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ERIC Number: EJ1206033
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0748-5786
Health Informatics Educational Offerings through ALA-Accredited LIS Programs
Raszewski, Rebecca; Dwyer, Jamie; Griffin, Tina
Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, v60 n1 p62-82 2019
Librarians who pursue a health sciences librarianship career may need an understanding of health informatics for their work with health-care professionals. Health sciences librarianship courses and degrees are available in most American Library Association (ALA)-accredited library and information science (LIS) programs, but health informatics educational offerings within LIS programs have not been previously examined in the LIS literature. ALA-accredited programs' websites were examined to determine the availability of health sciences librarianship and health informatics educational offerings (e.g., courses, degrees) because ALA accreditation is a globally recognized accreditation standard. The institutions' Carnegie Classifications and their programs' iSchools statuses were also included in the analysis for benchmarking purposes. LIS programs may use the data from this study for benchmarking against other programs to compare their programs to peers, if there are gaps in their educational offerings, or to examine opportunities for expanding their current health informatics educational offerings and meet professional competencies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A