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CEC 01 Costa, Teresa / Donato, Helena / Montenegro, Manuel

Teresa Costa
Teresa Costa is Librarian at the Foundation for National Scientific Computing (FCCN) in the Online Knowledge Library (b-on) since 2005. Also collaborating in the FCCN Open Access Portuguese Initiative called RCAAP (Repositório Científico de Acesso Aberto de Portugal).
Master of Science Information and Documentation. She has made a study of the evolution of the usage of electronic scientific journals in Portugal. Lecturing and coordination of training courses in research and usage of electronic resources
Helena Donato
Helena Donato is the director of the University Hospitals of Coimbra Documentation Services. She has been a librarian since 1989 and has a post-graduate qualification in documentation sciences. Her professional interests are: clinical librarianship, indexing, bibliometrics, instruction and education for end-users (searching bibliographic databases; information evaluation; writing and publishing), and continuing education for health librarians. Her articles have been published in the Acta Médica Portuguesa, Revista Portuguesa de Ortopedia, Revista Portuguesa de Pneumologia e Acta Obstétrica e Ginecológica Portuguesa. She published the book “Internet e Medicina: guia de pesquisa” in 2008.
Manuel Montenegro
Manuel Montenegro is an information professional working at the Virtual Library of the University of Porto - Portugal. He has been dealing with scientific and medical electronic information since 1995 and has lectured in information science on graduate courses both at the University of Porto and at the Polytechnical Institute of Porto. He delivers continuous professional development courses for several institutions (University of Porto, Portuguese Association of Librarians, Biblioteca do Conhecimento Online (B-On); etc.) and is co-responsible for the content management of the FreeMedicalJournals portal. Manuel is a member of the European Association of Health Information Libraries, APDIS (Portuguese Health Information and Documentation Association) and a freelance information consultant.
  Course Description

Access to fulltext articles 1. Introduction 2. B-on:Online knowledge library 3. Open access Initiatives 3.1. Open access editors (author/pays model, Hybrid publications; free journals 3.2. Self-archiving in open repositories 4. Conclusion

Note: this Course is for Portuguese language speakers

Acesso aos textos integrais dos artigos 1. Introdução 2. B-on: biblioteca do conhecimento online 3. Iniciativas de Open Acces 3.1. Editores em Open Access (modelo author/pays, publicações híbridas e publicações gratuitas) 3.2. Auto-arquivo em repositórios abertos 4. Conclusão

Nota: este curso é ministrado em Português

CEC 02 Rodrigues, Eloy

Eloy Rodrigues


Eloy Rodrigues is the director of the University of Minho Documentation Services. In recent years he has devoted much of his work to the development of digital libraries, education and training of librarians and library users and the study of the scholarly communication system. In 2003, Eloy Rodrigues lead the project to create RepositoriUM - the institutional repository of Minho University and he has directed the project ever since. At the end of 2004 he drafted the formal policy of Minho University on open access to its scientific output. His other main focus is on promoting and advocating Open Access and institutional repositories in Portugal, leading and coordinating the technical team that, since 2008, has been developing the RCAAP (Repositório Científico de Acesso Aberto de Portugal = Portugal Open Access Science Repository) project. At European level he was a member of the EUA (European University Association) Working Group on Open Access and he leads the participation of Minho University in several EU (FP7) funded projects related with Open Access and repositories.
Course description

Scholarly Publishing and Open Access
The course will present a general overview of evolution and current situation of scholarly communication system and scholarly publishing but will focus on Open Access (OA) to promote research visibility, usage and impact. Open Access origins, objectives, definitions, routes (“Green” and “Gold”) and types (“gratis” and “libre”) will be presented and discussed. The most relevant and recent developments of Open Access will be also analyzed

CEC 03 Rump, Friedhelm

Friedhelm Rump


Friedhelm Rump holds a diploma (1973) and a PhD (1978) in Geochemistry from Goettingen University. He undertook his library training at Goettingen University Library and Fachhochschule fuer Bibliotheks- und Dokumentationswesen in Koeln (1980 -1982). He has held positions at the Goettingen University Library, the Municipal Archives of Goettingen and Hohenheim University, Stuttgart. Since 1990 he has been library director at the Veterinary University of Hannover. He has held a number of honorary positions: Chairman of the examination board for Library Assistant Trainees of Lower Saxony, Treasurer of the European Veterinary Libraries Group, Council member for the implementation of an automated library network in 7 German States, Chairman of the Council of Library Affairs to the Lower Saxonian Minister of Science and Culture, Member of the editorial board of the EVLG-Newsletter, Spokesman of the European Veterinary Libraries Group, and German representative to the council of EAHIL. Visit Friedhelm’s homepage at:
Course description

