Information Literacy and Workplace Performance

Overview

Today's workplace demands skills for a knowledgeable, productive use of information. Success, both personal and organizational, comes from finding what is essential and optimizing its effectiveness. Goad teaches readers how to swim in a potentially overwhelming sea of data. Information literacy—the ability to recognize the need for information, to locate, access, select, and apply it—was once an academic matter. Nowadays, this critical array of skills concerns anyone working in ...

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Overview

Today's workplace demands skills for a knowledgeable, productive use of information. Success, both personal and organizational, comes from finding what is essential and optimizing its effectiveness. Goad teaches readers how to swim in a potentially overwhelming sea of data. Information literacy—the ability to recognize the need for information, to locate, access, select, and apply it—was once an academic matter. Nowadays, this critical array of skills concerns anyone working in a knowledge-based environment.

This easy-to-read, lucid guide attends to basic skills, thinking and decision-making, creativity enhancement, innovation and risk taking, computer literacy, subject matter literacy, learning how to learn, and securement of on-the-job help. As a special bonus, Goad discusses an unusual but highly relevant topic: how do we place work into the framework of our lives, and how can information literacy help? Both public and private sectors will find this an important resource for people at all organizational levels, making it a must have for anyone whose world is built on information.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781567204544
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/30/2002
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

TOM W. GOAD is an organizational consultant, trainer, and author.

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Table of Contents

Foreword

Preface

Information and Knowledge: Foundations for 21st Century Work

Information Literacy: The One Skill

Communicating in the Digital Age: Mixing the Old with the New

Thinking and Decision Making Skills: Putting Information Power to Use

Creativity, Innovation, and Risk Taking: Taking the Extra Step to Action

Computer Literacy: Information Literacy's Shadow

Subject Matter Literacy: Knowing the Territory

Learning How to Learn: A Foundation for Information Power

On-the-Job Help: A Click Away

Humans Don't Live on Digits Alone: Placing Information Power in Context

The Future: Maintaining Information Power

References

Index

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