Hinari/Internet Resources ‘Train the Trainers’ Workshop in Sarajevo

Published: Wednesday 13th June 2018
Category: News, Training workshops

Hinari/Internet Resources ‘Train the Trainers’ Workshop in Sarajevo

Hinari ‘Train the Trainers’ Workshop participants with trainer Lenny Rhine

From 14-17 May 2018, a Hinari ‘Train the Trainers’ Workshop was conducted by Lenny Rhine from Librarians Without Borders/Medical Library Association (USA) at the Hollywood Hotel, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The workshop was supported by the WHO Kyrgyzstan Country Office and the University of Sarajevo Medical School.

Sixteen individuals attended the workshop including seven health information professionals, four practicing physicians along with two pharmacy professors, two participants from accrediting agencies plus one medical student.

The modules covered included searching skills, Hinari portal and Summon search tool (for country specific Hinari journals and e-books searches), Hinari/PubMed (website, filters, history and advanced search), MY NCBI accounts, evidence-based medicine & e-books resources, Zotero reference management software plus authorship skills material (How to read and write a scientific paper, Copyright and Plagiarism, Web-bibliography of publishing resources including the AuthorAid and Elsevier Researcher websites).

With four days for instruction, all the modules’ material was presented in detail and there also was ample time to complete the important hands-on activities. Most of the participants arrived with good to very good information literacy skills and were able to build on this base. The trainer was able to learn about the specific information needs of the participants and encourage them to focus on this when completing searches in the various databases and search engines.

All the participants gained skills and knowledge about the Hinari and Internet resources plus the authorship tools that comprised the workshop’s material. For some participants, each module contained new information and tools. For others, there were three of four new concepts each day.


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