Forming Partnerships: Health Sciences Library Collaborates with Community Colleges to Create Interactive Training Tools Public Deposited

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  • Hinrichs, Rachel
    • Affiliation: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Health Sciences Library
  • Linares, Brenda
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    • Affiliation: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Health Sciences Library
  • In accordance with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library's mission statement to promote public service beyond UNC's campus, we sought to build collaborative relationships between the Health Sciences Library, and local community colleges. We received an outreach express award from the National Library of Medicine to reach out to librarians, students, faculty, and staff at community colleges because of the important role they play in the training and development of the allied health professions. This project was developed in response to the health information needs identified in survey results from faculty and students at Durham Technical Community College, and Central Carolina Community College. Based on results indicating that 86% of students reported that they learn better with hands-on activities and tutorials, we developed two interactive training modules for developing research skills. The next step will be testing the modules with the users. The lessons learned from this project will be helpful for libraries that want to partner with and reach out to community colleges.
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  • North Carolina Library Association. Biennial Conference (61st: 2015: Greensboro, N.C.)

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