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.
Online Information Mastery Curriculum
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.
Searching for a Mentor
Fundamentals for Effective Literature Search
Expert Searching with PubMed
Managing the Literature for your Embark Capstone Project
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
Information Mastery Program with Continuing
Medical Education Credit
As an offering through the
Center for Excellence in Medical Education,
the Medical Library frequently offers a
six-part series on Information Mastery for
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
Beaumont CME Page.
Training Opportunities for Faculty Development
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.
Virtual Coffee Hour with a Librarian Series
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.
Individualized Training Sessions
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.
The William Beaumont School of Medicine Library offers library instruction for students, faculty, administrators, and staff at OUBWSOM and across the OU campus. The instruction, including course-integrated and standalone instructional/trainings sessions (e.g., orientation, presentation, seminar, and workshop) is designed and tailored to different skill levels and particular learning needs.
Instruction sessions can be scheduled in advance for individuals or groups in Kresge Library, your classroom, department, or office. Please complete the form below to submit your request.