University Libraries & Learning Sciences Faculty Publications

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-1-2014

Abstract

This study explores Executive MBA students information seeking skills and knowledge in academic and workplace environments in order to improve on library instruction. Our research consisted of a survey and 12 qualitative interviews, sampled from two University of New Mexico EMBA cohorts. The themes that emerged included: EMBA's specific skills and knowledge of their own industry's information, difficulty in finding new information, several barriers, and lack of transferability. By discussing adult learning theory and focusing on transferability, we can help students acknowledge and transfer their information skills and knowledge between academics and work.'

Publisher

Taylor and Francis

DOI

10.1080/08963568.2014.916540

Language (ISO)

English

Keywords

Masters of Business Administration, MBA, Information Literacy, Andragogy, Adult Learning, Executive Education

Comments

This is an Author's Original Manuscript of an Article whose final and definitive form, the Version of Record, has been published in the in JOURNAL OF BUSINESS & FINANCE LIBRARIANSHIP, July 2014, available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/08963568.2014.916540

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