In September 2010, Francina Makondo (Medical Librarian at University of Zambia) and Edward Phiri (Nursing Librarian) visited their partner library in Brighton as part of a project to integrate a module on information literacy within the Critical Care Nursing Course curriculum at the School of Nursing in Lusaka.The visit, funded by the British Council, was arranged by Jil Fairclough, Medical School Librarian for the Brighton and Sussex Medical School. Below is a short description of their visit. It is more fully described on the PHI website www.partnershipsinhealthinformation.org.uk
There was a very full programme covering the following learning objectives.
- How to conduct effective information skills programmes
- Current awareness services to lecturers and health professionals
- Explore the UK experience in setting up institutional repositories
- Evidence based health care and systematic reviews
- Acquisition of health information resources.
One whole day was arranged by Partnerships in Health Information in London with a visit to the Royal College of Nursing Library where they were present at a webinar for RCN members distributed all over the country to learn about information literacy; and to see how the library runs an outreach service to deliver information resources to its membership.
Below is an image of the University of Zambia Medical Library. (photo K.L.Chanda)