Evidence-Based Practice for the Medical Librarian online course: Registration opens July 26, 2021

Registration for the Evidence-Based Practice for the Medical Librarian online, asynchronous course opens July 26th, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.! The course fills from the waitlist every semester, so please join the waitlist (contact Shirley Parker: smparke@email.unc.edu or 919-962-0182) if you are interested!

Full Details:

Fall Session Dates: August 30, 2021 to November 14, 2021
Course instructors: Sarah Cantrell, MLIS, AHIP and Megan von Isenburg, MSLS, AHIP
Cost: $500

Description: 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 a couple of optional synchronous sessions offered through Zoom. 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 20 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) or Megan von Isenburg (megan.vonisenburg@duke.edu). For information about registration and to be placed on the mailing list, contact Shirley Parker 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.

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