Information literacy and the Workforce: A Review


  • Sharon Weiner Purdue University



This paper is a review of reports on information literacy and the workforce. There is a substantial body of literature on information literacy in K-16 educational settings, but there is much less literature on implications for the workplace and job-related lifelong learning. The topical categories of the reports are: the importance of information literacy for the workforce; how information literacy differs in work and
educational settings; and barriers to information literacy in the workplace. The paper concludes with recommendations for practice and for further research.


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