BioMedical WEB-Nuggets
General search engines serve the biomedical librarian little in a scientific context. Special search engines come closer to fulfilling this task. However, there are great differences between them. New ones are emerging every week. Some last some vanish as quickly as they appeared. There are now many full text search engines and repositories, RSS-feeds search engines, RSS-feeds repositories and gadgets. In addition technical platforms for embedding search engines or make them available while reading a scientific text for example in a WORD-file or a webpage have become available. Likewise there are addons to search engines with astounding facilities in terms of gaining instant access to information. The question poses itself: What is good and will last, what is new and going strong. This workshop introduces the up and coming sites and software as well as it reviews the proven. In addition insight into how the somewhat more challenging applications are made the best use of, will be provided. The course will be highly up-to-date, as the author will monitor the Internet for new arrivals until a few days before the course will actually be given. All contents will be available to take home on a CD-ROM set in HTML, so it will be possible to start browsing right from there.

CEC 04 Glanville, Julie / Lefebvre, Carol

Julie Glanville

Carol Lefebvre

ATTENTION: this course was cancelled


Julie Glanville is Project Director, Information Services, York Health Economics Consortium, University of York. She holds an MSc in Information Processing from the University of York. She has a wide experience in librarianship in the UK and USA.

Carol Lefebvre is the Senior Information Specialist at the UK Cochrane Centre. She has an Msc in Library and Information Studies from Loughborough University. She has previously worked at the Cairns Library, University of Oxford Medical School, UK.

Julie Glanville and Carol Lefebvre are co-authors of the searching chapter of the Cochrane Handbook and have many years’ experience of identifying trials evidence. Both have published extensively in peer-reviewed journals. They are experienced teachers and are in popular demand as trainers.

Course description

Trials registers, results registers and other research registers
Increasing national and international interest in identifying, recording and promoting access to healthcare trials and their results has seen the development of large numbers of trials registers, and more recently, results registers. Trials registers provide information on current and recently completed research and results registers provide information on completed research. This type of information is useful for research commissioning, health technology assessments, systematic reviews and product development.

Trials registers, results registers and other research registers are developing quickly and provide challenges in terms of identification, efficient searching and record management. This half day continuing education course will highlight the key trials registers and trials results registers and will offer practical advice on searching registers and managing register records.

CEC 05 Príncipe, Pedro

Carol Lefebvre


Pedro Príncipe is an employee of the University of Aveiro (UA), currently in the web development sector of the External Relations Services, with the tasks of management and administration of the content of institutional websites of the University of Aveiro. He has previously worked as library technician at the Library of Accounting and Administration Institute of the University of Aveiro, where he was also the web content manager of the Institute. He started his career at the Library Francisco Pereira de Moura of the Institute of Economics and Management (ISEG) after training as a library and documentation technician in 1998 at the Technical Education Institute – Lisbon (INETE).
Already working at the Library of ISCA-UA, he graduated in New Communication Technologies at the University of Aveiro. He is a trainer in information technology and communication and is the author of the blog “Rato de Biblioteca” -, established in May 2004. He is also the publisher and developer of institutional blogs in libraries.
A father of three children, he loves mountains and outdoor activities, and lives with a passion for life!

