Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association / Journal de l'Association des bibliothèques de la santé du Canada 2018-06-21T05:50:59-06:00 Alison Farrell Open Journal Systems A forum for the provision of increased communication among health libraries and health sciences librarians. Editor's Message 2018-06-21T05:50:58-06:00 Alison Farrell 2018-04-04T07:48:19-06:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Registration is now open for CHLA/ABSC 2018 in St. John's, NL! 2018-06-21T05:50:58-06:00 Lindsay Alcock Alison Farrell 2018-04-04T07:48:19-06:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Identifying Research Support Needs of Members of the Canadian Health Libraries Association / Association des bibliothèques de la santé du Canada 2018-06-21T05:50:59-06:00 Sandra Melody Campbell Kelly Hatch Nazi Torabi <p dir="ltr"><span>Introduction</span><span>: The CHLA/ABSC Special Committee on Research undertook this project to identify potential  ways in which the Association could support its members in undertaking research. The goal was to inform future CHLA/ABSC</span><span>research-related service and program offerings. A literature review revealed limited publication related to health librarians' research needs.  </span><span>Method</span><span>: The Committee developed and distributed an online survey to CHLA/ABSC’s membership. The questions related to demographics, previous research engagement or experience, current research support, work-related research requirements and expectations, barriers and enablers for conducting research, desired research support (topic and format) from CHLA/ABSC, and types of programs that would benefit members the most. Both qualitative and quantitative data were collated and analysed.  Data from open-ended questions were examined to identify relevant themes. </span><span>Results</span><span>:  Survey participants (45) were nearly equally divided between academic health libraries and hospital libraries. Forty-three members responded to the English survey, while two responded to the French version.  Results showed that the barriers to research, and the research supports needed are similar for both academic health librarians and hospital librarians. Results showed a strong desire for methodological and statistical training. </span><span>Conclusion</span><span>: Through this study CHLA/ABSC members identified several kinds</span><span>of preferred research support.  CHLA/ABSC can use these findings</span><span>to guide the selection and delivery of further</span><span>continuing education products, as well as the development of specific research support services such as a peer-review program, a research question and answer blog and research mentorship; and also improve communications around CHLA/ABSC’s research services. </span></p><div><span><br /></span></div> 2018-04-04T07:48:19-06:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Harnessing the power of Google: what every researcher should know. 2018-06-21T05:50:59-06:00 Karen Gagnon 2018-04-04T07:48:19-06:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Assembling the pieces of a systematic review: a guide for librarians 2018-06-21T05:50:57-06:00 Sarah May Visintini 2018-04-04T07:48:20-06:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##