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Lära för livet: biblioteksundervisning för tandvårdsstudenters framtida profession?
Malmö högskola, Library and IT Services (BIT).
Malmö högskola, Library and IT Services (BIT).ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7001-7236
Malmö högskola, Library and IT Services (BIT).ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1995-116X
2012 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Detta är en rapport från ett projekt som genomförts av tre bibliotekarier på Bibliotek & IT på Malmö högskola. Vi fick pedagogiska utvecklingsmedel hösten 2011 för att undersöka om och hur examinerade studenter söker information i arbetslivet. Projektet avslutades i december 2012. Vi har gjort en enkätstudie för att undersöka dels vilka källor examinerade tandtekniker, tandhygienister och tandläkare från Odontologiska fakulteten använder för att söka information i arbetslivet, dels om de har nytta av den undervisning och handledning biblioteket tillhandahöll under deras studietid. Vi skickade ut enkäten till 164 studenter som examinerats under åren 2005-2009 och fick 97 svar. Genom arbetet med enkäten och analys av resultatet har vi lärt oss om källor vi inte tidigare kände till. 97 % anser sig veta var de skall hitta den information de behöver. De vanligaste källorna som används är Google, böcker, kollegor och tidskrifter. Inom offentlig sektor och universitet har betydligt fler tillgång till bibliotek än inom privat sektor. Bristen på tid påverkar hur ofta och var man söker information. 79 % svarar att de har nytta av det de lärde sig via bibliotekets undervisning och handledning i sitt arbetsliv. I praktiken kommer de nya kunskaper vi skaffat genom denna studie att inspirera oss till att förändra undervisningen på olika sätt, exempelvis genom att visa nya källor samt redan kända källor ur en ny synvinkel. Vidare vill vi tillsammans med kollegor framöver diskutera vårt uppdrag gentemot omvärlden och möjligheten att genomföra kurser för alumner och andra yrkesverksamma.

Abstract [en]

What opportunities do dental hygienists have to search for information in his or her daily professional life? Do dental technicians continue to update their skills after graduation? Do private dental practitioners have access to databases? Are graduating students experiencing that training in information literacy is relevant in their professional life? These questions gave birth to the idea to study if and in what ways dental hygienists, dental technicians and dentists are searching for information in their professional life, and which information resources they have access. Through a study of this kind we were hoping to evaluate our work with teaching information literacy. We sent a survey to 164 students that had graduated from the Faculty of Odontology during the years 2005-2009, and got 97 responses. From the responses we have seen that the most frequently used resources were Google, books, colleagues and journals. A far larger percentage of those who work within the public sector and universities have access to a library than those within the private sector. We have observed differences between the three professional groups in terms of search patterns and choice of sources. 79 % of the respondents answered that they benefit from what they learned through the library's instruction and guidance in their work. Thus, the lack of time often determines how often, and where, the information searching is done. Many expressed that they have forgotten what they learned during their studies and comment that refreshing these skills would be beneficial. The results made us think about how we could adjust our teaching in order to prepare the students for their professional life, without cutting down on the regular teaching which the students need in order to manage their studies. How do we highlight the future usefulness of information literacy? The students who graduate from Malmo University will be a part of the surrounding society with which the library should interact. Do we inform students of the services the library can offer them as professionals?

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2012. , p. 32
Keywords [sv]
information literacy, students of odontology, dentists, dental hygienists, dental technicians, alumni, career, information litercy teaching, information searching, informationskompetens, tandvårdsstudenter, odontologer, tandläkare, tandhygienister, tandtekniker, yrkesliv, alumner, undervisning, informationssökning
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-12938Local ID: 15885OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mau-12938DiVA, id: diva2:1409984
Available from: 2020-02-29 Created: 2020-02-29 Last updated: 2022-06-27Bibliographically approved

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Rydberg, HelenaDorthé, Lottidu Toit, Madeleine

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