Pedro Príncipe trabalha na Universidade de Aveiro (UA), actualmente no sector de desenvolvimento web do Serviço de Relações Externas, com as tarefas de gestão e administração do conteúdo dos sites institucionais da Universidade de Aveiro. Previamente trabalhou como técnico de biblioteca na Biblioteca do Instituto de Contabilidade e Administração da Universidade de Aveiro, onde foi também o gestor de conteúdos web do Instituto. Iniciou a sua carreira na Biblioteca Francisco Pereira de Moura, do Instituto de Economia e Gestão (ISEG), após formação como técnico de biblioteca e documentação, em 1998, no Instituto de Educação Técnica - Lisboa (INETE).
Já a trabalhar na Biblioteca do ISCA-UA, licenciou-se em Novas Tecnologias da Comunicação na Universidade de Aveiro. É formador em tecnologias da informação e comunicação e é o autor do blogue "Rato de Biblioteca" -, criado em Maio de 2004. É também editor e colaborador de blogs em bibliotecas institucionais.
Pai de três filhos, adora montanhas e actividades ao ar livre; e vive com paixão pela vida!
  Course description
  Emerging technologies and tools
The exploration of relevant user environments, the use of new web-based technologies with Web 2.0 elements and a more structural, technical re-design of library information systems, are needed in order to deliver library services and resources to the place of need.
In the next few years, the further development of social, educational and research networks, semantic search techniques, mobile and online personal tools, will be dictating how users will look and search for information.
The future success of medical libraries depends on the level of understanding and the embracing of the relevant emerging technologies.
This course will look at Web 2.0 and beyond: the mobile library, virtualization, mash-ups, collaborative tools, social networks & new search technologies.

Tecnologias emergentes e ferramentas de nova geração.
Para disponibilizar os serviços e recursos de biblioteca de acordo com as necessidades actuais, torna-se necessária a exploração de ambientes relevantes para o utilizador, o uso de novas tecnologias baseadas na Web com elementos da Web 2.0 e uma arquitectura técnica estruturada de sistemas de informação da biblioteca. Nos próximos anos, o desenvolvimento das redes sociais, educacionais e de investigação, as técnicas de pesquisa semântica, as ferramentas pessoais móveis e on-line ditarão o modo como os utilizadores irão pesquisar e recuperar a informação.
O sucesso futuro das bibliotecas médicas depende do nível de compreensão e adopção das tecnologias emergentes.
Este curso irá olhar para a Web 2.0 e mais além: a biblioteca móvel, a biblioteca virtual, os mash-ups, as ferramentas para colaboração, as redes sociais e as novas tecnologias de pesquisa.
Nota: Este curso será ministrado em português

CEC 06 van den Brekel, Guus

Guus van den Brekel

Guus van den Brekel is Coordinator Electronic Services of the Central Medical Library of the academic teaching hospital University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) in the Netherlands.
He is a Medical Information Specialist as well as IT coordinator and responsible for Library Services Development and Innovation. Developing and delivering library services in the users workflow is his main focus. In workshops and presentations he delivers a strong plea for a focus-shift for librarians, a focus on the environments "where the users are", instead of expecting them to come to us.
The development of -and systematically offering- of "Library widgets" to users plus a Netvibes Universe for educational and instructional purpose is his latest project. More information about Guus can be found at his personal blog called DIGICMB.
Course description

Emerging technologies and tools
Exploration of relevant user environments, the use of new web-based technologies with Web 2.0 elements and a more structural, technical re-design of library information systems, is needed to deliver library services and resources at the place of need.
In the next few years, the further development of social, educational and research networks, semantic search techniques, mobile and online personal tools, will be dictating how users will look and search for information.

The future success of medical libraries depends on the level of understanding and embracing the relevant emerging technologies.

This course will look at Web 2.0 and beyond: the mobile library, virtualization, mash-ups, collaborative tools, social networks & new search technologies. A part of the course will focus on the issue of the accessibility of new technologies within your organisation.

CEC 07 Vaz-Carneiro, António

Antonio Vaz-Carneiro


António Vaz-Carneiro is a specialist in Internal Medicine - Mount Sinai Hospital and Medical School, New York, USA (1983), Santa Maria University Hospital (1987) and Portuguese Medical Association (1986)
Specialist in Nephrology, University of California, San Francisco, USA (1985) and Portuguese Medical Association (1986)
Diploma in Intensive Care Medicine, European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (1991)
Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Lisbon School of Medicine (since 1994)
Diploma in Medical Education, University of Wales at Cardiff, UK (1997)
Head, Center for Evidence Based Medicine at the University of Lisbon School of Medicine (since 1999)
Master in Medical Education, University of Lisbon School of Medicine (2000)
Member of the National Council on Bioethics (designated by the Portuguese Parliament) (2003-2009)
Member, Steering Committees of the Red Guias - Ibero-GPC (since 2004)
Rater Consultant, de McMasterUniversity PLUS/PIER/EB Journals, Canada (2005- )
Member, Board of Trustees of the Guideline International Network (since 2006)
Course description

