Academic information literacies: finding and using information in research, teaching and academic professional development at the University of West London

Forster, Marc ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5942-3169 (2022) Academic information literacies: finding and using information in research, teaching and academic professional development at the University of West London. Project Report. University of West London, London, UK.

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Abstract

How, why and when do academics use information in their work? In what contexts do they search for, critique and apply professional, scholarly and research information sources from books, research journals, professional organisations, social media and government regulators? How do they locate the resources that they need to develop teaching materials, write papers and books and formulate new research projects? How do they express, negotiate and experience their ‘Information Literacy? Despite the increasing breadth of research in this area, there is little evidence of the experiences of academics in the context of modern UK universities such as UWL. Such evidence could help inform resource acquisition and development policy and form the basis of learning tools to develop a higher and more consistent level of Information Literacy in its academic community, with the possibility of increased productivity and quality in scholarly and research activity.

Item Type: Report (Project Report)
Keywords: Information Literacy; Phenomenography
Subjects: Education > Academic cultures
Education
Library and information sciences
Depositing User: Marc Forster
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2022 10:18
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2022 09:11
URI: https://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/9386

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