information retrieval

information retrieval

SuReInfo a web resource that provides research-based information relating to information retrieval aspects available to anyone 

IRG Materials & Events

IRG Webinar

Join the Information Retrieval Interest Group for their webinar ”Evidence-Based Searching for Health Technology Assessment: Keeping up to Date With SuRe Info” live on YouTube Wednesday, February 23, 7:00a.m. MST (2:00 pm. UTC.)

IRG Workshops

HTAi – Information Retrieval – Preliminary programme for the Pre-Conference Workshop in Rome, Italy, Sunday June 18 2017:

Information Retrieval Workshop Announcement 2017, HTAi Annual Meeting, Rome, Italy

Text Analysis Tools and Rapid Reviews: Practical Guidance for Advanced Information Retrieval

Organizer: HTAi Interest Group on Information Retrieval (IRG)

Workshop description

The Information Retrieval Group (IRG) advanced skills workshop provides an opportunity for information specialists and others interested in information retrieval, to come together to network and discuss important issues in HTA information management and systematic review work. Text analysis tools and rapid reviews are becoming of increasing importance methodologically and practically to arrive at robust answers to support decision-making.

Text analysis tools, speakers:

Julie Glanville, Associate Director, YHEC (York Health Economics Consortium), University of York, UK

Carol Lefebvre, Independent Information Consultant, Lefebvre Associates Ltd, Oxford, UK and
Co-Convenor, Cochrane Information Retrieval Methods Group

Rapid reviews, speakers:

Sarah McGill, Lead Research Information Specialist, CADTH (Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health), Canada

Fiona Campbell, Research Fellow, ScHARR (School of Health and Related Research), University of Sheffield, UK

Andrew Booth, Reader in Evidence Based Information Practice and Director of Information, ScHARR, University of Sheffield, UK

Optimizing Information Retrieval Methods for HTA – Towards Best Practice

The IRG conducted a workshop at HTAi 2010 in Dublin (June 2010) on the subject of “Optimising information retrieval methods for HTA – towards best practice”. The workshop focused on systematic methods to identify studies for HTAs and other evidence syntheses.

Workshop presentations

Session One: Identifying studies for HTAs and systematic reviews: a comparison of methods across three organizations

Policy and practice within the Cochrane Collaboration

(Handout)

HTAi2009PreConfWorkshopSusanBidwellWhatIsCAM51 K

Carol Lefevbre
Methods of the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH)

David Kaunelis
Methods of the Norwegian Knowledge Centre for Health Services (NOKC)

Carol Lefevbre and Julie Glanville
Session Three: Issues in finding economic evaluations for technology assessment

David Kaunelis and Julie Glanville

Information Resources Group Events in Bilbao:

Flyer of Meeting Events (PDF download)

Sunday, June 24

09:00-16:00

Pre-conference workshop:

Transforming Information Services in a Changing HTA Environment

Presentations:

Liz Dennett, Dagmara Chojecki, IHE, “Rapid Searches for Rapid Reviews”

David Kaunelis, CADTH, “Search Strategies for Rapid Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Reviews”Scoping and developing the research question

Liz Dennett, Dagmara Chojecki, IHE, “Searching for Social and System Demographical Information: Providing Context in HTA”:

Presentation

Handout 1

Handout 2

Sigrid Droste, Catherine Voutier, David Kaunelis, “Costs out of control! Is it the end of comprehensive literature searching and reviewing?”reviews

Rocio Rodriguez Lopez, AETSA, “Information Specialists & Patient Centred Health Systems”

Patrice Chalon, KCE, The New HTAi Vortal: From Demonstrator To Working Prototype (slideshare link)

Sari Ormstad, NOKC, IR Reference Tool A tool to map and summarize the evidence base on information retrieval for HTA

Monday, June 25

12:30-14:00

IRG Annual Business Meeting

14.30-16.00

Oral presentation:

Developing Methodological Standards For Searching For Studies: Experiences From The Cochrane Collaboration (Carol Lefebvre, (Independent Information Consultant / Co-Convenor, Cochrane IRMG).

18:00-19:30

Oral presentation:

The New HTAi Vortal: From Demonstrator To Working Prototype (Patrice Chalon, KCE)
21:30-

IRG informal dinner at El Kasko in Bilbao

Tuesday, June 26

11:00-12:30

Panel session:

Accessing Unpublished Evidence – Can We Rely On Trials Registers And Regulatory Agency Submissions?

