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Tuesday, May 17 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Poster Session 2: Poster Board Number 154

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Poster Board Number: 154
Title: Reaching the Mobile Student Generation: Virtual Reference via Elluminate Live!
Objective: A subscription-based virtual e-learning collaboration tool was considered for facilitating “just-in-time” virtual library research literacy sessions for accelerated nursing students in an online informatics course.
Methods: For the past three years, a liaison librarian has collaborated with a nursing informatics professor each semester to provide virtual library sessions on searching and managing bibliographic citations. The session is provided in a webinar format, rather than delivered via face-to-face, traditional instructional session. Free Internet-based webinar tools were used previously, but this year, the library was granted access for using “seats” from the school of nursing’s license to Elluminate Live! in order to deliver course content.
Results: Students expressed enthusiasm over the webinar format for a library workshop. Recommendations were shared for follow up virtual sessions, periodic library resources refresher, and a library question-and-answer service via Elluminate. Several school of nursing faculty approached the librarian with requests for future virtual sessions on various research tools for students, commenting that virtual sessions could be in place of, or as adjunct to, face-to-face library sessions.
Conclusions: Virtual library workshop sessions have the potential to occur at a convenient time for both students and faculty, allow interaction with a librarian, and provide instruction for "on-demand" library content useful for specific assignments. Virtual sessions have prompted rethinking of the current structure of in-person library class offerings, with a potential to decrease face-to-face session offerings in favor of more virtual sessions. This flexibility in planning and scheduling will be based on successes and lessons learned from the Elluminate sessions.
Authors: Marie K. Saimbert, Information and Education Librarian, George F. Smith Library of the Health Sciences; Rosario Estrada, Assistant Professor and Master of Science in Nursing Informatics Track Coordinator, Graduate Nursing; Thomas DiStefano, Coordinator, Multimedia Design Technology Support Services, School of Nursing; Patrick Mattis, Director, Nursing Technology Integration, and Instructor, Graduate Nursing; Roberta Bronson Fitzpatrick, Associate Director, George F. Smith Library of the Health Sciences; Gail Reiken Tuzman, Manager, Instructional Technologies, Information Systems and Technologies; University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ

Tuesday May 17, 2011 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Exhibit Hall A - Minneapolis Convention Center

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