Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association / Journal de l'Association des bibliothèques de la santé du Canada 2019-08-22T03:31:49-06:00 Nicole Askin Open Journal Systems A forum for the provision of increased communication among health libraries and health sciences librarians. Editor's Message 2019-08-22T03:31:47-06:00 Nicole Askin 2019-07-09T00:00:00-06:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Veterinarians' information Prescription and Clients' eHealth Literacy 2019-08-22T03:31:49-06:00 Niloofar Solhjoo, Ms. Nader Naghshineh, Dr. Fatima Fahimnia, Dr. <p><strong>Introduction</strong>: The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between pet owner’s combined knowledge, comfort, and perceived skills at finding, evaluating, applying online pet health information, and the application of the information prescription (IP) provided for pet owners education on the internet.</p> <p><strong>Methods</strong>: Thirty telephone interviews were conducted followed by a questionnaire of eHealth Literacy Scale (eHEALS) with pet owners after receiving an IP with a suggested websites in addition to their customary veterinary services in a vet clinic at the center of Tehran, Iran. Qualitative and quantitative data were merged to explore differences and similarities among respondents with different eHealth literacy levels.</p> <p><strong>Results</strong>: Results indicate that pet owners with higher score of eHealth literacy more accessed the suggested websites and reported positive feelings about this addition to their veterinary services. Similarly, among the eight-item self-reported eHealth Literacy skills, perceived skills at evaluating and applying, were significantly associated with the use of IPs. Lastly eHealth literacy level was significantly associated with the outcomes of prescribed information, such as veterinarians-client communication outcome and learning outcomes.</p> <p>&nbsp;<strong>Conclusion</strong>: Disparities in application of the veterinarian’s IPs for online pet healthcare information, and its outcomes are associated with different eHealth literacy skills. Veterinarians should collaborate with information specialists and librarians to perform education efforts to raise awareness on online pet health information quality and impact of veterinarian directed information prescription especially among low health literate owners.</p> 2019-07-09T00:00:00-06:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## A collaboration for the promotion of evidence synthesis: A Canadian-African Partnership 2019-08-22T03:31:48-06:00 Kim Sears Amanda Ross-White Christina Godfrey Devind Peter Alison Annet Kinengyere Oluwaseun Ireti Obasola <p>In 2018, the Queen’s Collaboration for Health Care Quality: A Joanna Briggs Institute Centre of Excellence (QcHcQ) spearheaded an incentive to increase collaboration and international partnerships. As part of this initiative, six library scientists from the partner institutions of the Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) were invited to Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario to undertake training. &nbsp;The objective was to provide these library scientists with a comprehensive systematic review-training workshop using the Joanna Briggs Institute methodology for evidence synthesis. The intense six-day training workshop covered evidence synthesis of quantitative evidence and qualitative evidence as well as multiple methodologies for the synthesis of different levels of evidence. As a continuation of the collaboration a joint systematic review was embarked on titled: The role of library scientists in fostering evidence based health care.</p> 2019-07-09T00:00:00-06:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## “How Do I Do That?” A Literature Review of Research Data Management Skill Gaps of Canadian Health Sciences Information Professionals 2019-08-22T03:31:46-06:00 Justin Fuhr <p><strong>Abstract: </strong>There is a recognized need to provide research data management (RDM) services in health sciences libraries. A review of the literature reveals numerous strategies to provide training for health sciences librarians as they provide RDM services to health sciences researchers, faculty, and students. However, no consensus emerges through this literature review with respect to RDM training initiatives. With training initiatives being developed and documented, more in-depth research will emerge that verifies which initiatives have the greatest success for upskilling information professionals in managing research data. This is an area where future library and information studies research can be conducted. It is the hope that with this literature review, I can conduct my own survey to gain more perspective on RDM in a Canadian health sciences library context.</p> 2019-07-10T00:00:00-06:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Curating Research Data 2019-08-22T03:31:45-06:00 Alison Farrell 2019-07-10T00:00:00-06:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Isabel Pro 2019-08-22T03:31:45-06:00 Lily Yuxi Ren <p>Product review for Isabel Pro</p> 2019-07-11T09:34:51-06:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## CHLA 20``19 Conference Contributed Papers/Congrès de l'ABSC 2019: Communications Libres 2019-08-22T03:31:48-06:00 Erin Watson 2019-07-09T00:00:00-06:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## CHLA 2019 Conference Lightning Talks/Congrès de l'ABSC 2019: Présentations Éclair 2019-08-22T03:31:47-06:00 Erin Watson 2019-07-09T00:00:00-06:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## CHLA 2019 Conference Posters/Congrès de l'ABSC 2019: Affiches 2019-08-22T03:31:47-06:00 Erin Watson 2019-07-09T00:00:00-06:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Chapter and SIG Updates 2019-08-22T03:31:46-06:00 Canadian Health Libraries Association CHLA 2019-07-09T00:00:00-06:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##