Librarians in Evidence-Based Medicine Curricula: A Qualitative Study of Librarian Roles, Training, and Desires for Future Development

Lauren A. Maggio*, Nancy Durieux, Nancy H. Tannery

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

17 Scopus citations

Abstract

This study aims to describe librarians’ roles in evidence-based medicine (EBM) from the librarian perspective, identify how librarians are trained to teach, and highlight preferences for professional development. A multiinstitution qualitative study was conducted. Nine medical librarians identified by their faculty as integrated into EBM training were interviewed. Participants’ descriptions indicated that they were active in curriculum development, deployment (including teaching activities), and assessment to support EBM. Participants identified direct experience and workshop participation as primary methods of learning to teach. Participants desired continuing development as teachers and requested opportunities for in-person workshops, shadowing physicians, and online training.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)428-440
Number of pages13
JournalMedical Reference Services Quarterly
Volume34
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2 Oct 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Academic health sciences librarians
  • evidence-based medicine
  • medical education
  • medical libraries
  • role of librarians

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Librarians in Evidence-Based Medicine Curricula: A Qualitative Study of Librarian Roles, Training, and Desires for Future Development'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this