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Knowledge Sharing in Hospitals Workshop

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Update: As of February 12, applications for the knowledge sharing workshop are now being accepted through Monday, April 19th 2010. Please visit the course webpage at for detailed information and application instructions.

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region (NN/LM PNR), is pleased to announce its sponsorship of a workshop for 14 teams on Knowledge Sharing in Hospitals: The Librarian’s Role at the Providence Portland Medical Center in Portland, Oregon on July 29-30, 2010 led by Lorri Zipperer and eligible for 9.5 units of MLA CE credit.  NN/LM PNR will announce a call for team applications later next month.

This 1.5 day workshop will explore how corporate knowledge management concepts could be implemented in a hospital/health system. Participants must include a team consisting of a hospital librarian who is a Network member (what does it mean to be a Network member?) and a professional from another department in the same institution. These multidisciplinary teams will then work together to craft a foundational strategy for adoption of an expanded role for librarians and others in hospital knowledge sharing efforts to support the clinical environment and its provision of safe, high-quality care.

This workshop is open to all NN/LM members, however preference will be given to NN/LM PNR members. The cost of the workshop is $35, including one lunch and all break refreshments. The first three NN/LM PNR Network member teams accepted for the workshop will have their travel expenses paid. Those funded teams will be responsible to attend all sessions at the workshop and either present their project within 18 months after workshop completion or publish their work in a Pacific Northwest Region publication.

Some of the application questions include

  • In your view, what are the most pressing knowledge sharing issues in your organization?
  • What experience do you have with information and knowledge sharing team-based initiatives?
  • What activities does your hospital engage in that would provide strategic support for this work?

Do you have questions about the upcoming workshop? Please don’t hesitate to contact Lorri Zipperer at We look forward to providing you with more details and seeing your applications soon!

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