Learn new skills with Library Services’ Education and Training opportunities

by Amanda Andrews on 2023-07-31T08:30:00-03:00 in Achieve Results, Clinical Research, Copyright, Engage Others, Health literacy, Journal Club, Lead Self, Leading Self, Nursing, Patient Education, Physicians & Nurse Practitioners, Point-of-Care Tools, Research, Research skills, Resource Spotlight, Searching, Teaching & Learning, Trendy Topics | 0 Comments

Are you interested in learning how to access information using Library Services resources or developing patient education pamphlets? Our education sessions teach practical information skills that meet the evolving needs of:

  • Clinicians, staff and researchers who need to efficiently access health sciences literature for research and to inform patient care
  • Clinicians who need to learn how to access new/under-utilized point-of-care tools and other relevant resources

Online education sessions, offered on Microsoft Teams, cover topics such as:

  • Library Services orientation
  • Literature search tips to assist with research
  • Searching specific databases (such as PubMed®, CINAHL, etc.)
  • Developing patient pamphlets
  • Copyright advice

We keep in mind health care workers' busy schedules so new classes are added every three months with a variety of dates and times. There is sure to be a session suitable for you.

View online education and training opportunities

  1. Be sure to check our Learning Opportunities calendar often. You can access the calendar from Library Services’ website by selecting Services at the top of the Library’s home page. From the dropdown menu, select Education and Training Sessions.
  2. Watch for learning opportunities in the Library Services section of Nova Scotia Health News.
  3. Print and post our fall education flyer - coming in September! From the Library Services home page, select Documents & Forms from the left-hand menu. Select Promotion, then the Library Learning Opportunities document for the current season.
  4. Keep an eye out for promotional emails from Library Services.

Online session registration is quick and easy:

  1. From the Learning Opportunities calendar, select the session you are interested in.
  2. Select the Begin Registration button and complete the form.
  3. Before you select Register, it is helpful to have your device set up properly to join the meeting.
    1. Support for joining the meeting is provided on the registration page and in the confirmation email you will receive.
    2. If you have any difficulty, please email Library Services prior to the session date.
  4. Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to join the session.
  5. You will also receive a reminder email before the session date.
  6. After the session, you will receive a Training Evaluation Form. Your feedback is important!

Custom Group Training

Looking for a customized group training session? We have you covered! Our instructors deliver customized education sessions on several topics that support your info needs, at a time that works best for your team. Depending on the type of request, customized group training can be delivered virtually, via Microsoft Teams, or in-person. Let us know what you are looking for by filling out our Custom Group Training form. A Library Services team member will be in touch to arrange your session.


Library Services’ team members also provide consultations. Meet one-on-one with a library and information professional for help with your project, publication, research or other info need. Book a consultation online today!

We look forward to meeting you in one or more of these sessions, or in a consultation with a Library team member. As always, please reach out to AskLibrary@nshealth.ca with questions or for further info about Library Services’ Education and Training opportunities.

Amanda Andrews

Librarian Educator, Education & Training Lead
Eastern Zone - Cape Breton, Guysborough, Antigonish

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