Title

Workplace information literacy: Cultivation strategies for working smarter in 21st Century libraries

ORCiD

0000-0002-4201-8335

Document Type

Conference Presentation

Conference Title

Pushing the Edge: Explore, Engage, Extend - Proceedings of the 14th Association of College & Research Libraries National Conference

Location

Seattle, WA

Conference Dates

March 12-15, 2009

Date of Presentation

3-12-2009

Abstract

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.

Identifier

978-0838985144

First Page

119

Last Page

126

Editors

Dawn M. Mueller

Publisher

Association of College & Research Libraries