Class objectivesBy the end of this class, you will gain experience and cultivate your skills for the following activities:
Evaluation and synthesis
- Evaluate the culture of the health sciences information profession and library.
- Organize the issues and ideas central to health sciences information work into a personal framework
- Discuss emerging trends, opportunities and challenges
- Propose ideas and practices in response to the changing landscape of health sciences information work
- Conduct research in response to professional issues and opportunities. This includes the following activities:
- Identifying and articulating a research problem
- Research study design
- Data and evidence collection
- Reporting findings, recommendations, and future work.
- Engage in evidence-based practice.
- Use the literature and knowledge base towards comprehension and informed decision-making in health sciences information work.
- Contribute to the evidence base by disseminating research work.
Reflective learning and practice
- Reflect on your career:
- Am I suited for a career in health sciences information? If not, why not?
- I hope my career will be like ...
- I know my career is a success if ....
- Reflect on your interests:
- What are my interests?
- What are my vision/goals for an information career?
- What institutional focus, environment or management style suits your interests in the information profession?
- What do I want to contribute to the profession?
- Reflect on your learning experience:
- What are my talents and weaknesses in the field? How can I improve?
- My final project has been ... (exciting, boring, instructive, ???) ... because ...
- How can I learn more about the information field outside of class, after graduation, when I'm working, ...?
- How can this class be better?
- How can I contribute to the improvement of this class?
In each class, I
strive for you to gain practice and experience towards each of the above