Survey: Health Sciences Librarians and EBM

Posted by request from Lin Wu:

Dear Colleagues,

We are inviting all medical librarians to take this survey. The purpose of the survey is to explore the roles of health sciences librarians in enhancing and supporting evidence-based medicine (EBM) practice. Results will be reported only for research purposes. The survey will take no more than 10 minutes.

Take this link to the survey:

Thank you for your time and participation!

If you have questions about the survey, please contact Lin Wu directly:

Lin Wu
Reference Services Librarian
Health Sciences Library
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
877 Madison Avenue; Memphis, TN 38163
Email: lwu5 [AT] utmem [DOT] edu
Toll-free: 877-747-0004; Local: 448-5404

One thought on “Survey: Health Sciences Librarians and EBM

  1. I understand the reason for this survey, but it’s pretty obvious that librarians play a huge part in EBM, even if solely at health sciences universities, which is almost certainly not the only place they play a role. Their importance is implied in the phrase “evidence based medicine” because there’s pretty much no way to compare evidence to prior results without consulting a library, which can be pretty difficult without a librarian. That’s probably why most medical research is done at Universities and especially ones that have an extensive library system.