Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Employability literature review

SCONUL has published a literature review on student employability, with a focus on how academic librarians can hook into initiatives at the institutional level etc. "This report seeks to collate and review the literature on current practice in the development of employability skills. This is with a view to demonstrating the contribution of libraries to employability and the development of ‘graduate attributes’ and situating libraries’ ‘traditional’ information literacy role in the new broader academic skills landscape. It aims to provide SCONUL with the basis to develop an advocacy tool for libraries within their institutions and explore further work with partners (e.g. National Union of Students (NUS) and employer bodies)." The review is at

One important study concerning employability which they cite a lot is:
Hinchliffe, G. W. and Jolly, A. (2011) Graduate identity and employability. British Educational Research Journal, 37(4), 563-584.
Photo by Sheila Webber: wild oregano, July 2014

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