Communications in Information Literacy, Vol 10, No 2 (2016)

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Merging Information Literacy and Evidence-Based Practice in an Undergraduate Health Sciences Curriculum Map

Susan Franzen, Colleen Bannon

Abstract


The ACRL’s Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education offers the opportunity to rethink information literacy teaching and curriculum. However, the ACRL’s rescinded Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education correlate with the preferred research and decision-making model of the health sciences, evidence-based practice. Through a partnership, librarians and faculty can use all three to develop a curriculum map composed of a series of research assignments and library instruction delivered over the course of a two-year undergraduate allied health program. The presented curriculum map shows that the Standards can be retained and utilized as a bridge between the new Framework and evidence-based practice to strengthen the impact of information literacy teaching in the health sciences.

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