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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: Public Health

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 Public Health.

1. Standards and Guidelines from Accrediting Agencies and Professional Associations

Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH). “Framing the Future.”   (See: Undergraduate Education FrameworkMPH FrameworkDrPH Framework).

Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). “Competencies & Learning Objectives.”

Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice. Revised October 21, 2021. “Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals.”

2. Related Research

Calhoun, Judith G., Rosemarie Rowney, Emilie Eng, and Yael Hoffman. 2005. “Competency Mapping and Analysis for Public Health Preparedness Training Initiatives.” Public Health Reports, 120(suppl) :91-99.

Calhoun Judith G., Pamela L. Davidson, Marie E. Sinioris, Eric T. Vincent, and John R. Griffith. 2002.  “Toward an Understanding of Competency Identification and Assessment in Health Care Management.” Quality Management in Health Care 11, no. 1 : 14-38.

Calhoun, Judith G., Kalpana Ramiah, Elizabeth McGean Weist, and Stephen M. Shortell. 2008. “Development of a Core Competency Model for the Master of Public Health Degree.” American Journal of Public Health 98, no. 9 : 1598–1607.

Coates, Heather L. 2016. “Mapping Data Information Literacy Competencies to Academic & Professional Standards in Public Health.”  IUPUI University Library: Indianapolis, IN.

Cowles, Kelsey, Rebekah Miller, and Rachel Suppok. 2024. “When Seeing Isn’t Believing: Navigating Visual Health Misinformation through Library Instruction.” Medical Reference Services Quarterly 43, no. 1: 44–58.

Lê, Mê-Linh. 2014. “Information Needs of Public Health Students.” Health Information & Libraries Journal 31, no. 4 : 274-292.

Linares-Gray, Rosalinda Hernandez, Sara Newman Carroll, and Emily K. Smith. 2022. “The Stories We Tell: Engaging with Authority in Critical Health Pedagogy.” Communications in Information Literacy 16 (2): 151–66. 10.15760/comminfolit.2022.16.2.4

Macy, Katharine V. and Heather L. Coates. 2016. “Data Information Literacy Instruction in Business and Public Health: Comparative Case Studies.” IFLA Journal, 42 no. 4: 313-327.

Miner, Kathleen R., Wendy Kurz Childers, Melissa Alperin, Joan Cioffi, and Nancy Hunt. 2005. “The MACH Model: From Competencies to Instruction and Performance of the Public Health Workforce.” Public Health Reports 120, suppl 1 : 9-15.

Osiecki, Kristin, Jessie Barnett, and Angie Mejia. 2022. “Creating an Integrated Undergraduate Public Health Curricula: Inspiring the Next Generation to Solve Complex Public Health Issues.” Frontiers in Public Health 10, no. April: 864891.

Sandhu, Harman Singh, Victoria Otterman,  Lynda Tjaden, Rosemarie Shephard, Emma Apatu, Erica Di Ruggiero, Richard Musto, Jasmine Pawa, Malcolm Steinberg, & Claire Betker. 2023. "The Governance of Core Competencies for Public Health: A Rapid Review of the Literature." Public Health Reviews 44 : 1606110.

Waltz, Micah J., Heather K. Moberly, and Esther E. Carrigan. 2020. “Identifying Information Literacy Skills and Behaviors in the Curricular Competencies of Health Professions.” Journal of the Medical Library Association no. July: 463–79.

Woodhouse Lynn D., Alberto C. Cardelle, Steven W. Godin, Steven E. Shive, Tonya L.  Williams, Elizabeth A. Brensinger, and Adenike C. Bitto.  2006. “Transforming a Master of Public Health Program to Address Public Health Practice Needs.” Preventing Chronic Disease 3, no. 1.

3. Adaptable Instructional Materials

Association of College &  Research Libraries. “ACRL Framework for Information Literacy Sandbox: Health.

Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH). “Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.”

Community of Online Research Assignments (CORA). “Health.”

Harvard University: ablconnect. “Health Professions Education.”

University of Alabama at Birmingham (Last Updated: Oct 6, 2023). “Evidence-Based Public Health: Forming a Question.