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Beyond student instruction: information skills for staff

Mackenzie, Alison and Makin, Louise (2003) Beyond student instruction: information skills for staff. New review of academic librarianship, 9 (1). pp. 101-112. ISSN 1361-4533

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Following the work of the Big Blue project, which examined information skills training provision for students in higher and further education, the Big Blue Connect project investigated the information seeking skills and needs of academic, managerial, administrative and technical staff within their work environments in further education and higher education institutions. Skills required by broad categories of staff were identified. Staff of all types use only a small number of the wide range of resources available to them, rely increasingly on the web and do not perceive themselves as having problems finding and handling information. A serious need for training and development is identified.

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