OHSLA's First Virtual Meeting

Friday, April 17, 2020
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Register for the Meeting 


Elizabeth Bolander, Director of Audience Insights and Services
The Cleveland Museum of Art


Sam Watson, Academic Outreach Specialist
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Greater Midwest Region

Registration deadline:
Friday, April 10, 2020


Beyond the Survey-Qualitative Research Practices and Techniques

Elizabeth Bolander, Director of Audience Insights and Services at The Cleveland Museum of Art. Elizabeth will be leading a 3.0 Medical Library Association (MLA) continuing education class on qualitative research practices and techniques. This entry-level, hands on workshop will cover ways of gathering, managing, and analyzing qualitative data. Participants will learn best practices for conducting one-on-one interviews with patrons and walk away ready to tackle their own exploratory qualitative research projects. The MLA CE credits have been generously underwritten by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Greater Midwest Region (NNLM GMR).

NNLM GMR Update and the New PubMed

Sam Watson from the NNLM GMR, will be sharing an update on the activities of the NNLM GMR and answer questions about the new version of PubMed. PubMed is a free database of more than 30 million citations and abstracts of peer-reviewed journals in the biomedical and life sciences. Sam has graciously offered to take our PubMed questions beforehand so that he can customize his presentation. Remember to have your PubMed questions ready to share when you register.

This is a great opportunity to learn about qualitative research, get updated on the latest news in the medical library world, and meet health sciences librarians from all over Ohio!

Registration Details

  • Cost: $20 per attendee, no special rates, PayPal payments only. You do not need to create a PayPal account to pay online. If you have questions about payment, please contact OHSLA Treasurer, Liz Lyman at
  • Refundable up to the day before the meeting
  • Online meeting via WebEx, with WebEx invitations, links, and supporting documentation sent out to all participants by 4/13/2020


  • 9:45 a.m. – Log in, technology help and socializing!
  • 10:00 a.m.– Noon – Elizabeth Bolander’s Presentation
  • Noon – 12:45 p.m. – Lunch Break – Off of WebEx
  • 12:45 p.m. – Log in again - check connections
  • 1:00 p.m. – 2 p.m. – Elizabeth Bolander, Part II, Exercises and Q&A
  • 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Sam Watson and NNLM GMR Presentation including New PubMed.


  1. Because of the current complicating circumstances around the coronavirus pandemic, we are taking this opportunity to experiment not only with a totally online meeting, but also with a totally online payment requirement. If you have questions about payment, please contact OHSLA Treasurer, Liz Lyman at  

  2. In the interest of brevity, there will be no Business Meeting included in this event. There will be a separate, free, online OHSLA Business Meeting scheduled at a later date.

  3. Please plan to login and test your connectivity at least 15 minutes before the start time (e.g. plan on logging in at 9:45 a.m for the morning session and 12:45 p.m. for the afternoon session)

  4. Please read and abide by the Virtual Meeting Etiquette as outlined in the handout provided.

  5. Send any comments or suggestions to Don Pearson, to be included in a report on the first OHSLA online meeting. Your input is valuable in improving this method of meeting delivery for the future.

Past Presenters

Each OHSLA meeting features an opportunity to earn continuing education by attending a class led by a qualified professional in the health sciences field. For a list of past presenters and topics, visit our Past Presenters page.

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Last updated: October 28, 2019
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