OHLA Education Institute sessions are free to OHLA members. Non-members may attend by becoming OHLA members or by paying an individual session fee. To register or inquire about fees, contact CE Coordinator, Caitlin Carter
Googling for Good Evidence: Creating an online provincial education series for health professionals
Tuesday, October 2nd, 1 – 2 p.m. EST
Presented by: Orvie Dingwall, Head of Outreach Services at the University of Manitoba’s Neil John Maclean Health Sciences Library and Maureen Babb, Liaison Librarian for the newly established WRHA Virtual Library at the University of Manitoba’s Neil John Maclean Health Sciences Library.
$45 CAD for OLA members
$55 CAD for non-members
Free for OHLA members – membership will be checked
Description: Recent technological advances have allowed a health library service in Manitoba to create a free online education series for health professionals throughout the province. MHIKNET (Manitoba’s Health Information and Knowledge Network) is an outreach service provided by the University of Manitoba’s Health Sciences Libraries to health professionals in rural and Northern Manitoba, and physicians throughout the province. Since its inception in 2009, MHIKNET has conducted one-off education sessions to its clients. Due to cost-restrictions and technological barriers, MHIKNET has never been able to create and disseminate a coordinated education series to inform healthcare professionals about the skills they need to effectively engage in evidence-informed healthcare. Until now. After completing a needs-assessment survey in 2016, the education series launched in the summer of 2017. With Googling for Good Evidence as the headlining act, the summer series was popular and successful beyond our wildest expectations. The series has since continued with monthly online education sessions for health professionals, with Google continuing to be the most well attended session. The MHIKNET education series have proven to be an effective and desirable way to meet the information literacy needs of Manitoba’s geographically dispersed health professionals.
Learning Outcomes: Learn the steps to create and implement an online education series for health professionals; discover how feedback, assessment, and evaluation can be incorporated into education for health professionals on a continual basis; describe the objectives and content of the Googling for Good Evidence session.