Writing for scientific/academic Publications
Introduction and needs assessment; the basic structure of the scientific paper (IMMRD); supporting information (tables, figures and references); practical exercise: appraisal of published papers; closure and satisfaction inquiry)

CEC 08 Sen, Barbara

Barbara Sen


Barbara Sen has had varied experience as a library practitioner working in the corporate sector, academic sector and health sector. She then moved into academia, lecturing at Liverpool John Moores University in librarianship She is currently a lecturer in Librarianship and Health Informatics at the University of Sheffield, where she is Programme Co-ordinator for the MA in Librarianship. Her main interests are the strategic management of library and information services, continuing personal and professional development, reflective practice, and health information management. She is currently working on research projects involving market orientation of library services, career progression and library managers, reflective writing, and career development.

Course description
The use of group reflection to evaluate projects: using the knowledge we have to create seas of change
Many health information professionals are involved with projects in the workplace, ranging from small in-house Departmental projects to large collaborative projects that cut across departments or organisations. This workshop looks at the use of reflective techniques in the project evaluation process. Although this involves individual reflection, the workshop focuses on the use of group reflection in the project evaluation process. It considers the different perspectives of the project lead and other project team members. The workshop will cover:

The use of individual and group reflection as an evaluation tool throughout the different stages of a project.
· Reflection as an evaluative tool.
· Encouraging reflection.
· Reflective thinking.
· Reflective writing.
· Analysing reflective writing.
CEC 09 Bakker, Suzanne

Suzanne Bakker


Suzanne Bakker entered in 1984 the library profession as the director of academic medical libraries, first in Nijmegen, then in Amsterdam, and since 1998 director and information specialist of the Central Cancer Library of the Netherlands Cancer Institute in Amsterdam.
Her first EAHIL meeting was the 2nd Conference in Bologna in 1988 and she has been involved in EAHIL ever since. In 1999 she became an EAHIL Board member and in January 2007 she is serving as President of EAHIL.

Her professional interests are:
- clinical librarianship, this service was introduced in the early 90s in the Academic Medical Centre in Amsterdam and is still running there
- bibliometrics and scientometrics (citation analyses for collection management and the social study of science)
- instruction for end-users (searching bibliographic databases and using database management systems)
- continuing education for medical librarians
  Course description
  Bibliometrics: an introduction
This course will cover the following topics:
- citing and being cited: forward and backward citation tracking
- impact factor of journals: ISI's calculations
- citation counts for journal articles (two- and five year counts and "lifelong" trends)
- impact factor does not predict citations
- hirsh factor
- journal collection management: statistics of # publ/journal title
- how to use cited references for journal collection management (see also: (demo)
- tools for finding citing articles: WoS, Scopus, SCI-DIMDI, Google Scholar(demo)
CEC 10 Anton, Blair

Blair Anton


Blair Anton is the Associate Director, Clinical Informationist Services, Welch Medical Library, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. She was clinical librarian at the same institution from 2006-2009. She has a Masters degree in addiction counselling (1990) and a Master of Library Science degree (2005). She has a wide professional experience in health care, both in managerial and teaching posts, and in medical librarianship. She is co-author of two peer-reviewed publications.

Course description
How to design and start a library liaison programme
Medical Library Liaison programmes have evolved over the past 30 years, originating from medical reference librarians providing clinical information services through programmes recognized as clinical librarianship. With the proliferation of medical knowledge and burgeoning electronic publishing and access to information, librarians are moving steadily towards active partnerships with medical researchers and clinicians to provide efficient information services at points of care and in their research environments. This course will combine lecture and discussion elements with small group learning exercises to provide an overview and suggestions for the creation, planning and implementation of a medical library liaison programme. Based on the experience of the Welch Medical Library, the course instructor will cover programme definitions and design elements, a range of library and information services and where they may be performed, how many services may be offered and the extent to which they are given to patrons. The course will cover programme implementation, including elements of relationship-building between the patron/user group and the librarian/informationist and the performance of needs assessments to identify the information resources, products and services that patrons use and value. The course will also provide ideas for programme assessment and tracking program progress.
CEC 11 Derriks, Gabrielle

