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This paper reflects on the increase of information literacy research about the workplace and lifelong learning during the past 10 years. Librarians have long held that lifelong learning is the goal of information literacy instruction and training, but until the last decade, there has been a paucity of research about the information-seeking behaviour of students after they graduate. The origins and drivers of this shift in the research agenda are examined, drawing on US research studies by Project Information Literacy (PIL), and related research from around the world. Key takeaways from this body of work are discussed in addition to the implications findings have for academic librarians teaching and working with university students. Directions for future research are identified and discussed.
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HEAD, Alison J.. Posing the million dollar question: What happens after graduation?. Journal of Information Literacy, [S.l.], v. 11, n. 1, p. 80-90, june 2017. ISSN 1750-5968. Available at: <https://ojs.lboro.ac.uk/JIL/article/view/PRA-V11-I1-4>. Date accessed: 13 nov. 2018. doi: https://doi.org/10.11645/11.1.2186.
workplace information literacy, lifelong learning, and information-seeking behavior, undergraduate students, university graduates, and student preparedness
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