Collaborating Across Borders II: CIHC Library

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The CIHC Library is an innovative new resource devoted to sharing resources produced by and for the interprofessional health community. These are the slides we presented to the Collaborating Across Borders Conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia in May 2009. For more information, please visit http://www.cihc.ca/library/ or email us at library@cihc.ca

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Collaborating Across Borders II: CIHC Library

  1. 1. Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative Library Alix Arndt, CIHC Library Project Manager Lindsay Burke, NaHSSA President www.cihc.ca/library
  2. 2. The Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative (CIHC) is the national hub for interprofessional education, collaborative practice and patient-centred care. This presentation will focus on one of CIHC’s initiatives, the CIHC Library. www.cihc.ca/library
  3. 3. Presenters Alix Arndt •  Project manager, CIHC Library •  Joined library in September 2008 •  Responsible for locating material and promoting the library Lindsay Burke •  Nursing, Dalhousie University School of Nursing •  NaHSSA President •  IP Champion www.cihc.ca/library
  4. 4. www.cihc.ca/library
  5. 5. Project History February 2008 •  Library project begins; goal is to create a central repository for materials related to interprofessional education •  Library Steerting Group is formed February 2008–March 2009 •  Contacting projects, populating the library, establishing best practices •  Library Working Group meets monthly May 2009 •  Broadening of scope, updated look and feel, official library launch www.cihc.ca/library
  6. 6. www.cihc.ca/library
  7. 7. Library Resources The CIHC Library accepts a variety of materials: •  Fact sheets •  Evaluation tools •  Unpublished research presentations •  Posters •  Curricula materials •  Conference presentations •  Videos •  Learning objects •  Audio Files •  Reports •  And more! www.cihc.ca/library
  8. 8. •  The Interprofessional Network of BC (In-BC) began as a Health Canada and BC Ministry of Health Services funded project in 2004. •  In-BC brings together health and education partners in transforming healthcare through interprofessional methods. •  It has funded and has initiated a range of regional projects led by health authorities across British Columbia. •  Since the inception of the CIHC Library project, In-BC has been extremely supportive of our work. www.cihc.ca/library
  9. 9. Materials Workshops Competencies Curricula Evaluations Reports Newsletters Videos www.cihc.ca/library
  10. 10. Basic Material www.cihc.ca/library
  11. 11. Searching the Library www.cihc.ca/library
  12. 12. Search Results www.cihc.ca/library
  13. 13. Information Retrieval www.cihc.ca/library
  14. 14. www.cihc.ca/library
  15. 15. Library Quality •  CIHC Library facilitates the location of otherwise inaccesible materials. •  Metadata is created by the content provider, or by the CIHC team. In either case, review and quality control is conducted for consistency. •  List of IP subject headings is in the works to support the burgeoning field. www.cihc.ca/library
  16. 16. Practical Applications www.cihc.ca/library
  17. 17. Benefits www.cihc.ca/library
  18. 18. Looking Ahead www.cihc.ca/library
  19. 19. www.cihc.ca/library

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