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- Workplace information literacy: cultivation strategies for 'working smarter' in 21st century libraries
- Somerville, Mary M.; Howard, Zaana; Mirijamdotter, Anita
- This paper presents a hybrid framework of Swedish cultural practices and Australian grounded theory for organizational development and suggests practical strategies for 'working smarter' in 21st Century libraries. Toward that end, reflective evidence-based practices are offered to incrementally build organizational capacity for asking good questions, selecting authoritative sources, evaluating multiple perspectives, organizing emerging insights, and communicating them to inform, educate, and influence. In addition, to ensure the robust information exchange necessary to collective workplace learning, leadership traits are proposed for ensuring inclusive communication, decision making, and planning processes. These findings emerge from action research projects conducted from 2003 to 2008 in two North American libraries.
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- Proceedings of 'Pushing the edge: explore, engage, extend', the 14th National Conference of the Assocation of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), Seattle, Washington, United States, 12-15 March 2009 / Dawn Mueller (ed.)
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- Academic libraries; Auraria Library; Grounded theory; Leadership; North American libraries; Organisational development; Swedish cultural practices; University of Colorado; Workplace learning
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