A recent posting on lis-infoliteracy highlighted a short article on the absence of literature searching skills among experienced and novice researchers in academia, which provides evidence of the need for more training in this area. It draws on findings from the 2006 Research Information Network survey as well as the author’s own experience in running information retrieval workshops at the Centre for Evidence Based Policy and Practice (formerly Queen Mary, now KCL)
Gomersall, A. (2007) Literature searching: waste of time or essential skill? Evidence & Policy, 3 (2) 301-308
I've printed a copy and put it in the black box in the FSL office.