Continuing Education



All classes are offered at Governorís State Campus in University Park, Illinois
Directions to GSU

Map of route from Holiday Inn to GSU

Parking and Building location map for CE

Session Descriptions

PubMed expert searching, Holly Ann Burt, NNLM/GMR

This class will be limited to the first 21 participants

Learn how expert searching used PubMed tools like field qualifiers, the preview/index feature, and advanced links. Before attending, participants can check out PubMed resources online.

Patient safety resource seminar: librarians on the front lines, Holly Ann Burt, NNLM/GMR

This will be an interactive seminar of how the public and medical librarians can become more involved in patient safety processes and activities. These four hours of lecture, discussion and brainstorming help librarians in all fields become effective agents.

Gaining leadership skills without formally supervising people, Natalie Reed, Midwestern University

Learn how people get leadership experience to qualify for future management and enhance career development opportunities. Natalie Reedís many years of experience leading a variety of adult problem solving groups will be evident and in-class discussion and worksheets will help.

Getting magnetized: service strategies for nursing excellence, Joy Kennedy, Northwest Community Hospital

This class will show how Magnet recognition will affect library services. It will also look into the information needs of nurses in clinical settings, and how evidence-based practices support the AANC Magnet Nursing Certification.



About the Instructors

Holly Ann Burt, MLIS

Holly is the Outreach and Exhibits Coordinator and Ohio State Contact Librarian for the National Network of Libraries, Greater Midwest Region. (NN/LM-GMR) She previously worked as Information Resources Manger for the National Patient Safety Foundation.

Natalie Reed

Natalie is the director of Library Services, Midwestern University, Downers Grove, Illinois, and Glendale, Arizona. She has managed a one person hospital library, as well as medium and large academic centers.

Joy Kennedy

Joy is currently the Librarian at Northwest Community Hospital, and is active in HSLI and MLA where she is the past-chair of the Consumer and Patient Health Information Section.