Information literacy at workplace: The organisational leadership perspective

Farhan Ahmad, Gunilla Widén

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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.

Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)
JournalInformation Research
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2018
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • workplace information research
  • Information literacy
  • Leadership

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