NJM librarian nominated for MMSA mentorship award

Every year, the Manitoba Medical Students’ Association nominates and presents teaching awards to recognize excellence in educating students at the Max Rady College of Medicine. This year, the Neil John Maclean Library’s Education Services Librarian, Tania Gottschalk, was nominated by the Medical Class of 2019 in the mentorship category.

Those nominated are acknowledged for giving their time and mmsaattention, and relaying real-world experiences to students  in an effort to mentor them through the pre-clerkship years. Tania’s knowledge of the principles of evidence-informed practice and information seeking in the medical literature positioned her as a reliable source of insight and advice. Her dedication to the success of medical students has led to the strengthening of information fluency skills within the medical curriculum, and has set students on a course to becoming practicing evidence-informed decision makers.

The awards categories include mentorship, teaching in a small group setting, innovation and inspiration.

The nominees and award winners were recognized at the 2017 Teacher Recognition & MMSA Awards dinner on Tuesday March 7, 2017 held in the Brodie Centre Atrium. The keynote address sponsored by the Dr. Patricia J. Martens Memorial Fund was given by Dr. Danielle Martin and was entitled “The Anatomy of Change: Big Ideas to Improve Health Care for All Canadians.”

For more information and a full list of nominees and winners visit http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/health_sciences/medicine/8200.html

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