Getting to work Information literacy instruction, career courses, and digitally proficient students

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Alexandra Hamlett


This article discusses how following graduation, students often enter the job market unprepared to find, evaluate, and use information in the digital environment effectively. Essentially, there is a disparity between the skills students attain in college coursework, including information literacy (IL) skills, and those required in the workplace, which impacts graduates’ success as new members of the labour market. The article highlights how collaboration between a librarian and an instructor of a career centered course influenced instructional design for IL instruction in their courses. Librarians and instructors will benefit from practical examples from Guttman Community College’s innovative IL Program and the professional courses, get creative ideas for instructional design, and learn new and exciting ways to deliver IL instruction.

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HAMLETT, Alexandra. Getting to work. Journal of Information Literacy, [S.l.], v. 15, n. 2, p. 166-177, june 2021. ISSN 1750-5968. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 05 dec. 2022. doi:
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