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Information literacy: tools and resources


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An introduction to the Information Literacy Framework and Portal for health information. Presented by Eilean Craig and Rob Westwood at the CILIPS Centenary Conference Scottish Health Information NEtwork seminar which took place 4 Jun 2008.

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Information literacy: tools and resources

  1. 1. Information Literacy : Tools and Resources Eilean Craig and Rob Westwood CILIPS Annual Conference, 4 June 2008
  2. 2. Information Literacy : The Framework Eilean Craig Knowledge Outreach Manager
  3. 3. Information Literacy : The Framework The title (provisional) Better informed for better health and better care A framework to support improved information use for staff and patients
  4. 4. The definition An information literate person can recognise an information need and is able to apply the set of transferable skills, attitudes and behaviours needed to find, retrieve, assess, manage and apply information in any situation, throughout life. Information literacy supports individual and organisational learning, creativity and innovation and contributes to improved healthcare delivery through a continuously evolving, reliable information base . Information Literacy : The Framework
  5. 5. The model Question What do you need to know? Source Where will you look? Find What words will you use? Evaluate Is the information ‘good’? Combine Have you learned anything new? Share How will you share it? Apply How will you use it? Information Literacy : The Framework
  6. 6. Aims and purpose To confirm/support practice of those already information literate To assist those with little or no experience to become information literate Information Literacy : The Framework
  7. 7. <ul><li>Approach </li></ul><ul><li>Practical : </li></ul><ul><li>intended as a tool and ‘essential reference’ ; </li></ul><ul><li>context-based scenarios with walkthrough demonstrations ; </li></ul><ul><li>guided reflections on each demonstration ; </li></ul><ul><li>familiar models to illustrate processes ; </li></ul><ul><li>glossary and reference list for further reading </li></ul>Information Literacy : The Framework
  8. 8. Patients, carers and members of the public NHS Scotland and partner organisations Healthcare practitioners Educators and learners Service managers Organisations Information Literacy : The Framework Audience
  9. 9. Document Information Literacy : The Framework
  10. 10. Information Literacy : Other Tools Rob Westwood Outreach and Training Co-ordinator
  11. 11. Information Literacy : The Portal <ul><li>Currently in Beta stage </li></ul><ul><li>Functions as a Guide and Manual to NHS eLibrary and other online resources </li></ul><ul><li>Houses IL courses and tutorials </li></ul><ul><li>Contains training materials and other resources </li></ul><ul><li>An in-depth guide to the IL Cycle </li></ul><ul><li>Available through eLibrary or through its own URL: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Related [External] Links Main menu Cycle menu Login or Registration options
  13. 13. <ul><li>A series of online tutorials: </li></ul><ul><li>Clinical </li></ul><ul><li>Non-Clinical NHS </li></ul><ul><li>Public (in development) </li></ul> Information Literacy : The Courses
  14. 14. <ul><li>The tutorial demonstrates the ins and outs of the NHS e-Library and other popular resources such as the web </li></ul><ul><li>Each module takes about ten minutes to complete so the tutorial can be easily completed alongside regular tasks </li></ul><ul><li>You can complete the modules in any order and do as many or as few as you please </li></ul>What is the tutorial?
  15. 15. Where can I find the tutorial? EITHER: Visit the Information Literacy Portal at OR: enter the address directly into your browser:
  16. 16. Begin here with the IL Skills tutorials How do I get started? Work your way through the modules at a speed that suits you You can even go back later and pick up where you left off
  17. 17. At the end of each module, you will be able to print a certificate of completion These could be used as evidence in KSF training
  18. 18. COURSES: PORTAL:
  19. 19. Contacts Eilean Craig Knowledge Outreach Manager Email : Information Literacy Rob Westwood Outreach and Training Co-ordinator Email :