ERIC Number: ED331526
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Partnership for the Future: Information Literacy in Nursing Education.
Fox, Lynne M.; And Others.
Arguing that today's nursing students will be better prepared to face future challenges if they possess information literacy skills, this paper describes an information literacy program which has been integrated into the University of Northern Colorado's School of Nursing curriculum. Information literacy is described and defined, and the four goals of the information literacy program are outlined: (1) to teach students how information is identified and defined by experts; (2) to teach students how information sources are structured; (3) to teach students how information sources are intellectually accessed; and (4) to teach students how information sources are physically organized. Three assignments--the "Nurse Educator Paper," a citation index exercise, and a CD-ROM computer search exercise--are described, and copies of these assignments are appended. The four methods by which the program is evaluated are described and results of evaluations using two of these methods are provided. Appended materials include copies of the three assignments; discussion questions and a bibliography on "Anatomy of a Disagreement"; mailing addresses of the three presenters; a five-item resource bibliography; and a lecture outline. (MAB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: University of Colorado
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Northern Rocky Mountain Educational Research Association (Greeley, CO, October 6, 1990). For a related report, see IR 053 574.