Posted by: bluesyemre | May 20, 2014

Learning at Work Week 19-25 May

Learning at work week, 19th to 25th May 2014


  • Learning at Work Week starts on Monday 19 May. It provides a timely reminder of how important information literacy is to empowering learning and development in the workplace.  What is Learning at Work Week? Learning at Work Week will be taking place 19th – 25th May 2014. The event allows companies to link up their internal training with a national event in order to promote training, learning and development in the workplace.   For 2014 the theme is ‘Learning Connections’ which invites companies to consider social learning in the workplace, this could be exploring inter-departmental challenges to managing job swaps. This theme of social learning may ring bells with information professionals as a form of knowledge management, harnessing tacit information for commercial advantage. What is information literacy? We all rely on information every day and knowing how to find, understand and use it is vital. In the workplace the importance of using information in an ethical matter is becoming more important. Organisations operating in a digital world have to comply with various data protection and data sharing regulations. Information literacy is knowing when and why you need information, where to find it, and how to evaluate, use and communicate it in an ethical manner. It is a core skill taught by librarians and information professionals working in schools, public libraries and in the commercial and government sectors.

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