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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.'


Taylor and Francis



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


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:



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