Facet Publishing have announced the release of Information Literacy in the Workplace, edited by Marc Forster with a foreword by Jane Secker
In today’s information-driven workplace, information professionals must know when research evidence or relevant legal, business, personal or other information is required, how to find it, how to critique it and how to integrate it into their knowledge base. To fail to do so may result in defective and unethical practice which could have devastating consequences for clients or employers. There is an ethical requirement for information professionals to meet best practice standards to achieve the best outcome possible for the client. This demands highly focused and complex information searching, assessment and critiquing skills.
Using a range of new perspectives from contributors including Christine S Bruce, Annemaree Lloyd, Bonnie Cheuk, Andrew Whitworth and Stéphane Goldstein, Information Literacy in the Workplace demonstrates several aspects of IL’s presence and role in the contemporary workplace, including IL’s role in assuring competent practice, its value to employers as a return on investment, and its function as an ethical safeguard in the duty and responsibilities professionals have to clients, students and employers.
Editor, Marc Forster said,
“This book includes new theories on how IL functions and manifests itself in the workplace; and new methods for developing IL in professional groups, and fostering information-literate workplaces. All of this should be of value to library and information professionals and researchers as they attempt to survey the wide and complex workplace information horizon.”
Dr Marc Forster is a librarian at the University of West London, looking after the needs of the College of Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare. His research interests include Information Literacy’s role in learning and in the performance of the professional role.
Jane Secker, Copyright and Digital Literacy and Chair of the CILIP Information Literacy Group
Christine S. Bruce, Professor, Information Systems School, Queensland University of Technology
Bonnie Cheuk, Executive, Euroclear
Stéphane Goldstein, Executive Director, InformAll
Annemaree Lloyd, Professor, Swedish School of Library and Information Science, University of Borås
Stephen Roberts, Associate Professor, Information Management, University of West London
Elham Sayyad Abdi, Associate Lecturer, Information Systems School, Queensland University of Technology
Mary M. Somerville, University Librarian for University of the Pacific Libraries in Sacramento, San Francisco, and Stockton, California, USA
Andrew Whitworth, Director of Teaching and Learning Strategy, Manchester Institute of Education, University of Manchester