Information Literacy, Health Information
Literacy, Health Literacy, -What are they
about?

Sangeeta Narang
Librarian Grade...
Overview
• Introduction- Information landscape
• Definition-Information Literacy (IL), Health

Information

Literacy (HIL)...
Information Landscape
Study on IL, HIL and HL is important due to -

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Information Overload
Technological chall...
Information Literacy is the ability to
recognize when information is needed and
have the ability to locate, evaluate, and ...
Health Information Literacy is the set of abilities needed
to recognize health information need; identify likely
informati...
Health Literacy is the degree to which
individuals have the capacity to obtain,
process, and understand basic health
infor...
Literature search on Google Scholar and
PubMed was conducted to find relevant papers
on IL, HIL and HL especially those re...
It was found that there are several studies on
IL,HIL and HL from developed countries and
few studies are available from I...
Conclusion
• Librarians play an important role in designing and
teaching IL,HIL and HL based courses
• There is a need to ...
Outcome
Such studies will help to identify areas where
improvement in practices would be beneficial and will
enable to set...
Thank You
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Information literacy, health information literacy, health literacy-What are they about

  1. 1. Information Literacy, Health Information Literacy, Health Literacy, -What are they about? Sangeeta Narang Librarian Grade-I All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi India
  2. 2. Overview • Introduction- Information landscape • Definition-Information Literacy (IL), Health Information Literacy (HIL) & Health Literacy (HL) • • • • Literature Review (Refer paper in Library Herald) Observation Conclusion Outcome 18-02-2014 AIIMS 2
  3. 3. Information Landscape Study on IL, HIL and HL is important due to - • • • • • • Information Overload Technological challenges- aural, text, graphic Complexity of information sources Means of dissemination-social media Advanced search techniques and methods Highly interactive devices - smart phones, e-book readers 18-02-2014 AIIMS 3
  4. 4. Information Literacy is the ability to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information (ALA 1989) Locate Evaluate Use Source: http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/informationliteracycompetency 18-02-2014 AIIMS 4
  5. 5. Health Information Literacy is the set of abilities needed to recognize health information need; identify likely information sources and use them to retrieve relevant information; assess the quality of the information and its applicability to specific situation; and analyze, understand, and use the information to make good health decisions Health Information Literacy Health Information Literacy Source: https://www.mlanet.org/resources/healthlit/define.html 18-02-2014 AIIMS 5
  6. 6. Health Literacy is the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions Obtain Process Understand Apply Source: http://nnlm.gov/outreach/consumer/hlthlit.html 18-02-2014 AIIMS 6
  7. 7. Literature search on Google Scholar and PubMed was conducted to find relevant papers on IL, HIL and HL especially those related to India were studied 18-02-2014 AIIMS 7
  8. 8. It was found that there are several studies on IL,HIL and HL from developed countries and few studies are available from India 18-02-2014 AIIMS 8
  9. 9. Conclusion • Librarians play an important role in designing and teaching IL,HIL and HL based courses • There is a need to conduct IL, HIL and HL based assessment study at various levels to improve the competency level of people in our country 18-02-2014 AIIMS 9
  10. 10. Outcome Such studies will help to identify areas where improvement in practices would be beneficial and will enable to set out a course of action to improve the competency level of our people 18-02-2014 AIIMS 10
  11. 11. Thank You

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