Office Hours: The Livelong Day


My new column is up at Library Journal:

http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2015/10/opinion/michael-stephens/the-livelong-day-office-hours/

Serving as a member of the advisory board of the Project Information Literacy (PIL) Lifelong Learning study has impressed on me the importance of understanding and addressing the information needs of citizens throughout their lives, especially as they move into the “real world,” ­postuniversity.

The board recently discussed the findings and these results/outcomes should be of interest to all information professionals. We are all in the business of lifelong learning. One of the study’s overarching findings is, “Today’s young graduates prefer lifelong learning resources that have three information qualities: usefulness, connectivity, and currency.”

Click the link to read the whole piece.