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Resultat
Faglig foredrag
2022

The Library’s Project Thesis Clinic

Bidragsytere:
  • Marte Ødegaard
  • Ivana Malovic
  • Skjalg Tønnessen Kalvik og
  • Sara Clarke

Presentasjon

Navn på arrangementet: EAHIL-conference
Sted: Rotterdam, Nederland
Dato fra: 1. juni 2022
Dato til: 3. juni 2022

Arrangør:

Arrangørnavn: The European Association for Health Information and Libraries (EAHIL)

Om resultatet

Faglig foredrag
Publiseringsår: 2022

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Tittel

The Library’s Project Thesis Clinic

Sammendrag

Introduction What do we do when library teaching does not fit into the academic schedule? In response to this challenge, we started a project to provide information literacy teaching “just in time”. A common challenge faced by academic libraries is reduced time granted to course- integrated teaching of information literacy. This raises the concern that students will not obtain the necessary information literacy skills required for their studies. In this presentation we describe how we met these challenges through the creation of freestanding courses covering central aspects of information literacy, tailored to medical students. The catalyst for this course was the project thesis (20 ECTS) that the students complete as part of their professional education. The project thesis requires that students complete an independent scientific work wherein they specialize in a chosen field or innovation project. The project thesis is completed over a two-year period where January in year one contains courses in evidence-based medicine (EBM) and how to do a research project, and year two includes two teaching-free periods dedicated to project thesis work. The long time lag between the course in EBM and the individual study-period makes it difficult for the students to apply what they have learned. This leads to periodically increased pressure on the library due to the large number of students requesting instruction during their periods of self-directed learning. Aim The aim of this project was to find a solution to the added pressure on library services during the project thesis period by creating a suite of freestanding courses tailored specifically to the needs of the students. We had the following questions in the development of the project: · At which time will the students find the courses most useful? · How do we ensure that students get timely information when the project thesis stretches over a two-year period, and when faculty leaves little room for practical training in information skills? · How do we ensure the teaching we provide is relevant and covers the necessary topics? Program Description We created a collection of freestanding courses named the Project thesis clinic. The Project Thesis Clinic (PTC) lasts for a month and includes courses on academic writing, literature searching, critical appraisal, citing scientific literature, and individual guidance. Evaluation High attendance and positive feedback from the first clinic in 2021 showed the PTC was successful, which prompted the library to plan it again for January 2022. We adjusted the program based on feedback from the students in 2021 and aim to collect feedback in January 2022 using evaluation forms after the clinic has taken place. Conclusion This project has allowed us to test new teaching approaches, as well as ensuring that students receive required information literacy training “just-in-time” for when it is required. The global pandemic and need for digital solutions have also affected how the project has been developed. Human Touch Medical students feel the library provides them with the tools needed for success in their project.

Bidragsytere

Marte Ødegaard

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Bibliotek for medisin og realfag ved Universitetet i Oslo

Ivana Malovic

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Bibliotek for medisin og realfag ved Universitetet i Oslo

Skjalg Tønnessen Kalvik

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Universitetet i Oslo

Sara Clarke

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Bibliotek for medisin og realfag ved Universitetet i Oslo
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