LIBR 534: Health Information Sources and Services (description @ SLAIS website)
LIBR534: Health Information Sources and Services - September to December 2015, Term I
School of Library, Archival and Information Studies (SLAIS)
at The University of British Columbia
- Dean Giustini Health sciences librarian & faculty
- Office phone: (604) 875-4505
- E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Class location: Buchanan Room B304
- Wednesday evenings 6-9pm
Interested in becoming a health librarian?
- SLAIS - CHLA/ABSC Student Interest Group (SIG)
LIBR534: Health Information Sources and Services, 2016-2017, Term II
Goals and objectives
Class II learning materials
Class III learning materials
Class IV learning materials
Websites for consultation
*Core Titles in Medical Reference
*Top Information Sources in Biomedical Reference Services
Class V learning materials
Yanicke J. A suggested book list for hospital libraries. J Hosp Librarianship. 2013;13(3).
Class VI learning materials
*Dhammi IK, Kumar S. Medical subject headings (MeSH) terms. Indian J Orthop. 2014 Sep;48(5):443-4.
*Classic article: Coletti MH, Bleich HL. Medical subject headings used to search the biomedical literature. JAMIA 2001; 8(4): 317–323.
*Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)
*MEDLINE®/PubMed® Resources http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/pmresources.html
Class VII learning materials
*Hjørland B. Classical databases and knowledge organization: a case for boolean retrieval and human decision‐making during searches. J Assoc Info Sci Tech. 2014.
*Medline - Coverage, Interfaces, Searchability
Class VIII learning materials
*McGowan J, Sampson M. Systematic reviews need systematic searchers. J Med Libr Assoc. 2005;93(1):44–80.
*Systematic review searching
See Gordon Guyatt speak about the annual EBM conference at McMaster University http://ebm.mcmaster.ca/index.htm'
Class IX learning materials
No class Nov 11th Remembrance Day
- Fiona Chiu graduated from SLAIS in 2012. She is the Clinical Librarian & Member Services Manager at the Physiotherapy Association of BC. She also works as a Librarian in Children and Adult Services at the Richmond Public Library. Fiona enjoys finding innovative ways to engage her members and deliver information by incorporating her work experiences from both special and public library settings.
- Elisheba Muturi Kihara, MSc, MLIS, MAS (see HLWIKI entry Elisheba Muturi)
- Program Analyst, Policy Outcomes Evaluation and Research | Medical Beneficiary and Pharmaceutical Division | BC Ministry of Health
- 303-960 Quayside Drive, New Westminster, BC V3M 6G2 | T: 604-660-1615 | F: 604-660-2108 | E-mail: Elisheba.Muturi@gov.bc.ca
Dec 2nd Final class
- Share your final paper idea (due Dec 9th) with your peers.
- Consider presenting your paper idea in a structured way "Intro-Aims-Method-Discussion-Conclusion". This is not formal, and meant to provide a chance to share your hard work without pressure.
- Dean will bring in his "top tips" in applying for health library jobs. Also, will discuss top ten (10) trends (as I see them) in medical libraries based on the term (and course) 2015.
- I will provide 20 minutes for course evaluations. If you want to do yours during class, bring your laptop. If you have already done it, you can leave early. In the past, I have used course evaluations to modify course content, reduce emphasis on marks, and brought in practical speakers who are recent grads.