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

Registration has opened for the upcoming Ontario Health Libraries Association (OHLA) webinars:

June 2018

Publish, Don’t Perish:  Tips for Evaluating Journals

Tuesday, June 12th, 2 – 3 p.m. EST

Presented by: Elizabeth Yates, MLIS, Liaison and Scholarly Communication Librarian, James A. Gibson Library, Brock University, St. Catharines, ON, Canada

$45 CAD for OLA members

$55 CAD for non-members

Free for OHLA members – membership will be checked

Register here!

Description: So, you want make sure you publish your research in a “good” journal? Maybe your role includes advising others on how to select appropriate publication venues? It’s tricky navigating the complex and rapidly shifting terrain of scholarly publishing, where traditional hallmarks of quality such as Impact Factor no longer reign supreme. The rise of predatory journals makes the publishing environment even more challenging. This session will explore strategies for evaluating the quality and relevance of academic journals, equipping participants to maximize the reach of their research and avoid problematic publications.

Participants will recall strategies for:

• evaluating the quality and relevance of academic journals
• maximizing impact via open access publishing
• avoiding predatory publications

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

CE Coordinator

Caitlin Carter