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Is information literacy relevant in the real world?

Is information literacy relevant in the real world? This is a reworking of a paper presented at the Australian Library and Information Association, Special Health and Law Libraries Conference in Melbourne, Victoria in August 2001. The author asks whether the corporate sector is aware of information literacy as a “new economy” skills set, and a solution to information overload. The move to a knowledge based economy, along with investment by industry leaders in knowledge management and lifelong learning, has prepared the way, but there is little evidence that businesses are addressing the information literacy gap on a micro level. The author looks at whether different terminology is used in the business sector to describe aspects of information literacy. She concludes that while there is some overlap with established concepts, information literacy is generally not adequately addressed, with the result that many workers are poorly equipped to deal effectively with information in their everyday work. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Reference Services Review Emerald Publishing

Is information literacy relevant in the real world?

Reference Services Review , Volume 30 (1): 8 – Mar 1, 2002

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2002 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0090-7324
DOI
10.1108/00907320210416492
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Abstract

This is a reworking of a paper presented at the Australian Library and Information Association, Special Health and Law Libraries Conference in Melbourne, Victoria in August 2001. The author asks whether the corporate sector is aware of information literacy as a “new economy” skills set, and a solution to information overload. The move to a knowledge based economy, along with investment by industry leaders in knowledge management and lifelong learning, has prepared the way, but there is little evidence that businesses are addressing the information literacy gap on a micro level. The author looks at whether different terminology is used in the business sector to describe aspects of information literacy. She concludes that while there is some overlap with established concepts, information literacy is generally not adequately addressed, with the result that many workers are poorly equipped to deal effectively with information in their everyday work.

Journal

Reference Services ReviewEmerald Publishing

Published: Mar 1, 2002

Keywords: Academic libraries; Library users; Learning; Knowledge workers

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