Friday, 2 November 2007

Information Literacy skills for Business students

In this YouTube video, Louise Klusek, Head of Reference at the Newman Library, Baruch College, talks about her responsibilities of teaching in Business 1000 and BPL classes, showing students how to do company research and industry research, and answering business-related questions. Speaking from her own experience as a corporate librarian working on Wall Street, Professor Klusek stresses that "information literacy skills are very important for students who are going to enter the business world...investment bankers spend 80 and 90 percent of their time doing research...they are doing the same kind of research that students are doing here."

True not many of our students from the UK will end up on Wall Street, but this little talk might have some credibility in making the connection between their studies and their future and the importance of being able to manage information searching.


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