17:30-19:00

Oral presentations:

  • IR Reference Tool – A Tool To Summarise And Map The Evidence Base On Information Retrieval For HTA (Sari Ormstad, NOKC)
  • Review Of Information Retrieval – First Experiences In Germany With Manufacturer Dossiers On New Drugs (Siw Waffenschmidt, IQWiG)

Information Resources Group Events in Seoul

Pre-Conference Workshop

Methodological Developments in Advanced Bibliographic Searching and Assessing Research Impact

Sunday, June 16, 2013

This workshop brought together international speakers to talk about creative ways to approaching systematic searches, regional databases and database search techniques, and bibliometric techniques used to assess research impact. See below for the slide presentations given.

Pre-Conference Workshop

Methodological Developments in Advanced Bibliographic Searching and Assessing Research Impact

Sunday, June 16, 2013

This workshop brought together international speakers to talk about creative ways to approaching systematic searches, regional databases and database search techniques, and bibliometric techniques used to assess research impact. See below for the slide presentations given.

SuRe Info: Keeping up-to-date with information retrieval research

Searching for Health Economic Evaluations – New Skills?

Incorporating Creativity into Literature Searching and Information Retrieval

Similarities and Differences of Information Retrieval on Systematic Reviews Using Three Languages: Korean, Chinese, and Japanese

Bibliometric Analysis of Research Papers: Librarians’ Role in Research Promotion in Universities

Information retrieval for HTA and Clinical Practice Guideline -Issues and Challenges faced

Information Resources Group Events in Washington

Presentations from the IRG 2014 Business Meeting [three documents]

Information Resources Group Events in Washington

Presentations from the IRG 2014 Business Meeting [four documents]

Introduction

Advancing Information Retrieval for the new decade: automation tools, CSRs, search efficiencies and DTA studies

The HTAi Information Retrieval Group (IRG) holds its advanced skills workshop each year at the HTAi Annual Meeting. This year we want to explore four topics that HTA information specialists will be encountering in the next decade.

Structure of the session and Panel/Workshop outcome and objectives:

  1. Automation technologies and tools to improve searching and study identification will introduce a range of automation tools for searching and screening of citations, mapping and describing research studies, conducting evidence surveillance and achieving living systematic reviews. It will also facilitate a discussion on the role of the information specialists and the broad implications of utilising these technologies within evidence synthesis workflows..
  2. Clinical study reports (CSR) provide complete information on clinical studies. This session will be given by the Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) and will explore the reasons for using CSR’s, the basic structure and content of a CSR and an overview of which sources can be searched to identify CSRs.
  3. Decisions on whether to search both Medline (via OvidSP) and PubMed in HTA literature searching is routinely discussed by information specialists internationally on listservs and no definitive general consensus has been reached. The CADTH Research Information Services team will present their exploratory research project on this topic, discuss preferences for searching among attendees, and will delve into reasoning behind why we might search both databases
  4. Searching for diagnostic test accuracy (DTA) studies introduces information specialists to the specific challenges of developing search strategies for evidence synthesis and systematic reviews of DTA studies. These challenges include poorly-developed and inconsistent terminology, concepts and indexing. Lessons learned from research in this area can also help to address similar challenges encountered for other topics.

Moderators

  • Siw Waffenschmidt, Chair IRG, Head of Information Management Unit, Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG), Germany
  • Ingrid Harboe, Co-Chair IRG, Research librarian, Division for Health Services, Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPHNO)., Norway

Presenters:

  • Justin Clark, Cochrane Acute Respiratory Infections Group Centre for Research in Evidence-Based Practice (CREBP), Bond University, Gold Coast, Australia
  • Julie Glanville, York Health Economics Consortium, York, UK
  • Elke Hausner, Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care, Germany
  • Amanda Hodgson, Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health, Canada
  • Michael Köhler, Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care, Germany
  • Maria-Inti Metzendorf, Cochrane Metabolic and Endocrine Disorders Group Institute of General Practice, Medical Faculty of the Heinrich-Heine-University, Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Claire Stansfield, EPPI-Centre, University College London, UK
  • Rene Spijker, Cochrane Netherlands
  • James Thomas, EPPI-Centre, University College London, UK

Declaration of funding:

The presenter(s) received no specific funding for this work.

