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LIS 520 - An Introduction to Health Sciences Librarianship

Course Outline    

LIS 520 Fall  
Database Presentation –Presentations will be delivered in class on September
Each student will prepare a 5 minute ‘elevator speech’ that provides an overview of an assigned database and its search features.

PubMed Searching Assignment
Due by midnight October
Each student will create a search in the PubMed database on an assigned topic and save it to a class account.

Systematic Review Search Protocol Assignment
Due by midnight November
Each student will compose a search protocol, create a comprehensive MEDLINE search on an assigned topic, peer review an assigned partner’s search strategy, and revise the original MEDLINE search based on feedback received. A mentor librarian will be assigned to each student to assist with this process.

Structured Abstract
Due by midnight November
Each student will compose a structured abstract that relates to the topic of their final presentation.

Final Presentation
Presentations will be given in class on November and December
Each student will prepare and deliver a 15 minute presentation on a topic selected from a list provided. Topics choices will be about current issues and trends in health sciences librarianship. Each student will be assigned a partner presenter from whom they will be expected to ask the first question for discussion.

Class Participation
To be assessed throughout the course.
Class participation is mandatory and will include attendance and preparation for class, contributions to class discussions, engagement in class activities, and sharing knowledge with classmates.

LIS 520 – Course Timetable
All classes will be held in the computer lab at Education N 3-110 unless otherwise indicated.

Week 1 September 

Part I:
  • Introductions
  • Overview of the course
  • Overview of health sciences librarianship

Part II:
  • Career paths in health librarianship – panel presentation

Final presentation assignment distributed. The Structured Abstract is due November  Presentations will be held in class on November and December
Week 2 September 
Part I:
  • The research cycle in the health sciences and the literature it produces
  • Brief introduction to Knowledge Translation
  • Open access publishing in the health sciences
  • Types of research carried out in the health sciences – class discussion
  • Major granting agencies for health sciences research

Part II:
  • Introduction to health sciences abstracting & indexing databases.
  • Description, demonstration, and practice with Ovid MEDLINE and CINAHL databases

Database presentation assignment distributed. Due: September
Week 3 September 
Part I:
  • Database overview presentations by students

Part II:
  • Description, demonstration, and practice with PubMed database

PubMed Searching Assignment distributed. Due
Week 4 October
PubMed Searching Assignment Due

  • Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice
  • Information sources that support evidence-based clinical decision making
  • Introduction to Point-of-care resources

Week 5 October

Week 6 October

  • Systematic Reviews, Meta-Analyses, Scoping Reviews, Traditional Narrative Reviews and Health Technology Assessments
  • Systematic Review searching

Systematic Review Search Protocol Assignment distributed.

Week 7 October
NOTE: Class to be held at the Scott Health Sciences Library

Part I:
  • Collection development in the health sciences

Part II:
  • Tours of the Rawlinson Rare Book Collection and the Traditional and Indigenous Healing Collection

Week 8  October
Part I:

  • Drug/Pharmacy Literature and Resources
  • Natural Medicines databases

Part II: In class time will be given to work on your Search Protocol Assignment.

Week 9 November
Systematic Review Search Protocol Assignment Due

  • Nursing, Rehabilitation Medicine, Dentistry, and Public Health/Health Promotion literatures

Week 10 November
  • Consumer Health Information
  • Patient Education Literature
  • Health statistics (Major sources of health stats, with emphasis on Canadian stats)

Week 11 November
Structured Abstract for Presentation Due

Part I:
  • Health Information Networks and Consortia

Part II:
  • Health sciences professional associations
  • Discussion: Status of health librarianship as a profession

Week 12  November
NOTE: Class to be held at the Scott Health Sciences Library

  • Class Evaluations
  • Student presentations

Week 13   December
NOTE: Class to be held at the Scott Health Sciences Library

  • Remaining student presentations
  • Course review and wrap-up


Due Date:
% of Final Grade
ParticipationAssessed throughout the term
Database PresentationSeptember 26, 2011
PubMed SearchingOctober 3, 2011
Systematic Review Search ProtocolNovember 7, 2011
Structured Abstract for PresentationNovember 21, 2011
Final PresentationNovember 28 or December 5, 2011

LIS 520 – Required and Recommended Readings List
Other recommended readings may be mentioned in class.

