Resources on creating and maintaining journal clubs for librarians
Please note, this is not a comprehensive list of all relevant literature. Please let us know of new resources we should add through the Contact page.
- Research about journal clubs
- Librarians in discipline-based journal clubs
- Critical appraisal tools
- Running a successful journal club
Research about journal clubs
Barsky, E. (2009). A library journal club as a tool for current awareness and open communication: University of British Columbia case study. Partnership: the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research, 4(2).
Fitzgibbons, M. (2015). Journal clubs: Free and effective professional development for librarians. Access, 29(4), 30.
Fitzgibbons, M., Kloda, L., & Miller-Nesbitt, A. (2017). Exploring the value of academic librarians’ participation in journal clubs. College & Research Libraries, 78(6), 774-788. doi: 10.5860/crl.78.6.774.
Park, A. C. L., & Nephin, E. (2016). Practicing what we preach: Developing a professional reading group for the library academic support team. Collaborate: Libraries in Learning Innovation, 1(1).
Pearce-Smith, N. (2006). A journal club is an effective tool for assisting librarians in the practice of evidence-based librarianship: a case study. Health Information & Libraries Journal, 23(1), 32-40.
Roper, T., Brbre, I., & Fairclough, J. (2016). Assessing the value of a librarians’ journal club. In Proceedings from 15th European Association for Health Information and Libraries (EAHIL) Conference. Seville, Spain.
Young, P., & Vilelle, L. (2011). The prevalence and practices of academic library journal clubs. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 37(2), 130-136. doi: 10.1016/j.acalib.2011.02.004
Librarians in discipline-based journal clubs
Kean, E. B. (2013). Assessment and impact of a new role as an embedded librarian in nursing online journal clubs. Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA, 101(4), 335.
Resource for health services / medical librarians:
Cochrane Library. (n.d.). Cochrane Library Journal Club. This monthly email service highlights one recent Cochrane Review per month and provides relevant a Clinical Case and discussion questions for use in journal clubs.
Critical appraisal tools
Esson, R. (September 1, 2007). The right tools for the job: A usability survey of critical appraisal tools. Paper presented at the Library and Information Association of New Zealand (LIANZA) Conference: Rotorua, New Zealand.
Critical appraisal tools. (n.d.). Retrieved April 28, 2017 from McGill Library Journal Club Wiki.
Running a successful journal club
Deenadayalan, Y., Grimmer-Somers, K., Prior, M., & Kumar, S. (2008). How to run an effective journal club: A systematic review. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 14(5), 898-911.
Dozier, M. & Webber, S. (2015). 2015 workshop report: Running a journal club. Journal of the European Association for Health Information and Libraries (EAHIL), 11(30), 22-24.