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  • 1. Johannesson, Krister
    et al.
    Pilerot, Ola
    [external].
    Högskolelärares uppfattning av informationskunnighet: en fenomenografisk studie2000In: Svensk biblioteksforskning, ISSN 0284-4354, E-ISSN 1653-5235, Vol. 12, no 3-4Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Librarians are likely to have a fairly clear view of what it means to be information literate. But what about the university faculty: what is their opinion on this subject? In this study seven professors at a small university have been interviewed: three from the department of engineering science and four from the department of nursing science. After a literature review the study's main areas of focus are presented: what does it mean to be information literate?; is there a connection between information literacy and subject content?; who is responsible for information literacy education - faculty or librarians?; should the ILeducation be separated from or integrated with other education?; do professors include information literacy issues when they create assignments for their students?; how great are the effects of specific IL-education? The qualitative study, which is based upon taped interviews, uses a scientific approach known as phenomenography; an approach with a particular view on learning. The study is concluded with suggestions on how the findings could be transformed into a diagnostic questionnaire that would stimulate awareness and could be handed out to a larger group of faculty.

  • 2.
    Lloyd, Annemaree
    et al.
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Pilerot, Ola
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Hultgren, Frances
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    The remaking of fractured landscapes: Supporting refugees in transition (SpiRiT)2017In: Information research, ISSN 1368-1613, E-ISSN 1368-1613, ISSN 1368-1613, Vol. 22, no 3Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Introduction.How refugees learn to reshape their fractured information landscape and re-establish ways of knowing to support their resettlement into a host society is explored. Of particular interest is how refugees access, use and share information to support information needs which emerge during the resettlement process. Method. Face-to-face interviews were conducted in the language selected by the participant. Photo-voice technique was also employed and culminated in a focus group in which participants discussed the photos. The first phase of the qualitative analysis is reported in this paper. Analysis. Data from interviews, focus groups and images captured by photo-voice technique were coded thematically, focusing on the similarities and differences in perspective. Results.In the resettlement process refugees strive to regain a sense of place. Information is a critical resource for resettlement, but access to information and trust in that information pose challenges in moving from the liminal zone of marginality towards social integration. The digital environment threads through refugees’ information experiences and represents a significant social ground. Conclusions. Findings from the first phase of this study have provided us with new concepts and ways of describing the impacts of resettlement from an information perspective. It also affords an opportunity to consider how information resilience is shaped and emerges.

  • 3.
    Pilerot, Ola
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    A practice theoretical exploration of information sharing and trust in a dispersed community of design scholars2013In: Information research, ISSN 1368-1613, E-ISSN 1368-1613, Vol. 18, no 4Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Introduction. This paper presents an exploration of information sharing and trust in a geographically dispersed network of design scholars. Method. The study used a practice theory approach to identify aspects of trust in relation to information sharing. The empirical material consists of 15 in-depth interviews with design scholars from four Nordic countries and field notes from workplace visits. Analysis. The interview transcripts and field notes were categorised in accordance with three themes derived in synergy from practice theory and the empirical material. Results. A number of strategies for assessing and creating trust in relation to information sharing were identified. Depending on the dimension of practice in analytical focus, different aspects of trust emerge. Conclusions. Trust issues connected to information sharing appear in relation to the information to be shared, the people involved, the tools used for sharing, and the place where information sharing occurs. The practice-theoretical perspective has proven effective in order to identify and capture the elusive phenomenon of trust in connection to information sharing.

  • 4.
    Pilerot, Ola
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    A practice-based exploration of the enactment of information literacy among PhD students in an interdisciplinary research field2016In: Journal of Documentation, ISSN 0022-0418, E-ISSN 1758-7379, Vol. 72, no 3, 414-434 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose – The study aims to explore the interaction between the students, the material objects surrounding them, and their social site. The purpose of this paper is to identify and elucidate information literacy as it is being enacted within a complex and heterogeneous community of PhD students. Design/methodology/approach – The study is conducted from a practice-based perspective, according to which information literacy is conceived as learnt through interaction within the socio-material practice where the learner is active. In order to produce empirical material, semi-structured interviews were conducted with ten doctoral students in an interdisciplinary research network, and their workplaces were visited. Findings – The PhD students in this interdisciplinary network are more or less constantly engaged in the enactment of information literacy. It takes place in dialogue with others who can be both co-located and distantly located, and occurs through discussions about work in progress, through processes of evaluation and assessment of texts and authors, and through mundane everyday activities such as participating in meetings, which offer insights into how to navigate, in the broadest sense, the world of academia. A crucial part of the enactment of information literacy, which in practice is inseparable from interaction with others, is to pay attention to physical surroundings and material objects. Practical implications – The findings have implications for prospective PhD students in interdisciplinary fields, for their supervisors, and potentially also for librarians who are supposed to serve these groups. Originality/value – Research on the information literacies of PhD students in interdisciplinary fields is scarce. The practice-based approach applied in this study offers an extended and deepened understanding of the enactment of information literacy among PhD students in one interdisciplinary research practice.

  • 5.
    Pilerot, Ola
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    A toolbox approach to researching, understanding, and teaching for information literacy2016In: Information Literacy in the Inclusive Society / [ed] Sonja Špiranec, Serap Kurbanoğlu, Hana Landová, Esther Grassian, Diane Mizrachi, Loriene Roy, Denis Kos, 2016, 6-6 p.Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The elusive phenomenon of information literacy (IL) is traced, narrowed down, and conceptualized in three differentways: as a “label” for a field of research, as an empirical entity; and as a theoretical notion. From a perspectivegrounded in over twenty years of teaching and research in the area, a toolbox approach to information literacy ispresented. Such an approach comprises a set of sensitizing concepts which will be introduced and discussed inrelation to various aspects of IL. Accordingly, IL will be considered from the perspectives of e.g. situatedness,discourse, genre, materiality, and distributed agency. The overall ambition is to present and discuss these aspects in amanner that make them relevant to both research and educational practices focusing on IL.

  • 6.
    Pilerot, Ola
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Connections between research and practice in the information literacy narrative: A mapping of the literature and some propositions2014In: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, ISSN 0961-0006, E-ISSN 1741-6477, Vol. 48, no 4, 313-321 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The relationship between research and professional practice, often described in terms of a ‘gap’, is a topical issue involving stakeholders such as researchers, practitioners and policy-makers. Within the area of information literacy it is increasingly emphasized that practitioners make use of research and that research is conducted on problems relevant to practice. From a wide perspective, this paper discusses and identifies in the information literacy literature three different strands relating to research, practice and policy-making for information literacy. On the basis of a small-scale bibliometric investigation of samples of literature representing the identified strands, it is concluded that interconnections between the strands are weak. The results of the bibliometric study are discussed in the light of previous research on the relationship between research and practice. It is proposed that the research-based discussion on research and practice would benefit from a more nuanced terminology and by abandoning the prevailing gap-metaphor.

  • 7.
    Pilerot, Ola
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Critical literacy: two traditions2016In: Radical, Critical? Exploring discourse around information literacy: Panel by S. Webber, B. Johnston, A. Lloyd & O. Pilerot, 2016Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 8.
    Pilerot, Ola
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Design researchers' information sharing: the enactment of a discipline2014Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis is about information sharing in interdisciplinary research practices. It reports one conceptual and three empirical studies. The studies have been conducted through focusing on the field of design research, and in particular on a Nordic network of design researchers. From a practice-based perspective, the exploration of the study object oscillates between three nested and interconnected frames. The main contribution of this thesis is that it illustrates how activities of information sharing not only contribute to, but actually play a central role in the shaping of the practice of design research. It is shown how information sharing works as a contributor to the development, maintenance and shaping of practices in 1) design research as it is conducted in the Nordic network; 2) in the field of design research; and 3) within interdisciplinary research. Without losing sight of the empirical material, the theoretical analysis has made it possible to illuminate the connection between activities of sharing and the enactment of a discipline. Through analysis and discussion of the four studies as a whole, the reciprocal relationship between information sharing and the area of design research is elucidated. It is shown how information sharing, as it emerges in this interdisciplinary practice, functions as a unifying force towards the probable goal of establishing a discipline.

