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Exploring value as a dimension of professional information literacy
This study presents a critical exploration of one of the ACRL Frameworkconcepts by examining it in the context of professional practice. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with health and human service professionals at a community health centre to explore how information literacy (IL) is experienced in the workplace. Value emerged as the dominant theme in participants’ descriptions of their information practices. This concept was conceived of predominantly in the context of personal and professional relationships that existed within the systems and structures of the physical workplace, professional practice and the health and social care system. Using phenomenography as a methodological approach, this study presents a lens through which to see the nature and significance of information value in various contexts beyond academia, and invites librarians to consider how evidence from workplace and professional settings may inform IL instruction to students, especially those entering health and human service professions.
Health informationInformation valuePhenomenographyProfessional information literacyWorkplace information literacy
Journal Of Information Literacy
Journal of Information Literacy
Sharun, S. (2019). Exploring value as a dimension of professional information literacy. Journal Of Information Literacy, 13(2), 26-40. doi:10.11645/13.2.2627
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