Role of InformationCulture in Workplace Information Literacy: A Literature Review

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List of Authors: Gunilla Widén, Muhaimin Karim
Editors: Kurbanoğlu, S., Boustany, J., Špiranec, S., Grassian, E., Mizrachi, D., Roy, L.
Publication year: 2018
Publisher: Springer
Book title: Information Literacy in the Workplace :
Title of series: Communications in Computer and Information Science
Number in series: 810
ISBN: 978-3-319-74333-2
eISBN: 978-3-319-74334-9
ISSN: 1865-0929


Information literacy and its related concepts are increasingly important in the digital workplace. How workers use and experience information are dependent on or shaped by the context, such as work tasks, on-the-job experiences, and social aspects. Thus, the role of an organization’s information culture would be expected to influence the development of workplace information literacy. This connection however has not been explored previously. The objective of this paper is to focus information literacy on an organizational level. The connection between information culture and information literacy research is explored in an extensive literature review including about 1800 references in these fields of study. The review shows that only few studies address information literacy in connection to information culture (n = 23), which indicates there is a research gap. With the insights from this analysis it is addressed that there is an advantage of combining the two perspectives in future research.


Information culture, Information literacy, information management, information use

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