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Introduction: Teaching Reflection



Course Syllabus: Evidence-based Library & Information Practice (online tutorial)

These materials were developed as part of a research study intended to evaluate evidence-based practice in the library work setting, and were tested in an earlier incarnation with students in a full-semester course at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Lesson Plan: The Well-built Question

Lesson Plan, Assignment, and Rubric: Critical Appraisal of LIS Literature

Course Bibliography

Course Syllabus: INLS210-096: Evidence-based Library & Information Practice (Classroom course)

This course was the first full-semester academic class I have taught.  The principle instructor was Dr. Joanne Marshall, herself a pioneer in EBL research.  We shared in the development of the syllabus, and are co-writing a chapter on the experience.  Content for the first 6 weeks was comprised of an earlier version of the tutorial I developed, including the assigned readings and exercises.


Class Announcements page

Class discussion board

EBL Glossary

Workshop: Consumer Health Services (Powerpoint)


These are the supportive documents from a two-part workshop I was asked to give for staff at the Duke University Medical Center Library in 2006.  Participants were both professional and paraprofessional staff. The slides were used as a discussion-generator. Because participants became so engaged, I was asked to extend what had been intended as a single workshop to two sessions.  Hands-on experiences included paired-up assessments of online and paper-based consumer health resources, which were shared with the group in a round-robin session, and a problem-based lesson which presented participants (in small groups) with a consumer health question.  Students considered the question, selected and searched resources, assessed their findings for content and literacy, then shared their findings with the class.

 Nursing Staff Tutorial: Partnering for Patient Education  (best viewed in Internet Explorer)

I created this modular online tutorial while working as a contract librarian, in support of the Partnering for Patient Education LSTA grant-funded project in 2004. Funding was awarded by the Illinois State Library (ISL), a Division of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) under the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).  The intent was to enable staff nurses to provide patient education at the point of care, using tablet PCs to display flash tutorials, find patient education documents and tutorials.  The tutorial modules allow nurses to learn about the use of the tablet PCs, their own unit-specific web pages, and resources available through the library and beyond. 


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