Tag Archives: information literacy

A Statement in Affirmation of Our Core Values

by the Faculty and Staff of the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah The faculty and staff of the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library (EHSL) publicly assert and stand in support of the 2017 Medical Library Association (MLA) Statement affirming our core professional values.  Quoting from the MLA Statement,  “…access to information …Read More »

Search engines and usability for finding medical information online: a new study

Search engines may be good places for people with adequate or better information literacy skills, but what of the majority of the population that has low health literacy?

Teaching information literacy with a focus on news

As reported on PBS’s News Hour, a four-year-old program known as the News Literacy Project is being taught “to middle and high school students in 21 inner-city and suburban schools in the Washington, D.C., area, New York City, and Chicago. With funding from “a combination of foundations, corporations and individuals,” it is designed to help …Read More »

When Information Literacy Informs Health Literacy

Discusses a notable example of a journalist going beyond the claims of a recently published study by a for-profit company to sort out what is valid from what will sell.

When health literacy needs information literacy

An online health quiz may seem well-researched and informative, but it is important to look deeper and try and determine why it is there, and what purpose it serves. This is how information literacy skills interact with health literacy.