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Evidence based librarianship

Blake W Hawkins, Martin Morris, Tony Nguyen, John Siegel, Emily Vardell
In recent years, librarians in various sectors have been moving forward a conversation on the distinct information needs and information-seeking behavior of our lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer (LGBTQ) patrons and how well the profession recognizes and meets those needs. Health sciences librarianship has been slower than other areas of the profession in creating an evidence base covering the needs of its LGBTQ patrons, with, until recently, only very limited literature on this subject. LGBTQ health sciences librarianship is now starting to attract new interest, with librarians working together to bring this emerging specialization to the attention of the broader professional community...
October 2017: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
Sue Lacey Bryant, David Stewart, Louise Goswami
Many people are still not receiving the right care. It is imperative for health care librarians to come together around a common vision to achieve Knowledge for Healthcare so that the right knowledge and evidence is used at the right time in the right place. The authors describe five workstreams within a modernisation programme: Service Transformation, Workforce Planning and Development, Quality and Impact, Resource Discovery and Optimising Investment. Communications, engagement and partnership working are central to success...
September 2015: Health Information and Libraries Journal
Cindy Clark, Brigit Sullivan
Evidence-based librarianship drives initiatives and priorities in today's research centers. To evaluate the effectiveness of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Library's Editing Service, librarians conducted a pilot study comparing edited manuscripts with the published versions. Using a random number generator, five published journal articles were chosen for evaluation from a pool of NIH manuscripts (n=147) edited between January 2008 and February 2012. A rubric delineating categories of frequently-checked writing elements was used to facilitate quantitative analysis...
December 2014: Science & Technology Libraries
Yukiko Sakai, Kuniko Sato, Naoko Suwabe, Hiroko Gemba, Atsutake Nozoe, Jeong-Wook Seo, Hye Yang Kim
This is the 11th in a series of articles exploring international trends in health science librarianship. The previous article in this series looked at the Far East (Greater China, Hong Kong and Taiwan). The current issue surveys developments in Japan and Korea. The next issue will explore trends in South Asia (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka). Next year all four issues will be devoted to trends in four regions in Africa (Southern Africa, East Africa, West Africa and North Africa.
September 2014: Health Information and Libraries Journal
Charlotte Kelham
Until relatively recently, the concept of information literacy, and teaching the skills to enable it, was mainly a concern of academic libraries. Now, it is also seen to be of high importance within the context of health care libraries. Health care libraries and librarians can provide crucial support towards the implementation of evidence-based practice in patient care through both information literacy skills training and by conducting mediated searches on behalf of health care practitioners. This article reports the findings from an investigation conducted by Charlotte Kelham as part of her MA in Librarianship from the University of Sheffield...
September 2014: Health Information and Libraries Journal
Joanne Gard Marshall
PURPOSE: The lecture explores the origins of evidence-based practice (EBP) in health sciences librarianship beginning with examples from the work of Janet Doe and past Doe lecturers. Additional sources of evidence are used to document the rise of research and EBP as integral components of our professional work. METHODS: FOUR SOURCES OF EVIDENCE ARE USED TO EXAMINE THE RISE OF EBP: (1) a publication by Doe and research-related content in past Doe lectures, (2) research-related word usage in articles in the Bulletin of the Medical Library Association and Journal of the Medical Library Association between 1961 and 2010, (3) Medical Library Association activities, and (4) EBP as an international movement...
January 2014: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
Janet Harrison, Claire Creaser, Helen Greenwood
BACKGROUND: This paper summarises the main points of a review of the Status of Health Librarianship & Libraries in Ireland (SHELLI). The review was commissioned to gain a broad understanding of what was happening in practice in Ireland; acquire knowledge about international best practice, and to inform strategic plans to develop and sustain health libraries and librarianship in Ireland. METHODS: A Mixed Methods approach was used: a literature review; an online survey distributed to health librarians; Semi structured interviews with key stakeholders; a focus group drawing participants from the survey...
June 2013: Health Information and Libraries Journal
Josephine L Dorsch, Gerald Jerry Perry
OBJECTIVES: In 2008, the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries established an Education Research Task Force (ERTF) to plan research addressing research priorities outlined in key Association of American Medical Colleges reports. ERTF members conducted a literature review to describe the state of collaborative research at the intersection of medical education and health sciences librarianship. Analysis of initial results revealed instruction in evidence-based medicine (EBM) was a shared interest and is thus the focus of this review...
October 2012: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
Ellen Gay Detlefsen
OBJECTIVE: This is a review of the master's-level curricula of the fifty-eight America Library Association-accredited library and information science programs and iSchools for evidence of coursework and content related to library instruction. Special emphasis is placed on the schools and programs that also offer coursework in medical or health sciences librarianship. METHODS: Fifty-eight school and program websites were reviewed. Course titles and course descriptions for seventy-three separate classes were analyzed...
