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Room 211

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Individual paper/presentation (20 minute presentation)

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

It is expected that undergraduates entering a BSN clinical program as juniors will possess basic information literacy skills. The reality is that skills vary widely, complicating efforts to provide more advanced, discipline-specific instruction. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of a pre-class intervention intended to establish an information literacy baseline in newly admitted nursing students. Setting/Participants: Nursing students in the first clinical semester of a BSN program at a large, southeastern, research university. Intervention: Before attending a library instruction class, students watch a short video and complete a worksheet which they bring to class. Outcome Measures: Worksheets were evaluated to determine if students were successful in articulating a more focused topic, listing all major concepts of the focused topic, listing relevant synonyms and/or related terms, and listing relevant subject headings. Two successive cohorts (n =99 and n=76) were included in the study.

Presentation Description

It is expected that undergraduates entering a BSN clinical program as juniors will possess basic information literacy skills. The reality is that skills vary widely, complicating efforts to provide more advanced, discipline-specific instruction. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of a pre-class intervention intended to establish an information literacy baseline in newly admitted nursing students.

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Assessing the Effectiveness of a Pre-Class Intervention in Establishing an Information Literacy Baseline

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It is expected that undergraduates entering a BSN clinical program as juniors will possess basic information literacy skills. The reality is that skills vary widely, complicating efforts to provide more advanced, discipline-specific instruction. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of a pre-class intervention intended to establish an information literacy baseline in newly admitted nursing students. Setting/Participants: Nursing students in the first clinical semester of a BSN program at a large, southeastern, research university. Intervention: Before attending a library instruction class, students watch a short video and complete a worksheet which they bring to class. Outcome Measures: Worksheets were evaluated to determine if students were successful in articulating a more focused topic, listing all major concepts of the focused topic, listing relevant synonyms and/or related terms, and listing relevant subject headings. Two successive cohorts (n =99 and n=76) were included in the study.