workplace info lit

I’ve been researching workplace information literacy in preparation for our presentation at the fall 2017 NSLA Conference. Here are a few articles of note:

Bird, N. J., Crumpton, M., Ozan, M., & Williams, T. (2012). Workplace information literacy: a neglected priority for community college libraries. Journal of Business & Financial Librarianship, 17(1), 18-33. doi:10.1080/08963568.2012.630593

Crumpton, M., (2014, October). Teaching Workplace Information Literacy. Paper presented at the Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy. Retrieved from: http://digitalcommons.georgiasouthern.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1053&context=gaintlit

Forster, M. (2017). How is information literacy experienced in the workplace? In Information literacy in the workplace (pp. 11-28). London, England: Facet.http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/nscc/detail.action?docID=4834744

Forster, M. (2017). The ‘Workplace Experience Framework’ and evidence-based information literacy education. In Information literacy in the workplace (pp. 149-164). London, England: Facet.http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/nscc/detail.action?docID=4834744

Hollenbeck, Kevin. (1993). An Introduction to Workplace Literacy Programs. In Classrooms in the Workplace Workplace: Literacy Programs in Small- and Medium-Sized Firms. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, pp. 1-6. https://doi.org/10.17848/9780585246093

Molopyane, J., Fourie, I. (2015) A framework for workplace information literacy in academic contexts: Central University of Technology, Free State (South Africa) as case studyLibrary Hi Tech, Vol. 33 Issue: 4, pp.562-583https://doi.org/10.1108/LHT-02-2015-0013

Ruleman, A., Horne-Popp, L., Hallis, R. (2017, March 22-25). Show me the learning: navigating information literacy through multiple life perspectives. Paper presented at the ACRL Conference, At the Helm: Leading Transormation. Retrieved from: http://www.ala.org/acrl/sites/ala.org.acrl/files/content/conferences/confsandpreconfs/2017/ShowMetheLearning.pdf

 

 

I am also investigating JobJunction which is located in Halifax: http://www.jobjunction.ca/about/

 

 

canada business network – nova scotia

On May 24, I went to visit the Canada Business Network office in Halifax and learned about the services for entrepreneurs and small businesses which they offer which include:

  • Help navigating federal, provincial and other funding
  • Secondary market research, such as demographics, using databases they license (Paul will send me a list of these), which include Ibisworld, Gale products, Salegenic, Statistica, Conference Board of Canada and PCensus.
  • This office has a toll free phone number and email, or clients may contact Paul Gerin (Business Development Officer) or Cindy Allen (Communications Officer) directly to help with tier 2 research beyond what the call center can provide.
  • Some other sources noted were:
    • NSBI Market Research
    • Connections (guide for immigrants who are starting businesses)
    • Halifax Central Library entrepreneurship presentations and one-to-one consulting on the resources they have available to help entrepreneurs and small businesses startups, refers clients to the Business Center for more specific information
    • CBDC (which has an Atlantic association)
    • CAP
    • Springboard Atlantic
    • NRC Concierge Service – identifies funding and research
    • Centre for Women in Business – holds an event at which all service providers are welcome
    • CEED.CA workshops and training (Bayer’s Road)
  • Some possibilities we discussed:
    • NSCC Library Services could be added to canadabusiness.ca, identifying our e-resources which can be used on-site at NSCC libraries.
    • Information about Canada Business Network and other related institutions could be added to NSCC’s Library Liaison program
  • Canada Business Network could help with the following:
    • If instructors gave them a heads-up on market research students would need for a course, they could have it pre-assembled and could give to students who contact them.
    • New grads who are looking at entrepreneurial opportunities can contact the call center to get help with market research (although local requests get sent to Paul or Cindy).
    • They could deliver a presentation to Library Services staff.
    • They are going to send out brochures that I will distribute to Library Services.