Supporting Clinical Care: An Institute in Evidence-Based Practice for Medical Librarians

In July, the library hosted the 9th-annual Supporting Clinical Care: An Institute in Evidence-Based Practice for Medical Librarians. This intensive three-day workshop was taught by ten medical librarians, including four from the Health Sciences Library. Originally hosted by Dartmouth College, this workshop has an excellent reputation among medical librarians, and the Health Sciences Library is honored to now have it at the Anschutz Medical Campus since 2014. Thirty medical librarians participated, representing nineteen states and one Canadian province.

Designed specifically for medical librarians, the learning objectives include identifying and explaining the concepts of evidence-based practice (EBP), recognizing different types of study design, creating answerable clinical questions, and using those questions to find the best evidence in the literature. Attendees leave the workshop with enhanced understanding of EBP concepts and strategies for providing EBP training and support to the health care professionals at their organizations. The workshop combines large group lectures with small group discussions and hands-on learning, using a case-based approach. With a 3:1 student-faculty ratio, attendees receive individual attention that can be lacking at larger workshops. To learn more about the institute, visit

— Kristen Desanto


Janus supercomputer bootcamp: December 5th

The upcoming Janus supercomputer AMC boot camp is Friday, December 5th @ 10am at Ed2 South L-28-2305.  The Janus supercomputer is a shared resource available to UCD researchers and students at no cost.  The purpose of this boot camp is to bring more awareness to this shared resource, provide access, training and support information as well as gather feedback from current users. 

Contact Bob Schell, Director of Research and Shared Services, Office of Information Technology, for more information (


Janus Supercomputer at CU Boulder

Janus Supercomputer at CU Boulder