11/06/2012

New report highlights employers' need for information literate staff

A recent study by the University of Washington-based research institute, Project Information Literacy, shows that employers want new hires to have basic research skills that allow them to find necessary information.

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The report entitled "How College Graduates Solve Information Problems Once They Join the Workplace" shows that employers want employees to have a wide range of research skills and expect them to use a variety of information sources (both print and online) to solve problems.  Recent graduates reported difficulty in solving problems that required information not readily available online.  Graduates also indicated that the skills they developed in college for searching of information were important in their daily work routines.

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