LIBR534 (Winter 2009-2010, Term II) - Classes I - XIII

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Next offering

LIBR534 will be offered again in 2013.

Goal

The goal of this course is to provide students with a strong foundation in health sciences librarianship

Objectives

At the end of the course, students will have a foundation in:

  • Libraries and information services in health; health care in Canada as a setting for libraries
  • Health care trends (i.e. consumer health, evidence-based medicine, informatics) and impact on libraries and services
  • Reference services and users, including print & electronic sources, using knowledge of specific sources, and how they meet the information needs of specific users
  • Online databases in health librarianship
  • Management of collections, services, personnel, projects
  • National and international associations, new initiatives and/or trends in health librarianship

On completion of course, students will be able to:

  • Design and implement library support for health and health care - clinicians, researchers, planners and administrators (government, industry, health care system), students (basic and clinical), teachers, patients and consumers
  • Discuss health care as a setting for libraries, and health care trends (ie. Evidence-based practice)
  • Provide reference services, including print and Internet resources, using knowledge of sources and their usefulness in meeting information needs of specific users
  • Search bibliographic and other databases (ie. MEDLINE, PubMed, etc) utilizing controlled vocabularies
  • Undertake end-user instruction, and mediated search services
  • Discuss aspects of technical & public services, and resource sharing particular to health science libraries
  • Analyze information needs in health, including communication patterns and media, information seeking behaviour, and the transfer of research into practice, and apply this analysis to library service delivery
  • Discuss the literatures of the health sciences
  • Describe national and international services and resources supporting health libraries

Introductory class on health librarianship (7 Jan 2010)

Module I - 'Search' (Dean) (Jan 14-21)

Class 1 (Jan 14)

To prepare for Class I, please read and be prepared to discuss with others:

Class 2 (Jan 21)

To prepare for Class II, please read and be prepared to discuss with others:

Module II - 'Filter' (Dean) (Jan 28-Feb 11)

Class 1 (Jan 28)

To prepare for this class, please read and be prepared to discuss with others:

Class 2 (Feb 4)

To prepare for this class, please read and be prepared to discuss with others:

Module III - 'Assimilate' (Dean)

Class 1 (Feb 11)


2009 Olympic Games Hiatus
* No classes --- Feb 18th or 25th (Olympic Games) 800px-Flag of Canada.svg.png

UBC Campus break Feb 15-26 - http://www.webcommunications.ubc.ca/ubc2010/

Class 2 (class resumes March 4)

Module IV - 'Collect' (Greg) (Mar 11-18)

Class 1

Class 2

  • Introduction to Medical Reference ppts and Answering Medical and Health Reference ppts and handout

To prepare for this class, please read and be prepared to discuss with others:

Module V - 'Manage' (Greg) (Mar25-Apr 1)

Class 1

Class 2

Module VI - 'Research' (Greg) (Apr 8-Apr 15)

Class 1

Class 2

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