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Competency-based information literacy instruction in public health education: A Guide

This guide presents resources to support collaborative librarian/ public health faculty planning and delivery of curriculum promoting both sets of competencies.

Abstract and Poster

The contents of this LibGuide support the poster “Competency-based information literacy instruction in public health education: Librarian and faculty collaborations” presented as part of the Academic Public Health Caucus's Implementing and Evaluating Competency-Based Education in Public Health theme at the 104th Annual Meeting and Exhibition of the American Public Health Association.

Content includes:

Published information and public health competency sets

Citations to journal articles and books on aspects of integrating information literacy instruction into academic curricula

Examples of lesson plans and materials used by the authors in public health classrooms 

The abstract and poster are developed by Barb FolbMM, MLS, MPH, Public Health Informationist at the Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) at the University of Pittsburgh and Elaine Hicks, MSLIS, MPH, MCHES, Education/Outreach Librarian at the Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences at Tulane University.

Library and Public Health Compentencies/Standards Compared

The table in this box links ASPH MPH competencies with ACRL information literacy competencies

Academic Public Health Competencies

Public Health Practice Competencies

Information Literacy Competencies

Hicks Profile

Elaine HicksElaine Hicks, MS, MPH, MCHES is the Public Health Librarian at the Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences, Tulane University. Her vision is a public health workforce with 21st century information skills with access to electronic library resources to support evidence-based practice. She works with students and faculty at School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine to create discipline-specific information literacy activities which support critical inquiry. As a health educator, she is creating partnerships with health-promoting organizations to improve health information literacy among underserved communities.

 

 

Folb Profile

Barbara Folb, MM, MLS, MPH is the Public Health Informationist at the Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) at the University of Pittsburgh.  She works closely with the Pitt Graduate School of Public Health, providing informal and formal information instruction and support to the faculty, staff and students of the school.  She also provides training for public health practitioners in Pennsylvania through Pitt’s HRSA-funded Public Health Training Center.