Gabrielle Derriks


Gabrielle Derriks was born in Africa and when she joined Dialog in 1997 she already had a long career in private education and the business world. After an MA in translation from the University of Mons - Belgium, she specialised in Applied Linguistics, Phonetics and Phonology. With a special certificate in the SGAV (structuro-global audio-visual) language methodology of the University of Zagreb, she designed and directed tailor-made language courses for most of the top Belgian companies. She pioneered the development of computer-assisted language courses for which she won a golden award.
Being a Training Specialist and speaking 4 languages Gabrielle Derriks has been in charge of various European territories and trained thousands of Dialog customers in a variety of fields covering science and technology , medical and pharmaceutical, intellectual property and business intelligence.
Since June 2003 she’s been an active Quantum2 coach holding life as well as remote sessions in the Germany, France, Holland and Belgium. Since 2007 she is also in charge of the promotion and the development of the Graduate Education Programs (GEP) for all countries outside North America under the leadership of Liz Blankson-Hemans. At weekends as a certified Tourist Guide, Gabrielle loves guiding visitors through the old streets of the medieval university town of Leuven (Louvain) in Belgium .

Course description
Strategic planning for health information libraries: a Quantum2 workshop
This session offers techniques and a hands-on approach to evaluating the current strengths and weaknesses of your information services, aligned against the goals of your health institution. This interactive session helps participants to formulate innovative strategic alternatives for the future and to create an action plan to apply the appropriate resources and tactics. Strategic planning is a management process requiring ongoing assessment and review. In order to be successful it needs to involve all stakeholders of your institution: health librarians, managers, physicians, nurses and other health care professionals, all have a role to play.
CEC 12 Ket, Hans / Heijmans, Marion

Hans Ket


Hans Ket
is a medical information specialist at the Medical Library of the VU University in Amsterdam. He is in this job for more than seven years now. Before that he had several library-related jobs and was also a nurse-in-training.
In the past years he's done hundreds of PICOs in cooperation with doctors from the Pediatric, Gynaecology/Obstetrics/Fertility, Internal Medicine and other departments. He does the searching together with the doctors. They provide the background and together they find the relevant terms and decide on the appropriate sources (PubMed, Embase, Google, guidelines, UpToDate, and others). By doing the search together he can take care of the efficiency and quality of the search. He also provides the doctors with a report of the search, containing the search terms, sources used, search history and retrieved items. This report is used in the presentation of the PICO to the staff to show that a thorough search has been done. Missed references can be explained and a reasonable amount of certainty is reached.

Marion and Hans are both also teachers of courses in expert searching in Pubmed for  medical librarians.
Marion Heijmans
Marion Heijmans after qualifying in 1982,  held a number of librarian positions in several institutions. Since 1991 she workis in medical libraries and currently as head of the medical library of Orbis Medical Centre, Sittard, The Netherlands. She is a member of the Continuing Education Committee of the national BioMedical Information group and participates in two studygroups: CCZ consortium (Central Catalogue for Hospital Libraries) and the Dutch NLM classification system.
As part of the continuing education programme for doctors at Orbis Medisch Centrum, the training from the medical library has become a permanent issue. It started with general trainings for the digital library. Next there was demand for training in literature research and we have developed Pubmed workshops. Until recently they offer PICO-courses, which are part of the education programme for Evidence Based Medicine.
  Course description

PICO workshop
Searching for clinical questions, also known as ‘PICOs’ or ‘CATs’, isn’t easy, especially when evidence based medicine (EBM) demands of you that you retrieve the best currently available evidence. In this course we will show you a way of searching which enables you to perform a thorough search in a reasonable amount of time and with the most efficiency. This format includes a good search report and provides a good base for finding the right evidence for your customers. Key-elements in PICOs are: formulating a good clinical question, getting the background, searching systematically, selecting studies and critical appraisal of those studies. The searching part is the natural habitat of the librarian.

