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Friday, July 20 • 9:30am - 10:30am
Taking Inspiration from Alumni: Evidence-based and Authentic Information Literacy Instruction

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Librarians from four universities in Utah sought to modify instruction to baccalaureate nursing students based on information needs and behaviors of their recent nursing alumni. We surveyed hundreds of alumni across the state about topics related to information environment, information access, and specific resources used. We’re now using the evidence collected to inform our teaching. This session will describe our survey process, results, and plans for implementation of recommendations for authentic information literacy instruction. In addition, we will address how our results fit with current information literacy standards for nursing. We will suggest future directions for authentic nursing information literacy instruction and ways this research can be adapted to other disciplines.

Part of this session will be dedicated to a discussion with the group about improving information literacy instruction based on evidence. We will open up the conversation about the challenges and benefits of evidence-based library instruction. We’ll also discuss student-centered learning and discipline-specific literacy instruction and ways to implement them at your library.

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Anne Diekema

Assistant Professor of Library Media, Southern Utah University
Anne Diekema is the Department Chair and Instruction Librarian at Southern Utah University where she teaches information literacy and studies how to best prepare students for information problem solving in school, profession, and life. Anne teams up with Mavis the Library Dog at the... Read More →
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Betsy Hopkins

Nursing and Communication Disorders Librarian, Harold B. Lee Library
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Brandon Patterson

University of Utah
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Nena Schvaneveldt

University of Utah, Eccles Health Sciences Library

Friday July 20, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am MDT
University Center 222