Analysis of library associated information needs of staff in a specialist palliative and gerontological care centre in Mid-West Ireland

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/231691
Title:
Analysis of library associated information needs of staff in a specialist palliative and gerontological care centre in Mid-West Ireland
Authors:
Callinan, Joanne; McLoughlin, Kathleen; McCarthy, Pauline
Citation:
Analysis of library associated information needs of staff in a specialist palliative and gerontological care centre in Mid-West Ireland 2010, 27 (4):286 Health Information & Libraries Journal
Journal:
Health Information & Libraries Journal
Issue Date:
2-Jul-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/231691
DOI:
10.1111/j.1471-1842.2010.00908.x
Additional Links:
http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/j.1471-1842.2010.00908.x
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
BACKGROUND: Milford Care Centre is a major centre for specialist palliative and gerontological care in the Mid-West of Ireland. In August 2008, a Librarian was employed to support the information, research, teaching and professional development needs of staff and students. In planning associated with this role, it was necessary to undertake an analysis of the information needs of staff. OBJECTIVES: (1) To understand the information needs of staff with regard to the new Library and Information Service. (2) To identify current access to and levels of skill in information literacy and ICT. (3) To ascertain the need for training in those skills. METHODS: A web-based questionnaire was disseminated in November by email and printed copies were left at other locations. RESULTS: Assistance with obtaining journal articles was rated most highly by respondents as being an important service. Eighty-three per cent indicated that they did not have access to online health databases. Small group classes were considered the preferred method of providing training. Afternoons were also considered more convenient for visiting the library. CONCLUSION: The results will be used to plan the development of the library with a better insight of users needs and assist us to utilise resources more effectively.
Keywords:
Libraries, Medical*/organization & administration; Information literacy; PALLIATIVE CARE; NEEDS ASSESSMENT
ISSN:
14711834

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorCallinan, Joanneen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMcLoughlin, Kathleenen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMcCarthy, Paulineen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-02T11:14:25Z-
dc.date.available2012-07-02T11:14:25Z-
dc.date.issued2012-07-02-
dc.identifier.citationAnalysis of library associated information needs of staff in a specialist palliative and gerontological care centre in Mid-West Ireland 2010, 27 (4):286 Health Information & Libraries Journalen_GB
dc.identifier.issn14711834-
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1471-1842.2010.00908.x-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/231691-
dc.descriptionBACKGROUND: Milford Care Centre is a major centre for specialist palliative and gerontological care in the Mid-West of Ireland. In August 2008, a Librarian was employed to support the information, research, teaching and professional development needs of staff and students. In planning associated with this role, it was necessary to undertake an analysis of the information needs of staff. OBJECTIVES: (1) To understand the information needs of staff with regard to the new Library and Information Service. (2) To identify current access to and levels of skill in information literacy and ICT. (3) To ascertain the need for training in those skills. METHODS: A web-based questionnaire was disseminated in November by email and printed copies were left at other locations. RESULTS: Assistance with obtaining journal articles was rated most highly by respondents as being an important service. Eighty-three per cent indicated that they did not have access to online health databases. Small group classes were considered the preferred method of providing training. Afternoons were also considered more convenient for visiting the library. CONCLUSION: The results will be used to plan the development of the library with a better insight of users needs and assist us to utilise resources more effectively.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/j.1471-1842.2010.00908.xen_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Health Information & Libraries Journalen_GB
dc.subjectLibraries, Medical*/organization & administrationen_GB
dc.subjectInformation literacyen_GB
dc.subjectPALLIATIVE CAREen_GB
dc.subjectNEEDS ASSESSMENTen_GB
dc.titleAnalysis of library associated information needs of staff in a specialist palliative and gerontological care centre in Mid-West Irelanden_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalHealth Information & Libraries Journalen_GB
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