In Meeting Information Needs: Assessing Information Needs, you’ll learn the basics of assessing, finding, and communicating information. You’ll learn how to clarify requests by asking the right questions, use PICO and column format techniques to format searchable questions, and determine when to do the search yourself or teach the patron how to search.
In Meeting Information Needs: Fulfilling Information Needs, you’ll take on the role of a reference librarian who responds to two very different information requests. As you meet the requests, you’ll learn to identify the type of question, the type of studies appropriate for addressing a question type, and the databases where you can find appropriate studies. In the process, you’ll also learn how to use quantitative and qualitative evidence pyramids to select quality studies, construct basic searches, and communicate professionally to requestors to ensure you send them just what they need.
To learn more about the self-paced courses, click on the titles below.
Length: (2) 1.5 hour self-paced courses
Technical information: After you have registered, go to My Learning in MEDLIB-ED to access the webinars, resources, evaluation, and certificate.
Register, participate, and earn up to 3 MLA continuing education (CE) contact hours for the series.