A Study on the Status of Medical Library User Instruction in Korea and Program Development

Kim, Na Won (2009). A Study on the Status of Medical Library User Instruction in Korea and Program Development. In: Positioning the Profession: the Tenth International Congress on Medical Librarianship, Brisbane, Australia, (1-9). August 31-September 4, 2009.

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Author Kim, Na Won
Title of paper A Study on the Status of Medical Library User Instruction in Korea and Program Development
Conference name Positioning the Profession: the Tenth International Congress on Medical Librarianship
Conference location Brisbane, Australia
Conference dates August 31-September 4, 2009
Publication Year 2009
Sub-type Fully published paper
Start page 1
End page 9
Abstract/Summary Recently, the behaviors of library users have changed due to the development of electronic resources and computer technologies. Accordingly, use of web-based electronic resources is becoming more popular compared to a visit to the library. Therefore, efficient and easy use of electronic resources has become essential and libraries support users by providing user instruction programs. This study investigated the status of user instruction of medical libraries in Korea, and developed user instruction programs. A few medical libraries perform user instruction programs regularly with various subjects. For the development of the program, users who received education in user instruction programming in medical libraries were surveyed and interviewed. Results showed that the satisfaction levels regarding program content, methodology, and place were high, but the satisfaction levels for course length were low. Users responded that the user instruction program was helpful for library use, database use, and general information usage. Many questions regarding library use were asked, and interest in other courses was high. Users also emphasized repetitive education, as well as details divided by levels. Beginning in 2008, Yonsei University Medical Library has updated its user instruction program based on the results. This paper introduces the case of such a library that has made changes on their user instruction programs.
Subjects 0807 Library and Information Studies
Keyword library user
instruction
electronic resources
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

 
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