Natt - Is there such a thing as ‘business information literacy’?
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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Is there such a thing as ‘business information literacy’? An approachfor business schools to customise information literacy training courseby courseAvtar Natt, BPP University College of Professional Studies, firstname.lastname@example.orgThe aim of the poster is to explore if academic institutions have a unique informationrequirement for their students studying courses at a business school.Using the example of my current employer I will visually share how the end result ofevery business school graduate should be unique course by course. This uniquenessneeds to be broken down and resolved with the correct type of information literacyinstruction for student course by course.An example of this is how an MSc Finance graduate will need to have more criticalevaluative skills with financial information resources/information. In comparison anMSc Marketing graduate will need to have more an awareness of market researchinstead of financial information. Examples of information literacy tasks students needto engage in (course by course) will be included as well as a more generalisedtemplate for other academic institutions to adopt.Also included in this poster will be how the information literacy requirements ofinternational students also need to be considered. My current employer recruit anumber of international students and group information literacy tasks need to includethese students who at times can be left out of more specialised information literacyinstruction.In short, my opinion is that business information literacy exists, is unique and consistsof awareness and the ability to critically evaluate information in the academic world,market research as well as financial information. The rationale for this article stemsfrom an afterthought I had while writing a paper for The Journal of Business &Finance Librarianship (in submission).