Off-Site & Distance Pharmacy Students & the Library
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/IR00000758/00001
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Title: Off-Site & Distance Pharmacy Students & the Library
Series Title: FHSLA Annual Meeting. St. Petersburg FL May 28-30, 2008
Physical Description: Poster
Creator: Jesano, Rae
Publisher: FHSLA
Publication Date: 2008
Acquisition: Collected for University of Florida's Institutional Repository by the UFIR Self-Submittal tool. Submitted by Rae Jesano.
Publication Status: Published
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Source Institution: University of Florida Institutional Repository
Holding Location: University of Florida
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System ID: IR00000758:00001


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The Library and the WPPD Program Traditional PharmD Program:Started in Fall Semester 2002 Approximately 300 students in each class Approximately 150 students per class in Gainesville 3 sites in addition to the onsite students Jacksonville 50 students per year or class Served by Borland Library Apopka ( Orlando) 50 students/ year or class St. Petersburg/Clearwater 50 students/year or classWorking Pharmacist PharmD Program (WPPD)Started in 1994 International in scope Students in Canada, Korea, Germany, Caribbean, as well as throughout the United States ( including Puerto Rico) Approximately 670 students currently enrolled Already have a BS in Pharmacy Non traditional students Online with periodic regional / remote site meetings Some speak English as a second language OffSite & Distance Pharmacy Students & the LibraryBy Rae Jesano, MSLS, AHIP Health Science Center Libraries University of Florida Traditional PharmD program UF Pharmacy Programs Basic Facts 2002: The Library orientation consisted of two hour long lectures which were videotaped. Lecture was taped from back of the lecture hall Students complained that the quality of the video was poor and they could not see the screen captures making them hard to comprehend as demonstrated by their questions when completing the associated class assignment Monitored course discussion board as well as fielded email questions Librarian Liaison went to remote sites that do not have libraries onsite. 2003 The orientation consisted of 2 hour long narrated PowerPoint presentations. Students commented that they were too long It was hard to retain material presented Others did not watch them because of the length This was demonstrated by the questions asked by students by email and on the courses discussion board Kept the Borland Library Librarians posted as to changes in the course Sent them copies of the online tutorials and related search assignment They have an orientation for Jacksonville students Librarian Liaison monitored discussion list questions regarding library related assignment 2004 through this past fall the Library Orientation included: A brief 10 minute introduction to all 300 incoming students 31 Modular tutorials Each tutorial is 37 minutes long General ones are used for both this and the WPPD program They cover available services in addition to databases and using the Librarys resources Tutorials are linked directly to course website and the HSCLs Distance Learning Site Created PDF handouts to answer some frequently asked questions Borland Library has an orientation for Jacksonville students Fall 2007 a new course coordinator redid the course which includes the Library Orientation Tutorials linked to the Course website Search assignment moved to the end of the semester from the start Google Docs document containing a list of resources and databases is linked to the Course Website Future possibilities: Go to the remote sites in Apopka and St. Petersburg/Clearwater LibGuide Library Guide linked directly to all course sites and Liaison page LibGuide linked to all course websites Pre 2003 : No formalized Library instruction Liaison librarian answered reference and technology questions Students frustrated and not prepared Librarian spent hours walking a few students through searches, accessing resources and browser functions 2003 Foundations course created which includes modules on technology, library resources and drug information resources 1 long narrated PowerPoint presentation was created to orient students to the Library Students did not watch and did not refer back to it when they had questions Complaints that it covered too much and hard to negotiate Had to listen to the whole thing to find an answer Librarian answered same questions repeatedly Basic questions about browsers & accessing library resources Long phone calls walking students through procedures 2004 25 Modular narrated tutorials created using Camtasia software Some are the same ones that are used by the PharmD program Submitted in June and put onto the course CD CD is updated yearly Students get confused if tutorial does not look like the actual resource Monitors the course discussion list on the courses WebCT site Answers questions related to the Librarys resources Library module and later module with related assignment 2005 Onsite meeting with students who come to Gainesville All students are required to attend an onsite 3 day session in Gainesville 1 hour session for questions and Library update Addresses changes that occur after CD is created Future: Link Libguide to all the course websites Update tutorials on CD multiple times each year Attend and run a session at training for new instructors/facilitators http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=dhhc394f_5gj5f4p http://www.hscl.ufl.edu/web/rae/Pharmacy/