Presentation Title

Career Information Literacy: Helping Undergraduate Students Attain Critical Thinking Skills for Class and Career Success

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Type of Presentation

Individual paper/presentation (20 minute presentation)

Target Audience

Higher Education

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Presentation Description

Career information literacy, a combination of the information fluency skills critical thinking, information literacy, and computer literacy, combined with facets of career and company research, can be seamlessly integrated into a variety of undergraduate courses to help students attain the critical thinking skills needed for their coursework and career goals. This presentation discusses what career information literacy is as well as the research supporting the need for career information literacy. Methods and resources used by librarians at the Rosen College of Hospitality Management to teach career information literacy sessions will also be described, from establishing faculty partnerships and engaging students, to the variety of free online governmental and business resources containing career, company, and industry data that may be used in assignments to help students in the integral process of learning to locate and synthesize information.

Keywords

Career information literacy, Information fluency, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Computer literacy, Career and company research, Undergraduate education, Library-faculty collaboration

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Career Information Literacy: Helping Undergraduate Students Attain Critical Thinking Skills for Class and Career Success

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