Congratulations to Susan Bloomfield, Deborah Clark, Dina McKelvy and Lucinda White on their excellent article, Health Sciences Libraries, featured in the Maine Policy Review. The article highlights ways health sciences libraries support clinicians, work with patients and consumers, keep administrators informed of changing industry trends, health care regulations and the latest research, and support technology including mobile devices and EMRs. Read the article at: http://bit.ly/10VzkmI.
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NN/LM NER is sponsoring two continuing education classes for health sciences librarians to learn about supporting systematic reviews. The classes will be taught by Jan Glover, from Yale University and Karen Odato from Dartmouth. Classes will be held at the Lamar Soutter Library at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, MA. Classes are limited to 16 participants. Register on our training calendar.
Supporting Systematic Reviews: The Basics
Date: March 20, 2013
Time: 1 – 5 PM
Approved for 4 MLA CE units.
Have you been asked to participate in the development of a systematic review? Are you thinking about promoting this service to your clinician-research community? This workshop is designed for medical librarians who want an introduction to the systematic review process in general and the librarian’s role in that process in particular. Through informal discussion and hands-on, case-based learning, you will acquire these skills needed to support systematic reviews in your institution:
- Identify the steps in the systematic review process.
- Explore standards for systematic review development [e.g., Cochrane; IOM; PRISMA].
- Identify the roles of the librarian within this process:
- Select databases and other resources appropriate for the topic.
- Utilize project management tools to keep track of search.
- Strategies [e.g., concept tables] and citations [e.g., EndNote].
- Draft the search methodology for publication.
Supporting Systematic Reviews: Beyond the Basics
Date: March 21, 2013
Time: 9 AM – 4 PM; with one hour lunch break
Approved for 6 MLA CE units.
Please note: Participants may attend the advanced workshop only if they have attended the basic workshop or permission is obtained from the instructors.
This workshop is an in-depth, hands-on simulation of the librarian’s role in the systematic review process. Given a research topic, participants will:
- Identify databases/grey literature sources.
- Formulate search strategies for multiple databases using both controlled vocabularies and textwords.
- Evaluate and select study design hedges.
- Execute search in PubMed.
- Manage citations using EndNote.
- Create global edits to track data.
- Create user-defined fields for researcher reviewers.
- Create folders/groups for included/excluded articles.
- Write up search process for publication.
The Library of Congress FEDLINK invites you to participate in a survey that explores the roles library and information science (LIS) professionals are undertaking to support clinical care. This survey will also ask you about the partnerships you have created and work within to support clinical care and its practitioners.
This is the first of three studies that the Library of Congress FEDLINK is conducting to learn about the ways LIS professionals are involved with health information. Future surveys will focus on LIS professionals who support public health and their contributions to reducing the cost of care and other cost efficiencies for their organizations.
We hope you will help us by completing this survey. It will take approximately 30-45 minutes of your time.
To complete the survey please go to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FEDLINKHITCC
The survey will be open until February 22, 2013.
The results will be used to promote the emerging roles LIS professionals have taken on. Additionally, we plan to use the findings to inform our education, training, and programming.
If you have any questions, you may contact Jamie Stevenson, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-707-4852.
Jamie Stevenson, MPH
Library of Congress | FEDLINK
Gary Strubel, the hospital librarian at Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) in Bennington, VT, has recently received the “seal of approval” from SVHC’s Executive Management Team to go ahead with transitioning the hospital library function to a Knowledge Services Department. Gary will spend the next several months working out details with Operations and Human Resources.
As part of the NER’s 5-year Strategic KM Initiative, Gary’s effort represents one of several KM pilot projects in the region, and the only project that has proceeded without NER funding.
The expectation from the pilot projects is that in the near future several notable KM transitioning “models” will emerge.