MLA-FOCUS: August 4, 2016

Congratulations to Winning Research Papers and Posters from Mosaic ’16!

The MLA Research Section is pleased to announce the winners for best research papers and posters at Mosaic ’16. Thank you to the 44 judges who volunteered their expertise to help select these deserving awardees. To learn more about the selection process, visit the Research Section website.

The Research Section is also proud to announce the winner of the Best JMLA Research Paper Award for 2014-2015.

Paper Winners

First Place

“Improving Access to Reports of Randomized Controlled Trails in Embase: Innovative Methods Enhance the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL)”

Structure of the session and Panel/Workshop outcome and objectives:

  • Julie M. Glanville, Associate Director, York Health Economics Consortium Ltd., York, United Kingdom
  • Gordon Dooley, Director, Metaxis Ltd., Curbridge, United Kingdom
  • Anna Noel-Storr, Trials Search Coordinator, Cochrane Dementia and Cognitive Improvement Group, Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Ruth Foxlee, Information Specialist, Cochrane Editorial Unit, London, United Kingdom

Second Place

“Morning Report Mosaic: Information Resources Used to Answer Clinical Questions from Morning Report”

  • “Supporting Knowledge Synthesis Methods Training: Review of the Evidence for Online Systematic Review Instruction”
  • David C. Duggar, AHIP, Head, Library Liaison Program, LSU Health Shreveport, Health Sciences Library, Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Taylor Gatson, Research Apprentice, Department of Internal Medicine, Shreveport, LouisianaDeepthi Gangireddy, House Officer Program Year 3, Department of Internal Medicine, Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Deepthi Gangireddy, House Officer Program Year 3, Department of Internal Medicine, Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Megan Hughes, House Officer Program Year 2, Department of Internal Medicine, Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Gunjan Kahlon, Chief, Internal Medicine Section, Department of Internal Medicine, Shreveport, Louisiana

Honorable Mention

“Supporting Knowledge Synthesis Methods Training: Review of the Evidence for Online Systematic Review Instruction”

  • Robin M. N. Parker, Evidence Synthesis and Information Services Librarian, WK Kellogg Health Sciences Library, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Sarah M. Visintini, Evidence Synthesis Coordinator, Maritimes SPOR Support Unit and Nova Scotia Site of Cochrane Canada, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Leah M. N. Boulos, MLIS Candidate and Student Intern, WK Kellogg Health Sciences Library, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Krista Ritchie, Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology, Faculty of Education, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Jill A. Hayden, Associate Professor, Dept. of Community Health & Epidemiology, Dalhousie University. Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Poster Winners

First Place

  • Kelly Farrah, AHIP, Research Information Specialist, CADTH
  • Monika Mierzwinski-Urban, Information Specialist, Information Services

Second Place

“Engaging Diverse Communities in Cancer Conversations Through Creation of Structure and Metadata within Twitter”

  • Patricia F. Anderson, Emerging Technologies Informationist, Taubman Library, University of Michigan
  • Matthew S. Katz, Doctor, Lowell General Hospital

Honorable Mention

“Piecing Together the Mosaic of Rural Clinician Information Practices over a Twenty Year Period”

  • Rich Wallace, AHIP, Assistant Director, Quillen College of Medicine Library
  • Nakia Woodward, Senior Clinical Librarian, Quillen College of Medicine Library

Best Hospital Paper/Poster Winner

“Has the Distribution and Role of Clinical Librarians in the United Kingdom Changed in the Last Ten Years?”

  • Sarah Sutton, Clinical Librarian, University Hospitals of Leicester

“Searching ClinicalTrials.gov and the International Clinical Trials Registry Platform to inform systematic reviews: What are the optimal search approaches?” J Med Libr Assoc. 2014 Jul;102(3)”117-83. doi: 10.3163/1536-5050.102.3.007.

