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Information Literacy in the Disciplines

This guide contains links and citations to information literacy standards and curricula developed by accrediting agencies, professional associations, and institutions of higher education

Information Literacy in the Disciplines: Pharmacy

The ACRL IS Information Literacy in the Disciplines Committee has gathered links and citations to information literacy standards and curricula developed by accrediting agencies, professional associations, and institutions of higher education in Pharmacy.

1. Standards and Guidelines from Accrediting Agencies and Professional Associations

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. “Standard 21: Physical Facilities and Educational Resources.” Accreditation Standards and Key Elements for the Professional Program in Pharmacy Leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy Degree.

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Center for the Advancement of Pharmaceutical Education. “Educational Outcomes 2013.”

Association of College and Research Libraries STS Task Force on Information Literacy for Science and Technology. “Information Literacy Standards for Science and Engineering

2. Related Research

Allison, Amy. 2006. “Preparing Our Graduates for a Lifetime of Learning.” American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 70 (1): 1-2.

Appelt, Kristina M., and Kimberly Pendell. 2010. “Assess and Invest: Faculty Feedback on Library Tutorials.” College & Research Libraries 71 (3): 245–253.

Arif, Sally A., Suzanna Gim, Anna Nogid, and Bupendra Shah. 2012. “Journal Clubs During Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences to Teach Literature-Evaluation Skills.” American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 76, no. 5 (June).

Bhat, Shivananda, and Mahabaleshwara Rao. 2016. “Assessing the Effectiveness of Information Literacy Instruction Program: Pre and Post Evaluation Case Study.” Library Philosophy and Practice.

Blommel, Matthew L., and Marie A. Abate. 2007. “A Rubric to Assess Critical Literature Evaluation Skills.” American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 71, no. 4 (August).

Borja-Hart, Nancy L., and Bethany G. Leachman. 2016. “Drug Information Resources Used by Chain Community Pharmacists in Tennessee.” Journal of Pharmacy Technology 32, no. 5 (October): 185–90.

Brock, Tina Penick, and Scott R. Smith. 2007. “An Interdisciplinary Online Course in Health Care Informatics.” American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 71 (3): 1-5.

Chatfield, Amy J., Trish Chatterley, Jean L. Siebert, and Jonathan Koffel. 2013. “PharmGuide: Your Guide to Free Online Drug Information.” Medical Reference Services Quarterly 32, no. 2 (April): 163–71.

Chatfield, Amy J., Rebecca M. Romero, and Ian S. Haworth. 2012. “Information Intervention in the Pharmaceutical Sciences.” Medical Reference Services Quarterly 31, no. 2 (April): 188–201.

Chiarella, Deborah, et al. 2014. “Information Literacy Skills Retention Over the First Professional Year of Pharmacy School.” Medical Reference Services Quarterly 33 (3): 302-312.

Clairoux, Natalie, Sylvie Desbiens, Monique Clar, Patrice Dupont, and Monique St-Jean. 2013. “Integrating Information Literacy in Health Sciences Curricula: A Case Study from Québec.” Health Information & Libraries Journal 30, no. 3 (September): 201–11.

Costa de Sousa, Ivellise, Juceni Pereira de Lima David, and Lúcia de Araujo Costa Beisl Noblat. 2013. “A Drug Information Center Module to Train Pharmacy Students in Evidence-Based Practice.” American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 77, no. 4 (May).

Davis, Lindsay E. 2014. “A Workshop Series Using Peer-Grading to Build Drug Information, Writing, Critical-Thinking, and Constructive Feedback Skills.” American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 78, no. 10 (December).

Davis, P., P. Long, D. Adams, S. Corliss, M. Liu, E. McKelroy, K. Tothero, J. Walker, and K. Ziai. 2016. “Use of Adaptive Learning to Prepare First-Year Pharmacy Students: Our Experience.” In 2016 IEEE 16th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT), 72–74.

Dawn, Stefani, Karen D. Dominguez, William G. Troutman, Rucha Bond, and Catherine Cone. 2011. “Instructional Scaffolding to Improve Students’ Skills in Evaluating Clinical Literature.” American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 75, no. 4 (May).

Duncan, Vicky, Sherri Vokey, Shannon Gordon, Melissa Helwig, and Trish Chatterley. 2015. “Mobile Device Use in Pharmacy: A Multi-Institutional Study.” Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association / Journal de l’Association Des Bibliothèques de La Santé Du Canada 36, no. 3 (November).

Elliott, Whitney V., Katie J. Suda, Leslie A. Hamilton, Kiana Y. Curry, and Debbie C. Byrd. 2014. “Impact of Elimination of Learner-Centered Assignments on Students’ Performance in and Evaluation of a Drug Information and Literature Evaluation Course.” Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning 6, no. 4 (July): 483–87.

