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Click to view the item Click to view the item Finding the right partners to develop an information-savvy workforce
9th May 2017
(Announced 7th March 2017)

Developing an information-savvy workforce is a task bigger than the capacity of your own team. It takes more than onboarding sessions, occasional demos, monthly newsletters and periodic training tips to raise the skill set of workers as they interact with information every day. Rather, you...

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Click to view the item Click to view the item Assessing your organisation's information skills maturity
4th April 2017
(Announced 7th March 2017)

We know that information skills are essential for today's knowledge workers, and yet they are rarely formally taught or coached by organisations. Nor do they tend to show up on workforce development plans. An assessment of your organisation's maturity for information skills will enable you...

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Click to view the article Lee Ann Benkert What's strategic alignment without a strategy?
3rd March 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Strategic alignments don't happen by accident. They require a carefully crafted plan for success. Lee Ann Benkert explains how to design and implement a strategy as a way to integrate your information centre with the rest of the organisation and how to become recognised as a vital asset.

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Click to view the article Arthur Robbins Top hacks for gaining greater visibility for information skills
24th February 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Libraries offer great resources but they are only useful if users are aware of them. Furthermore, it can be difficult to promote resources to non-library users. The library and information centre at Roche Products Limited sought to resolve this problem with The Library Channel, which hosts a series of short videos. Read how these videos positively impacted their online presence as well as increasing library visits and face-to-face enquiries.

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Click to view the article Andrew Lucas Picking the best partners to drive information skills development
23rd February 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Engaging with staff to improve information literacy can sometimes be difficult. The most effective approach is to create strategic partnerships with other groups in the organisation to make use of their different skills. Andrew Lucas reports on a Jinfo webinar which discussed how to identify the right partnerships.

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Click to view the item Click to view the item Market landscape - online learning systems
22nd February 2017

This market landscape gives an overview of six platforms which you could consider when evaluating learning management platforms and introducing elearning content to your organisation. They offer varying degrees of personalisation and whilst some such as Degreed and Lynda include courses and...

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Click to view the article Norma Beavers Embrace analytics for a bright future
14th February 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

For information professionals the time has never been better to make the move from the "librarian profile" to become an information engineer. In "The emerging role of the information engineer" Marc Vollenweider explains why.

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Click to view the article Andrew Lucas The decline of complex search
10th February 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

As data analytics becomes the value-add for information providers, is the use of complex search by both end-users and information professionals in decline and is there resistance to training in this area? Andrew Lucas talks to industry leaders, academics and professional associations to find out their views on this and see how their organisations are responding. Commentary includes comments from Charlie Inskip of UCL and Nick Poole of CILIP, plus representatives from Dow Jones, InfoDesk and LexisNexis.

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Click to view the article Marc Vollenweider The emerging role of the information engineer
8th February 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

The information world is changing dramatically, and with it the job of information professionals. Data analytics and the mind+machine model are leading to a new world where millions of analytics use-cases need to be designed and implemented each year. While the emerging role of the information engineer represents a huge opportunity for industry professionals globally, it also necessitates a significant upgrade of their skills to remain competitive in today's market.

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Click to view the item Click to view the item Jinfo model - prioritising users for information skills
8th February 2017

It's essential to prioritise training in information skills and using a risk-based approach can help you make the case with stakeholders. This Jinfo model presents three tables you can use in your own organisation to triage priorities and ensure you can implement the training that's required....

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Click to view the article Andrew Lucas How good is your organisation's information literacy?
30th January 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Assessing the information literacy of an organisation can be challenging. At Jinfo we have developed a methodology and template to make the process of identifying information skills levels easier; Andrew Lucas presents highlights from a recent Jinfo webinar on the subject.

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Click to view the article Virginia Henry The hidden benefits of collaborating well with colleagues
20th January 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Collaboration is an essential contributor to organisational success but many workplaces can, inadvertently, impede rather than encourage it. The rich experience of working with colleagues within or across departments is also important to our personal and professional development. In this article, Virginia Henry outlines some of the hidden benefits of teamwork and how to identify them.

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Click to view the article Robin Neidorf Complete our survey on developing an information-savvy workforce
17th January 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Complete our survey on how to develop an information-savvy workforce through strategic alignments. As a thank you for participating, we'll email you a copy of the survey results on publication in March.

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Click to view the article Catherine Dhanjal Introducing the producers - Jinfo Research Focus "Developing an information-savvy workforce through strategic alignments"
10th January 2017 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

The Jinfo Research Focus "Developing an information-savvy workforce through strategic alignments" launches this month and runs until March. We ask the co-producers what they'll bring to the Focus and what we can expect to see covered.

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Click to view the item Click to view the item Tracking your organisation's journey to information literacy
15th March 2017
(Announced 5th January 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 item Click to view the item Assessing your organisation's information skills maturity
10th January 2017
(Announced 14th November 2016)

We know that information skills are essential for today's knowledge workers, and yet they are rarely formally taught or coached by organisations. Nor do they tend to show up on workforce development plans. An assessment of your organisation's maturity for information skills will enable you...

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Click to view the item Click to view the item Finding the right partners to develop an information-savvy workforce
7th February 2017
(Announced 11th November 2016)

Developing an information-savvy workforce is a task bigger than the capacity of your own team. It takes more than onboarding sessions, occasional demos, monthly newsletters and periodic training tips to raise the skill set of workers as they interact with information every day. Rather, you...

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Click to view the item Click to view the item Best practices in effective, activity-based learning for information literacy
7th March 2017
(Announced 11th November 2016)

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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Click to view the item Click to view the item Creating the roadmap towards information literacy
18th January 2017
(Announced 10th November 2016)

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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