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Wednesday, March 18 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Taking Journal Clubs to the Next Level: Video Conferencing & Information Literacy

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Our university recently purchased a subscription to BlueJeans, a cloud-based videoconferencing service that is compatible with all major computing platforms, including mobile devices. This new technology will allow a team of two librarians and a nursing faculty member to deliver a Nursing Journal Club as a continuing education course, thereby addressing the informatics competencies incorporated into nursing education. The course will consist of an information literacy session followed by four sessions with authors of the various articles teleconferencing in for part of the scholarly article discussion. Existing research on journal clubs has shown that they are effective in influencing individual nurses and healthcare providers’ perceptions of the value of medical research, as measured by informal questionnaires. This research project seeks to measure any increase in practicing nurses’ beliefs in the value of evidence-based practice (EBP) as measured by the EBP Beliefs Scale. This presentation will enumerate the challenges and benefits of using this software platform, as well as the initial findings of this ongoing research project.

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Stephanie H Wical, MLS, MA

Electronic Resources and Acquisitions Librarian, Boston University
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R. Todd Vandenbark

Research and Instruction Librarian, McIntyre Library, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Stretching the boundaries of responsibility and awareness in librarianship

Wednesday March 18, 2015 2:30pm - 3:30pm CDT
Olin-Rice 100

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