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Hal Loewen (Librarian): AHS and ACRL Framework

Overview and Goals

Overview

Information literacy instruction in the Applied Health Sciences program uses the  Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education as its guide. The Framework informs how information literacy is introduced, taught, and evaluated.

Goals

  1. identify the the information literacy needs in the AHS program
  2. identify where those needs line up with the core concepts identified in the ACRL Framework 
  3. develop the information literacy instruction session using the Framework as a guide, this includes providing: established goals for the class/unit; enduring understandings for the class/unit; essential questions for the class/unit; knowledge, skills, and values for the lesson; and how the lesson will be assessed
  4. make this information and process transparent

Applied Health Sciences Information Literacy Framework Mapping

Searching for Systematic/Scoping Reviews - based on information need demonstrate the ability to identify the components of, plan, and execute a systematic or scoping review search
Frameworks:
  1. Research as Inquiry
  2. Searching as Strategic Exploration

Rationale

Information literacy instruction in the AHS program uses the  Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education as its guide. The Framework informs how information literacy is introduced, taught, and evaluated. The above box, Applied Health Sciences Information Literacy Framework Mapping, maps frames from the Framework to the information literacy sessions taught in the AHS program.

Understanding

The understanding and teaching of Information literacy has changed with the adoption the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, however the ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education still provides valuable information of information literacy. These standards have been used in conjunction with the Framework to establish a full understanding of information literacy.