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ERIC Number: EJ1177732
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Apr
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1531-2542
"Is 'Corporate' a Bad Word?": The Case for Business Information in Liberal Arts Libraries
Leebow, Danya
portal: Libraries and the Academy, v18 n2 p301-314 Apr 2018
Literature on business information literacy primarily focuses on business students. This paper instead explores business information literacy for students in liberal arts colleges: aside from career preparation, are there reasons to teach them to grapple critically with business information? This paper brings together survey findings, concepts from critical information theory, and the "Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education" developed by the Association of Colleges and Research Libraries to bear on this question. It argues that business information is a powerful genre for teaching core concepts central to both information literacy and liberal arts: critical inquiry, authority, access, incentives, rhetorical practices, and more.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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