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The Insights and Actions Report from the Research Focus, "Developing an information-savvy workforce through strategic alignments" is available now for all site visitors. We asked a Jinfo Subscriber how she and her team of researchers have been using the resources from the Research Focus.
The third and final insight from Jinfo's Research Focus, "Developing an information-savvy workforce through strategic alignments", discusses the benefits to the business of partnering with another key department to develop information skills.
We highlight the research, articles, market landscapes, product reviews and webinars in the Jinfo Research Focus, "Developing an information-savvy workforce through strategic alignments" and highlight the upcoming webinars and Community sessions.
In the second of the insights from Jinfo's Research Focus, "Developing an information-savvy workforce through strategic alignments", director of research, Robin Neidorf, explains when is the optimum time to develop information literacy and embed information skills throughout the organisation.
In the first of the three insights from Jinfo's Research Focus, "Developing an information-savvy workforce through strategic alignments", director of research, Robin Neidorf, identifies three areas essential to success in improving information skills.
This Insights and Actions Report collects a full thematic index of content from the Jinfo Research Focus, "Developing an information-savvy workforce through strategic alignments" in a convenient PDF package for download and offline reading.
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18 months ago Fortune 300 company Praxair moved its information centre into the HR and talent development line of reporting. We interviewed Laura Garza (executive director for talent development) and Crystal Megaridis (manager, library services) to find out the strategy behind the move and the impact it's having on achieving business goals.
Knowledge professionals know that information literacy is essential to an organisation, but mapping out a journey towards this can be difficult. A recent Jinfo Community session explored this topic and the resulting model, developed by Jinfo's director of research, Robin Neidorf, is explored in this article. This maturity model can help you plan your information literacy activities by working out where you currently are and prioritising what areas to focus on for improvement.
What progress are organisations making in maximising the skills and expertise of information professionals to improve the information literacy of their staff? Jinfo has put this very issue to the test with the "Jinfo survey on developing an information-savvy workforce - 2017"
As part of Jinfo's Research Focus "Developing an information-savvy workforce through strategic alignments", we surveyed how information professionals can improve information literacy in their organisations. In part two of the analysis, Robin Neidorf identifies key activities to support information skills development, partnerships with other departments, how much business leaders appreciate the role of information skills, and what to include in an information literacy survey.
As part of Jinfo's Research Focus "Developing an information-savvy workforce through strategic alignments", we surveyed how information professionals can improve information literacy in their organisations. Robin Neidorf identifies key reporting lines, from legal to R&D; identifies which parts of the business take the lead in improving information skills; and why skill development can take place in a silo.
As part of Jinfo's Research Focus "Developing an information-savvy workforce through strategic alignments" , we surveyed how organisations are leveraging the skills and expertise of information professionals to improve information literacy amongst workers.
Jinfo's director of research,...
Andrew Lucas reports on a recent Jinfo webinar which looked at how to develop an effective learning curriculum for information literacy, and how to design activity-based learning materials for a variety of environments to improve information skills.
"You can't manage what you can't measure." So said Peter Drucker. For information literacy, we are still a long way from being able to talk about standards or best practice for what measurement may look like. However, this doesn't mean that you can't embed key indicators within your projects to...
We interview Simon Burton, managing director of CB Resourcing, to ask him how he sees information professionals developing cross-organisational information skills following his experience of recruitment in the knowledge, research and information management sphere.
How do we use new tools to embed learning and help create an information-savvy workforce in a frictionless and collaborative way? Kate Lomax looks at the current state of workplace learning and explores some of tools and technologies that can help embed informal and "just-in-time" workplace learning throughout the organisation.
As an information professional, your job relies on building relationships in order to discern real needs and disseminate actionable information. How do you build those relationships when starting afresh? It starts with finding allies, building credibility, and gaining visibility within your organisation.
The gaps in information skills of knowledge workers present an increasing risk to organisations. The most effective way to address the problem is for information managers to nurture strategic alignments with allies, to embed information skill development in the culture and operations of the...
Information literacy is a key skill for today's knowledge workers, as the tools of the trade are increasingly being put into their hands. However, organisations are struggling to successfully progress their employees' capabilities.
For information teams, the impact of this skills gap can...
If you cultivate your skill in creating activity-based learning, you will improve the way workers interact with information.
But first, you need to learn to account for learning preferences amongst your target audience. Far from a "one-size-fits-all" strategy, information experts need to...
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"Remote Information Teams"
If you're newly remote, you may feel like you've been thrown into a mysterious culture where you sort of speak the language but sort of not. Use Jinfo's "Focus on Remote Information Teams" to become fluent: