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Hamlett, Alexandra – Journal of Information Literacy, 2021
This article discusses how following graduation, students often enter the job market unprepared to find, evaluate, and use information in the digital environment effectively. Essentially, there is a disparity between the skills students attain in college coursework, including information literacy (IL) skills, and those required in the workplace,…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Skill Development, Job Skills, Online Searching
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Osinski, Zbigniew – Journal of Information Literacy, 2021
The article presents the results of research on information literacy (IL) of employees of selected state administration offices, those in which the concept of improving the quality of work, named "good governance", has been implemented. The first aim of the study was to determine the components of IL necessary for state administration…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Public Officials, Public Administration, Information Needs
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Nierenberg, Ellen; Låg, Torstein; Dahl, Tove Irene – Journal of Information Literacy, 2021
This study touches upon three major themes in the field of information literacy (IL): the assessment of IL, the association between IL knowledge and skills, and the dimensionality of the IL construct. Three quantitative measures were developed and tested with several samples of university students to assess knowledge and skills for core facets of…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, College Students, Evaluation Methods, Knowledge Level
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Thomas, Paul; Jones, Matthew F.; Mattingly, Spencer – Journal of Information Literacy, 2021
This paper outlines a creative Wikipedia-based project developed by the University of Kansas (KU) Libraries and the KU Biology Department. Inspired by the tenets of open pedagogy, the purpose of this project is to use Wikipedia as a way for students to learn about the scholarly peer review process while also producing material that can be shared…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Encyclopedias
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Inskip, Charles; Donaldson, Sophia – Journal of Information Literacy, 2021
As employability has become a more visible graduate attribute, it is becoming recognised that a better understanding of information practices in work may enable a smoother transition from university to employment. This paper discusses the current state of workplace information literacy and presents the findings of research into staff experiences…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Workplace Literacy, Insurance, Insurance Occupations
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Feekery, Angela Joy; Chisholm, Katherine; Jeffrey, Carla; Diesch, Fiona – Journal of Information Literacy, 2021
Creating information literate students and future employees is an expected outcome of a tertiary education. This paper shares insights from a successful collaboration between an academic and three university librarians to create an online learning module designed to develop students' professional information literacy capability: identifying…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, College Faculty, Librarian Teacher Cooperation, Academic Libraries
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Shire, William; McKinney, Pamela – Journal of Information Literacy, 2021
The literature reveals a clear debate around the use of Web 2.0 tools in information literacy (IL) instruction, with some commentators arguing that they effectively support pedagogy and others arguing that there is no sustained evidence for this. Instead, they argue that many librarians are reluctant to use the tools, hindering their overall…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Web 2.0 Technologies
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Widén, Gunilla; Ahmad, Farhan; Nikou, Shahrokh; Ryan, Bruce; Cruickshank, Peter – Journal of Information Literacy, 2021
This paper focuses information literacy (IL) from a methodological perspective, addressing quantitative IL measures, suitable for evaluating the role of IL in supporting work activities. So far, IL in workplace contexts has mostly been studied using qualitative methods, designed for studying situational and context-dependent practices. Therefore…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Workplace Learning, Test Construction, Evaluation Methods
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Baer, Andrea – Journal of Information Literacy, 2021
This article reports on findings of an online survey of teacher librarians about their instructional work, approaches, and roles and how these aspects of their teaching have changed over time. Academic librarians who had at least one year of library teaching experience and who had been actively involved in library instruction within the past two…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Librarians, Teacher Role, Role Perception
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Poole, Karen – Journal of Information Literacy, 2021
This project report describes the rationale for moving a one-shot library teaching session on advanced searching for systematic reviews to a flipped classroom approach (e-learning ahead of face-to-face teaching) and the process this took. It examines the e-learning and active learning elements designed to support learners engage with challenging…
Descriptors: Flipped Classroom, Search Strategies, Literature Reviews, Active Learning
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Dandar, Devina; Lacey, Sajni – Journal of Information Literacy, 2021
This article uses the theoretical perspectives of critical discourse analysis (Mayr, 2008; Fairclough, 1992) and critical pedagogy (Pagowsky & McElroy, 2016; Accardi, et al., 2010) to explore how language is a socially regulating structure used to represent and maintain power within the academic context. These perspectives are applied to two…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Discourse Analysis, Reflection, Information Literacy
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Pichel, Jaro; Last, Barend; de Ronde, Julie; Garbaciak, Alicja; Hazen, Henrietta; Jongen, Stefan – Journal of Information Literacy, 2021
The project Information-Wise launched in February 2019 and resulted in an evidence-informed IL programme for bachelor students. The ADDIE model (analysis, design, development, implementation, evaluation) was adopted to organise the development process of the programme. The analysis phase was conducted by gathering qualitative and quantitative…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Evidence Based Practice, Program Development, Program Design
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Usova, Tatiana; Laws, Robert – Journal of Information Literacy, 2021
Data literacy skills are becoming critical in today's world as the quantity of data grows exponentially and becomes the 'currency' of power. In spring 2020, a team of two librarians piloted a new one-credit course in data literacy and data visualisation. This report explains the rationale behind the project and discusses the place of data literacy…
Descriptors: College Credits, Information Literacy, Data, Visualization
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Pyman, Hannah; Sundsbø, Katrine – Journal of Information Literacy, 2021
This project report describes a playful approach to teaching copyright through a newly developed game entitled Copyright Dough. As copyright literacy has become increasingly important in scholarly communication, this paper explores how a more engaging teaching method is essential for getting researchers, students, academics, and library staff to…
Descriptors: Copyrights, Literacy, Teaching Methods, Educational Games
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Bedford, David – Journal of Information Literacy, 2021
This paper reports an approach to addressing library anxiety by evaluating user confidence in information literacy using a red/amber/green 'traffic light' tool. It discusses the development of the tool, which takes elements of a more complex toolkit, adapting those elements for library use. It then outlines the learning from use of the tool,…
Descriptors: Self Esteem, Information Literacy, Evaluation Methods, Academic Libraries
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