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New information literacy horizons: Making the case for career information literacy

Milosheva, Marina; Hall, Hazel; Robertson, Peter; Cruickshank, Peter

Authors

Hazel Hall



Abstract

A literature review on the broad theme of information literacy and work was undertaken between January and April 2021 as part of an on-going doctoral study. The purpose of the literature review was to explore extant research on workplace information literacy (WIL) and related areas, including employability information literacy (EIL). The main findings of the analysis are that WIL is an umbrella term for the study of IL in workplace settings, and that EIL research aligns most closely with graduate entry to the labour market. The latter is formulated through three lenses, articulated here as: (1) community and library; (2) higher education; (3) employer. Published work on IL to support lifelong sustainable employability to reflect the notion of ‘career’, however, is scant. It is proposed that this gap in knowledge should be addressed in future work through consideration of career IL (CIL) as a separate stream of IL research. Here the term ‘career’ should be understood as a meaning-making device that interweaves work-related experiences into an on-going personal development project.

Citation

Milosheva, M., Hall, H., Robertson, P., & Cruickshank, P. (2021, September). New information literacy horizons: Making the case for career information literacy. Presented at European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL) 2021, Bamberg, Germany [Online]

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (Published)
Conference Name European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL) 2021
Start Date Sep 20, 2021
End Date Sep 23, 2021
Online Publication Date Apr 6, 2022
Publication Date 2022
Deposit Date Feb 25, 2021
Publicly Available Date Jul 29, 2021
Publisher Springer
Pages 239-252
Book Title Information literacy in a post-truth era: 7th European Conference, ECIL 2021 (online), September 20–23, 2021, revised selected papers
ISBN 9783030998844; 9783030998851
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-99885-1_21
Keywords Information literacy, Career, Learning, Decision making
Public URL http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2747064
Publisher URL http://ecil2021.ilconf.org/

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