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Teaching faculty's perspectives on business information literacy

Yuhfen Diana Wu (King Library, San Jose State University, San Jose, California, USA)
Susan Lee Kendall (King Library, San Jose State University, San Jose, California, USA)

Reference Services Review

ISSN: 0090-7324

Article publication date: 1 January 2006




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.


A survey was sent to business teaching faculty at California State Universities to determine their expectations in regards to student information literacy skills.


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.


Business faculty and librarians will be able to use these findings in developing guidelines to integrate information literacy into coursework, assignments and research tools.



Wu, Y.D. and Lee Kendall, S. (2006), "Teaching faculty's perspectives on business information literacy", Reference Services Review, Vol. 34 No. 1, pp. 86-96.



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