Information Mastery instruction is strategically placed within the medical curriculum to develop students’ information skills for self-directed, lifelong learning and to enhance students’ learning outcomes in courses. Medical Library faculty are active in curriculum development, design and teach sessions, and/or integrate information mastery concepts into coursework and assignments/activities at the point of need. The following are examples of course integrated instructional sessions.
An Information Mastery Curriculum
is designed to promote self-directed learning of essential information skills for
lifelong learning. The online curriculum accessible in e-Space contains 10 modules with multimedia learning materials,
application exercises, self-assessment tools, and interactive games; it can be used by students and faculty members who would
like to go through all the modules to become information masters or take certain modules to focus targeted areas to develop
proficiency in these areas.
Below is a list of modules accessible in eSpace. Please use your OU NetID and password for access.
See the course guides for more information.
The Medical Library offers students regular sessions (extracurricular learning experiences) designed to introduce, facilitate the use of various learning resources specific to student learning of various subjects (anatomy resources), clerkships (mobile resources), and preparation for board examinations (review materials and question banks).
Library faculty create and offer individualized sessions or tutorials tailored to each student’s unique needs. These in-person or online one-on-one instructional sessions focus on teaching individual students how to identify specific learning or research resources or tools, design research projects, write research proposals, prepare manuscripts, create a poster, and identify venues for scholarly publications.
In realizing the vision of the OUWB School of Medicine, the Medical Library also strives to educate and promote free, reliable health information resources to the local community by participating in OUWB-sponsored community outreach events, such as Make a Difference Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, and the Future Physician Program for local high school students.
The Medical Library offers various types of training opportunities to meet faculty’s teaching and learning needs.
Current offerings are listed on the Events page.
As an offering through the Center for Excellence in Medical Education, the Medical Library frequently offers a six-part series on Information Mastery for our clinical faculty at Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak and Beaumont Hospital Troy. Each session in the series is approved for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) and faculty may receive Meaningful Participation Credits toward their faculty appointments for attending a session. For access to the CME Portal and other CME information, please visit the Beaumont CME Page.
The Medical Library develops and offers formal (e.g., workshops, presentations) and informal training sessions (e.g., brown bag series) to develop faculty and meet their needs in teaching and research. When offered, these sessions introduce and promote teaching and research resources, tools, and information technologies, to enhance faculty’s information seeking skills and facilitate their use of these resources. These faculty development opportunities support faculty’s pursuits in teaching, research, and professional development.
As a remote alternative to the regular training sessions, the Medical Library hosts a series of virtual chats via Zoom to showcase or demonstrate resources and tools that faculty can use to aid their current teaching and research endeavors.
The Medical Library creates and offers individualized or on-demand training sessions at the point of need. These in-person or online one-on-one training or orientation sessions cover a wide array of topics including but not limited to teaching or research resources selection, literature search, reference management tools, systematic review methodology design, use of Covidence, manuscript preparation, scholarly journal selection, and open access publication.
Contact us to learn more about these sessions