Information literacy is critical in educational and academic settings, but it is also fundamentally important as a set of competences for enterprises, whether in the commercial, public or not-for-profit sectors. In a knowledge-based economy, where the gathering, interpreting and deployment of evidence are a crucial components, such competences are not superfluous. Enterprises rarely recognise the term ‘information literacy’, but they understand the ideas underlying it.
InformAll is keen to help develop the evidence base in this area, and to contribute to promoting an understanding of information literacy in the world of employment. Our growing portfolio of work demonstrates our commitment to achieve this. Since 2013, we have thus undertaken the following projects:
- Transferability of information beyond academia
- Annotated bibliography on information literacy in the workplace
- Engagement with employers
- Determining the value of information literacy to employers
- Information literacy and employability
See also the dialogue we are seeking to foster on the relevance of information literacy to trades unions.