Information literacy, the ability to recognize an information need, search for, locate, critically evaluate and use information efficiently, is an essential skill for medical students and professionals. It is one of the foundations for evidence based practice and a base for lifelong learning and academic successes in an information society.
In supporting the mission of the College of Medical and Health Sciences, the Library is committed to work collaboratively with medical faculty to present course embedded information literacy sessions and workshops on all levels in the medial education. The sessions are based on the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Standards for Information Literacy Competency for Higher Education and provide the students with knowledge about major, medical information resources together with transferable skills in information literacy and critical thinking.
The progressive learning objectives for the sessions are created to support the student’s information literacy development during their education at UAEU and prepare them for a professional career as physicians and potential future research engagements. The sessions are assessed and evaluated as a part of the medical curriculum.
The library also offers shorter, on- demand class sessions or workshops on specific topics, software or information resources outside the information literacy program. One- on- one reference and research support sessions are, in addition, available to support the students learning development in information literacy outside the classroom (read more about our reference and research support here).
Faculty: please contact the library (firstname.lastname@example.org) or any of the teaching librarians (Ms. Muna Sirel-Khatim, Reference Librarian, email@example.com, or Ms. Linda Ostlundh, Library Director firstname.lastname@example.org) if you like to know more about our information literacy sessions or book us for one of your classes.
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