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Vicky Duncan: how do we build capacity in research?

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I work in an academic health sciences library.  Our national health sciences library conference has just ended, and one issue that arose was the desire and the need to do research in our field.  The major hurdle is that most of us feel ill-equipped to do “proper” research, since the majority have just taken one research methods course during our library training.  So how do we build capacity in research?  One idea that came up was the concept of a “mentorship program”.  I do sit on the Research Committee for the Canadian Health Libraries Association, so I would like to try to tackle this challenge.  Any experience or ideas that you have for me would be most welcome!

Thanks, and look forward to seeing you soon!

Vicky Duncan
Health Sciences Library
University of Saskatchewan

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