Julie M. Glanville, MSc, Associate Director; Steven Duffy, PgDip, Senior Information Consultant; Rachael McCool, BSc, Research Consultant; Danielle Varley, MSc, Research Assistant, York Health Economics Consortium, University of York, United Kingdom

SuReInfo a web resource that provides research-based information relating to information retrieval aspects available to anyone 

IRG Materials & Events

IRG Webinar

Join the Information Retrieval Interest Group for their webinar ”Evidence-Based Searching for Health Technology Assessment: Keeping up to Date With SuRe Info” live on YouTube Wednesday, February 23, 7:00a.m. MST (2:00 pm. UTC.)

IRG Workshops

HTAi – Information Retrieval – Preliminary programme for the Pre-Conference Workshop in Rome, Italy, Sunday June 18 2017:

Information Retrieval Workshop Announcement 2017, HTAi Annual Meeting, Rome, Italy

Text Analysis Tools and Rapid Reviews: Practical Guidance for Advanced Information Retrieval

Organizer: HTAi Interest Group on Information Retrieval (IRG)

Workshop description

The Information Retrieval Group (IRG) advanced skills workshop provides an opportunity for information specialists and others interested in information retrieval, to come together to network and discuss important issues in HTA information management and systematic review work. Text analysis tools and rapid reviews are becoming of increasing importance methodologically and practically to arrive at robust answers to support decision-making.

Text analysis tools, speakers:

Julie Glanville, Associate Director, YHEC (York Health Economics Consortium), University of York, UK

Carol Lefebvre, Independent Information Consultant, Lefebvre Associates Ltd, Oxford, UK and
Co-Convenor, Cochrane Information Retrieval Methods Group

Rapid reviews, speakers:

Sarah McGill, Lead Research Information Specialist, CADTH (Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health), Canada

Fiona Campbell, Research Fellow, ScHARR (School of Health and Related Research), University of Sheffield, UK

Andrew Booth, Reader in Evidence Based Information Practice and Director of Information, ScHARR, University of Sheffield, UK

Optimizing Information Retrieval Methods for HTA – Towards Best Practice

The IRG conducted a workshop at HTAi 2010 in Dublin (June 2010) on the subject of “Optimising information retrieval methods for HTA – towards best practice”. The workshop focused on systematic methods to identify studies for HTAs and other evidence syntheses.

Workshop presentations

Session One: Identifying studies for HTAs and systematic reviews: a comparison of methods across three organizations

Policy and practice within the Cochrane Collaboration

(Handout)

HTAi2009PreConfWorkshopSusanBidwellWhatIsCAM51 K

Carol Lefevbre
Methods of the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH)

David Kaunelis
Methods of the Norwegian Knowledge Centre for Health Services (NOKC)

Carol Lefevbre and Julie Glanville
Session Three: Issues in finding economic evaluations for technology assessment

David Kaunelis and Julie Glanville

Information Resources Group Events in Bilbao:

Flyer of Meeting Events (PDF download)

Sunday, June 24

09:00-16:00

Pre-conference workshop:

Transforming Information Services in a Changing HTA Environment

Presentations:

Liz Dennett, Dagmara Chojecki, IHE, “Rapid Searches for Rapid Reviews”

David Kaunelis, CADTH, “Search Strategies for Rapid Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Reviews”Scoping and developing the research question

Liz Dennett, Dagmara Chojecki, IHE, “Searching for Social and System Demographical Information: Providing Context in HTA”:

Presentation

Handout 1

Handout 2

Sigrid Droste, Catherine Voutier, David Kaunelis, “Costs out of control! Is it the end of comprehensive literature searching and reviewing?”reviews

Rocio Rodriguez Lopez, AETSA, “Information Specialists & Patient Centred Health Systems”

Patrice Chalon, KCE, The New HTAi Vortal: From Demonstrator To Working Prototype (slideshare link)

Sari Ormstad, NOKC, IR Reference Tool A tool to map and summarize the evidence base on information retrieval for HTA

Monday, June 25

12:30-14:00

IRG Annual Business Meeting

14.30-16.00

Oral presentation:

Developing Methodological Standards For Searching For Studies: Experiences From The Cochrane Collaboration (Carol Lefebvre, (Independent Information Consultant / Co-Convenor, Cochrane IRMG).

18:00-19:30

Oral presentation:

The New HTAi Vortal: From Demonstrator To Working Prototype (Patrice Chalon, KCE)
21:30-

IRG informal dinner at El Kasko in Bilbao

Tuesday, June 26

11:00-12:30

Panel session:

Accessing Unpublished Evidence – Can We Rely On Trials Registers And Regulatory Agency Submissions?

