Information Literacy in the Workplace

Author: Marc Forster

Publisher: Facet Publishing

ISBN: 1783301325

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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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

5th European Conference, ECIL 2017, Saint Malo, France, September 18-21, 2017, Revised Selected Papers

Author: Serap Kurbanoğlu,Joumana Boustany,Sonja Špiranec,Esther Grassian,Diane Mizrachi,Loriene Roy

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319743341

Category: Education

Page: 847

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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 Landscapes

Information Literacy in Education, Workplace and Everyday Contexts

Author: Annemaree Lloyd

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1780630298

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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Drawing upon the author’s on going research into information literacy, Information Literacy Landscapes explores the nature of the phenomenon from a socio-cultural perspective, which offers a more holistic approach to understanding information literacy as a catalyst for learning. This perspective emphasizes the dynamic relationship between learner and environment in the construction of knowledge. The approach underlines the importance of contextuality, through which social, cultural and embodied factors influence formal and informal learning. This book contributes to the understanding of information literacy and its role in formal and informal contexts. Explores the shape of information literacy within education and workplace contexts Introduces a holistic definition of information literacy which has been drawn from empirical studies in the workplace Introduces a range of sensitizing concepts for researchers and practitioners

Handbook of Information Science

Author: Wolfgang G. Stock,Mechtild Stock

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110235005

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 911

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Dealing with information is one of the vital skills in the 21st century. It takes a fair degree of information savvy to create, represent and supply information as well as to search for and retrieve relevant knowledge. How does information (documents, pieces of knowledge) have to be organized in order to be retrievable? What role does metadata play? What are search engines on the Web, or in corporate intranets, and how do they work? How must one deal with natural language processing and tools of knowledge organization, such as thesauri, classification systems, and ontologies? How useful is social tagging? How valuable are intellectually created abstracts and automatically prepared extracts? Which empirical methods allow for user research and which for the evaluation of information systems? This Handbook is a basic work of information science, providing a comprehensive overview of the current state of information retrieval and knowledge representation. It addresses readers from all professions and scientific disciplines, but particularly scholars, practitioners and students of Information Science, Library Science, Computer Science, Information Management, and Knowledge Management. This Handbook is a suitable reference work for Public and Academic Libraries.

Landscapes of Specific Literacies in Contemporary Society

Exploring a social model of literacy

Author: Vicky Duckworth,Gordon Ade-Ojo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317807405

Category: Education

Page: 126

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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.

Information Literacy and Lifelong Learning

Policy Issues, the Workplace, Health and Public Libraries

Author: John Crawford,Christine Irving

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1780633483

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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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

Continuing Professional Education for the Information Society

The Fifth World Conference on Continuing Professional Education for the Library and Information Science Professions

Author: Patricia Layzell Ward

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110958988

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 263

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The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. It is the global voice of the information profession. The series IFLA Publications deals with many of the means through which libraries, information centres, and information professionals worldwide can formulate their goals, exert their influence as a group, protect their interests, and find solutions to global problems.

Information Literacy and Workplace Performance

Author: Tom W. Goad

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781567204544

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

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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.

Information Literacy

Infiltrating the Agenda, Challenging Minds

Author: Geoff Walton,Alison Pope

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1780632657

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 322

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Focusing on important information literacy debates, this new book with contributions from many of the main experts in the field highlights important ideas and practical considerations. Information Literacy takes the reader on a journey across the contemporary information landscape, guided by academics and practitioners who are experts in navigating this ever-changing terrain. Diversity of content from authors with national and international reputations Shows professionals how to operate at a strategic level to engender institutional change and have a direct practical application for their teaching and learning practice Many of the chapters are based on empirical research ensuring innovative approaches to information literacy

The Culture of Evaluation in Library and Information Services

Author: John Crawford

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1780630840

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 204

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This practical book is written from the point of view of the practitioner, rather than the researcher. It presents current and recent work in the subject area in a way relevant to practitioners, researchers and students. The book includes practical examples of survey and research work and discusses honestly the practical difficulties involved. Aimed at an international audience, examples of good practice are drawn from a number of countries across the world. An up to date review/summary of activity in the subject area Provides international comparisons of library and information service evaluation activity Provides practical/real life research and survey data useful to practitioners and academics which they can apply in their own situations

Transforming Information Literacy Programs

Intersecting Frontiers of Self, Library Culture, and Campus Community

Author: Carroll Wetzel Wilkinson,Courtney Bruch

Publisher: Assoc of Cllge & Rsrch Libr

ISBN: 083898603X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 263

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The book raises a broad scope of themes including the intellectual, psychological, cultural, definitional and structural issues that academic instruction librarians face in higher education environments. The chapters in this book represent the voices of eight instruction librarians, including two Immersion faculty members. Other perspectives come from a library dean, a library school faculty member, a library coordinator of school library media certification programs, and a director emerita from a School of Education.

