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Health Sciences and Medical Librarianship | Information Literacy | Medical Education | Nursing | Public Health Education and Promotion


NER Hospital Librarians is an educational series addressing the professional development needs of hospital librarians in the New England Region. Topics are determined by NNLM NER’s Hospital Libraries Advisory Group (HLAG). Example topics include: DOCLINE Update; Advanced PubMed; and Librarians Supporting Nursing Education and Scholarship. Webinars are schedule for one hour. In-person events are scheduled for five hours.

Each session will highlight a topic of concern to hospital librarians. NNLM NER will identify subject experts to provide instruction either through WebEx or on-site at UMass Medical School. The sessions begin with introduction of topic and subject expert, include discussion on the impact on library management, and conclude with time for questions and answers. Whenever possible, the sessions will be recorded.

Hospital librarians in New England are reporting steady, or increasing, requests for assistance from nurses and allied health care professionals. For this webinar, we invited Yale University librarians Janene Batten (Nursing Librarian) and Alexandria Brackett (Clinical Librarian) to demonstrate methods of using PubMed and other National Library of Medicine resources for nursing and allied health questions.

The webinar began with introduction of topic and our speakers. We included a demonstration on using National Library of Medicine free resources to leverage the library's collection (and budget) as well as how to use established search strategies to save time. The session concluded with time for questions and answers. The webinar was recorded.


hospital librarians, nurses, nursing research

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