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Thursday, May 19 • 11:30am - 11:50am
How nurses evaluate consumer and scholarly health information: implications for information literacy

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The amount of online health information is unprecedented and yet many patients rely on nurses to find, access, evaluate, and interpret this specialized and high-stakes information. The varying quality of health information especially exacerbates systemic discrepancies in health outcomes, and requires nurses to possess high-level information literacy skills. In this mixed-method study we captured evaluation criteria and processes used by nurses for consumer and scholarly health information. Our findings have implications for nursing education and nursing librarians, specifically information literacy instruction.

Learning objectives:
Employ mixed methods research to inform information literacy instruction
Discuss evaluation criteria used by healthcare professionals
Design information literacy instruction to address evidence-based needs

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Anne R. Diekema

Assoc. Professor/Dept. Chair, Southern Utah University
Anne Diekema is Department Chair of the Library & Information Science department at Southern Utah University's Sherratt Library. Anne teaches information literacy and library research skills and studies how to best prepare students for information problem solving in school, profession... Read More →
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Brandon Patterson

Technology Engagement Librarian, University of Utah
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Betsy Hopkins

Nursing Librarian, Brigham Young University
Betsy Hopkins is the Nursing Librarian at Brigham Young University. She is interested in the use of metrics in research evaluation and preparing students to succeed in today's complex information environment.
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Nena Schvaneveldt

Associate Librarian, University of Utah Eccles Health Sciences Library

Thursday May 19, 2022 11:30am - 11:50am MDT
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