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Eleven practicing academic health librarians at the University of Alberta taught LIS 520: Introduction to Health Sciences Librarianship as a large team. This study evaluated the students’ responses to being taught by a large team and the librarians’ responses to teaching in a large team. Overall,...
An electronic survey was distributed to all pharmacists serving as preceptors for the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada in the Winter and Fall 2010 terms. The survey questions addressed use of and access to information resources, barriers to accessing electronic resources,...
The University of Alberta Libraries undertook a creative patron-driven acquisition project in order to more fully meet user needs as well as to evaluate current collection development procedures. The project was unique in that it involved on-demand purchase of both print and electronic titles,...
Presentation given at the Charleston Conference: Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition, Oct. 31 - Nov. 5, 2016. Abstract: In April of 2014, the University of Alberta Libraries (UAL) made a major shift in how we acquire monographs, moving from a distributed, subject selector-focused, slip-based...
Health sciences libraries are faced with ever-tightening budgets due to high inflationary costs and the introduction of new resources. They inevitably will be challenged by difficult decisions regarding the cancellation or continuation of subscription to increasingly expensive products. The...
Teaching Health Librarianship with a Very Large Team: breaking the borders of the one-instructor modelDownload
Eleven practicing health librarians taught LIS 520, a graduate course in Health Librarianship, as a large team rather than as a course with one instructor and many guest lecturers. Finding little guidance from the literature of the field, the team undertook a research project to evaluate the...