THE TRANSITION OF ACADEMIC INFORMATION LITERACY INTO WORKPLACE INFORMATION LITERACY - A CHALLENGE AHEAD
2012 (English)In: 5TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF EDUCATION, RESEARCH AND INNOVATION (ICERI 2012), IATED-INT ASSOC TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION Aand DEVELOPMENT , 2012, 5642-5648 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
In order to ensure that our students are information literate when they leave university for other positions in life we teach and we try to make clear that the information literacy skills being taught are not only to help them succeed in completing requirements at university, but also to help them become lifelong learners, able to access, evaluate, and use information after graduation. For us to determine the information need and the information-seeking patterns in working life an online survey was sent to a sample of graduates that recently had left university. The overall goal was to gain further understanding of the graduates professional "information world". The result of our study revealed among other things that a majority of the graduates prefer to use information resources that are readily available to them such as Google. The alumni also indicated that they used information for keeping their professional skills up to date. Another issue was finding information for specific problem solving at work which some found troublesome. Some alumni also stated that they were confronted with real world factors that provide little time to search for and make optimal use of the research literature. Although a high percentage of the alumni responded that they find the librarys information literacy sessions to be helpful to some extent, we are led to the conclusion that these instructions, is not so influential in their work environments in which they are operating.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IATED-INT ASSOC TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION Aand DEVELOPMENT , 2012. 5642-5648 p.
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-96531ISI: 000318422205095OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-96531DiVA: diva2:642323
5th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation (ICERI)