Evidence-Based Practice for the Medical Librarian Online Course – Registration opens 12/13


Registration for the Evidence-Based Practice for the Medical Librarian online, asynchronous course opens Monday, December 13th at 3:00 p.m. EST. Please join the registration notification list by contacting Shirley Parker (smparke@email.unc.edu or 919-962-0182). The course almost always fills this first day!

Evidence-Based Practice for the Medical Librarian Spring Session course dates: January 10th – March 6th, 2022 Course instructors: Sarah Cantrell, MLIS, AHIP (she/her) and Megan von Isenburg, MSLS, AHIP (she/her)

Cost: $500

MLA CE: 35 contact hours


This 8-week online, asynchronous course provides an introduction to the process of evidence-based practice (EBP) and to the roles and opportunities for librarians working in the health and biomedical sciences. Participants will learn to identify basic study designs for clinical medicine, compose focused clinical questions, develop and improve search strategies, and assess the risk of bias in published studies. Participants will get practice and feedback in critically appraising multiple article types, such as randomized controlled trials, cohort studies, and case-control studies. Participants will also identify ways librarians can integrate and streamline access to the evidence for clinical care and health professions education.

The course is offered completely online through the Sakai learning management system. It is almost entirely asynchronous, with an optional synchronous welcome session offered through Zoom (recording always provided afterward). The course materials include a manual, independent readings, videos, and significant hands-on practice through a series of weekly submitted exercises. Instructors offer guidance through the material and provide extensive individual feedback for the exercises. This course is approved for 35 contact hours from the Medical Library Association and is open to any practicing librarian, anywhere in the world. The fee for the course is $500.

More information about the course is available at: https://sils.unc.edu/programs/ebm

If you have specific questions about the course content, contact Sarah Cantrell (sarah.cantrell@duke.edu) and Megan von Isenburg (megan.vonisenburg@duke.edu).

For information about registration and to be placed on registration notification list, contact Shirley Parker smparke@email.unc.edu<mailto:smparke@email.unc.edu>  or 919-962-0182 at the School of Information and Library Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Kind regards,


Sarah Cantrell, MLIS, AHIP

Associate Director for Research and Education Liaison to Graduate Medical Education Duke University Medical Center Library & Archives sarah.cantrell@duke.edu<mailto:sarah.cantrell@duke.edu>
O: 919.660.1131 | M: 240.472.7598
My pronouns: she, her, hers

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