Workplace information literacy : cultivation strategies for 'working smarter' in 21st century libraries

Somerville, Mary, M., Howard, Zaana, & Mirijamdotter, Anita (2009) Workplace information literacy : cultivation strategies for 'working smarter' in 21st century libraries. In Mueller, Dawn M. (Ed.) Proceedings of the 14th National Conference of the Assocation of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), Association of College and Research Libraries, Seattle, Washington, USA, pp. 119-126.

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This paper presents a hybrid framework of Swedish cultural practices and Australian grounded theory for organizational development and suggests practical strategies for 'working smarter' in 21st Century libraries. Toward that end, reflective evidence-based practices are offered to incrementally build organizational capacity for asking good questions, selecting authoritative sources, evaluating multiple perspectives, organizing emerging insights, and communicating them to inform, educate, and influence. In addition, to ensure the robust information exchange necessary to collective workplace learning, leadership traits are proposed for ensuring inclusive communication, decision making, and planning processes. These findings emerge from action research projects conducted from 2003 to 2008 in two North American libraries.

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ID Code: 61215
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: participatory design, informed learning, evidence based library and information practice, evidence based practice, organisational learning
ISBN: 9780838985144
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES (080700)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Information Systems
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 The authors.
Deposited On: 14 Jul 2013 23:53
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2013 07:08

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