Andrew Booth and the Trent RDSU Information Service @ ScHARR Library
are delighted to announce a new course for library paraprofessionals-
Precept Lite is designed for paraprofessionals who would like to develop
their literature searching skills and learn a little about the more advanced
techniques such as using filters. It is also ideally suited to those wishing
to 'brush up' their literature searching skills and bring themselves up to date!
More details are below, including costs and booking arrangements.
If you would like an application form, or if you have any other enquiries,
please feel free to contact me, Claire Beecroft, on 0114 2220701
or by email to [log in to unmask]
with best wishes,
Precept-Lite for paraprofessionals
Precept-Lite is a combined e-learning and face-to-face course designed for
library paraprofessionals who are new in post or who need to refresh their
literature searching skills. Based on the highly successful Precept series
of courses on literature searching and evidence filters, Precept-Lite
provides library paraprofessionals with a solid foundation in the basics of
searching, digesting and filtering the literature.
What does the course cover?
 Background to Medline and basics of searching
 Breaking down a search query/planning a search strategy
 Introduction to subject headings and subheadings
 Searching for specific study designs
 Basics of critical appraisal
The unique online format will enable library paraprofessionals to work at
their own pace and to fit their learning around their working patterns.
The course tutors are Andrew Booth, Claire Beecroft, Anthea Sutton and Colin
Lynch, all of whom have extensive experience of literature searching.
Additionally, the course tutors have considerable experience of online
learning and of providing information services in the NHS
The course will take place over three weeks starting on Friday 31st August
2007 .The one-day workshop enhancement is at University of Sheffield on
Wednesday 19th September 2007. Places are limited and cost £75 per person
To book, please complete an application form and send to Tricia Qanem (Fax
0114 272 4095) or email [log in to unmask]