Information literacy at workplace: The organisational leadership perspective

A1 Journal article (refereed)

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Publication Details

List of Authors: Farhan Ahmad, Gunilla Widén
Publisher: University of Borås
Place: Borås, Sweden
Publication year: 2018
Journal: Information Research
Volume number: 23
Issue number: 4


Introduction. The aim of this paper is to outline and discuss the significance of organizational leadership in fostering employees’ information literacy at the workplace.
Method. The conceptual discussion is based on the organizational leadership and information literacy research.
Findings. It is argued that organizational leadership behaviour characterized by task delegation, intellectual stimulation and individualized employee support will enhance employees’ information literacy.
Conclusion. Organizational leadership is an architect of workplace environment including the information environment. As organizational leadership defines polices, shapes culture and determines goals, its role in employees’ information literacy development and practices is quite important. Therefore, future research on information literacy in workplace contexts should pay close attention to organizational leadership norms and behaviours.


Information literacy, Leadership, workplace information research

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