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THLA Journal Club January 2017

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The Duke of York

39 Prince Arthur Avenue

Toronto, ON M5R1B2

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It’s the January edition of the THLA Journal Club!

Join us at The Duke of York on Wednesday, January 25th for our first meeting of the new year! The Duke is conveniently located steps from the Bedford exit of St. George Station and will ring a bell if you attended the Summer Social in August.

We will start gathering at 5:30 and at 6:00 Kimberley Aslett will lead our discussion of the following (freely available!) article:

Smylie, J., Olding, M., & Ziegler, C. (2014). Sharing what we know about living a good life: Indigenous approaches to knowledge translation. The Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association / CHLA = Journal de l’Association Des Bibliotheques de La Sante Du Canada / ABSC, 35, 16–23. http://doi.org/10.5596/c14-009

Abstract: Knowledge Translation (KT), a core priority in Canadian health research, policy, and practice for the past decade, has a long and rich tradition within Indigenous communities. In Indigenous knowledge systems the processes of “knowing” and “doing” are often intertwined and indistinguishable. However, dominant KT models in health science do not typically recognize Indigenous knowledge conceptualizations, sharing systems, or protocols and will likely fall short in Indigenous contexts. There is a need to move towards KT theory and practice that embraces diverse understandings of knowledge and that recognizes, respects, and builds on pre-existing knowledge systems. This will not only result in better processes and outcomes for Indigenous communities, it will also provide rich learning for mainstream KT scholarship and practice. As professionals deeply engaged in KT work, health librarians are uniquely positioned to support the development and implementation of Indigenous KT. This article provides information that will enhance the ability of readers from diverse backgrounds to promote and support Indigenous KT efforts, including an introduction to Indigenous knowledge conceptualizations and knowledge systems; key contextual issues to consider in planning, implementing, or evaluating KT in Indigenous settings; and contemporary examples of Indigenous KT in action. The authors pose critical reflection questions throughout the article that encourage readers to connect the content with their own practices and underlying knowledge assumptions.

Click here to read more or download the full text.

To help you informally appraise the methods and findings of the study, we have put together a list of questions you can use (if you like) for most articles - with no math required! You'll find it attached to the invitation email you received.

Did you know?

You can receive accredited CE hours for attending our Journal Club! Here’s how it works:

  • Become a member of THLA for 2017 (or renew your membership in THLA for 2017)

  • Attend one or more THLA Journal Club meetings, held every other month, and sign in

  • At the end of the year, fill in the evaluation form you will receive via email.

  • Your official CE hours certificate will arrive in your email!

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39 Prince Arthur Avenue

Toronto, ON M5R1B2

Canada

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