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ERIC Number: EJ997493
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-May
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-0004-9670
Collaboration Plus! The Development of an Information Literacy and Communication Program
Dickson, Virginia
Australian Library Journal, v53 n2 p153-160 May 2004
Through focus group interviews, a valuable method of developing client-focused initiatives, the most immediate needs of the faculty staff and students were identified and the collaborative effort between the College of Health (COH) academic staff and the liaison librarian began. Four key areas were identified: information sources/information seeking behaviour, information literacy, collection development, and future trends and recommendations for long- and short-term projects were confirmed. A recent article in "Australian Academic and Research Libraries" [AARL] (Ivey 2003) discusses working partnerships between librarians and academics in information literacy, but it did not identify "information about the roles of partners and the collaborative process of planning, delivering and evaluating learning programs". This paper endeavours to demonstrate the need for library and academic staff to develop a trusting, sharing relationship through the use of client-centred methods such as focus group interviews. The paper is a discussion of the processes involved in the evolution of an information literacy and communication unit (CO115 Health Communications) for College of Health students at the University of Notre Dame Australia, a collaboration between academic staff and the liaison librarian.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia