On The Move: transitioning information skills into the workplace

Information literacy is a key life skill for students and graduates. Understanding the disconnect between Higher Education and the professional world will help university services when preparing students for the career path ahead. On The Move is a research project, funded by the CILIP Information Literacy Group, which aims to foster engagement between stakeholders (careers staff, librarians, academic staff, employers, job-hunters) and help them understand the information skills graduates need in their early careers.

This free event will present an overview and insights into the world of ‘workplace information literacy’ and present a prototype resource which will help students and support services more effectively design, develop and communicate transferable information skills into the insurance industry.

Location: UCL, London

Date: Friday February 2nd 2018, 2pm – 5pm

Book a place (free)


2pm onwards – registration, tea and coffee.

2.20pm Alison Hicks (Chair) – University College London (UCL) – Introduction and welcome.

2.30pm Marc Forster – University of West London Library – Information Literacy in the workplace: the experience of nurses.

3pm Megan Wiley – Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama / Coleg Brenhinol Cerdd a Drama Cymru – From the library to the workplace: how information professionals can support the development of employability skills.

3.30pm Rosalind Kemp and Laura Brammar – The Careers Group University of London – “We are the problem solvers and fixers”: identity, roles and development of HE careers information professionals.

4pm Charlie Inskip and Sophia Donaldson – University College London (UCL) – On The Move: transitioning information skills into the workplace.

4.50pm Alison Hicks – Wrap up.

5pm Close.

There will be opportunities for discussion with the speakers and colleagues during the afternoon.

The event is aimed towards employers, careers services, candidates, librarians and academics to develop and strengthen cross-disciplinary links and contribute to strategy development, furthering understanding of the links (and gaps) between information literacies in HE and employment.

This post was originally sent to the Lis-Infoliteracy list by Dr Charles Inskip, UCL. 

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