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Brage & Gustafsson Aman - Is it possible to support workplace information literacy already at university? An opinion paper

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Brage & Gustafsson Aman - Is it possible to support workplace information literacy already at university? An opinion paper

  1. 1. IS IT POSSIBLE TO SUPPORT WORKPLACE INFORMATION LITERACY LILAC 2013 MANCHESTER  CHRISTINA BRAGE KAJSA GUSTAFSSON ÅMAN
  2. 2. BackgroundLinköping UniversityTwo-campus26000 students100 scientific areas17 multidisciplinary departments5 branch libraries (Linköping 3,Norrköping 1, Stockholm 1)
  3. 3. GoalTo gain an understanding of graduate´sinformation world
  4. 4. Research questions•What type of information do alumni use at work?•What kind of information tools do alumni use at work?•Has the IL training at university any impact on thegraduates academic performance and future work?
  5. 5. MethodologyOnline survey10 different study programs12 questionsMultiple answerFree text
  6. 6. Analysis Pivot charts and tables 90 tables all in all visualised in chartsAble to establish different and similar relationshipsFree text answers analysed separately, visualised through word clouds
  7. 7. MOST USED SERVICES
  8. 8. StepsPreliminary analysis = all answers for each program= an overviewSecond analysis, the responses from different programs,one by one = an overviewThird step, analyse each question separately = anoverviewFinally a synopsis of all overviews
  9. 9. Results90% participated in the library’s formal IL sessions63% useful for academic work38% useful for work outside university
  10. 10. Information toolsInformation resources such as Google 67%Research databases 48%Scientific journals 35%
  11. 11. Solving professional information needsTalking and discussing with colleagues 92%Learning from experience and practice in theworkplace 90%Using relevant literature 88%Participating in courses 59%Visiting conferences 46%
  12. 12. Type of literature usedBooks 67%News articles 64%Professional webpages 63%
  13. 13. BarriersLack of timeInformation overload
  14. 14. A need for IL curriculum changesA stronger emphasis on:•How to analyse and synthesise retrieved information•How to restructure and use information in a workplace context•How to monitor social media effectively•How to use journal ToC:s with RSS and e-mail alerts•How to use Open Access journals•How to assess the quality of information found on the net•How to render effective search strategies
  15. 15. ConclusionsOur IL training must mimic real-life use andapplication of informationOur examiniation of IL skills must be adjusted toreal-work scenarios
  16. 16. Is it possible to support workplaceinformation literacy already at university?Yes we think (hope) so with our adjustments of thecurriculum and a new way of thinking aboutthese issues

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