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Presentation
Problem-based learning inside and out: Multiple roles for librarians
Academic Library Association of Ohio Annual Meeting (2000)
  • Jolene M. Miller
Abstract
As an active learning technique, problem-based learning benefits students by encouraging them to apply what they have learned in class to real-world problems and by improving their information literacy skills. Librarians working in institutions with problem-based learning are most familiar with with these students through reference encounters. Our participation in problem-based learning, however, should not be limited to the reference desk. Librarians can and should play multiple roles in their institutions' problem-based learning curricula. This poster describes five levels of librarian participation in problem-based learning (reference assistance to students, information literacy training for students, consultations with departmental faculty regarding available resources, facilitation of problem-based small groups, and analysis of resource utilization), emphasizing the opportunities and challenges of each.
Keywords
  • problem-based learning,
  • librarians,
  • medical education,
  • embedded librarianship
Publication Date
November 3, 2000
Citation Information
Jolene M. Miller. "Problem-based learning inside and out: Multiple roles for librarians" Academic Library Association of Ohio Annual Meeting (2000)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jolene_miller/2/