Medical & Other Healthcare Library Information Literacy Benchmarks
Does your medical school or health sciences program require any form of information searching or literacy training for graduation?
Across the entire sample, 54.55% of respondents indicated that their medical school or health sciences program requires information searching or literacy training for graduation. Respondents most likely to indicate their schools/programs require this training include: respondents outside the United States (75.00%), private universities (66.67%), institutions with tuition between $10,000-20,000 (75.00%), institutions with enrollment between 2000-10,000 (50.00%), and medical schools (75.00%).
The study presents data & commentary from 11 college and university medical school and other healthcare program libraries about their information literacy policies and practices. The report discusses information literacy graduation and other requirements, the number and type of courses offered, as well as trends in instruction in the form of courses, videos, one-on-one and other forms of instruction. The report also presents data on the number and type of instructors that teach information literacy including info on adjuncts, tenured faculty and others. Study participants identify their best attended workshops, the subjects most in demand by patrons, and the future plans of their libraries in info literacy. The study also pinpoints participants perception of the importance or usefulness of training on certain key healthcare databases and eBook collections. Specific data is provided on products such as DynaMed, PubMed, CINAHL, PsycINFO and many others.
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