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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