Journey to the Outer Limits of Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Instruction (CE300)

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Friday, May 15, 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Cost: $265 (nonmember: $490)

A group of veteran EBP instructors who have tried all the common approaches and developed new ones will show you how to develop and implement engaging and effective learner-centered approaches to teaching EBP.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Articulate common challenges related to implementing active learning approaches in the context of EBP instruction and identify possible options to overcome them
  • Complete and critique sample activities that teach EBP concepts
  • Develop or enhance an active learning activity appropriate for instruction at their own institution
  • Identify at least one method of assessment appropriate for application in their own instruction sessions

* Note: Attendees are required to bring a laptop computer or other device with WiFi capability to participate in interactive activities.


Laura Menard is Assistant Director for Medical Education & Access Services at the Ruth Lilly Medical Library in Indianapolis, IN. Her primary responsibilities include developing content for the Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) thread in the School of Medicine and training faculty to deliver EBM content. She received her MLS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a member of the 2019-2020 cohort of RTI fellows, with a research focus on defining the impact of EBM instruction.

Hanna Schmillen, MLIS, AHIP, is the Acting Co-Chair of the Subject Liaison Services Department and the Health Sciences and Professions Librarian at Ohio University. Hanna’s work focuses on instruction (including EBP instruction for several health sciences courses), instructional design, research support (including systematic reviews) and leadership of the subject liaison department. She received her MLIS from the University of Denver and is a member of MLA’s Librarians without Boarders, the Midwest Chapter of MLA Executive Board, and the Ohio Health Sciences Association.

Kathryn Houk, she/her/hers, is Assistant Professor, Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Nevada Las Vegas Health Sciences Library in Las Vegas, NV. She has worn many hats as she has assisted in creating the library for a brand new School of Medicine, including teaching evidence-based practice to students in the first year medical and dental programs. Currently, her role is transitioning into a librarian for community engagement and health literacy. She currently holds a Specialization in Consumer Health Information through MLA, is a member of the 2019-2020 Rising Stars Cohort, is an AHIP member, and is earning a Masters in Public Health from San Jose State University.

Amy Blevins, MALS, is the Associate Director for Public Services at the Ruth Lilly Medical Library. Amy supervises a team of talented team of librarians and is responsible for overseeing her library’s research, liaison, education, and data services. She has devoted her career over the last 13 years to online instruction, evidence-based medicine (EBM), and instructional design. She earned a certificate in Distance Learning and Administration from East Carolina University in 2009. Since 2017, Amy has served as the Thread Leader for Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) for the Indiana University School of Medicine. In this role, she works with a team of EBM enthusiasts to develop learning objectives and longitudinal curriculum-based integration of EBM into the existing undergraduate medical student

Stephanie Swanberg
is Associate Professor, Information Literacy & eLearning Librarian at the Oakland University William Beaumont (OUWB) School of Medicine in Rochester, Michigan. Her primary role is to design & deliver information literacy, scholarly communication, and evidence-based medicine instruction to first- and second-year medical students and medical school faculty. She also manages the medical library's outreach initiatives, which strongly focus on health literacy and health education for the local community. She received her Master of Science in Information (MSI) degree from The University of Michigan School of Information and is a senior AHIP member.

MLA CE Credits: 4