Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association / Journal de l'Association des bibliothèques de la santé du Canada A forum for the provision of increased communication among health libraries and health sciences librarians. en-US <p><span>Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:</span></p><p>Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a <a href="">Creative Commons Attribution License</a> that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.</p> (Sandra McKeown) (Sandra McKeown) Wed, 02 Dec 2020 10:26:28 -0700 OJS 60 Book review - The Clinical Medical Librarian's Handbook Alison Manley Copyright (c) 2020 Wed, 02 Dec 2020 00:00:00 -0700 CHLA 2019 Conference Interactive Workshops Sandra McKeown Copyright (c) 2020 Wed, 02 Dec 2020 00:00:00 -0700 CHLA 2019 Conference Lightning Talks Sandra McKeown Copyright (c) 2020 Wed, 02 Dec 2020 00:00:00 -0700 CHLA 2019 Conference Contributed Papers Sandra McKeown Copyright (c) 2020 Wed, 02 Dec 2020 00:00:00 -0700 CHLA 2019 Conference Posters Sandra McKeown Copyright (c) 2020 Wed, 02 Dec 2020 00:00:00 -0700 Editor's Message Sandra McKeown Copyright (c) 2020 Wed, 02 Dec 2020 00:00:00 -0700 Library technicians collaborating with librarians on knowledge syntheses: a survey of current perspectives <p><strong>Introduction: </strong>Though it is well recognized that librarians bring value to knowledge synthesis teams, library technicians have largely been excluded from this process. This study was designed to determine the extent to which library technicians are currently participating in knowledge syntheses, to investigate where these two professional groups, librarians and library technicians, see opportunities for future collaboration, and to identify the challenges and successes perceived by both groups.</p> <p><strong>Methods: </strong> An electronic survey, consisting of multiple choice and short answer queries, was distributed to targeted listservs. The target audience for survey participants was librarians, or library technicians, who worked in a library with any scale of knowledge synthesis service. Responses were collated, coded, and organized by themes.</p> <p><strong>Results: </strong>170 responses were received and evenly represented librarians (n=84) and library technicians (n=79), including 7 incomplete responses. 31% (n=50) of respondents stated that they currently collaborate or have collaborated in the past on knowledge synthesis projects with the other professional group. Tasks completed by the library technician included article retrieval, citation management, retrieving reference lists, and database searching. The major challenge reported with collaboration on knowledge synthesis projects was the library technician qualifications. Major successes included time efficiency for librarians, and the opportunity for technicians to develop new skills.</p> Glyneva Bradley-Ridout, Alissa Epworth Copyright (c) 2020 Wed, 02 Dec 2020 00:00:00 -0700 A cross-sectional survey on academic librarian involvement in evidence-based medicine instruction within undergraduate medical education programs in Canada <p><strong>Introduction:</strong> The purpose of this study was to determine the range of involvement of Canadian academic medical librarians in teaching evidence-based medicine (EBM) within the undergraduate medical education (UME) curriculum. This study articulates the various roles that Canadian librarians play in teaching EBM within the UME curriculum, and also highlights their teaching practices.</p> <p><strong>Methods</strong>: An electronic survey was distributed to a targeted sample of academic librarians currently involved in UME programs in Canadian medical schools.</p> <p><strong>Results:</strong> 12 respondents (including one duplicate response) representing ten schools responded to this survey. 7 of 10 respondents were involved in EBM instruction, 3 of 10 institutions had a dedicated EBM course. Librarians were involved in a variety of roles, and often co-created and co-delivered content along with medical school faculty, and were present on course committees. They used a variety of educational strategies, incorporated active learning, as well as online modules.</p> <p><strong>Discussion/Conclusion:</strong> The data highlighted the embedded nature of EBM instruction in undergraduate medical education programs in Canada. It also showed that librarians are involved in EBM instruction beyond the second step of EBM; acquiring or searching the literature.</p> Zahra Premji, Kaitlin Fuller, Rebecca Raworth Copyright (c) 2020 Wed, 02 Dec 2020 00:00:00 -0700 CHLA/ABSC 2021 Conference Nicole Askin Copyright (c) 2020 Wed, 02 Dec 2020 00:00:00 -0700 Asana (Product Review) <p>Asana is a project management tool designed to support collaboration and enhance teamwork.&nbsp; Small libraries can create projects and goals and then create, follow and update the small tasks necessary to complete the projects and goals.&nbsp; This free tool is ideal for a smaller library of up to 15 staff members.</p> Caroline Monnin Copyright (c) 2020 Wed, 02 Dec 2020 00:00:00 -0700 Product Review: Acland's Video Atlas of Human Anatomy <p>NA</p> Jackie Phinney Copyright (c) 2020 Wed, 02 Dec 2020 00:00:00 -0700