In 2001, HKN submits a proposal for a Curriculum Redevelopment Fund Initiative grant through Alberta Learning. The grant proposal includes the development of an online training package that consists of a “search process” graphic and a video describing HKN’s work to enhance practitioner access to health information. HKN later receives requests from librarians and educators to use the search process graphic in their information literacy work.
The graphic illustrates literature searching as an iterative process and how searchers, based on their findings, must continuously tweak their search strategies in order to retrieve more targeted and focused results.
The graphic has been highlighted in the work of Dr. Alix Hayden, at the University of Calgary, and has been featured in WISPR (Workshop on the Information Search Process for Research).