Exploring Information Literacy through the lens of Activity Theory: CSI at ECIL 2017 #ECIL17 #ECIL2017

Hazel Hall

Dr Bruce Ryan Dr Bruce Ryan

The 5th European Conference on Information Literacy takes place in St-Malo, France this week between Monday 18th and Thursday 21st September 2017. My colleague Dr Bruce Ryan is travelling to France to join the conference and deliver a presentation on a recent project that he and I completed with our Centre for Social Informatics colleague Peter Cruickshank.

Our paper Exploring information literacy through the lens of Activity Theory will be presented alongside three others in session entitled Information Literacy Research chaired by Dr Jesús Lau on Wednesday 20th September between 11:10 and 11:35 UK time (12:10-12:35 in France). The slides are already available on SlideShare and below.

In the presentation Bruce will discuss the value of Activity Theory with reference to the Information Literacy for Democratic Engagement project (IL-DEM for short). This project  was funded by the CILIP Information Literacy Group in 2016 to investigate…

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Looking forward to the European Conference on Information Literacy #ECIL2017

Hazel Hall

ECIL header #ecil2017With my co-authors Peter Cruickshank and Bruce Ryan, I am delighted that our paper Exploring information literacy through the lens of Activity Theory has been accepted for the 5th European Conference on Information Literacy in St-Malo, France. The conference runs for four days between 18th and 21st September 2017.

Dr Bruce Ryan #ECIL2017 presenter Dr Bruce Ryan

The theme of this full paper is Activity Theory as a framework for exploring Information Literacy as a technologically mediated social practice. Here we discuss the value of Activity Theory with reference to the Information Literacy for Democratic Engagement project (IL-DEM for short).

IL-DEM was funded by the CILIP Information Literacy Group in 2016 to investigate the ways in which community-level elected representatives (community councillors, working as unpaid volunteer members of community councils) in Scotland undertake two related information activities: (i) seeking and sharing the opinions of the citizens that they represent with higher…

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