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Title:Practices leading to information literacy development among Nigerian undergraduates
Auhtor(s): Iliasu Jinadu,K. Kiran,
Journal:Malaysian Journal of Library & Information Science
Volume:21, No 1
Year:2016
Keywords:Information literacy in the workplace; Workforce information literacy; Information seeking behaviour; Teacher educators; Undergraduate students.
Abstract:This study examines the practices of academics, as employees, to understand how information literacy skills (IL) evolve in the workplace (college context). The study uses the practice approach, relying on qualitative case study. Data are collected through in-depth interviews and non-participatory observations from nine (9) purposely selected Heads of Departments in a college of education in Nigeria. The findings highlight eight (8) practices through which the academics engage themselves and their undergraduates; and identify the information skills that may evolve from such practices. The study concludes that academics’ practices may nurture IL skills to solve information seeking problems in academia as well as students’ future workplace. The study reveals the need for future tracer studies that could investigate how other factors hinder or facilitate the performance of graduates (employees) in the workplace.
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