9 Works

Information Literacy and Librarians’ Experiences with Teaching Grey Literature to Medical Students and Healthcare Practitioners

Yongtao Lin & Marcus Vaska
The concept of information literacy, which describes the knowledge and skills required in all contexts (i.e. educational sectors, the workplace), as well as in people’s everyday lives in today’s information rich society, was introduced in the United States in the early 1970s. According to the Association of College and Research Libraries Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education (2000), it has been concluded that an information literate individual is able to determine the extent of...

Guiding the Grey: The Implementation and Evaluation of a Journal Club amongst a Librarian and Clinical Practice Guideline Developers – A Cancer Care Case Study

Marcus Vaska & et al
As a research-intensive facility located within a cancer care environment, library services provided at the Holy Cross Site closely adhere to an embedded librarian mandate, one where the librarian “actively engages in activities, possesses extensive knowledge of the researcher’s work, and offers assistance above and beyond common library service expectations” (Strain, 2011). The Guideline Utilization Resource Unit (GURU) is composed of knowledge management specialists (KMS) and nurse facilitators (NF) who support multidisciplinary teams in developing,...

Guiding the Grey: The Implementation and Evaluation of a Journal Club Amongst a Librarian and Clinical Practice Guideline Developers: A Cancer Care Case Study

Marcus Vaska, Xanthoula. Kostaras & Brae Surgeoner
This paper discusses the implementation of a journal club amongst an embedded librarian and clinical practice guideline developers, aimed at enhancing the importance of grey literature and its usefulness for cancer care clinical practice guidelines

Creating and Assessing a Subject-based Blog for Current Awareness within a Cancer Care Environment

Yongtao Lin & Marcus Vaska
The Health Information Network Calgary (HINC) is comprised of a group of libraries providing information services and resources to urban and rural sites in the Calgary Zone of Alberta Health Services. Establishing a current awareness service is a necessity in any discipline, especially in health care. Web 2.0 and social networks have transformed how health care professionals and researchers create knowledge, access information, collaborate, and disseminate research. One of the earliest forms of social media,...

Grey Horizon: A Grey Literature Current Awareness Tool in Cancer Care

Yongtao Lin
The Health Information Network Calgary (HINC) is comprised of a group of libraries providing information services and resources to urban and rural sites in the Calgary Zone of Alberta Health Services. Establishing a current awareness service is a necessity in any discipline, especially in health care. Web 2.0 and social networks have transformed how health care professionals and researchers create knowledge, access information, collaborate, and disseminate research.

Using Social Media to Create Virtual Interest Groups in Hospital Libraries

Yongtao Lin & Kathryn Ranjit
Social networking has positively impacted the realm of human interactivity. Although libraries have traditionally been viewed as a place for research and information seeking, Web 2.0 technologies, such as blogs and Instant Messaging (IM), are starting to change users’ experiences of current library services. In this study we aim to examine whether the opportunity for enhanced researcher-librarian interaction that Web 2.0 tools provide creates a synergistic experience for health research interest groups. In addition, we...

An Analysis of Current Grey Literature Document Typology

Petra Pejsova & Marcus Vaska
This analysis is based on the classification of the international systems GreyNet, (the Grey Literature Network Service), OpenSIGLE, (the System for Information on Grey Literature in Europe), and the Registry of Open Access Repositories (ROAR), as well as focusing on national schemata in the Czech Republic, namely ASEP (Register of Publication Activity of the AS CR), NRGL (National Repository of Grey Literature), and RIV (Information Register of R & D Results). During the analysis of...

Raising Awareness of Grey Literature in an Academic Community Using the Cognitive Behavioral Theory

Yongtao Lin & Marcus Vaska
Cognitive skill training, part of cognitive behavior management, is based on the cognitive behavioral theory. The principle that thinking controls behavior has been widely used by educators to develop methods to improve the performance of students; this concept can be further extended to clinicians who provide multifaceted health promotion and psychological counseling programs. The plan of our educational project is to raise awareness among students, faculty members, and researchers of material not produced via standard...

Looking for Information that is not Easy to Find: An Inventory of LibGuides in Canadian Post-Secondary Institutions Devoted to Grey Literature

Marcus Vaska & Rosvita Vaska

Registration Year

  • 2020
    5
  • 2019
    4

Resource Types

  • Text
    9

Affiliations

  • University of Calgary
    9
  • Alberta Health Services
    2
  • National Library of Technology
    1