libraries, students, faculty, and researchers often ask questions regarding the latest software to manage their large knowledge synthesis projects. This session will provide participants with basic knowledge of such tools as Zotero, Mendeley, RefWorks, and Endnote.

-Participants will learn basic knowledge about different citation management software tools

-Participants will be able to recommend one tool over the other for their specific user groups

-Participants will be able to export results from databases into these tools

 

Free for OHLA members

$45 for OLA members

$55 for non-members

Register here

 

Health Literacy & Patient-Centred Care @ Community Hospitals

Date: Tuesday, June 18th, from 12 – 1 p.m. EST

Presenter: Kimberley Aslett, Health Informationist at Southlake Regional Health Centre.

About this Session:

This session will provide an overview of the elements of patient-centred care and the way in which it interacts with health literacy in a community hospital setting.  Both will be considered in the application of creating patient education resources.

Learning goals:

-Identify the impact of health literacy in the Canadian health landscape.

-Describe the connections between health literacy and person-centred care.

-Demonstrate resources for effective patient education materials.

 

Free for OHLA members

$45 for OLA members

$55 for non-members

Register here

To see what we’ve offered in the past, look at our list of recently offered sessions.


*NEW* Please complete our Continuing Education Survey, so that we can plan CE sessions which are important to you!

CE Coordinator

Caitlin Carter