BCLA Continuing Education Workshop - November 19th, 2009
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Instructor: Dean Giustini
Date: Thursday November 2009 Time: 10am - 4pm
This 5-hour course focuses on identifying and using high-quality consumer and research-level sources of health information in answering reference questions in Canadian library settings. Participants are introduced to key print and electronic sources in health and various techniques used to evaluate websites ‘on the fly’. Participants will learn how to classify information needs and strategize how to locate credible, accurate information as well how to match information to patron requests. Search tools such as Google, Bing and PubMed will be used as well as fee-based sources such as the eCPS, the Cochrane Library and resources licensed by eHLBC. The instructor will use examples that touch on cultural sensitivities and health literacy.
Instructional methods include lecture, demonstration, discussion, small group work and hands-on exercises.
Instructor biographyDean Giustini is a reference librarian at UBC's Biomedical Branch Library at Vancouver General Hospital. Definitely an "early adopter" of social media, he has gained attention for his blogging and his maintenance of HLWIKI Canada. Dean is on the editorial board of the Canadian Pharmacists Journal, was the Canadian Hospital Librarian of the Year in 2007 and one of the Library Journal's 2009 Movers and Shakers.