The IATUL seminar on "Research Skills and Information Literacy in the Workplace" took place from 3-5 December 2018 at the University Library of the Technical University of Munich. With a total of 93 participants from many countries, a two-day lecture program and a study tour, the event was a real challenge for all participants. So it was all the better that everything went well - even the weather played along in the end.
13 speakers, 6 from libraries and 7 representing industry and business highlighted the topic of information literacy at the workplace. “When do employees need information, how is it obtained, what are the challenges especially for large corporations?” was one of the key questions for the seminar. For example, representatives of AUDI, Bosch and Schwarz Dienstleistungs KG, to which Lidl and Kaufland belong, reported on the handling of information and knowledge in their companies. Representatives from Beuth Verlag and VDE presented how their services meet the information needs of industry and commerce.
Librarians from Germany, Norway, South Africa and the UK showed how they teach information literacy in cooperation projects with industry and how they...Read more