Week 1 September 12, 2011
In preparation for our class in week 2, read the abstract and/or skim the following articles. Please be prepared to discuss the abstracts in class.
  • He, B., Shi, M., Zhang, L., Li, G., Zhang, L., Shao, H., & ... Sui, Y. (2011). Beneficial effect of galanin on insulin sensitivity in muscle of type 2 diabetic rats. Physiology & Behavior, 103(3-4), 284-289. 

  • Lundborg, G., Bjorkman, A., Rosen, B., Nilsson, J., & Dahlin, L. (2010). Cutaneous anaesthesia of the lower leg can improve sensibility in the diabetic foot. A double-blind, randomized clinical trial. Diabetic Medicine, 27(7), 823-829. doi:10.1111/j.1464-5491.2010.03014.x   
  • Gillibrand, W., & Flynn, M. (2001). Forced externalization of control in people with diabetes: a qualitative exploratory study. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 34(4), 501-510. 

  • Zhang, L., Curhan, G., Hu, F., Rimm, E., & Forman, J. (2011). Association between passive and active smoking and incident type 2 diabetes in women. Diabetes Care, 34(4), 892-897. 

  • Huang, E., Zhang, Q., Brown, S., Drum, M., Meltzer, D., & Chin, M. (2007). The cost-effectiveness of improving diabetes care in u.s. Federally qualified community health centers. Health Services Research, 42(6 Part 1), 2174-2193. 
Recommended readings for next week:

  • Choi BCK. Understanding the basic principles of knowledge translation. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 2005;59(2):93.
  • Sudsawad, P. (2007). Knowledge translation: Introduction to models, strategies, and measures. Austin, TX: Southwest Educational Development Laboratory, National Center for the Dissemination of Disability Research.

  • Graham ID, Logan J, Harrison MB, Straus SE, Tetroe J, Caswell W, Robinson N.J. Lost in knowledge translation: time for a map? Contin Educ Health Prof. 2006 Winter;26(1):13-24.

  • Suber P. Open Access Overview [Internet]. 2004 June 21. [Updated 2010 Nov 6].
Week 2 September 19, 2011
No assigned readings. 
Week 3 September 26, 2011
In preparation for our class in week 4, read the following articles:
  • Sackett, D. L., Rosenberg, W. M., Gray, J. A., Haynes, R B, & Richardson, W. S. (1996). Evidence based medicine: what it is and what it isn't BMJ, 312(7023), 71–72.   

  • Richardson, W. S., Wilson, M. C., Nishikawa, J., & Hayward, R. S. (1995). The well built clinical question: a key to evidence-based decisions ACP journal club, 123(3), A12–3.

  • Dicenso, A., Bayley, L., & Haynes, R Brian. (2009). Accessing pre-appraised evidence: fine-tuning the 5S model into a 6S model Evidence-based nursing, 12(4), 99–101. 

Go through the first three steps on this web page (Asking a Focused Question, Finding the Evidence, and Critical Appraisal).  Make sure you look at the “Levels of Evidence” under Finding the Evidence:     
  • Centre for Evidence Based Medicine.  EBM Tools. 
In JAMA Evidence, create a free “My JAMA Evidence” account.
Week 4 October 3, 2011
In preparation for class in week 6 (two weeks from now):
Read: Grant, M. J. and Booth, A. (2009), A typology of reviews: an analysis of 14 review types and associated methodologies. Health Information & Libraries Journal, 26: 91–108. doi: 10.1111/j.1471-1842.2009.00848.x
Review Chapter 6 of the Cochrane Handbook 

Review the PRESS report

Read/skim the following articles and be prepared to discuss the differences/similarities among them:

  • Magis, D., & Schoenen, J. (2011). Treatment of migraine: update on new therapies. Current Opinion in Neurology, 24(3), 203-210. doi:10.1097/WCO.0b013e3283462c3f.  (Traditional Review)

  • Hartling L, Bialy LM, Vandermeer B, Tjosvold L, Johnson DW, Plint AC, Klassen TP, Patel H, Fernandes RM. Epinephrine for bronchiolitis. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2011, Issue 6. Art. No.: CD003123. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003123.pub3. 

