A study of issues in administering library services to nursing studies students at Glasgow Caledonian University

John Crawford

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Abstract

Glasgow Caledonian University has had a Scottish Office pre-registration nursing and midwifery contract since 1996. Nursing studies students seemed dissatisfied with the library service and there were frequent complaints. A major study was undertaken during 2000 consisting of: an initial lis-link enquiry, separate analysis of returns from nursing studies students of the Library’s annual general satisfaction survey (conducted every February), separate analysis of returns from nursing studies students of the Library’s opening hours planning survey, and four focus groups held in October 2000. These studies showed the concerns of nursing studies students to be similar to other students but more strongly felt. The four main issues were textbook availability, journal availability, opening hours and staff helpfulness. Working conditions, placement requirements, study requirements and domestic circumstances were all found to be important factors. IT skill levels tended to be low but there is a growing appreciation of the need for training in this area.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)90-97
Number of pages8
JournalHealth Information and Libraries Journal
Volume19
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2002

Keywords

  • nursing students
  • library services

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