Continuing Education

The NY-NJ Chapter of MLA offers CE courses and a Journal Club for the professional development of its members. Non-members are also invited to participate in CE offerings. Registration is on a first come/first serve basis. Any fees for Chapter members, Student members, and non-members will depend on the expenses for each course.

The Medical Library Association’MEDLIB-ED provides a single point of access for all health information professionals to find relevant online educational opportunities:

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine of the National Library of Medicine – NLM/NNLM – Professional Development webpages lists free training and CEs from NLM’s NTO and the Regional NNLM offices that may be of interest to our members:

Upcoming Events

Mental Health First Aid USA – Adults & Youth

This CE has been postponed until further notice due to the COVID-19 guidelines. Refunds will be issued to everyone who registered for the class.


Previous Events

Date Description
October 19, 2016 9:00am-4:30pm
Trials and Tribulations: Managing a Systematic Review Service (6.5 MLA CE)
Instructors: Sarah Jewell, MLIS, Information & Education Librarian George F. Smith Library of the Health Sciences Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey & Diana Delgado, MLS, AHIP, Associate Director for User Support, Research and Education Weill Cornell Medicine Samuel J. Wood Library & C.V. Starr Biomedical Information Center
July 19, 2016 8:30am-5:00pm
Mental Health First Aid
Instructors: Martha Boomer and Angela Taylor
June 26, 2015 9:30am-1:30pm
PubMed and the Evidence-Based Universe (4 MLA CE)
Instructor: Kate Flewelling
August 24, 2014 9:30am-12:30pm
Health Literacy: It’s Importance to You (2 MLA CE)
Instructor: Michelle Burda
March 28, 2014

PubMed and Beyond: Clinical Resources from the National Library of Medicine (3 MLA CE)
Instructor: Kate Flewelling

PubMed for Experts (3 MLA CE)
Instructor: Kate Flewelling

March 27, 2014

Grants and Proposal Writing (3 MLA CE)
Instructor: Kate Flewelling

Public Health Information on the Web (4 MLA CE)
Instructor: Kate Flewelling

September 30, 2013 Demystifying Molecular Biology
February 6, 2013 ABCs of DNA: Unraveling the Mystery of Genetics Information for Consumers
Instructor: Carrie Iwema
April 30, 2012 EBM and the Medical Librarian
Instructor: Connie Schardt
Sept 20, 2010 Communicating with Physicians: for Librarians
Instructors: Bradley Long & Dr. Peter Jocovy
Jun 16, 2010 PowerPoint Alternatives – Webinar
Instructor: Jovy-Ann Rosario
Mar 30, 2010 Master Your Metrics: Understanding Bibliometrics – Webinar
Instructor: Aileen McCrillis
Oct 5&8, 2009 3 by the Sea Trichapter Conference CEs
Oct 30, 2008 Presentation Skills Workshop
Instructor: Carla List Hardy
Mar 4, 2008 Practical Project Management: Getting It Done When You Are The Only One (Or Feel Like The Only One)
Instructor: Pat Wagner
Nov 17, 2006 Emerging Mobile Technologies
Instructors: Gabriel R. Rios and Melissa De Santis
Apr 27, 2006 Super Searcher: Searching the Web
Instructors: Denise O’Shea, MLS
Jun 21, 2005 PubMed for Experts
Instructor: Joan Seidman
April 19, 2004 Introduction to Reference Sources in the History of Health Sciences
Instructors: Patricia E. Gallagher, MLS, AHIP and Stephen J. Greenberg, Ph.D.
Sept 19, 2003 Getting the Message Across
Instructor: helen-ann brown, MLS, MS, AHIP
 Jul 23, 2003 Government Resources in Consumer Health
Instructor: Kathleen A. Moeller, MLS, AHIP
 Mar 26, 2003 Evidence Based Medicine Resources from Ovid Technologies
Instructor: Ovid Technologies
 Winter 2002 Mini-Medical School for Librarians
 Sept 24, 2002 Drug and Pharmaceutical Information Resources
Instructor: Elizabeth Wood, MA, MSLS, AHIP
 Jul 10, 2002 Introduction to Reference Services in the Health Sciences
Instructor: Elizabeth Wood, MA, MSLS, AHIP
 Apr 19, 2002 Mini Medical School for Librarians
Announcement: “The Continuing Education Committee of MLA, New York-New Jersey developed an exciting new program:
the Mini-Medical School for Librarians.”
“The day-long session, designed specifically for librarians who work with health information, provides an introduction to the basics of clinical medicine. A variety of topics are addressed in 45-minute lectures given by health care professionals.”
Sept 24, 2001 Building Medical Vocabulary
Instructor: helen-ann brown, MLS, MS, Librarian, Information Services, Weill Cornell Medical Library
 May 9, 2001 History of the Health Sciences: A One-Day Overview
Instructors: Patricia Gallagher, MLS, AHIP, Special Projects Coordinator, New York Academy of Medicine Library; and Stephen Greenberg, MSLS, PhD, Reference/Collection Access Librarian, History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine
 Oct 16, 2000 Allied Health Professions: Information Issues and Resources (* MLA CEU)
Instructors: Ellen Hall, MLS, AHIP, Dana Medical Library, University of Vermont-Burlington and Elizabeth R.Warner, MSLS, AHIP, Scott Memorial Library, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia
Aug 9, 2000
(AM / PM sessions)
Introducing The New Web Docline (3 MLA CEU?)
Instructor: Joanne Jahr, Middle Atlantic Region, National Network of Libraries of Medicine
Site: METRO, New York, NY
 July 18, 2000
(AM / PM sessions)
Introducing The New Web Docline (3 MLA CEU?)
Instructor: Joanne Jahr, Middle Atlantic Region, National Network of Libraries of Medicine
Site: New York Academy of Medicine, New York, NY

Annual Spring Dinners

Date Description
Jun 15, 2010  6:30pm at the East of Eighth Restaurant, Manhattan
Jun 16, 2009 6pm at the El Quijote Restaurant, Manhattan