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Title: Workplace information literacy for administrative staff in HE
Authors: Hepworth, Mark
Smith, Marian
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Australian Library and Information Association
Citation: HEPWORTH, M. and SMITH, M., 2008. Workplace information literacy for administrative staff in HE. Australian Library Journal, 57 (3), pp. 212-236
Abstract: A joint project carried out by Leeds University and Loughborough University, funded by JISC studied the information literacy of non academic staff in higher education. The in-depth, qualitative, study deployed an information audit, interviews and focus groups with eleven staff in the Finance and Research Departments at Loughborough University. The information literacy needs of staff were compared with the JISC iskills model. The hierarchical and collaborative nature of the workplace meant that people’s experience of information literacy in the workplace was more fragmented than in the academic context. Common labels could be used to describe information literacy in the different contexts but more emphasis was placed on data, internal information and information from other people in the workplace. Time had an impact on information literacy. Social networking skills were recognised as key information literacy skills. The need for staff to know how to organise information and develop information policies was identified.
Description: This is a journal article. It was published in the Australian Library Journal and the definitive version is available at: http://alia.org.au/publishing/alj/
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/3723
ISSN: 0004-9670
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