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Health Information Literacy

Health Information Literacy

This special issue of Reference Services Review focuses on librarians' contributions to health literacy. Health literacy is a critical constellation of skills. Librarians' abilities and expertise are well suited to contributing to the improvement of health literacy for various populations in various settings. Librarians are actively engaging in a wide variety of health literacy initiatives in collaboration with other professionals and organizations.


“Better health through better information:” health literacy and the changing role of health sciences librarianship,A conceptual approach to practitioners’ health information literacy,A librarian's role in media effects health literacy,Health information: print materials assessment in public libraries,Health literacy and information literacy: a concept comparison,Health literacy and libraries: a literature review,Health literacy education: The impact of synchronous instruction,Health literacy: a natural role for librarians,Hispanics and public libraries: Assessing their health information seeking behaviors in the e-health environment,Improving Health Literacy: Health Sciences Library Case Studies,Promoting Health Literacy Within a Graduate-Level Nutrition Curriculum.

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