Workplace info lit

Work station
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I’ve written about workplace information literacy on multiple occasions.  I haven’t written about it in light of the ACRL Framework, though.  With Labor Day around the corner I’ll correct this oversight.

In my 5/16/13 post I mention consulting subject experts.  Workplace expertise comes as much from experience as it does from other means.  The Framework acknowledges life experience as one basis of authority (Association of College & Research Libraries, 2016, Authority is Constructed and Contextual section).

Of course we develop expertise through professional reading as well.  The 5/16/13 post also touches upon this issue. The Framework specifically mentions the work setting and formats appropriate to it (ACRL, 2016,  Information Creation as a Process section).


Association of College & Research Libraries. (2016).  Framework for information literacy for higher education. Retrieved from ACRL



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