The Human Side of Reference and Information Services in Academic Libraries

Adding Value in the Digital World

Author: Lesley Farmer

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1780631006

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 160

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This book examines the questions: how academic libraries provide value-added reference and information services in the digital age. It provides best practices from a global perspective. The book starts by looking at the information needs and info-seeking behaviours of university students and faculty. Then it examines the use cycle: consumer, instruction, and producer. It examines the resource cycle: collection development, instructor, maintenance. What are the essential elements of reference: orientation, instruction, collaborative planning, products? Focuses on information needs and information-seeking behaviours of academic library stakeholders (faculty, students, community) Focuses on technologies: impact on reference and information services (selection, access, interaction, instruction, administration), focusing on the human issues Emphasizes collaborative aspects of reference/info services (with faculty for program/course instruction, with computer services for digital integration, with other libraries for resource

Curriculum-Based Library Instruction

From Cultivating Faculty Relationships to Assessment

Author: Amy Blevins,Megan Inman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442231661

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

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Curriculum-Based Library Instruction: From Cultivating Faculty Relationships to Assessment highlights the movement beyond one-shot instruction sessions, specifically focusing on situations where academic librarians have developed curriculum based sessions and/or become involved in curriculum committees.

Learning and Libraries in an Information Age

Principles and Practice

Author: Barbara K. Stripling

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781563086663

Category: Education

Page: 375

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Explores the structure and theory behind the learning-centered library and its focus on information literacy, and examines implementation strategies, learning methods, planning, and community involvement.

Cases on Educational Technology Integration in Urban Schools

Author: Chen, Irene

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1613504934

Category: Education

Page: 514

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"This book contains a spectrum of case studies aimed at understanding technology integration in urban schools, covering student motivation, assistive technology, video games, cyber bullying, and technology ethics"--Provided by publisher.

Designing Online Information Literacy Games Students Want to Play

Author: Karen Markey,Chris Leeder,Soo Young Rieh

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0810891433

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 302

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Designing Online Information Literacy Games Students Want to Play sets the record straight with regard to the promise of games for motivating and teaching students in educational environments. Drawing from their own first-hand experience, research, and networking, the authors feature best practices that educators and game designers in LIS specifically and other educational fields generally need to know so that they build classroom games that students want to play.

Worldwide Commonalities and Challenges in Information Literacy Research and Practice

European Conference, ECIL 2013, Istanbul, Turkey, October 22-25, 2013. Revised Selected Papers

Author: Serap Kurbanoglu,Esther Grassian,Diane Mizrachi,Ralph Catts,Sonja Spiranec

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319039199

Category: Education

Page: 664

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the European Conference on Information Literacy, ECIL 2013, held in Istanbul Turkey, in October 2013. The 73 revised full papers presented together with two keynotes, 9 invited papers and four doctoral papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 236 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on overview and research; policies and strategies; theoretical framework; related concepts; citizenship and digital divide; disadvantaged groups; information literacy for the workplace and daily life; information literacy in Europe; different approaches to information literacy; teaching and learning information literacy; information literacy instruction; assessment of information literacy; information literacy and K-12; information literacy and higher education; information literacy skills of LIS students; librarians, libraries and ethics.

Information Literacy: Key to an Inclusive Society

4th European Conference, ECIL 2016, Prague, Czech Republic, October 10-13, 2016, Revised Selected Papers

Author: Serap Kurbanoğlu,Joumana Boustany,Sonja Špiranec,Esther Grassian,Diane Mizrachi,Loriene Roy,Tolga Çakmak

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319521624

Category: Education

Page: 742

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This book constitutes revised selected papers from the 4th European Conference on Information Literacy, ECIL 2016, held in Prague, Czech Republic, in October 2016. The 52 full and 19 short papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 259 submissions. They were organized in topical sections named: inclusive society and democracy; employability and workplace; various literacies; reading preference: print vs electronic; theoretical aspects; higher education; discipline based studies; research methods; children and youth; country based studies; academic libraries; librarians; and teaching methods and instruction.

Knowledge Management

Libraries and Librarians Taking Up the Challenge

Author: Hans-Christoph Hobohm

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110955075

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 220

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Anerkanntermaßen stellt das Konzept des Knowledge Management einen entscheidenden Gewinn für den Informationsprofi dar. Management-Theorien betonen immer die wichtige Rolle von Bibliotheken und Bibliothekare in der Praxis von Organisationen (Unternehmen, Städte aber auch die gesamte Gesellschaft). Die in diesem Band enthaltenen Beiträge demonstrieren dies aus der Sicht der Bibliotheken. In diesen Beiträgen werden grundlegende Implikationen des Knowledge Management als zentralem Arbeitsfeld in Bibliotheken diskutiert, Grundsatzfragen und Methoden analysiert und praktische Beispiele untersucht. Unter den Autoren finden sich beispielsweise Larry Prusak, James Matarazzo, Michael Koenig, Rafael Capurro, Susan Henczel, Irene Wormell und Rainer Kuhlen. Das Buch vereint 18 wichtige Texte zum Thema: z. B. aus IFLA-Workshops und -Konferenzen, aber auch aus anderen Quellen, wie beispielsweise der SLA (Special Libraries Association).

Information Literacy: Moving Toward Sustainability

Third European Conference, ECIL 2015, Tallinn, Estonia, October 19-22, 2015, Revised Selected Papers

Author: Serap Kurbanoglu,Joumana Boustany,Sonja Špiranec,Esther Grassian,Diane Mizrachi,Loriene Roy

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319281976

Category: Education

Page: 618

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Third European Conference on Information Literacy, ECIL 2015, held in Tallinn, Estonia, in October 2015. The 61 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 226 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on information literacy, environment and sustainability; workplace information literacy and knowledge management; ICT competences and digital literacy; copyright literacy; other literacies; information literacy instruction; teaching and learning information literacy; information literacy, games and gamification; information need, information behavior and use; reading preference: print vs electronic; information literacy in higher education; scholarly competencies; information literacy, libraries and librarians; information literacy in different context.