The education of medical librarians in evidence-based information services: a model of active learning


ÇOLAKLAR H. , SERT I. İ.

LIBRARY & INFORMATION SCIENCE RESEARCH, no.17, pp.47-63, 2014 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Title of Journal : LIBRARY & INFORMATION SCIENCE RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.47-63

Abstract

Evidence-based practice stems from clinical approaches which are used

in the late 18th and early 19th centuries’ medical practices. This area is new in

Turkey, too. Turkey needs some lessons about evidence-based practice in

Departments of Information and Records Management. This paper, examining the

examples in various other countries, presents a model for including the evidencebased

information services, which are based on research done in the fields of

health and medicine and especially of dentistry, within the contents of the already

existing courses in education of librarianship in Turkey. The paper depicts the

aims and fields of use of evidence-based information services and their

contribution to active learning; examines the education of this subject in various

other countries and shows its place in Turkey, and presents a model for the

improvement of this education. It is proved that the education of the librarians who

will give evidence-based information services both with special practices within

the already existing courses or with optional courses given especially for this aim

in education of librarianship will contribute considerably to active learning in

dentistry.

Keywords: Evidence-based Dentistry, evidence-based information

services, library science education, active learning