Information Literacy

Information literacy is the ability to recognize an informational need, and to search for, evaluate and use information both critically and efficiently. It is an essential skill for medical students and professionals. It is one of the foundations of evidence based practice and a basic requirement for lifelong learning and academic successes in a modern information-based society.

In order to support the College of Medical and Health Sciences the Library is committed to working collaboratively with medical faculty and present information literacy sessions and workshops at every level of medical education. These sessions are in line with the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) standards for information literacy competency for higher education. They provide students with medical information resources and teach transferable skills in the fields of information literacy and critical thinking.

The learning objectives of these sessions support the development of information literacy during the student’s educational career at UAEU. They also prepare students for a professional career as physicians and researchers. These sessions are assessed and evaluated as a part of the medical curriculum.  

The library also offers shorter, on- demand, sessions or workshops on specific topics such as software or information resources that are outside of the normal information literacy program. Also, one-to-one reference and research support sessions are available to support the development of information literacy outside of the classroom (read more about our reference and research support under: insert link to the page for reference and research support). 

Faculty: contact the library ( or any of the teaching librarians (Ms. Muna Sirel-Khatim, Reference Librarian on; or Ms. Linda Ostlundh, Library Director at if you like to know more about our information literacy sessions or to book us for one of your classes.


Jul 31, 2017