Colorado Association of Libraries Annual Conference
Impossible Mission: In two hours educate twenty doctoral students - distance students that will not be seen on campus again - on everything they need to know about the library and the technological skills needed to access all the resources they will require.
The Response: A partnership formed between need (the subject librarian) and know-how (the instruction librarian) to create a tool that can be used to
- create a sense of library and librarian for a distance learner, and
- inform the student of the ways and means of connecting to the resources and people and, ultimately, the information and resources they need.
The Result: A CD sent home with each student that consists of information and promotion, tutorial and advertisement, and guidance and marketing.
- Learn how a needs analysis effects the outcome of the product.
- Participate in a discussion concerning the future of such products and capabilities of this type of information sharing.
Stephanie Wiegand - https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7933-2483
distance students; online students; information literacy; video; technology; nursing students; graduate students; instruction; software
Lawrence, D., & Wiegand, S. (2005, November 12). Need and know-how: The perfect partnership in creating tools for distance students. Presented at the Colorado Association of Libraries Annual Conference, Denver, CO.