Library Forum With Nursing Apr 22


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Presentation given to Nursing faculty at the University of Western Ontario on April 22, 2009

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Library Forum With Nursing Apr 22

  1. 1. Information Literacy and Nursing April 22, 2009 Eeva Munoz, Assistant University Librarian & Director, Allyn & Betty Taylor Library Tom Adam, Information Literacy Librarian Robin Featherstone, Research & Instructional Services Librarian
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Brief overview of information literacy goals </li></ul><ul><li>Library/Faculty collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion points </li></ul>4/22/09 Featherstone
  3. 3. Information Literacy <ul><li>... is a set of abilities requiring individuals to “recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.” (American Library Association, 1989) </li></ul>4/22/09 Featherstone
  4. 4. Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Standards <ul><li>Five standards (all with performance indicators and outcomes) </li></ul><ul><li>The information literate student… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Determines the nature and extent of the information needed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accesses needed information effectively and efficiently </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluates information and its sources critically and incorporates selected information into his or her knowledge base and value system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Uses information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Understands many of the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information and accesses and uses information ethically and legally </li></ul></ul>4/22/09 Featherstone
  5. 5. Information Literacy and Nursing <ul><li>Integrated into the goals for the new curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated into indicators for professional standards by the College of Nurses of Ontario </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated into the Evidence Informed Practice Movement </li></ul>4/22/09 Featherstone
  6. 6. Curriculum Goals <ul><li>Year 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Access & apply relevant knowledge from diverse sources & ways of knowing </li></ul><ul><li>Access appropriate resources to support evidence-informed practice </li></ul><ul><li>Year 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Understand the research process, its utility for nursing practice, & its contribution to the discipline </li></ul><ul><li>Critique & use literature & other data pertinent to own practice </li></ul><ul><li>Use information literacy skills to discern appropriate sources of information & knowledge </li></ul>4/22/09 Featherstone
  7. 7. Curriculum Goals, cont... <ul><li>Year 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Practice nursing & justify clinical judgments using beginning research skills, evidence-based practice, ethical principles, multiple ways of knowing, & critical & creative thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Analyze, organize and reconstruct information to effectively communicate to others and inform practice </li></ul><ul><li>Year 4 </li></ul><ul><li>Be reflective, inquisitive, self-evaluative, responsible & accountable with a commitment to lifelong learning </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporate scholarship & critical reflection skills into own learning & nursing practice </li></ul>4/22/09 Featherstone
  8. 8. Summary <ul><li>Information literacy in an integral part of the curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>It is a part of lifelong learning and critical thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Successful integration into the curriculum will require time, assessment, flexibility and collaboration </li></ul>4/22/09 Featherstone
  9. 9. An Effective Partnership <ul><li>Librarians have knowledge of the fast-changing electronic information environment </li></ul><ul><li>Nurse educators have discipline knowledge and the responsibility to manage student learning (McDowell, 2002) </li></ul>4/22/09 Featherstone
  10. 10. Challenges <ul><li>1:1200 </li></ul><ul><li>Differing expectations and large number of instructors </li></ul><ul><li>Access issues </li></ul><ul><li>Geography </li></ul><ul><li>Difficulty translating existing information literacy based assignments into practice </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Maintenance </li></ul>4/22/09 Featherstone
  11. 11. Discussion Points <ul><li>How do we integrate into the existing curriculum? </li></ul><ul><li>Do we develop a customized set of standards for Western-Fanshawe’s Nursing students? Or adopt an existing set of standards? </li></ul><ul><li>Who is responsible for maintaining, assessing and updating the program? </li></ul><ul><li>When does the program begin? </li></ul>4/22/09 Featherstone