Librarians’ Role in Evidence-Based Medicine Education for Healthcare Policymaker

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Maylene Qiu, Systematic Review Coordinator and Clinical Liaison Librarian at Biomedical Library, University of Pennsylvania

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NOTE: NEW DATE! The practice of evidence-based medicine (EBM) requires retrieving the knowledge from ever-increasing volume of literature. Librarians have supported EBM by offering information searching skills and various tailored training programs. While users’ needs constantly drive library’s teaching activities, customizable EBM teaching modules have been developed to respond to different needs of library's constituencies, particularly the policy makers within a university’s healthcare system. This involvement creates a new avenue to convey library’s value. About the speaker Maylene Qiu Maylene is responsible for developing and providing systematic review services for the patrons principally from the health sciences schools at UPenn and the UPenn Healthcare System. She also serves as the Clinical Liaison Librarian promoting evidence-based medicine information resources and services. Before coming to Penn, Maylene was Clinical Reference Librarian at Quillen College of Medicine Library at East Tennessee State University, where she provided services for the clinicians at the Point-of-Care. Prior to the library field, she has 10-year experience in pharmaceutical science obtained from working in China, Japan, and Canada. In that career, she commercialized several products in nutrition and agriculture. She earned a B.S. in Pharmaceutical Science from the Nanjing University of Chinese Traditional Medicine, and an M.A. in the Library and Information Science from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

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