A comparison of evidence-based practice and the ACRL information literacy standards: Implications for information literacy practice

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Abstract

Evidence-based practice (EBP), like information literacy, is concerned with an individual's knowledge, skills, and attitudes relating to using information. EBP is now a professional competency in fields as diverse as social work, nursing and allied health fields, and public policy. A comparison of the Association of College and Research Libraries' Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education with the commonly accepted EBP model shows congruence, but the two models diverge in their use of authority of the producer as a marker of information quality and in their relative emphasis on formulation of the research question and application of information.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)232-248
Number of pages17
JournalCollege and Research Libraries
Volume75
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Library and Information Sciences

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