From the Classroom to the Boardroom: The Impact of Information Literacy Instruction on Workplace Research Skills
AbstractSince the wide-scale adoption of the ACRL Information Literacy Standards (2000), there have been numerous students who have graduated from universities that have formal library instruction programs. Currently there has been very little assessment of their post-graduate research skills or what role information literacy plays on workplace performance. [...]
Association of American Colleges and Universities., & National Leadership Council (U.S.). (2007). College learning for the new global century: A report from the National Leadership Council for Liberal Education & America's Promise. Washington, D.C: Association of American Colleges and Universities. Available: http://www.aacu.org/leap/documents/GlobalCentury_final.pdf
Association of College and Research Libraries., & American Library Association. (2000). Information literacy competency standards for higher education. Chicago, IL: ACRL.
Brasley, S. (2008). Effective librarian and discipline faculty collaboration models for integrating information literacy into the fabric of an academic institution. New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 114, 71-88.
Bruce, C. S. (1999). Workplace experiences of information literacy. International Journal of Information Management, 19, 33-47.
California State University. California State University retools general education courses to focus on core values of liberal Education (Press Release) Available at http://www.calstate.edu/pa/news/2008/leap.shtml
California State University. (1995). Information competence in the CSU: A report submitted to Commission on Learning Resources and Instructional Technology Work Group on Information Competence. Sacramento, CA: California State University.
Casner-Lotto, J., Conference Board., Partnership for 21st Century Skills., Corporate Voices for Working Families., & Society for Human Resource Management (U.S.). (2006). Are they really ready to work?: Employers' perspectives on the basic knowledge and applied skills of new entrants to the 21st century U.S. workforce. United States: Conference Board.
Cheuk, B. (2008). Delivering business value through information literacy in the workplace. Libri, 58. 137-143.
Crawford, J. (2006). The use of electronic information services and information literacy: A Glasgow Caledonian University study. Journal of Librarianship & Information Science, 38(1), 33-44. doi:10.1177/0961000606060958
Curzon, S. C. (2004). Developing faculty-librarian partnerships in information literacy. In Rockman, I. F. (Eds.). Integrating information literacy into the higher education curriculum: Practical models for transformation. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
de Jager, K. (1997). Library use and academic achievement. South African Journal of Library & Information Science, 65, 26-30.
Ferguson, S. (2009). Information literacy and its relationship to knowledge management. Journal of Information Literacy, 3, 6-24.
Halford, S., Lotherington, A. T., Obstfelder, A., & Dyb, K. (2010). Getting the whole picture? Information, Communication & Society, 13, 442-465.
Head A., Eisenberg M. (2010) Truth be told: How college students evaluate and use information in the digital age. Project Information Literacy Progress Report. Available http://projectinfolit.org/pdfs/PIL_Fall2010_Survey_FullReport1.pdf
Education Libraries, Volume 34, Number 2, Winter 2011
Hepworth, M., & Smith, M. (2008). Workplace information literacy for administrative staff in higher education. Australian Library Journal, 57 , 212-236.
Hughes, H. , Middleton, M. , Edwards, S. , Bruce, C. and McAllister, L. (2005) Information literacy research in Australia 2000—2005, Bulletin des Bibliothèques de France 50, 1-23. Available http://eprints.qut.edu.au/archive/00002832/01/BdesB_submission.pdf
Kirton, J., & Barham, L. (2005). Information literacy in the workplace. Australian Library Journal, 54, 365-376.
Klusek, L., & Bornstein, J. (2006). Information literacy skills for business careers: Matching skills to the workplace. Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship, 11, 3-21.
Lloyd, A. (2007). Recasting information literacy as sociocultural practice: Implications for library and information science researchers. Information Research, 12, 1-13.
Lloyd, A. (2009). Informing practice: Information experiences of ambulance officers in training and on-road practice. Journal of Documentation, 65, 396-419.
McMahon, C., & Bruce, C. (2002). Information literacy needs of local staff in cross-cultural development projects. Journal of International Development, 14, 113-127.
Oakleaf, M., & Owen, P. L. (2010). Closing the 12 - 13 gap together: School and college librarians supporting 21st century learners. Teacher Librarian, 37(4), 52-58.
Ochs, M. (1991). Assessing the value of an information literacy program. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University. ERIC EDRS340385. Available http://www.eric.ed.gov/PDFS/ED340385.pdf
O’Dell, J. (February 9, 2010) How millenials use tech at work. Read Write Web. Available http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/how_millenials_use_tech_at_work.php
O'Farril, R. T. (2008). Information literacy and knowledge management: Preparations for an arranged marriage. Libri: International Journal of Libraries & Information Services, 58, 155-171.
O'Sullivan, C. (2002). Is information literacy relevant in the real world?. Reference Services Review, 30, 7-14.
Rockman, I. F. (2002). Strengthening connections between information literacy, general education, and assessment efforts. Library Trends, 51 185-98.
Schulte, S. J. (2008). High self-efficacy and high use of electronic information may predict improved academic performance. Evidence Based Library & Information Practice, 3, 35-37.
Shepherd, P. T. (2011). Journal usage factor - a promising new metric. Serials, 24, 64-68.
Somerville, M. M., & Howard, Z. (2008). Systems thinking: An approach for advancing workplace information literacy. Australian Library Journal, 57, 257-273.
Smalley, T. (2000). Investigating information age realities in the world of work. Available http://www.cabrillo.edu/~tsmalley/WorldOfWork.html
Travis, T. (2008). Librarians as agents of change: Working with curriculum committees using change agency theory. New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 114, 17-33.
Walsh, T. R. (2011). Evolution of an information competency requirement for undergraduates. Journal of Web Librarianship, 5, 3-23.
Whitmire, E. (2002). Academic library performance measures and undergraduates' library use and educational outcomes. Library & Information Science Research, 24, 107-128.
Wong, S. H. R., & Webb, T. D. (2011). Uncovering meaningful correlation between student academic performance and library material usage. College & Research Libraries, 72, 361-370.
Wu, D. (2008). Aligning information literacy with workplace expectations. 12th Biennial CARL Conference. Irvine, CA.
Everything we publish is freely available. In the spirit of encouraging free open access journals, Education Libraries applies the Creative Commons Attribution License (CCAL) to all works we publish (read the summary or the full license legal code ). • Authors retain copyright and grant Education Libraries right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgment of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal. • Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal. Under the CCAL, authors retain ownership of the copyright for their article, but authors allow anyone to read, download, reuse, reprint, modify, distribute, and/or copy articles in Education Libraries, so long as the original authors and source are cited. No permission is required from the authors or the publishers. In most cases, appropriate attribution can be provided by citing the original article in Education Libraries. For any reuse or distribution of a work, you must also make clear the license terms under which the work was published. This broad license was developed to facilitate open access to, and free use of, original works of all types. Applying this standard license ensures your right to make your work freely and openly available. By submitting a manuscript for review, author(s) acknowledge first publication rights are granted to Education Libraries. Submission of a manuscript implies that the work described has not been published; that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere; and that its publication has been approved by all coauthors and the responsible authorities at the institute where the work was conducted. As publisher, we are providing a process for your intellectual property to be reviewed by and distributed to your peers. It is the author’s responsibility to obtain all necessary permissions for the inclusion of copyrighted materials, such as figures and tables from other publications, and to pay any and all necessary fees. Appropriate credit should be shown in the body of the work. Previously published work will not be considered for publication; we do not accept any simultaneous submissions. Education Libraries will, however, accept manuscripts based on presentations made at conferences sponsored by the Special Library Association, at the discretion of the co-editors.