October 2012: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
Lotta Haglund, Karen J Buset, Hanne M Kristiansen, Tuulevi Ovaska, Jeannette Murphy
This is the third in a series of articles exploring international trends in health science librarianship in the first decade of the 21st century. The invited authors carried out a survey of librarians in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland to identify common developments in their countries. A focus on pedagogy was seen as the most important trend. Future issues will track trends in Southern Europe and Latin America. JM.
September 2012: Health Information and Libraries Journal
Kaye Lasserre
BACKGROUND: The traditional role of health librarians as expert searchers is under challenge. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this review is to establish health librarians' views, practices and educational processes on expert searching. METHODS: The search strategy was developed in LISTA and then customised for ten other databases: ALISA, PubMed, Embase, Scopus, Web of Science, CINAHL, ERIC, PsycINFO, Cochrane Library and Google Scholar. The search terms were (expert search* OR expert retriev* OR mediated search* OR information retriev*) AND librar*...
March 2012: Health Information and Libraries Journal
Erinn E Aspinall, Katherine Chew, Linda Watson, Mary Parker
QUESTION: What is the best approach for implementing a statewide electronic health library (eHL) to serve all health professionals in Minnesota? SETTING: The research took place at the University of Minnesota Health Sciences Libraries. METHODS: In January 2008, the authors began planning a statewide eHL for health professionals following the five-step process for evidence-based librarianship: formulating the question, finding the best evidence, appraising the evidence, assessing costs and benefits, and evaluating the effectiveness of resulting actions...
October 2009: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
Hannah Rossall, Chris Boyes, Kim Montacute, Patrick Doherty
This critical review considers current issues of research capacity development in UK health care and the role of health librarianship in this context, placing particular focus on the use of research networks. There is a growing literature base recognising the need for librarians to engage more with research. The concepts of evidence-based health librarianship and clinical librarianship are discussed in the context of research and examples of existing good practice are reviewed. It is suggested that librarians should build on this through better consideration of evidence based methodologies, hierarchies of evidence, improvement of research skills, and a collective endeavour to identify research priorities...
September 2008: Health Information and Libraries Journal
Nicola Pearce-Smith
OBJECTIVE: To establish a journal club for librarians, which aimed to develop appraisal skills and assist in the application of research to practice. METHODS: Fourteen health librarians were invited to attend a journal club. Each month a librarian was responsible for preparing a scenario, choosing a research paper, and selecting a checklist. The paper was appraised by the club, and a critically appraised topic (CAT) prepared. Six months later, a questionnaire was sent to all librarians...
March 2006: Health Information and Libraries Journal
E Lappa
AIM OF STUDY: The primary focus of this pilot study was to gain a better understanding of the information needs of emergency-care clinicians. The secondary focus was to compare the traditional current practice of information provision within other emergency departments in Greek hospitals, with the new model of clinical librarianship (CL). RATIONALE: Clinical staff in the emergency department deal with a variety of cases, they have no time to visit the library, but need information instantly in their place of work...
June 2005: Health Information and Libraries Journal
Sally J E Sargeant, Janet Harrison
BACKGROUND: This paper is the first of a two-part series of articles presenting the role of the clinical librarian (CL) in the UK today. It situates the CL concept historically, and specifically reports the findings from a study in 2002 (Skinner, The Role of the Clinical Librarian in the UK. MSc Dissertation. Loughborough University: Department of Information Science). RELEVANCE: The impetus for the 2002 study was the awareness of an increase in job advertisements within the NHS for roles seeking to enhance the practice of evidence-based medicine, which included elements of clinical librarianship...
September 2004: Health Information and Libraries Journal
Liza Keating, Helen Carter, Melanie Darwent, Sally Bateman, Donald M Mackay, Rick Pullinger
This article describes a working partnership between the Cairns Clinical Librarian Service, Health Care Libraries, University of Oxford and the Emergency Department (ED) at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford. This collaboration resulted in the establishment of a guideline development group in June 2002. The aim of the group is to produce a set of easily accessible, user-orientated, evidence-based guidelines for the use of clinicians in the Emergency Department, within a realistic timescale. The Cairns Clinical Librarian Project was built on previous models of clinical librarianship and incorporated an evaluation of previous programmes...
June 2004: Health Information and Libraries Journal
Patricia Lee, Nunzia B Giuse, Nila A Sathe
OBJECTIVE: The objective is to provide insight to understanding public health officials' needs and promote access to data repositories and communication tools. METHODS: Survey questions were identified by a focus group with members drawn from the fields of librarianship, public health, and informatics. The resulting comprehensive information needs survey, organized in five distinct broad categories, was distributed to 775 Tennessee public health workers from ninety-five counties in 1999 as part of the National Library of Medicine-funded Partners in Information Access contract...
July 2003: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
Liz Doney, Wendy Stanton
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June 2003: Health Information and Libraries Journal
Denise Koufogiannakis, Ellen Crumley
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June 2003: Health Information and Libraries Journal
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