Lessons learned in an information skills training programme for a mental health Trust

Richard Parker, Christine Urquhart

Research output: Contribution to journalReview Articlepeer-review

3 Citations (SciVal)
164 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

This paper discusses the lessons learned from the interim evaluation of a training skills programme for a Mental Health Trust. The main lessons learned were that design of a library skills training programme should be informed not just by the evidence of what has worked for other health library trainers, but also by the evidence from the educational literature on the approaches that should be used for adult learners. The training needs analysis helped to focus ideas on the content and methods of delivery. Dividing the learning outcomes into three sets (must achieve, desirable, and ideal) made it easier to design sessions and workbooks that would satisfy learners with diverse needs.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)58-61
Number of pages4
JournalHealth Information and Libraries Journal
Volume24
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2007

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Lessons learned in an information skills training programme for a mental health Trust'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this