information literacy; life sciences; health sciences
Information literacy in the life and health sciences is a dynamic field, with challenges, opportunities, and rewards for the successful practitioner. This chapter will describe the big picture of information literacy in these disciplines, list relevant performance indicators from the ALA/ACRL/STS Task Force on Information Literacy for Science and Technology [STS-TFILST] (2006) Information Literacy Standards for Science and Technology (hereafter Standards), and give some practical advice for life and health sciences librarians and librarians with instructional responsibilities in those disciplines. The focus is on undergraduates at research universities, although many principles and strategies will apply to other circumstances.
Original Publication Citation
Hopkins, E. S. (2012). Important Information Literacy Standards for Life and Health Sciences. In K. O’Clair and J.R. Davidson (Eds.), The Busy Librarian’s Guide to Information Literacy in Science and Engineering (pp. 37-46). Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Hopkins, Betsy S., "Important Information Literacy Standards for Life and Health Sciences" (2012). Faculty Publications. 1746.
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