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A recent Project Information Literacy Research Report has produced some fascinating findings concerning how today’s college graduates solve information problems once they join the workplace. Employers indicated that most college hires were technologically savvy but lacked the research competencies that were needed such as, engaging team members, using a variety of formats, finding patterns, and going into extensive detail. College hires found many challenges during the transition from the college research experience to the workplace. These challenges include deadline pressures, less direction, and the importance of the “social side of research.”