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Title: The Library's role and challenges in implementing an e-learning strategy: a case study from northern Australia.
Authors: Ritchie, Ann
Affiliation: Northern Territory Department of Health and Families, Darwin, NT 0811, Australia.
Issue Date: Mar-2011
Citation: Health information and libraries journal 2011-03; 28(1): 41-9
Abstract: The Northern Territory Department of Health and Families' (DHF) Library supports education programs for all staff. DHF is implementing an e-learning strategy, which may be viewed as a vehicle for coordinating the education function throughout the organisation.   The objective of this study is to explore the concept of e-learning in relation to the Library's role in implementing an organisation-wide e-learning strategy.   The main findings of a literature search about the effectiveness of e-learning in health professionals' education, and the responsibility and roles of health librarians in e-learning are described. A case study approach is used to outline the current role and future opportunities and challenges for the Library.   The case study presents the organisation's strategic planning context. Four areas of operational activity which build on the Library's current educational activities are suggested: the integration of library resources 'learning objects' within a Learning Management System; developing online health information literacy training programs; establishing a physical and virtual 'e-Learning Library/Centre'; developing collaborative partnerships, taking on new responsibilities in e-learning development, and creating a new e-learning librarian role.   The study shows that the Library's role is fundamental to developing the organisation's e-learning capacity and implementing an organisation-wide e-learning strategy.
DOI: 10.1111/j.1471-1842.2010.00923.x
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Computer-Assisted Instruction
Health Personnel
Information Dissemination
Information Storage and Retrieval
Inservice Training
Interdisciplinary Communication
Libraries, Medical
Library Services
Northern Territory
Organizational Case Studies
Organizational Innovation
Professional Competence
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