Reference and Research Librarian Centre for Addiction & Mental Health (CAMH) Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Librarians at the Centre for Addiction & Mental Health are part of the interprofessional team leading ECHO Ontario Coping with COVID, a telehealth continuing medical education program adapted to support the mental health of frontline healthcare practitioners during the pandemic. Learn how we faced the challenge of providing relevant, useful, high-quality resources in a constantly shifting information landscape, as boundaries between “the professional” and “the personal” disintegrated for everyone working in healthcare.
Takeaways: - How to support the information needs of healthcare workers in an environment demanding rapidly changing skillsets - Tips on how to participate in and contribute to an interprofessional team as the library professional - Why and how COVID-19 upended the established cycle of scholarly publishing and knowledge transfer in the health sciences, rendering insufficient our typical methods of literature searching. - Strategies for balancing responsiveness and personal investment with self-care and sustainability - A personal and collective debrief on the experience of serving healthcare workers during the pandemic, and the lessons we learned.