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Supporting Clinical Care: An Institute in Evidence-based Practice for Medical Librarians

EBCP for Librarians Institute

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About the Institute

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Strauss Health Sciences Library is pleased to host the Institute on our Aurora campus, in the Denver metropolitan area. The campus is conveniently located between Denver International Airport and downtown Denver, Colorado. Formerly hosted at Dartmouth (2008-2012), the University of Calgary (2013), and now at the University of Colorado Anschutz since 2014, this is an intensive, introductory, three-day course. Through discussion and hands-on learning, you'll acquire skills needed to support evidence-based practice. We use an active, case-based approach in a comfortable, small-group environment. A hallmark of this institute is the low student-faculty ratio and the individual attention each participant receives.

The 2020 Institute was canceled due to COVID-19 and limitations on professional travel and gatherings. Click here to add your name to the priority registration list for the 2021 Institute, which we hope to schedule for the third or fourth week of July.  


Health Sciences librarians who want to learn evidence-based clinical practice concepts in order to comfortably support and teach EBCP at their institutions. Attendance will be limited to 27 participants to maximize individual learning.

Learning Objectives

After completing the institute, you will be able to:

  • Identify and explain the concepts, issues and process of evidence-based clinical practice (EBCP).
  • Recognize different types of study designs and understand their strengths and limitations
  • Create well-built, answerable clinical questions.
  • Use clinical questions to find the best evidence in the literature about the the diagnosis and treatment of disorders.
  • Identify and explain the criteria for judging the internal validity of randomized controlled trials (RCTs), systematic reviews, qualitative and diagnostic studies.
  • Identify roles that librarians can undertake in providing EBCP training and support to health care professionals.

Continuing Education Credit

20.0 MLA CE credits.

Comments from previous Institute attendees

"This is the best thing I've done for myself as a medical librarian."

"I really appreciate the opportunity to interact and learn from those who were experienced with EBM. I learned a lot and feel as if I have a handle on the topic."

"Small groups are the ideal situation - can be actively engaged with increasingly familiar faces - very productive."

"Excellent workshop. Great way to learn by immersion for 3 days with colleagues." 

2021 Priority List


  • Add your name to the 2021 Priority Notification List for advanced registration.
  • Completing this survey will add you to the list for priority notification and early registration  for the 2021 Evidence Based Practice for Librarians Institute. 
  • You will be notified when a registration date and price have been set.