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Teaching faculty's perspectives on business information literacy
Reference Services Review (2006)
  • Diana H Wu, San Jose State University
  • Susan L. Kendall, San Jose State University
Purpose – Effective integration of information literacy skills into the business curriculum requires the development of collaborative partnerships between teaching faculty and librarians. Developing a good partnership requires an understanding of the teaching faculty's perspectives. This paper aims to address these issues.
Design/methodology/approach – A survey was sent to business teaching faculty at California State Universities to determine their expectations in regards to student information literacy skills.
Findings – Writing a report or project that required in-depth research is one of the major expectations. All faculty surveyed expect students to use library research for their assignments.
Originality/value – Business faculty and librarians will be able to use these findings in developing guidelines to integrate information literacy into coursework, assignments and research tools.
  • business education,
  • information literacy,
  • lifelong learning,
  • faculty-librarian collaboration,
  • library research,
  • library instruction
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This is the pre-print version of an article that appeared in Reference Services Review, volume 34, issue 1, 2006. The Version of Record is available at the following link:

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Citation Information
Diana H Wu and Susan L. Kendall. "Teaching faculty's perspectives on business information literacy" Reference Services Review Vol. 34 Iss. 1 (2006) p. 86 - 96 ISSN: 0090-7324
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