Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Information literacy competency standards for nursing

The (US) Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) approved Information literacy competency standards for nursing in October 2013. They are based around the existing ACRL standards and focused mainly on use of the published evidence base. The standards are here: http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/nursing
- There is a short article just published (with essentially the same text as the above web page):
College and research libraries news.(2014) Information literacy competency standards for nursing: Approved by the ACRL Board of Directors, October 2013. College and research libraries news, 75(1), 34-41. http://crlnews.highwire.org/content/75/1/34.full.pdf+html
- There is an article about the rationale and process:
Phelps, S. (2013) Designing the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Nursing. Medical Reference Services Quarterly, 32(1), 111-118.
- There is a document on the (US) Health Sciences Interest Group wiki which relates the ACRL standards to key nursing education documents:
Phelps, S. et al. (2012) The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice and The Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing
As They Apply to the ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards.
Photo: me interacting with a sculpture, Gothenburg, January 2014

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