Exploring interprofessional collaboration and attitudes of health sciences librarians.

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    • Affiliation:
      Assistant Health Sciences Librarian, IUPUI University Library, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), Indianapolis, IN
      Research Services Librarian, Health Sciences Libraries, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
      Assistant Professor of Medical Education and Medical Librarian, Mayo Clinic Libraries, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL
      Informationist, Taubman Health Sciences Library, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
      Health Sciences Librarian, Health Sciences Library, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY
      University Librarian, OHSU Library, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR
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    • Abstract:
      Objective: This study assessed health sciences librarians' attitudes toward interprofessional collaboration using the Interdisciplinary Education Perception Scale (IEPS) and gathered information on their involvement with interprofessional activities. Methods: The authors sent a survey to librarians in the Medical Library Association's (MLA's) Interprofessional Education Special Interest Group and Research Section consisting of the IEPS and questions about their prior and current experiences with interprofessional practice and education (IPE). We compared mean IEPS scores between each MLA group and several other demographic factors to assess differences in attitudes. We also compared librarians' IEPS scores with those of previously published health professional students' IEPS scores and thematically analyzed two open-ended questions. Results: Health sciences librarians' scores on the IEPS indicated positive attitudes toward IPE. There were no statistically significant differences between any group. Health sciences librarians' mean IEPS score was similar to the mean score of health professions students from a prior study. The most commonly reported interprofessional activity was teaching or facilitating learning activities for health professions students; fewer served on committees or engaged in non-curricular activities such as grand rounds and book clubs. Conclusion: Health sciences librarians in this study reported positive attitudes toward IPE, in line with the majority of other previously studied health professionals. Years of experience, previous health professional careers, and experience supporting IPE as a librarian had little bearing on the responses to the survey. This suggests that health sciences librarians have positive attitudes toward IPE, regardless of whether they directly support IPE programs or participate in interprofessional activities.
    • Journal Subset:
      Computer/Information Science; Double Blind Peer Reviewed; Editorial Board Reviewed; Expert Peer Reviewed; Peer Reviewed; USA
    • Instrumentation:
      Readiness for Interprofessional Learning Scale (RIPLS)
      Interdisciplinary Education Perception Scale (IEPS)
    • ISSN:
      1536-5050
    • MEDLINE Info:
      NLM UID: 101132728
    • Publication Date:
      20200922
    • Publication Date:
      20200922
    • DOI:
      10.5195/jmla.2020.804
    • Accession Number:
      145700932
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      HINRICHS, R. J. et al. Exploring interprofessional collaboration and attitudes of health sciences librarians. Journal of the Medical Library Association, [s. l.], p. 440–451, 2020. DOI 10.5195/jmla.2020.804. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=145700932. Acesso em: 5 dez. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Hinrichs RJ, Bakker CJ, Brigham TJ, Ginier EC, Stevens GA, Alpi KM. Exploring interprofessional collaboration and attitudes of health sciences librarians. Journal of the Medical Library Association. July 2020:440-451. doi:10.5195/jmla.2020.804
    • APA:
      Hinrichs, R. J., Bakker, C. J., Brigham, T. J., Ginier, E. C., Stevens, G. A., & Alpi, K. M. (2020). Exploring interprofessional collaboration and attitudes of health sciences librarians. Journal of the Medical Library Association, 440–451. https://doi.org/10.5195/jmla.2020.804
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Hinrichs, Rachel J., Caitlin J. Bakker, Tara J. Brigham, Emily C. Ginier, Gregg A. Stevens, and Kristine M. Alpi. 2020. “Exploring Interprofessional Collaboration and Attitudes of Health Sciences Librarians.” Journal of the Medical Library Association, July, 440–51. doi:10.5195/jmla.2020.804.
    • Harvard:
      Hinrichs, R. J. et al. (2020) ‘Exploring interprofessional collaboration and attitudes of health sciences librarians’, Journal of the Medical Library Association, pp. 440–451. doi: 10.5195/jmla.2020.804.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Hinrichs, RJ, Bakker, CJ, Brigham, TJ, Ginier, EC, Stevens, GA & Alpi, KM 2020, ‘Exploring interprofessional collaboration and attitudes of health sciences librarians’, Journal of the Medical Library Association, pp. 440–451, viewed 5 December 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Hinrichs, Rachel J., et al. “Exploring Interprofessional Collaboration and Attitudes of Health Sciences Librarians.” Journal of the Medical Library Association, July 2020, pp. 440–451. EBSCOhost, doi:10.5195/jmla.2020.804.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Hinrichs, Rachel J., Caitlin J. Bakker, Tara J. Brigham, Emily C. Ginier, Gregg A. Stevens, and Kristine M. Alpi. “Exploring Interprofessional Collaboration and Attitudes of Health Sciences Librarians.” Journal of the Medical Library Association, July 2, 2020, 440–51. doi:10.5195/jmla.2020.804.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Hinrichs RJ, Bakker CJ, Brigham TJ, Ginier EC, Stevens GA, Alpi KM. Exploring interprofessional collaboration and attitudes of health sciences librarians. Journal of the Medical Library Association [Internet]. 2020 Jul 2 [cited 2020 Dec 5];440–51. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=145700932