Integrating Information Literacy Into the Education of Public Health Professionals: Roles for Librarians and the Library (Report)

Integrating Information Literacy Into the Education of Public Health Professionals: Roles for Librarians and the Library (Report)

Objective: The paper reviews the core competencies for public health professionals presented in the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM’s) report, Who Will Keep the Public Healthy: Educating Public Health Professionals for the 21st Century; describes improving information literacy (IL) as a mechanism for integrating the core competencies in public health education; and showcases IL as an opportunity for solidifying partnerships between academic librarians and public health educators. Methods: The IOM competencies, along with explicit examples of library support from a literature review of current IL trends in the health sciences, are analyzed.

Integrating Information Literacy Into the Education of Public Health Professionals: Roles for Librarians and the Library (Report)

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