Event Title

Concurrent 1: Health Information Literacy Confidence and Behavior Among Online, Hybrid, and Traditional Nursing Students: A survey to inform future virtual instruction

Presenter Information

Kristine Holloway

Session Format

In-person Full Paper Presentation

Proposal Synopsis

Items to be considered when creating information literacy instruction for distance learners include location, preferred use, technological skills, availability of online resources, and confidence in information seeking skills and behaviors. The goal of this study was to establish areas in which online, traditional, and hybrid nursing students already felt confident and to identify places of weakness in their understanding of how to use library services. The objective was to create a plan whereby students could be given instruction, using the Association of College and Research Libraries Framework, to strengthen student understanding of how to use and understand library resources regardless of location.

This study was based on an online survey that the Nursing Librarian conducted prior to the spread of the Coronavirus Pandemic. Data was collected from eighty-eight hybrid, online, and in-person nursing students on both their confidence levels when performing basic health information literacy research tasks and on their information seeking behavior. Survey results indicated that nursing students across all three programs; online, hybrid, and in-person were confident in finding academic resources but had difficulty when composing a Population Intervention Comparison Outcomes or PICO question.

Nursing students, generally, used the library website to find information from home. The consistency of survey answers indicates that information literacy training can be effective across platforms. Nursing librarians should understand that even in-person students may not visit the library to access health information resources. Students must be reached at their point of use. This correlates well with providing access to online tutorials, asynchronous videos, and synchronous methods of communication: including live chat, group discussion, and live surveys. These classroom tools can be used in hybrid, online, or in-person classrooms.

Location

WALC 1132

Start Date

27-7-2022 9:00 AM

End Date

27-7-2022 9:50 AM

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Concurrent 1: Health Information Literacy Confidence and Behavior Among Online, Hybrid, and Traditional Nursing Students: A survey to inform future virtual instruction

WALC 1132