CE Class Announced for 2015 GHSLA Meeting

The Continuing Education Class to be offered at the March 25 GHSLA meeting will be Answering the Right Questions: Data Collection for Health Information Outreach.

Description: The goal of this course is to improve librarians and others’ ability to collect evaluation data for health information outreach. By the end of the course, participants should know how to design typical data-collection techniques like questionnaires and qualitative interview guides. Participants also will learn to use logic models to focus their data collection methods. The workshop will combine lecture with interactive group exercises and large group discussions that allow participants to practice designing data collection methods.

Topics include:

  • Using evaluation questions to focus data collection
  • Conducting short, to-the-point interviews to collect outcome data
  • Using a “contact sheet” to organize interview notes and communicate findings with other team members
  • Using participatory methods to get information from a large number of community members
  •  Using standard “counts” (attendance rates; drop-out rates) as evaluation data
  • Designing and administering short questionnaires

This class has been approved for 3 Medical Library Association contact hours.  For additional information click here.