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Teaching about teaching and instruction on instruction: A challenge for health sciences library education

Detlefsen, EG (2012) Teaching about teaching and instruction on instruction: A challenge for health sciences library education. Journal of the Medical Library Association, 100 (4). 244 - 250. ISSN 1536-5050

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Abstract

Objective: This is a review of the master's-level curricula of the fifty-eight America Library Association-accredited library and information science programs and iSchools for evidence of coursework and content related to library instruction. Special emphasis is placed on the schools and programs that also offer coursework in medical or health sciences librarianship. Methods: Fifty-eight school and program websites were reviewed. Course titles and course descriptions for seventy-three separate classes were analyzed. Twenty-three syllabi were examined. Results: All North American library education programs offer at least one course in the general area of library instruction; some programs offer multiple courses. No courses on instruction, however, are focused directly on the specialized area of health sciences librarianship. Conclusions: Master's degree students can take appropriate classes on library instruction, but the medical library profession needs to offer continuing education opportunities for practitioners who want to have specific instruction for the specialized world of the health sciences.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Detlefsen, EGellen@pitt.eduELLEN
Date: 1 October 2012
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of the Medical Library Association
Volume: 100
Number: 4
Page Range: 244 - 250
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.3163/1536-5050.100.4.005
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Information Sciences > Library and Information Science
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1536-5050
PubMed Central ID: PMC3484960
PubMed ID: 23133323
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2013 22:07
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2017 13:55
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/19187

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