  • 9.
    Pilerot, Ola
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Från forskning till praktik: om att använda resultat från forskning om informationssökning i undervisning i informationssökning2007Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 10.
    Pilerot, Ola
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Högskolestudenters informationskompetens2009In: Informationskompetenser: Om lärande i informationspraktiker och informationssökning i lärandepraktiker / [ed] Jenny Hedman, Anna Lundh, Carlsson bokförlag , 2009, 108-132 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 11.
    Pilerot, Ola
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Improve your learning and grade2008In: Thesis projects: a guide for students in computer science and information systems / [ed] Mikael Berndtsson, Jörgen Hansson, Björn Olsson, Björn Lundell, Springer, London , 2008, 42-45 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 12.
    Pilerot, Ola
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Information literacy: an overview2006In: Digital literacies for learning / [ed] Alan Martin, Dan Madigan, Facet , 2006, 80-88 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 13.
    Pilerot, Ola
    [external].
    Information literacy education: a case study2004Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 14.
    Pilerot, Ola
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Information sharing in the field of design research2015In: Proceedings of ISIC, the Information Behaviour Conference, Leeds, 2-5 September, 2014: Part 2, Sheffield: University of Sheffield: Department of Information Studies , 2015, Vol. 20Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Introduction. This paper reports on an extensive research project which aimed at exploring information sharing activities in a scholarly context. The paper presents and synthesises findings from a literature review and three qualitative case studies. The empirical setting is a geographically distributed Nordic network of design scholars.Method. The project is characterised by an explorative approach encompassing semi-structured interviews, document studies, and ethnographically oriented participatory observations. Apart from addressing the empirical question of how, where, when, and why the researchers in the network share information, the paper elucidate the reciprocal relationship between information sharing and the wider practice of design research. Analysis. The research questions are addressed through close reading and interrelated analysis of four previous studies.Results. When scholarly information sharing takes place organizational structures are sometimes complemented, or substituted, by flexible communities of practice such as those in the investigated network. Information sharing appears as a means to reach collective understanding, also regarding issues that stretches beyond the immediate information practices, for instance about how to act as a design scholar.Conclusions. This research clarifies and provides examples of how information sharing is embedded in and intertwined with a range of other activities, such as writing, reading and information seeking. It also presents information sharing as a contributor to the enactment of a discipline.

  • 15.
    Pilerot, Ola
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Informationsanvändning ur ett referensanalytiskt perspektiv: konsekvenser för undervisning i informationssökning2009In: Svensk biblioteksforskning, ISSN 0284-4354, E-ISSN 1653-5235, Vol. 17, no 1, 27-38 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Production of academic texts such as Bachelor theses is here seen as an activity embedded in the academic discipline in which the texts are produced. Bibliographic references in student theses are analysed in order to identify disciplinary differences in information seeking and use. According to an emerging socio-cultural perspective on information literacy, education in information seeking should pay careful attention to disciplinary traits. The purpose of the present study is to lay a foundation for a discussion about different student categories’ ways of using information. The questions asked are: how do reference activities vary between product design engineering students and nursing students; to what extent do the students refer to information sources; and what kind of sources do they refer to? The results show that nursing students predominantly use scientific information, such as peer-reviewed articles, whilst writing their theses. Product design engineering students, on the other hand, favour information found on the web, such as product and company-information. The article concludes by recommending that information-literacy education take disciplinary traits into careful consideration.

  • 16.
    Pilerot, Ola
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Information-seeking and use2008In: Thesis projects: a guide for students in computer science and information systems / [ed] Mikael Berndtsson, Jörgen Hansson, Björn Olsson, Björn Lundell, Springer, London , 2008, 109-121 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 17.
    Pilerot, Ola
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    LIS research on information sharing activities: people, places, or information2012In: Journal of Documentation, ISSN 0022-0418, E-ISSN 1758-7379, Vol. 68, no 4, 559-581 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose – The purpose of this article is to investigate and critically examine conceptualisations of information sharing activities in a selection of library and information science (LIS) literature. Design/methodology/approach – In order to explore how LIS researchers define the concept of information sharing, and how the concept is connected with theory, empirical material and other supporting concepts, a literature review and a conceptual meta-analysis was carried out on 35 papers and one monograph. The analysis was based on Waismann's concept of open texture, Wittgenstein's notion of language games and the concept of meaning holism. Findings – Six theoretical frameworks were identified. These are not found to be incommensurable, but can be used as building blocks for an integrative framework. Ambiguous conceptualisations are frequent. Different conceptualisations tend to emphasize different aspects of information sharing activities: that which is shared; those who are sharing; and the location in which the sharing activities take place. The commonalities of the people involved in information sharing activities are often seen as a ground for the development of information sharing practices. Practical implications – The findings provide a guide for future research which intends to explore activities of information sharing. Originality/value – The article offers a systematic review of recent LIS literature on information sharing, and extends the theoretical base for information sharing research.

