2016 - 2017 LPN Information Literacy Program Assessment
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Identifying Potential Biased Sources - LPN
Most LPN students did not recognize the need to evaluate all sources before attending the LPN IL class.
Before IL class
After IL class - All students recognized the need to evaluate sources no matter where they were found.
Identifying Scholarly Sources of Information for Nursing Research - Peer Reviewed - LPN
Many LPN students did not know the value of peer reviewed publications before the IL class:
Before IL class
After IL class - All recognized the value of peer reviewed sources.
Search Skills - Using Boolean Operators - LPN
The scores of LPN students improved after the IL class at recognizing selected search skills to refine search results:
After IL class
Student Comments on the LPN Information Literacy Program 2017, Jane's Classes
After completing the LPN information literacy worksheet together, students are given the opportunity to provide anonymous comments on the program. Almost all students participate. The following questions were asked on the Winter 2017 survey. Representative comments from students who attended Jane’s classes are given.
What is the most valuable piece of information you learned about during the orientation?
What was the least valuable part of the orientation?
Do you have any other comments about the orientation?
Would you recommend services the library provides, such as help from a reference librarian or using the full text databases, to other SC4 students?