17:30-19:00

Oral presentations:

  • IR Reference Tool – A Tool To Summarise And Map The Evidence Base On Information Retrieval For HTA (Sari Ormstad, NOKC)
  • Review Of Information Retrieval – First Experiences In Germany With Manufacturer Dossiers On New Drugs (Siw Waffenschmidt, IQWiG)

Information Resources Group Events in Seoul

Pre-Conference Workshop

Methodological Developments in Advanced Bibliographic Searching and Assessing Research Impact

Sunday, June 16, 2013

This workshop brought together international speakers to talk about creative ways to approaching systematic searches, regional databases and database search techniques, and bibliometric techniques used to assess research impact. See below for the slide presentations given.

Pre-Conference Workshop

Methodological Developments in Advanced Bibliographic Searching and Assessing Research Impact

Sunday, June 16, 2013

This workshop brought together international speakers to talk about creative ways to approaching systematic searches, regional databases and database search techniques, and bibliometric techniques used to assess research impact. See below for the slide presentations given.

SuRe Info: Keeping up-to-date with information retrieval research

Searching for Health Economic Evaluations – New Skills?

Incorporating Creativity into Literature Searching and Information Retrieval

Similarities and Differences of Information Retrieval on Systematic Reviews Using Three Languages: Korean, Chinese, and Japanese

Bibliometric Analysis of Research Papers: Librarians’ Role in Research Promotion in Universities

Information retrieval for HTA and Clinical Practice Guideline -Issues and Challenges faced

Information Resources Group Events in Washington

Presentations from the IRG 2014 Business Meeting [three documents]

Information Resources Group Events in Washington

Presentations from the IRG 2014 Business Meeting [four documents]

Introduction

Advancing Information Retrieval for the new decade: automation tools, CSRs, search efficiencies and DTA studies

The HTAi Information Retrieval Group (IRG) holds its advanced skills workshop each year at the HTAi Annual Meeting. This year we want to explore four topics that HTA information specialists will be encountering in the next decade.

Structure of the session and Panel/Workshop outcome and objectives:

  1. Automation technologies and tools to improve searching and study identification will introduce a range of automation tools for searching and screening of citations, mapping and describing research studies, conducting evidence surveillance and achieving living systematic reviews. It will also facilitate a discussion on the role of the information specialists and the broad implications of utilising these technologies within evidence synthesis workflows..
  2. Clinical study reports (CSR) provide complete information on clinical studies. This session will be given by the Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) and will explore the reasons for using CSR’s, the basic structure and content of a CSR and an overview of which sources can be searched to identify CSRs.
  3. Decisions on whether to search both Medline (via OvidSP) and PubMed in HTA literature searching is routinely discussed by information specialists internationally on listservs and no definitive general consensus has been reached. The CADTH Research Information Services team will present their exploratory research project on this topic, discuss preferences for searching among attendees, and will delve into reasoning behind why we might search both databases
  4. Searching for diagnostic test accuracy (DTA) studies introduces information specialists to the specific challenges of developing search strategies for evidence synthesis and systematic reviews of DTA studies. These challenges include poorly-developed and inconsistent terminology, concepts and indexing. Lessons learned from research in this area can also help to address similar challenges encountered for other topics.

Moderators

  • Siw Waffenschmidt, Chair IRG, Head of Information Management Unit, Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG), Germany
  • Ingrid Harboe, Co-Chair IRG, Research librarian, Division for Health Services, Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPHNO)., Norway

Presenters:

  • Justin Clark, Cochrane Acute Respiratory Infections Group Centre for Research in Evidence-Based Practice (CREBP), Bond University, Gold Coast, Australia
  • Julie Glanville, York Health Economics Consortium, York, UK
  • Elke Hausner, Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care, Germany
  • Amanda Hodgson, Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health, Canada
  • Michael Köhler, Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care, Germany
  • Maria-Inti Metzendorf, Cochrane Metabolic and Endocrine Disorders Group Institute of General Practice, Medical Faculty of the Heinrich-Heine-University, Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Claire Stansfield, EPPI-Centre, University College London, UK
  • Rene Spijker, Cochrane Netherlands
  • James Thomas, EPPI-Centre, University College London, UK

Declaration of funding:

The presenter(s) received no specific funding for this work.

MLA-FOCUS: August 4, 2016

Congratulations to Winning Research Papers and Posters from Mosaic ’16!

The MLA Research Section is pleased to announce the winners for best research papers and posters at Mosaic ’16. Thank you to the 44 judges who volunteered their expertise to help select these deserving awardees. To learn more about the selection process, visit the Research Section website.

The Research Section is also proud to announce the winner of the Best JMLA Research Paper Award for 2014-2015.

Paper Winners

First Place

“Improving Access to Reports of Randomized Controlled Trails in Embase: Innovative Methods Enhance the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL)”

Structure of the session and Panel/Workshop outcome and objectives:

  • Julie M. Glanville, Associate Director, York Health Economics Consortium Ltd., York, United Kingdom
  • Gordon Dooley, Director, Metaxis Ltd., Curbridge, United Kingdom
  • Anna Noel-Storr, Trials Search Coordinator, Cochrane Dementia and Cognitive Improvement Group, Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Ruth Foxlee, Information Specialist, Cochrane Editorial Unit, London, United Kingdom

Second Place

“Morning Report Mosaic: Information Resources Used to Answer Clinical Questions from Morning Report”

  • “Supporting Knowledge Synthesis Methods Training: Review of the Evidence for Online Systematic Review Instruction”
  • David C. Duggar, AHIP, Head, Library Liaison Program, LSU Health Shreveport, Health Sciences Library, Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Taylor Gatson, Research Apprentice, Department of Internal Medicine, Shreveport, LouisianaDeepthi Gangireddy, House Officer Program Year 3, Department of Internal Medicine, Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Deepthi Gangireddy, House Officer Program Year 3, Department of Internal Medicine, Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Megan Hughes, House Officer Program Year 2, Department of Internal Medicine, Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Gunjan Kahlon, Chief, Internal Medicine Section, Department of Internal Medicine, Shreveport, Louisiana

Honorable Mention

“Supporting Knowledge Synthesis Methods Training: Review of the Evidence for Online Systematic Review Instruction”

  • Robin M. N. Parker, Evidence Synthesis and Information Services Librarian, WK Kellogg Health Sciences Library, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Sarah M. Visintini, Evidence Synthesis Coordinator, Maritimes SPOR Support Unit and Nova Scotia Site of Cochrane Canada, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Leah M. N. Boulos, MLIS Candidate and Student Intern, WK Kellogg Health Sciences Library, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Krista Ritchie, Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology, Faculty of Education, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Jill A. Hayden, Associate Professor, Dept. of Community Health & Epidemiology, Dalhousie University. Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Poster Winners

First Place

  • Kelly Farrah, AHIP, Research Information Specialist, CADTH
  • Monika Mierzwinski-Urban, Information Specialist, Information Services

Second Place

“Engaging Diverse Communities in Cancer Conversations Through Creation of Structure and Metadata within Twitter”

  • Patricia F. Anderson, Emerging Technologies Informationist, Taubman Library, University of Michigan
  • Matthew S. Katz, Doctor, Lowell General Hospital

Honorable Mention

“Piecing Together the Mosaic of Rural Clinician Information Practices over a Twenty Year Period”

  • Rich Wallace, AHIP, Assistant Director, Quillen College of Medicine Library
  • Nakia Woodward, Senior Clinical Librarian, Quillen College of Medicine Library

Best Hospital Paper/Poster Winner

“Has the Distribution and Role of Clinical Librarians in the United Kingdom Changed in the Last Ten Years?”

  • Sarah Sutton, Clinical Librarian, University Hospitals of Leicester

“Searching ClinicalTrials.gov and the International Clinical Trials Registry Platform to inform systematic reviews: What are the optimal search approaches?” J Med Libr Assoc. 2014 Jul;102(3)”117-83. doi: 10.3163/1536-5050.102.3.007.

Julie M. Glanville, MSc, Associate Director; Steven Duffy, PgDip, Senior Information Consultant; Rachael McCool, BSc, Research Consultant; Danielle Varley, MSc, Research Assistant, York Health Economics Consortium, University of York, United Kingdom