An overwhelmed beginner needs your help. I have the responsibility of
establishing an information infrastructure (and I'm just guessing at that
term) within our professional society to aid our members in practicing
EBP. I'm afraid that I don't even know what it is that I don't know.
I'm in the process of creating a staff position to take the lead on this,
but I'm not sure what to call it, where to look for qualified candidates,
or even how to recognize a qualified candidate. This person would be
responsible for doing literature searches in support of our in-house
systematic reviews, providing technical assistance to our members doing
their own literature searches, developing and maintaining a clinical
trials registry specific to our field, creating and maintaining web-based
tools to support our members on these issues, and lending some sort of
organization to the information resources that we have and will continue
Is this a "knowledge manager"? A librarian? A health informatics
specialist? Are there specializations for which I should be looking more
specifically than health informatics, or medical librarian, or... ?
Can anyone direct me to resources or groups that could help me get started?
Thanks in advance for your help!
National Center for EBP in Communication Disorders
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
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Rockville, MD 20852
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