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Click to view the article Catherine Dhanjal Practical action on Jinfo's Research Focus, from an information centre director
12th June 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

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.

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Click to view the article Robin Neidorf Strategic & sustainable improvements in workforce information skills require alignment with HR
7th April 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

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.

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Click to view the article Andrew Grave Guide to value in the Jinfo Research Focus "Developing an information-savvy workforce through strategic alignments"
5th April 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

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.

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Click to view the article Robin Neidorf You are under-using your best opportunity to develop an information-savvy workforce
5th April 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

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.

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Click to view the article Robin Neidorf Three things missing from your efforts to develop information skills
4th April 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

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.

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Click to view the item Click to view the item Insights and Actions Report from the Research Focus "Developing an information-savvy workforce through strategic alignments"
4th April 2017

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. Includes the key insights:...

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Click to view the article Sophie Alexander Case study on Praxair - an information centre reporting into HR
30th March 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

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.

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Click to view the article Shimrit Janes How to assess your organisation's information literacy level
30th March 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

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.

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Click to view the article Norma Beavers Read Jinfo's research into the information-savvy workforce
29th March 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

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"

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Click to view the article Robin Neidorf Jinfo survey on developing an information-savvy workforce (part 2 - current activities & future plans)
27th March 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

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.

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Click to view the article Robin Neidorf Jinfo survey on developing an information-savvy workforce (part 1 - respondents and reporting lines)
24th March 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

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.

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Click to view the item Click to view the item Jinfo survey on developing an information-savvy workforce - 2017
24th March 2017

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,...

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Click to view the article Andrew Lucas Five activities sure to engage your audience in learning
23rd March 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

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.

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Click to view the item Click to view the item Tracking your organisation's journey to information literacy
28th June 2017
(Announced 14th March 2017)

"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...

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Click to view the article Andrew Grave Q&A with CB Resourcing - a recruiter's perspective on information skills
13th March 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

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.

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Click to view the article Kate Lomax Tools for an information-savvy workforce
10th March 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

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.

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Click to view the article Victoria Richard How to build alliances as a newcomer to the firm
8th March 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

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.

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Click to view the item Click to view the item Developing strategic alignments to nurture an information-savvy workforce
24th May 2017
(Announced 8th March 2017)

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...

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Click to view the item Click to view the item Creating the roadmap towards information literacy
12th April 2017
(Announced 8th March 2017)

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...

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Click to view the item Click to view the item Best practices in effective, activity-based learning for information literacy
13th June 2017
(Announced 7th March 2017)

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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