Fox, Brent I., Allen Flynn, Kevin A. Clauson, Terry L. Seaton, and Elizabeth Breeden. 2017.  “An Approach for All in Pharmacy Informatics Education.” American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 81, no. 2 (March): 38.

Fox, Brent I., Allen J. Flynn, Christopher R. Fortier, and Kevin A. Clauson. 2011. “Knowledge, Skills, and Resources for Pharmacy Informatics Education.” American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 75, no. 5 (June).

Franzen, Susan, and Colleen M. Bannon. 2016. “Merging Information Literacy and Evidence-Based Practice in an Undergraduate Health Sciences Curriculum Map.” Communications in Information Literacy 10 (2).

Freiburger, Gary, Jennifer R. Martin, and Annabelle V. Nuñez. 2016. “An Embedded Librarian Program: Eight Years On.” Medical Reference Services Quarterly 35 (4): 388–96.

Gardner, Alice, Monina R. Lahoz, Irena Bond, and Len Levin. 2016. “Assessing the Effectiveness of an Evidence-Based Practice Pharmacology Course Using the Fresno Test.” American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 80, no. 7 (September).

Ghaibi, Shadi, Heather Ipema, and Michael Gabay. 2015. “ASHP Guidelines on the Pharmacist’s Role in Providing Drug Information.” American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy 72, no. 7 (April): 573–77.

Gleason, Brenda L., Michael J. Peeters, Beth H. Resman-Targoff, Samantha Karr, Sarah McBane, Kristi Kelley, Tyan Thomas, and Tina H. Denetclaw. 2011. “An Active-Learning Strategies Primer for Achieving Ability-Based Educational Outcomes.” American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 75, no. 9 (November).

Haruna, Hussein, and Xiao Hu. 2018. “International Trends in Designing Electronic Health Information Literacy for Health Sciences Students: A Systematic Review of the Literature.” The Journal of Academic Librarianship 44, no. 2 (March): 300–312.

King, Samuel B., and Mariana Lapidus. 2015. “Metropolis Revisited: The Evolving Role of Librarians in Informatics Education for the Health Professions.” Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA 103, no. 1 (January): 14–18.

Kiselev, Yury. 2017. “Experience with Introducing Flipped Classroom and an Online Assessment Tool in Teaching Biochemistry and Cell Biology for Bachelor Students in Pharmacy,” 181–86. Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Koffel, Jonathan, and Shannon Reidt. 2015. “An Interprofessional Train-the-Trainer Evidence-Based Practice Workshop: Design and Evaluation.” Journal of Interprofessional Care 29, no. 4 (July): 367–69.

Krajewski, Michael P., Fred Doloresco, Mark J. Wrobel, Deborah Chiarella, Cory E. Fominaya, Peter M. Brody Jr, and Linda M. Catanzaro. 2013. “Literature Searching Skills of First and Third Professional Year Pharmacy Students.” Pharmacy Education 13 (December).

Kramer, Sandra S., Jennifer R. Martin, Joan B. Schlimgen, Marion K. Slack, and Jim Martin. 2011. “Effectiveness of a Liaison Program in Meeting Information Needs of College of Pharmacy Faculty.” Medical Reference Services Quarterly 30, no. 1 (January): 31–41.

Lapidus, Mariana. 2007. “Educating Student Pharmacists about Herbal Medicines: Faculty–Librarian Collaboration.” Health Information & Libraries Journal 24 (4): 267-273.

Lapidus, Mariana, Maria D. Kostka-Rokosz, and Lana Dvorkin-Camiel. 2009. “Librarian-Lead Tutorial for Enhancement of Pharmacy Students’ Information-Searching Skills in Advanced Experiential Rotations.” Medical Reference Services Quarterly 28, no. 4 (October): 351–62.

Lapidus, Mariana, Sarah K. McCord, William W. McCloskey, and Maria D. Kostka-Rokosz. 2012. “Combined Use of Online Tutorials and Hands-On Group Exercises in Bibliographic Instruction for Pharmacy Students.” Medical Reference Services Quarterly 31, no. 4 (October): 383–99.

Liu, Min. 2015. “Using Technology to Support Active Learning and Group Collaboration in a Multi-Campus Environment,” 1821–30. Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Longyhore, Daniel, Kimberly Ference, and Barbara Nanstiel. 2011. “An Elective Course in Information Mastery.” American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 75, no. 2 (March).

Lowe, M. Sara, and Sean M. Stone. 2010. “Information Literacy for Professional Programs: Two Case Studies at One University.” Information Outlook 14, no. 6 (September): 17–23.

Lwoga, Edda Tandi, and Felix Sukums. 2018. “Health Sciences Faculty Usage Behaviour of Electronic Resources and Their Information Literacy Practices.” Global Knowledge, Memory and Communication 67, no. 1/2 (February): 2–18.

MacLure, Katie, and Derek Stewart. 2016. “Digital Literacy Knowledge and Needs of Pharmacy Staff: A Systematic Review.” Journal of Innovation in Health Informatics 23, no. 3 (October): 560–71.

Martin, Jennifer R., Sandra S. Kramer, and Marion Slack K. 2008. “Information Literacy Skills of First Year Pharmacy Students: Focus Group Results.” Poster.

Martin, Jennifer R., and Marion K. Slack. 2013. “Using Focus Groups to Assess the Information Literacy Skills of First Year Pharmacy Students.”

Martin, Linda Gore, Terri L. Warholak, Ana L. Hincapie, Tyler Gallo, and Andrea L. Kjos. 2018. “Health Informatics Competencies for Pharmacists in Training.” American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. Preprint.

Miller, Donald R., and Stefanie J. Jangula. 2018. “Confirmation Bias as a Factor in Pharmacy Student Assessment of Research Study Quality.” American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. Preprint.

Moreau, Cynthia, and Debbie L. Wilson. 2015. “Review of Continuing Education and Published Literature Related to Women’s Health and Pharmacy.” Journal of Pharmacy Technology 31, no. 2 (April): 69–77.

Neill, Kathryn K., and Jill T. Johnson. 2012. “An Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience in Application of Evidence-Based Policy.” American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 76, no. 7 (September).

Néri, Eugenie Desirèe Rabelo, Assuero Silva Meira, Hemerson Bruno da Silva Vasconcelos, David John Woods, and Marta Maria de França Fonteles. 2017. “Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes of Hospital Pharmacists in the Use of Information Technology and Electronic Tools to Support Clinical Practice: A Brazilian Survey.” PLOS ONE 12, no. 12 (December): e0189918.

O’Sullivan, Teresa A., Jennifer Phillips, and Kendra Demaris. 2016. “Medical Literature Evaluation Education at US Schools of Pharmacy.” American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 80, no. 1 (February).

Peterson-Clark, Geraldine, Parisa Aslani, and Kylie Anne Williams. 2010. “Pharmacists’ Online Information Literacy: An Assessment of Their Use of Internet-Based Medicines Information: Pharmacists’ Online Information Literacy.” Health Information & Libraries Journal 27, no. 3 (September): 208–16.

Phillips, Jennifer A, Michael P Gabay, Cathy Ficzere, and Kristina E Ward. 2012. “Curriculum and Instructional Methods for Drug Information, Literature Evaluation, and Biostatistics: Survey of US Pharmacy Schools.” Annals of Pharmacotherapy 46, no. 6 (June): 793–801.

Reidt, Shannon, Keri Hager, James Beattie, Amy Pittenger, Maureen Smith, and Kristin Janke. 2016. “From Drug Literature Evaluation to Evidence-Based Medicine: Transforming the Focus of a First Year Pharmacy Curriculum.” INNOVATIONS in Pharmacy 7, no. 2 (April).

See Wan, Ong, Mohamed Azmi Hassali, and Fahad Saleem. 2017. “Community Pharmacists’ Perspectives of Online Health-Related Information: A Qualitative Insight from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.” Health Information Management Journal.  Preprint.

Shurtz, Suzanne, and Margaret J Foster. 2011. “Developing and Using a Rubric for Evaluating Evidence-Based Medicine Point-of-Care Tools.” Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA 99, no. 3 (July): 247–54.

Suda, Katie J., Jana M. Sterling, Alexander B. Guirguis, and Sunil K. Mathur. 2004.  “Student Perception and Academic Performance after Implementation of a Blended Learning Approach to a Drug Information and Literature Evaluation Course.” Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning 6, no. 3 (May): 367–72.

Wallace, Rick, Emily C. Weyant, and Nakia J. Woodward. “Using Checklists to Rethink Library Resources and Services Training.” 2017. Journal of Hospital Librarianship 17, no. 2 (April): 125–36.

Wittman, Deborah, Craig Kovera, Maureen Sullivan, and Martha M. Rumore. 2017. “Incorporating a Drug Information Consult into a Pharmacy Practice Course to Build Literature Search and Evaluation Skills Through a 3-Stage Model.” Journal of Pharmacy Practice 30, no. 3 (June): 306–12.

Wright, Barbara A., and Jennifer A. McDaniel. 2014. “From Listening to Experiencing: Changing Evidence-Based Pharmacy Library Instruction.” Poster.

Wu, Lin, and Joel Thornton. 2017. “Experience, Challenges, and Opportunities of Being Fully Embedded in a User Group.” Medical Reference Services Quarterly 36, no. 2 (April): 138–49.

Zainal, Imas Nur Amelia, Nur Amirah Abd Karim, Yee Chang Soh, Amal K. Suleiman, Tahir Mehmood Khan, Mohammed Abdul Hameed, Long Chiau Ming, and Qi Ying Lean. 2017. “Key Elements of Pharmacoinformatics for the Degrees of Bachelor and Master of Pharmacy.” Therapeutic Innovation & Regulatory Science 51, no. 4 (July): 419–25.