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InterProfessional Education: What it Is and How Librarians Can Partner Recorded Webinar
InterProfessional Education: What it Is and How Librarians Can Partner Recorded Webinar

Interprofessional education (IPE) is all the buzz now as many health sciences programs require it for accreditation purposes, such as the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).  What exactly is IPE, and why has it become so important?  Hear from Rebecca Wilson, interprofessonal education director at the University of Utah (UU), what IPE is, what interprofessional practice (IPP) is, how IPP differs from IPE, why are both IPE and IPP so important, and what types of IPE can be offered to students. Jean P. Shipman, AHIP, FMLA, director of the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library at UU, will share how she as a librarian has worked closely with the UU IPE program, and how librarians can play important roles with IPE at their institutions. 

Registration Information

  • Length: 1.5 hour recorded webinar
  • Technical information: You will receive a link to the recorded program and the participant's manual after registration.
  • Cost:
    • Individuals: $59 (nonmembers, $99)
  • Register, participate, and earn 1.5 MLA continuing education (CE) contact hours.


Jean P. Shipman, AHIP, FMLA, is director, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library; National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) , MidContinental Region; and NN/LM National Training Center, University of Utah, and director for informationtTransfer, Center for Medical Innovation. She served as president of the Medical Library Association for 2006/07 and promoted health literacy as her primary presidential initiative. Shipman graduated from Case Western Reserve University and Gettysburg College. She has worked in academic health sciences libraries (Johns Hopkins University, University of Washington, Virginia Commonwealth University), in a hospital library (Greater Baltimore Medical Center), and with the Southeastern/Atlantic, NN/LM, University of Maryland–Baltimore. Her professional interests are health literacy, scholarly communications, innovation, and LEAN principles.

Rebecca Wilson is the director of interprofessional education and an assistant professor in nursing at the University of Utah. In this role, she oversees the program and coordinates interprofessional education experiences for over 1,200 health sciences students annually. Wilson received her master of science in nursing from Columbia University and a doctorate in educational technology from Arizona State University. Prior to her work at the University, Wilson was an education specialist at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, working with learners and interprofessional teams in technology-enhanced simulation environments to optimize patient care.