The learning goals of this CEC are:
- being able to use the PICO-format to formulate clinical questions and deriving search terms from it
- evolving your search skills, both in quality and in efficiency
- presenting the search process in a clear and objective way
- (pro-)actively working in a clinical setting
- strengthening your confidence
- sharing PICO-experiences with other information specia¬lists/cli¬nical librarians/medical librarians
- combining live presentations of PICOs with good theory about the background of the PICO and evidence based medicine.
This workshop will be highly interactive. At the end of this course you will have done several PICOs and you have picked up a lot of tips, tricks & expertise, which will make YOU the PICO-search-expert! ZINES ADEUS in Lisbon on the 15th of June!

CEC 13 Rhine, Lenny / Caro, Gaby

Lenny Rhine


Lenny Rhine, PhD is University Librarian Emeritus at the University of Florida, where he was Assistant Director, Collection Management Department of the Health Science Center Libraries, University of Florida from 1994 to 2005. He is at present the coordinator of the 2007-2009 Librarians Without Borders®/Medical Library Association/ ‘E-Library Training Initiative’ (funded by Elsevier). He has a wide experience as a consultant and instructor. Since 2007, he has been the instructor for 18 HINARI/Electronic Resources workshops in Vietnam, Nigeria, Nepal, Zanzibar, Tanzania, Cambodia, The Gambia, Burundi, Zambia, Mozambique (Association for Health Information and Libraries in Africa Congress), Fiji, Solomon Islands, Hawaii (MLA CE Course) and Brisbane, Australia (2 Courses at the International Congress of Medical Librarianship plus 2 HINARI training email courses. He continues to update and create new training modules. He has also developed a distance learning course based at the Pacific Open Learning Health Net; and been the instructor for 2 courses using this venue.

Gaby Caro, Licenciatura in Librarianship and Information Science, is currently the HINARI Technical Officer at the World Health Organization, Switzerland. She is responsible for the HINARI HelpDesk, is involved in HINARI training activities around the world, and supports the development and update of the HINARI training materials. From 1994 to 2008 she was the Information & Documentation Technician at the PAHO/WHO Peru Country Office. During this period she participated in the Latin American and Caribbean System for Health Sciences Information created by BIREME, promoting at country level the LILACS (Latin American and Caribbean Literature on Health Science Information) Methodology, SciELO (Scientific Electronic Library Online), and the Virtual Health Library (VHL) and its components. She participated in the creation of the Peruvian Association of Scientific Editors (APECi) and was the Secretary from 2006 to 2008. She also participated in the Executive Council of the Peruvian Librarians Professional College (2005-2006) as Professional Development Director. She was also Member of the Permanent Commission of Libraries and Information Centers of the Peruvian Association of Medical Schools (ASPEFAM) from 2001 to 2008.  Gaby has conducted a number of HINARI training courses, including most recently in Paraguay in April 2010.
Course description

HINARI - Training the trainers: promoting HINARI among international visitors from eligible countries
· Participants Introduction
· Pre-Test
· Objectives of Course
· Background
· Eligibility/Registration Process
· Do's and Don'ts
· Searching Skills
· HINARI/Partner Publishers' Websites
· Practical Exercises
· Short Course
· HINARI – The Basics Document
· Access Problems and Solutions PPT
· Printing, Copying, Saving... Problems and Solutions PPT
· Updating of Material
· Adopting Material for Local Environment
· Overview of Teaching Environment
· Potential Groups for Workshops
· Logistics of Course
· Other Issues

CEC 14 Booth, Andrew

Andrew Booth


Andrew Booth is Reader in Evidence Based Information Practice in the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) at the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom. Andrew is one of the most experienced trainers of health librarians in the UK, both via face-to-face courses and the successful FOLIO e-learning courses. Andrew is joint editor, with Anne Brice, of the only handbook on evidence based library and information practice (EBLIP). He is the world's most prolific author on EBLIP and the founder of the international series of EBLIP Conferences, most recently hosted in Stockholm in 2009, for which he has regularly co-chaired the International Programme Committee. He serves as Editorial Adviser to the journal, Evidence Based Library and information Practice and is also on the Editorial Boards of Health Information & Libraries Journal, Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries, and the International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches.

