Journal Title:  Journal of Pharmacy Teaching | Vol:  7 | Issue:  1 | Year:  1999   
Print ISSN:  1044-0054 | Online ISSN:     

An Experience Integrating Computerized Library Instruction into the Pharmacy College Curriculum

Julia S. Whelan

pages: 69 - 83


This article describes a program to integrate computerized library instruction into the pharmacy curriculum. Students must satisfactorily complete a sequence of computerized instruction modules during their six years of study. Pharmaceutical education outcomes of this program are: continuity of instruction; uniformity , because it is mandatory this program will ensure that all students graduate with the same exposure and information competencies; relevance , gained by closely tying the modules to other required courses; comprehensive coverage of information resources; and teaching independent, life-long information seeking skills . The first four modules are available through the college network allowing for flexible, self-paced learning. Initial faculty response has been positive. Students find the modules an effective learning device. The modules will continue to be assessed as they are implemented.