Role of InformationCulture in Workplace Information Literacy: A Literature Review

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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.

Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Title of host publicationInformation Literacy in the Workplace :
Editors Kurbanoğlu, S., Boustany, J., Špiranec, Grassian, E., Mizrachi, D., Roy, L.
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-74334-9
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-74333-2
Publication statusPublished - 2018
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventECIL - ECIL 2017
Duration: 18 Sept 201721 Sept 2017




  • Information culture
  • Information literacy
  • information management
  • information use

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