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Jumpstart Your Journal Club

Jumpstart Your Journal Club

Do you want to start a journal club within your unit, department, team or portfolio? Do you already have a journal club, but need tips to increase participation and stay on track? Make engaging with current evidence a regular part of your practice and workflow with a little help from library and information professionals.

This session:

  • Provides practical solutions for managing the administration of a journal club
  • Illustrates best practices for sharing articles through URLs and requesting article access through Library Services
  • Discusses and highlights the use of critical appraisal checklists to facilitate journal club discussion
  • Shares templates to use when communicating with journal club participants

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand the value of clearly defined roles and consistent communication within a journal club
  • Differentiate between free or open access articles and paid article access
  • Locate and share free or open access article URLs
  • Articulate how to submit an interlibrary loan request
  • Define critical appraisal
  • Identify a trusted critical appraisal checklist to use depending on an article's research methodology
  • Adapt communication and information sharing templates to enhance journal club participation

Recommended for: Staff, physicians and/or researchers

Thursday, November 28, 2019
11:00am - 12:00pm
Time Zone:
Atlantic Time (change)
Online through Skype
All Zones
  Library Services     Online  
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To participate in an online session, you will need to meet the following requirements:

  • You must have access to a computer with Skype for Business installed. If you do not have the software, you will be required to install a web app plugin that will allow you to attend as a guest
  • You must have an audio output device (headphones or speakers) connected to be able to hear the instructor
  • You must have an audio input device (webcam or microphone) connected whether you wish to participate verbally or not. If you do not wish to speak, you may type in the chat window
  • Experience using chat
  • Experience copy/pasting text and URLs

If you do not meet the above requirements, please consider registering for an in-person session or requesting a one-on-one consult.

To learn more about Skype for Business, see https://intra.nshealth.ca/UCS/BPS/SitePages/SkypeforBusiness.aspx*

*Internal link, you must be on the NSHA network to access

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Katie McLean

Librarian Educator
Education & Outreach


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