The Association of College & Research Libraries has made available Information Literacy Competency Standards for Nursing
The 5 standards directly address the information skills needed by nursing students at the associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral levels. The document includes outcomes written specifically to support nursing resources, language, and the value of evidence-based practice.
In a nutshell, the 5 standards are the ability to:
- · identify an information need
- · find and evaluate information
- · assess information
- · use information ethically
- · use information for the purpose of best practice
In an earlier document created in July before the nursing specific standards, I compiled some resources for faculty to browse that addressed the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education (2000, now under revision). See the document here.
As always, I am happy to discuss any aspect of this with you.
Just in time for your holiday shopping – New books to browse for the readers on your list
Booklist’s Top 10 Science & Health Books: 2013
The newly launched Journal of Art and Aesthetics in Nursing and Health Sciences, an open access online journal, is now available in our E-journal collection.
Also find it directly on the Internet here. Thanks Florida Atlantic University!
On the order of “I wish I had said that,” I give you a quote lifted from a listserv discussion signature file:
“I’ve got so many resources at my fingertips, I need to dip them in ice to cool ‘em down.”
On that note, browse a List of Nursing Databases with links.
This is why I am hopeful for medicine, and enamored with Rita Charon’s work:
Narrative medicine: Caring for the sick is a work of art.
JAAPA (Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants). 2013 Nov 7. [Epub ahead of print]
UB Users, view the full text via our E-Journals
As mentioned in the article: Rothko at the Tate Modern
Find a concise list of Reporting Standards and author materials on The Instructions to Authors in the Health Sciences website. It’s worth bookmarking.
Nurse Role Exploration Project: The Affordable Care Act and New Nursing Roles
September 25, 2013 Report
Worth a read, from the California Institute for Nursing & Health Care
Open SUNY Textbooks is designed to encourage faculty to publish e-textbooks in partnership with your campus library.
Open SUNY Textbooks are high-quality, peer-reviewed, copy-edited textbooks authored by SUNY Faculty. These textbooks are freely-distributed online textbooks that help reduce cost barriers to education.
Open SUNY Textbooks has published its first two open textbooks: “Literature, the Humanities and Humanity,” by SUNY Fredonia Professor Ted Steinberg, and “Native Peoples of North America,” by SUNY Potsdam Professor of Anthropology Dr. Susan Stebbins.
13 more open textbooks are already planned for release later this year.
Visit link Open SUNY Textbooks
See the Official SUNY press release
Color printing is now available from Cybrary Stations in the Health Sciences Library.
Select the color print queue, which will end with \abbott-color.
Students, faculty and staff are charged $.30/page, with the default being single-sided (there is no discount for duplex printing). Library guests are charged $.60/page.
All pages submitted to the color printer will be charged at the color rate, regardless of whether the page contains any color. To keep costs down, submit only pages containing color to the color printers, and send remaining pages to black and white printers. Color printers print only on 8.5 x 11 white paper. You can also print to the color printers from home or residence hall using iprint anywhere.
See the news from UBIT.
Happening November 6 and 7: The New York State Department of Health meeting on the Tonawanda Study Area: Health Outcomes Review.
Find more information here:
•Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 7 p.m., at the Sheridan Parkside Community Center, 169 Sheridan Parkside Drive, Tonawanda
•Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 7 p.m., at the St. Timothy Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1453 Staley Road, Grand Island