The purpose of this project will be to create and establish a symposium to develop high level critical appraisal skills in librarians who work with health care information. Many health sciences librarians provide evidence based medicine EBM training at their home institutions. For most their involvement in this training is limited to teaching; asking questions PICO; searching resources; and only a rudimentary coverage of critical appraisal of clinical information. The ultimate goal of this symposium will be to enhance the abilities of health sciences librarians to take EBM training to the next level - to develop competencies in biomedical statistics, scientific methodology, and clinical decision making; and to enhance confidence and comfort of librarians in teaching the concepts of critical appraisal. The intention of the planning group is to use this year to plan and prepare for an institute which will be offered as a pilot in Spring 2019.

Project Details

Organization Name

New York Medical College, Health Sciences Library

Organization Type
Academic institution
Health sciences library
Project Lead


New York
Start Date
August 1, 2018
End Date
April 30, 2019
Funding Amount
Student, College & Post-grad
Educator, College & Post-grad
Library or Information Professional
Public Health Professional
Health care Provider