Connecting with Rural Healthcare Providers: What Information Do They Need & How Do They Search for It?
Outreach librarians at the University of North Dakota have been conducting a multi-phase study of the information-seeking behavior of rural health providers in order to better plan and deliver outreach within their state. Phase One consisted of an online survey conducted in Qualtrics, and during Phase Two, librarians conducted in-depth personal interviews to collect additional information regarding healthcare providers' unmet information needs and training preferences. Selected information needs were mapped to freely available online information tools, and trainings have begun to increase awareness of those tools.
Phase Three is ongoing at this time and involves applying qualitative research methods to glean additional information from the interview data regarding unmet information needs and how best to meet those needs.
Join us at this Kernel of Knowledge presentation to hear what librarians have learned about the information and training needs of rural healthcare providers.
This multi-phase project was implemented with funding support through the Greater Midwest Region of the Network of the National Library of Medicine.
Dec 12, 2018
1:00PM - 2:00PM CT
The Kernel of Knowledge is an expert-speaker webinar series from the Greater Midwest Region which provides one-hour sessions on topics of interest to Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) members throughout the year. Sessions are scheduled on an ongoing basis, check back often for upcoming presentations! All Kernel of Knowledge sessions are eligible for 1.0 contact hour of Medical Library Association continuing education credit.