  • Hu J, Doucette K, Hartling L, Tjosvold L, Robinson J (2010). Treatment of hepatitis C in children: a systematic review. PLoS ONE, 5(7), e11542. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0011542. (Systematic Review)

  • Toohey, A. M., & Rock, M. J. (2011). Unleashing their potential: a critical realist scoping review of the influence of dogs on physical activity for dog-owners and non-owners. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition & Physical Activity, 8(1), 46-54. doi:10.1186/1479-5868-8-46,  (Scoping Review)

  • Kaltenthaler E, Brazier J, De Nigris E, Tumur I, Ferriter M, Beverley C, Parry G, Rooney G, &  Sutcliffe.   (2006). P. Computerised cognitive behaviour therapy for depression and anxiety update: a systematic review and economic evaluation. Health Technology Assessment, 1-186. Available from http://www.hta.ac.uk/fullmono/mon1033.pdf

Week 5 October 10, 2011 Thanksgiving Holiday NO CLASS

Week 6 October 17, 2011  

For reference only – not required:
  • Czechowski L. Edging toward perfection: Analysis of a new approval plan in a health sciences library. Library Collections, Acquisitions, & Technical Services. 2008;32(2):107-11.
  • Daniels K. Got value? journal collection analysis is worth the effort. Med Ref Serv Q. 2010 July-Sept;29(3):275-85.  

  • Doody’s Enterprises Inc.

  • Douglas CS. Revising a collection development policy in a rapidly changing environment. Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries. 2011 Jan-Mar;8(1):15-21. 

  • Holyoke AN. Getting the best out of an approval plan. Journal of Hospital Librarianship. 2010 Apr-June;10(2):115-22. 

  • Lalla NJ. The Kovacs guide to electronic library collection development: Essential core subject collections, selection criteria, and guidelines. 2nd ed. Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries. 2010 July-Sept;7(3):266-8.

  • Marshall JG. The impact of the hospital library on clinical decision making: The Rochester study. Bull Med Libr Assoc. 1992 Apr;80(2):169-78.

  • Medical Library Association. Collection Development Section. Subject-Based Resource List.    

  • Medical Library Association. Collection Development Section. Vendor-Based Resource List. 

  • Mercer BJ. Starting a library in a teaching hospital: A case study. Journal of Hospital Librarianship. 2008;8(3):264-77.

  • Mitchell N, Lorbeer ER. Building relevant and sustainable collections. The Serials Librarian Serials Librarian. 2009 Nov-Dec;57(4):327-33.

Week 7 October 24, 2011

Recommended reading for next week:
Kirkwood C, Kier K. Modified Systematic Approach to Answering Questions. In: Malone P, Kier K, Stanovich J, editors.  Drug information: a guide for pharmacists. 3rd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2006. p. 29-37. 
Week 8 October 31, 2011
Recommended readings for next week:
Randell, R., Mitchell, N., Thompson, C., McCaughan, D., & Dowding, D. (2009). From pull to push: understanding nurses' information needs. Health Informatics Journal, 15(2), 75-85. doi:10.1177/1460458209102969 
Lee, P., Giuse, N., & Sathe, N. (2003). Benchmarking information needs and use in the Tennessee public health community. Journal of the Medical Library Association, 91(3), 322-336.
Information needs and uses of the public health workforce -- Washington, 1997-1998. (2000). MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report, 49(6), 118-120.

Kloda, L., & Bartlett, J. (2009). Clinical information behavior of rehabilitation therapists: a review of the research on occupational therapists, physical therapists, and speech-language pathologists. Journal of the Medical Library Association, 97(3), 194-202. doi:10.3163/1536-5050.97.3.008

Week 9 November 7, 2011
No assigned readings.
Week 10 November 14, 2011
Recommended readings for next class:
McGowan, J., Straus, S., & Tugwell, P. (2006). Canada urgently needs a national network of libraries to access evidence. Healthcare Quarterly (Toronto, Ont.), 9(1), 72.

Stieda, V., Bacic, M. (2009). Sharing the cost: health information licensing programmes in Canada. Health Information & Libraries Journal, 26(4):322-330. 
Week 11 November 21, 2011
No assigned readings.
Week 12  November 28, 2011

No assigned readings.

Week 13   December 5, 2011

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