Similar to the new curriculum, information literacy includes specific competencies and attributes. ACRL's" Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education” (2015) has been adapted (with permission) in order to create a framework for information literacy development most relevant for our students.
In order to identify the IL competencies and related attributes most relevant for nurses to include in this framework, the following resources were taken into account:
The ability of the student to demonstrate a competence and represent a standard of quality. Similar to academic literacy, these abilities help nurses engage in life-long learning; participate in evidence-based practice; and communicate and collaborate effectively with clients, stakeholders, and other healthcare practitioners.
IL Competencies are divided into the following areas:
Within each competency, the Learning Commons team has outlined attributes that are qualities that represent stages or milestones in one’s development or growth within that competency. These attributes can be seen as skills that a student may exhibit, which highlight their growth along the continuum from basic comprehension and knowledge, intermediate application of that knowledge, analysis of old and new knowledge and information, and proficiency in evaluation and creation within the specific competency areas.
Mapping Competencies & Attributes
Key information literacy competencies and attributes of those competencies have been outlined in this section according to program year and level of proficiency along Bloom's taxonomy.