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Med Ref Serv Q. 2014;33(4):367-74. doi: 10.1080/02763869.2014.957073.

The flipped classroom: practices and opportunities for health sciences librarians.

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a Southeastern/Atlantic Regional Medical Library, Health Sciences & Human Services Library , University of Maryland , Baltimore , Maryland , USA.


The "flipped classroom" instructional model is being introduced into medical and health sciences curricula to provide greater efficiency in curriculum delivery and produce greater opportunity for in-depth class discussion and problem solving among participants. As educators employ the flipped classroom to invert curriculum delivery and enhance learning, health sciences librarians are also starting to explore the flipped classroom model for library instruction. This article discusses how academic and health sciences librarians are using the flipped classroom and suggests opportunities for this model to be further explored for library services.


Academic health sciences librarians; flipped classroom; health sciences librarians; instructional technology; library instruction; medical libraries; screencasting; web-based instruction

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