Information Literacy in the Workplace: 5th European Conference, ECIL 2017
Saint Malo, France
September 18-21, 2017
This paper discusses the specialized instructional needs of creative practitioner communities and consequent tensions students of applied fields face related to their place in the academy. By drawing on the literature of workplace information behavior and exploring the multiple communities of practice that creative practitioners navigate, we suggest information literacy approaches that acknowledge and accommodate their unique needs. If librarians acknowledge an inherent multidisciplinarity, wide ranging use of sources, tacit knowledge, and information use in specialized creation spaces, they can teach information literacy skills that are transferable and meet workplace affordances and needs. This leads to information literacy instruction that resonates with students in these fields and positions them to better succeed in their chosen fields.
Kuglitsch, Rebecca, and Alexander Watkins. “From Studio Space and Makerspace to Workplace: Adapting Instruction and Outreach to Fit the Needs of Practitioners from Art to Engineering.” In Information Literacy in the Workplace: 5th European Conference, ECIL 2017, Saint Malo, France, September 18-21, 2017, Revised Selected Papers, edited by Serap Kurbanoğlu, et al. (Communications in Computer and Information Science Series no. 810). New York, NY: Springer, March 2018.