Information Literacy in the Workplace

Author: Marc Forster
Publisher: Facet Publishing
ISBN: 1783301325
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book explains how information literacy (IL) is essential to the contemporary workplace and is fundamental to competent, ethical and evidence-based practice. In today’s information-driven workplace, information professionals must know when research evidence or relevant legal, business, personal or other information is required, how to find it, how to critique it and how to integrate it into one’s knowledge base. To fail to do so may result in defective and unethical practice which could have devastating consequences for clients or employers. There is an ethical requirement for information professionals to meet best practice standards to achieve the best outcome possible for the client. This demands highly focused and complex information searching, assessment and critiquing skills. Using a range of new perspectives, Information Literacy in the Workplace demonstrates several aspects of IL’s presence and role in the contemporary workplace, including IL’s role in assuring competent practice, its value to employers as a return on investment, and its function as an ethical safeguard in the duty and responsibilities professionals have to clients, students and employers. Chapters are contributed by a range of international experts, including Christine Bruce, Bonnie Cheuk, Annemaree Lloyd with a foreword from Jane Secker. Content covered includes: examination of the value and impact of IL in the workplace how IL is experienced remotely, beyond workplace boundariesIL’s role in professional development organizational learning and knowledge creationdeveloping information professional competencieshow to unlock and create value using IL in the workplace. Readership: This book will be useful for librarians and LIS students in understanding how information literacy is experienced by professions they support; academics teaching professional courses; professionals (e.g. medical, social care, legal and business based) and their employers in showing that IL is essential to best practice and key to ethical practice.

Information Literacy in the Workplace

Author: Marc Forster
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781783301331
Format: PDF, ePub
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In today's information-driven workplace, the modern professional must know when research evidence or relevant legal, business, personal or other information is required, how to find it, how to critique it and how to integrate it into their existing knowledge base. To fail to do so may result in defective and unethical practice which could have devastating consequences for clients or employers. This demands highly focused and complex information searching, assessment and critiquing skills. This book, through a range of perspectives from the personal to the organisational, shows how information literacy (IL) is essential to the contemporary workplace and to an understanding of how the modern professional experiences, and could potentially experience, the contemporary information environment. Using an evidence-based approach, Information Literacy in the Workplace demonstrates several aspects of IL's presence and role in the contemporary workplace, including IL's role in assuring competent practice, its value to employers as a return on investment, and its function as an ethical safeguard in the duty and responsibilities professionals have to clients, students and employers. Chapters are contributed by a range of international experts, including Christine Bruce, Bonnie Cheuk and Annemaree Lloyd, with a foreword from Jane Secker. Content covered includes: how the range of Information Literacy experiences in a profession or workplace can be investigated a discussion of the value and impact of IL in the workplace how IL is experienced remotely, beyond workplace boundaries IL's role in professional development IL's role in organizational learning and knowledge creation how IL in the workplace can be developed in an evidence-based way how to unlock and create value using IL in the workplace. This book will be useful for librarians and LIS students in understanding how information literacy is experienced by professions they support; academics teaching professional courses; professionals (e.g. medical, social care, legal and business based) and their employers in showing that IL is essential to best practice and key to ethical practice.

Information Literacy in the Workplace

Author: Serap Kurbanoğlu
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319743341
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book constitutes the refereed post-conference proceedings of the 5th European Conference on Information Literacy, ECIL 2017, held in Saint Malo, France, in September 2017. The 84 revised papers included in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 358 submissions. The papers cover a wide range of topics in the field of information literacy and focus on information literacy in the workplace. They are organized in the following topical sections: workplace information literacy, employibility and career readiness; data literacy and research data management; media literacy; copyright literacy; transliteracy, reading literacy, digital literacy, financial literacy, search engine literacy, civic literacy; science literacy; health information literacy; information behavior; information literacy in higher education; information literacy in K-12; information literacy instruction; information literacy and libraries; and theoretical framework.

Information Literacy and Workplace Performance

Author: Tom W. Goad
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781567204544
Format: PDF, Docs
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Today's workplace demands skills for a knowledgeable, productive use of information. Success, both personal and organizational, comes from finding what is essential and optimizing its effectiveness. Goad teaches readers how to swim in a potentially overwhelming sea of data. This easy-to-read, lucid guide attends to basic skills, thinking and decision-making, creativity enhancement, innovation and risk taking, computer literacy, subject matter literacy, learning how to learn, and securement of on-the-job help.

