In-house peer supported literature search training: a public health perspective

Anh Tran*

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Abstract

Public Health England plays a vital role in ensuring the health of the nation. The Knowledge and Library Service (KLS) is a key part of the organisation's evidence supply chain. KLS staff handle over 200 requests for literature searches per annum, and this number is increasing exponentially year on year. Searches are often complex and require specialist public health knowledge to complete effectively. Library staff who are new to the area of public health require support and training. In this article, Anh Tran, Knowledge and Evidence Specialist for Public Health England, discusses a peer supported literature search training course that has been developed in-house for the benefit of new library staff, and to increase the Knowledge and Library Service's literature searching capacity at Public Health England. H. S.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)258-262
Number of pages5
JournalHealth information and libraries journal
Volume34
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2017

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Publisher Copyright:
© 2017 Health Libraries Group

Keywords

  • education and training
  • information retrieval
  • information services
  • instructional design
  • literature searching
  • public health

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