Information literacy for the workplace: a review of the literature and research


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Author: Bird, Nora J.


Information literacy research and standards were developed primarily for use in the academic disciplines. The concept, however, was born in the world of work, especially in science, technology, and medical fields. Workplaces and workforces are changing to due to the influence of globalization, use of information and communication technologies, and the reliance on teamwork. Information literacy research has examined the workplace and this paper presents the results of that work while posing possible new research avenues that might prosper with Chinese-American cooperation.

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Subjects: Literacy; Employment; Skills and knowledge; Teaching and learning; Research

Keywords: Information literacy; Workplace; Workplace change; Competence; Education and training needs; Pedagogics; Teacher training; Literature review; Research needs

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: Greensboro, North Carolina: University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2016

Physical description: 21 p. (paper) + [60] p. (presentation)

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Also called: Information literacy for the workplace: a review of the literature and research proposal

Date: 2016

Place: Zhenjiang, China

This is not the final version. Reprinted with permission. Figures and/or pictures may be missing from this version of the document.
The slides from this presentation may be found at:

Resource type: Conference

Rights: This version is copyrighted to Nora J. Bird.

Document number: TD/TNC 128.671

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