User Education in Health Sciences Libraries

User Education in Health Sciences Libraries

by M Sandra Wood
     
 

Here is ready access to a wide range of information for librarians who teach users how to best utilize information resources. Library and information science students and practitioners can learn from the educational programs that have been developed over the last decade, as represented in this volume, to build and expand their roles as consultants and… See more details below

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Here is ready access to a wide range of information for librarians who teach users how to best utilize information resources. Library and information science students and practitioners can learn from the educational programs that have been developed over the last decade, as represented in this volume, to build and expand their roles as consultants and educators.

Over the past decade, the role of the reference librarian has been radically altered due to the rise of end-user searching, the development of information management software, and the creation of the information superhighway. User Education in Health Sciences Libraries helps prepare librarians to deal effectively with these role changes. Bringing together the best information on the subject from the pages of Medical Reference Services Quarterly, this book is intended to create an interest in user education in libraries and generate ideas for new or expanded user education programs. Articles range from very practical applications to education theory.

User Education in Health Sciences Libraries focuses on user education, emphasizing the teaching of electronic resources, and ranges from educational theory to very practical applications, including descriptions of educational programs that have worked in health sciences libraries. Examples are based on experiences in health sciences libraries, but concepts and principles are applicable to other types of libraries. Articles in the book are divided into five sections. These sections are:

  • Program Planning and Implementation: Discusses planning for both new and existing programs and the implementation of user education programs.
  • Teaching End-User Searching: Focuses on teaching end users how to search databases.
  • Research in User Education: Argues the need for research in user education and presents research which has been done primarily in the area of database searching.
  • Information Management Education and Computer Literacy Programs: Discusses both information management education (IME) programs and courses aimed simply at computer literacy.
  • Computer-Assisted Instruction and Audiovisual Aids: Presents examples of new and different products which have developed as teaching aids.

    User Education in Health Sciences Libraries is a handy guide for library school students and librarians involved in user education programs such as bibliographic instruction, educating end users, and information management education. It complements materials for graduate library school students and aids practicing librarians in their daily work.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781560249641
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/1995
Pages:
298

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Table of Contents

Contents Preface
  • Introduction
  • Part I: Program Planning and Implementation
  • Creating Educational Programs in Libraries: Introduction and Part 1—Training and Education
  • Creating Educational Programs in Libraries: Part 2—Feasibility
  • Creating Educational Programs in Libraries: Part 3—Costs
  • Administrative Structures for Education Programs
  • Developing a Teaching Effectiveness Program for Librarians: The Ohio State University Experience
  • Defining What Instructional Librarians Need to Know About Information Technologies
  • Breaking New Ground in Curriculum Integrated Instruction
  • Making Housecalls: An Alternative to Library Classroom Instruction
  • Bibliographic Instruction in the Hospital Library
  • Part II: Teaching End-User Searching
  • Teaching End Users the CD Plus MEDLINE Menu Mode in Thirty Minutes
  • A Graphical Teaching Aid for Explaining MEDLINE and Access to It
  • Teaching Computer Searching to Health Care Professionals: Why Does It Take So Long?
  • End-User Training: Does It Make a Difference?
  • End-User Searching and New Roles for Librarians
  • Part III: Research in User Education
  • Reflections on Educational Research Needed in Special Libraries
  • User Education in Academic Health Sciences Libraries: Results of a Survey
  • CD-ROM MEDLINE Training: A Survey of Medical School Libraries
  • An Analysis of Transaction Logs to Evaluate the Educational Needs of End Users
  • Part IV: Information Management Education and Computer Literacy Programs
  • New Roles for the Medical Librarian in an Information Management Environment
  • Teaching Computer Literacy: Helping Patrons to Help Themselves
  • The Librarian as Consultant and Educator for Personal File Management Software
  • Building a Clinical Consulting Program
  • Introducing Computer Literacy Skills for Physicians
  • Information Management Education for Students in the Health Care Professions: A Coordinated, Integrated Plan
  • Part V: Computer-Assisted Instruction and Audiovisual Aids
  • Library Orientation on Videotape: Production Planning and Administrative Support
  • Watch Your Language[in ital.]: A CAI Approach to Teaching MeSH
  • A Sam Starr Mystery: Building a Computerized Tour for the Library
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

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