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Workplace Information Literacy: A Neglected Priority for Community College Libraries

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Nora J. Bird, Assistant Professor (Creator)
Michael Crumpton, Assistant Dean for Administrative Services (Creator)
Tim Williams, M.L.I.S (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Community and technical colleges have long been sites for educating two groups of students: those going on to baccalaureate education and those seeking degrees in vocational-technical fields. If there are specialized programs of information literacy instruction for these divergent groups, they have not been described in the literature. This article examines prior relevant literature and empirical evidence from focus groups and a survey to provide a brief outline of the vocational/technical information literacy programs in community college libraries and makes recommendations for reassessing the priority assigned to these activities.

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Publication
Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship, 17(1)
Language: English
Date: 2012
Keywords
information literacy, community college libraries, vocational education, community college curricula