Workplace information literacy: Cultivation strategies for working smarter in 21st Century libraries
Pushing the Edge: Explore, Engage, Extend - Proceedings of the 14th Association of College & Research Libraries National Conference
March 12-15, 2009
Date of Presentation
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.
Dawn M. Mueller
Association of College & Research Libraries
Somerville, M. M.,
Workplace information literacy: Cultivation strategies for working smarter in 21st Century libraries.
Paper presented at Pushing the Edge: Explore, Engage, Extend - Proceedings of the 14th Association of College & Research Libraries National Conference in Seattle, WA.