Developing People s Information Capabilities

Author: Mark Hepworth
Publisher: Emerald Group Pub Limited
ISBN: 9781781907665
Format: PDF
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Developing People's Information Capabilities: Fostering Information Literacy in Educational, Workplace and Community Contexts is Vol 8 of the well regarded Library and Information Science Series. This book hones in on accessible issues across different work and educational contexts and is of value to both academic and practitioner.

Information Literacy and Lifelong Learning

Author: John Crawford
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1780633483
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book reviews the role of information literacy (IL) in developing employability skills, personal health management and informal learning from a variety of areas including: information policy issues, information usage and training needs and skills development. Early years education, lifelong learning and the role of IL in relevant organisations, including government departments, skills agencies, and professional bodies will also be considered. With a UK focus, this book also considers the leading role of the US in the development of information literacy policy. Case studies and examples of good practise are included and discussed, drawn primarily from Europe, North America and Australasia, also identified examples from other countries. Looks at value and impact and discusses policymaking and issues for the future. Conveniently brings together a usable text to which people can easily refer to for an overview of a diffuse area No existing book considers this subject area from a UK and European perspective Also aimed at a non-traditional readership including educationalists, lifelong learning activists and those involved with informal learning activities

Practising Information Literacy

Author: Annemaree Lloyd
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1780632800
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This book showcases new interdisciplinary academic research on the relationship between information literacy and learning. It combines findings with new understandings drawn from theoretical and empirical research conducted in primary and secondary schools, higher education, workplaces, and community contexts. The studies offer new insights into questions such as how transferable are the information practices and skills learned in one context to other contexts? What is the degree to which information competences are generic, to what degree are they domain and context specific? What are the kinds of challenges and outcomes that emerge from incorporating information literacy into education and training courses? And, most importantly, what kinds of theories and philosophies regarding the nature of learning, information, and knowledge, should information literacies education and research efforts be based on?

Information Literacy Landscapes

Author: Annemaree Lloyd
Publisher: Chandos Publishing
ISBN: 9781843345077
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Explores the shape of information literacy within education and workplace contexts; introduces a holistic definition of information literacy; introduces a range of sensitising concepts; and considers the implications for pedagogical practice in a range of contexts. Author from Charles Sturt University, Australia.

Teaching Information Literacy for Inquiry Based Learning

Author: Mark Hepworth
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1780630174
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Teaching Information Literacy for Inquiry-Based Learning is highly beneficial to those who teach or train people and need to develop systematic ways of using information sources and tools to help them participate in inquiry based learning. Whether at school, college, university or work people need to use the wealth of information around them effectively. They need to find things out, assemble, process, evaluate, manage as well as communicate information. Increasingly a fundamental part of being information literate and an independent learner is being e-literate. This book helps the trainer understand the learner and use appropriate methods to help them explore and engage with being information and e-literate. It also helps the learner to be conscious of what it means to be information and e-literate and to use information effectively. Written by two leading experts in information literacy Draws on extensive personal experience of training learners and trainers in information literacy and information retrieval Uses examples of best practice from the educational context and the workplace

Landscapes of Specific Literacies in Contemporary Society

Author: Vicky Duckworth
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317807413
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This volume makes a timely contribution to our understanding of literacy as a multi-faceted, complexly situated activity. Each chapter provides the reader with a fresh perspective into a different site for literate behaviour, approaches, design and relationships, and offers an exploration into the use of literacy theories to inform policy and practice, particularly in regard to curriculum. Bringing together international experts in the field, the contributing authors represent a wide variety of theoretical and research perspectives which cover literacy in various forms, including: • transformative literacy • survey literacy • academic literacies • information literacy in the workplace • digital literacy. Landscapes of Specific Literacies in Contemporary Society suggests that literacy curriculum needs to evolve from its current perspective if it is to cater for the demands of the 21st century contemporary globalised society. The book will be of key interest to researchers and academics in the fields of education, curriculum studies and the sociology of education, as well as to policy makers and literacy specialists.