Information Literacy in the Disciplines: Medicine

Last updated June 2018

The ACRL IS Information Literacy in the Disciplines Committee has gathered links and citations to information literacy standards and curricula developed by accrediting agencies, professional associations, and institutions of higher education in Medicine.

1. Standards and Guidelines from Accrediting Agencies & Professional Associations

Association of American Medical Colleges. “Core Competencies for Entering Medical Students.

Association of College and Research Libraries STS Task Force on Information Literacy for Science and Technology. 2006. “Information Literacy Standards for Science and Engineering/Technology.

Liaison Committee on Medical Education. 2015. “Standard 6, Functions and Structure of a Medical School.”

2. Related Research

Bendriss, Rachid, Reya Saliba, and Sally Birch. 2015. “Faculty and Librarians’ Partnership: Designing a New Framework to Develop Information Fluent Future Doctors.” Journal of Academic Librarianship 41 (6): 821-838.

Boruff, Jill, T., and Aliki Thomas. 2011. “Integrating Evidence-Based Practice and Information Literacy Skills in Teaching Physical and Occupational Therapy Students.” Health Information & Libraries Journal 28 (4): 264-272.

Brettle, Alison. 2007. “Evaluating Information Skills Training in Health Libraries: A Systematic Review.Health Information & Libraries Journal 24: 18-37.

Brower, Stewart M. 2010. “Medical Education and Information Literacy in the Era of Open Access.Medical Reference Services Quarterly 29 (1): 85-91.

Chen, Kuan-nien, Pei-chun Lin, and Sung-Shan Chang. 2011. “Integrating Library Instruction into a Problem-Based Learning Curriculum.Aslib Proceedings 63 (5): 517-532.

Cobus, Laura. 2008. “Integrating Information Literacy into the Education of Public Health Professionals: Roles for Librarians and the Library.” Journal of the Medical Library Association 96 (1): 28-33.

Cullen, Rowena, Megan Clark, and Rachel Esson. 2011. “Evidence-Based Information-Seeking Skills of Junior Doctors Entering the Workforce: An Evaluation of the Impact of Information Literacy Training During Pre-Clinical Years.Health Information and Libraries Journal 28 (2): 119-129.

Hamilton, Leanne. 2008. “Embedding Information Literacy into the Prehospital Care Curriculum.Journal of Emergency Primary Health Care 6 (1): 1-6.

Hoberecht, Toni, Ken Randall, and April J. Schweikhard. 2015. “Library Tutorials in an Allied Health Evidence-Based Practice Class.” Medical Reference Services Quarterly 34 (2): 240-248.

Kleyman, Emily Z., and Sara Tabaei. 2012. “Information Literacy Needs in Graduate-Level Health Sciences Education.The Journal of the Physician Assistant Education: The Official Journal of the Physician Assistant Education Association 23 (2): 36-41.

Knox Morley, Sarah and Ingrid Claire Hendrix. 2012. “Information Survival Skills: A Medical School Elective.” Journal of the Medical Library Association 100 (4): 297-302.

Maggio, Lauren, A., and Keith, A. Posley. 2011. “Training the Trainers: Teaching Clinician Educators to Provide Information Literacy Skills Feedback.” Journal of the Medical Library Association 99 (3): 258-261.

Powell, Carol A., and Emily C. Ginier. 2013. “Lessons Learned: Year-by-Year Improvement of a Required Information Competency Course.” Medical Reference Services Quarterly 32 (3): 290-313.

Sbaffi, Laura, Frances Johnson, Jillian Griffiths, Jennifer Rowley, and Anne Weist.  2015. “NICE Evidence Search: Student Peers’ Views on their Involvement as Trainers in Peer-based Information Literacy Training.Journal of Academic Librarianship 41 (2): 201-206.

Schnitzer, Anna Ercoli, Merle Rosenzweig, and Bethany Harris. 2011. “Health Literacy: A Survey of the Issues and Solutions.” Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet 15 (2): 164-179.

Seago, Brenda L., Rachel Gyore, and Susan Williams. 2007. “Assessment of the Integration of AAMC Medical Informatics Objectives into the Medical School Curriculum.” Medical Reference Services Quarterly 26 (2): 1-14.

Simons, Mary, R., Michael Kerin Morgan, and Andrew Stewart Davidson. 2012. “Time to Rethink the Role of the Library in Educating Doctors: Driving Information Literacy in the Clinical Environment.Journal of the Medical Library Association 100 (4): 291-296.