All I can think of right now is record keeping and information literacy. Over the last few weeks I’ve been in ‘record keeping mode’ both at work and at home, completing a university assessment piece – an Information Literacy plan.
I will admit information literacy was, and has been difficult to grasp, at least at first. Plus I think I’ve taken information literacy right out of its comfort zone, out of an educational setting in a library of sorts and applying it to not only a workplace context, but also to record keeping practice. I have chosen to complete the information literacy plan in a context related to my work so I can 1) demonstrate my understanding (so far) of the role the unit I work in has in the community of record keeping practice across government, and 2) develop an alternative approach to the design and delivery of services such as training and the provision of policies and advice.
During my research, I have come across some key concepts associated with the situating of information literacy within the given context – workplace information literacy and information “landscapes”, knowledge management, organisational learning (and learning organisations, there’s a difference) and communities of practice. I’m hoping my plan will show how the design and delivery of learning opportunities to clients will be better informed by an information literacy approach and how to implement it.
I still have quite a bit left to do, my productivity held back by tiredness, limited brain power and hesitation about getting it right.
I do have some great company at my desk though….meet Owlie.