Course description

Navigating the Evidence Base: Planning and Delivering Effective Library Services
This brand new half-day workshop is designed to allow health librarians to experience for themselves the practical realities of Evidence Based Library and Information Practice (EBLIP). Working in small groups, organised around common library scenarios, participants will follow the five steps of a revised Evidence Based Practice process (named “EBLIP Five Point Zero” following the EBLIP5 Conference in Stockholm, 2009); Articulate, Acquire, Assess, Agree and Adapt. Essentially a team process, in contrast to the individual practitioner model favoured by evidence based medicine, this variant is best experienced rather than simply observed.

This course aims to provide only a brief narrative commentary from the presenter linking participants through the five stages of EBLIP Five Point Zero, supported by follow-up resources, tools and references to further reading. This leaves the focus on experiential learning in rapidly-constituted action learning sets. In this way the course, which requires no previous knowledge of evidence based library and information practice (although a basic grasp of evidence based healthcare may be useful), will simulate how teams of librarians make evidence based decisions in the workplace. Practical benefits of the course will include a broad perspective of the potential offered by EBLIP, a realistic experience of the process and a transferable model for adoption in the participants’ own libraries.

Course Outline:

  • Charting the EBLIP Process
  • Articulating Your Question
  • Acquiring Disparate Evidence
  • Assessing the Evidence Base
  • Agreeing a Plan of Action
  • Adapting and Adopting
  • The Journey Travelled
CEC 15 Charbonneau, Deborah

Deborah Charbonneau


Deborah H. Charbonneau (M.L.S., University of Pittsburgh) is a Librarian at the Vera P. Shiffman Medical Library at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, USA. She currently serves as Principal Investigator for the U.S. National Library of Medicine-funded Urban Health Partners program. She facilitates partnerships between the library and community agencies and has also developed training programs and online products to provide information to diverse populations. She holds a B.A. in English Literature and an M.L.S. from the University of Pittsburgh and is part-time faculty in the Wayne State University School of Library and Information Science. In addition, she was a distinguished fellow in the U.S. National Library of Medicine / Marine Biological Laboratory Medical Informatics program in 2001 and received a scholarship from the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries in 2003 to attend the ACRL / Harvard Leadership Institute. Her publications have appeared in the Journal of the Medical Library Association, Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet, and the journal Evidence Based Library and Information Practice. She edited the book Global Information Inequalities: Bridging the Information Gap (2008) published by Chandos Publishing Limited. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Sociology Program at Wayne State University.

Course description
Effective Survey Design: Ask the Right Questions, Get the Right Answers
A major goal of this Continuing Education Course is to demystify the survey process to empower librarians and information professionals to effectively utilize survey research in their work environments. Therefore, this course focuses on how to effectively and efficiently use surveys to obtain information that is meaningful for improving the quality of library services. In particular, crafting effective survey questions to elicit informative answers and constructing an easy-to-use questionnaire format will be discussed. In addition, survey clarity, sampling methods, reliability, validity, privacy, confidentiality, and various features of web survey tools will be covered.
CEC 16 Mann, Mala

Mala Mann


Mala Mann is an Information Specialist and has been in her current post at the Support Unit for Research Evidence based at Cardiff University since 2000.
Her work involves searching for, appraising and summarising current and reliable evidence in health and social care. In addition she is involved in teaching these skills, providing advice and support for staff and students at Cardiff University undertaking systematic reviews. Her current projects include a series of systematic reviews defining the evidence base behind the diagnosis of physical child abuse, Cochrane review on “Collaboration between local health and local government agencies for health improvement” and a systematic review on “Factors that explain the risk of unplanned hospital admission”.
Course description

How to develop a search strategy for a systematic review
Healthcare librarians in the 21st century are facing new challenges in their multiple roles and an area where they are expected to make a contribution to research is in conducting systematic reviews.
Increasingly, researchers are requesting systematic review support from healthcare librarians who are expected to develop and carry out complex searches.

The aim of this course is to introduce the participants to:

  • the formulation of a focused research question
  • the identification of important concepts within the question patient or problem intervention, comparison, and outcome (PICO)
  • the identification of search terms to describe those concepts
  • the brainstorming of keywords related to the topic area
  • what is meant by ‘sensitivity’ and ‘specificity’
  • preparation of the search strategy using Boolean operators, truncation, and other key features of strategy development
This workshop will provide the opportunity to discuss the complexities involved in developing a search strategy for a systematic review. An interactive training session will be followed by small group exercises.