Teaching faculty's perspectives on business information literacy

Diana H. Wu, San Jose State University


Purpose – Effective integration of information literacy skills into the business curriculum requires the development of collaborative partnerships between teaching faculty and librarians. Developing a good partnership requires an understanding of the teaching faculty's perspectives. This paper aims to address these issues. Design/methodology/approach – A survey was sent to business teaching faculty at California State Universities to determine their expectations in regards to student information literacy skills. Findings – Writing a report or project that required in-depth research is one of the major expectations. All faculty surveyed expect students to use library research for their assignments. Originality/value – Business faculty and librarians will be able to use these findings in developing guidelines to integrate information literacy into coursework, assignments and research tools. Article Type: Research paper