Registration for the UNC/MLA EBP for the Medical Librarian online course opens December 13th!

The course fills from the wait list every semester, so please join the wait list by contacting Shirley Parker (  or 919-962-0182) at the School of Information and Library Sciences at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill if you are interested in taking the online course!

Course Title: Evidence-Based Practice for the Medical Librarian
Spring Session Dates:  January 13, 2020 to March 8, 2020


This 8-week online 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 appraising multiple article types. Participants will also identify ways librarians can integrate and streamline access to the evidence for clinical care and health professions education.

The course is completely online and includes a printed manual, independent readings, videos, and significant hands-on practice through a series of exercises. Instructors offer guidance through the material and provide 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:

If you have specific questions about the course content, contact Sarah Cantrell ( and Megan von Isenburg (

For information about registration and to be placed on the mailing list, contact Shirley Parker  or 919-962-0182 at the School of Information and Library Sciences at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.

Kind regards,

Sarah Cantrell, MLIS
Associate Director for Research and Education
Liaison to Graduate Medical Education
Duke University Medical Center Library & Archives
DUMC 3702, Durham, NC 27710<>
O: 919.660.1131 | M: 240.472.7598<>
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