  • 18.
    Pilerot, Ola
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Making design researchers´ information sharing visible through material objects2014In: Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, ISSN 2330-1635, E-ISSN 2330-1643, Vol. 65, no 10, 2006-2016 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article seeks to make visible information-sharing activities that take place within a geographically dispersed network of design researchers. For this purpose, a theoretical approach is applied that comprises the analytical notion of material objects and a document theory. Empirical material was primarily ethnographically produced over a period of 6 months, including 2 seminars within the network. Trajectories of sharing that reach across time and space have been identified by studying how people interact with multidimensional objects, such as documents. These were found to coordinate and shape the social practice under study. The theoretical framework has made it possible to highlight aspects of information sharing that have tended to be blackboxed in previous research. It has been suggested in previous research that the concept of information sharing can be reduced to that of mere sharing. Such a stance potentially entails reduction of conceptual ambiguity but may also decrease analytical sharpness. Based on the present study, it appears beneficial to adopt the concept of document into the discourse of information-sharing research. By adding the concept of document to our analytical toolbox, which hitherto has been dominated by the slightly diffuse concept of information, material features can be emphasized without reducing the social and cognitive dimensions of information sharing. The article offers insight into the information-sharing activities of design researchers. Through its focus on materiality, it presents a novel theoretical approach and methodological strategy for studying information practices.

  • 19.
    Pilerot, Ola
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Review of: Digital libraries and information access: research perspectives. London: Facet, 2012.2013In: Information research, ISSN 1368-1613, E-ISSN 1368-1613, Vol. 18, no 1Article, book review (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This book is an edited volume on digital libraries and information access. Despite the fact that both these subjects are vast and multifaceted and can be approached from various angles, Chowdhury and Foo have succeeded with handling the subject in a relatively concentrated manner. In the introduction, the editors assert that information access is the raison d'être for any digital library, a library becomes pointless if users cannot access its content.

  • 20.
    Pilerot, Ola
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Review of: Duckworth, Vicky and Ade-Ojo, Gordon (Eds.) Landscapes of specific literacies in contemporary society: exploring a social model of literacy. London: Routledge, 2015.2015In: Information research, ISSN 1368-1613, Vol. 20, no 3Article, book review (Refereed)
  • 21.
    Pilerot, Ola
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Review of: Forster, Marc (Ed.). Information literacy in the workplace. London: Facet Publishing, 20172017In: Information research, ISSN 1368-1613, E-ISSN 1368-1613, Vol. 22, no 3Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 22.
    Pilerot, Ola
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Review of: Johannsen, Carl Gustav. Staff-less libraries: innovative staff design Oxford: Chandos Publishing, 20172017In: Information research, ISSN 1368-1613, E-ISSN 1368-1613, Vol. 22, no 3Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 23.
    Pilerot, Ola
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Review of: Mackey, Thomas P. and Jacobsen, Trudi E. Metaliteracy: reinventing information literacy to empower learners. London: Facet Publishing, 2014.2014In: Information research, ISSN 1368-1613, E-ISSN 1368-1613, Vol. 19, no 4Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 24.
    Pilerot, Ola
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Review of: Whitworth, Andrew. Radical information literacy: reclaiming the political heart of the IL movement. London: Chandos Publishing, 2014.2015In: Information research, ISSN 1368-1613, Vol. 20, no 1Article, book review (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This is an ambitious book which clearly manifests the authors’ substantial effort in producing it, not least through the remarkable amount of literature that has been consulted. It is indeed praiseworthy to take on the task, which Whitworth has done, to not only go through and review but also critically appraise four decades of information literacy writings.

  • 25.
    Pilerot, Ola
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Search tools as epistemic objects2016In: Is there a need for re-claiming search in information literacy practices research? Panel by T. Schreiber, O. Sundin, A. Cox, H. Francke, O. Pilerot, C. Andersson & C. Moring, 2016Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 26.
    Pilerot, Ola
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    The ruling relation of evidence-based practice: the case of documentary governance in a social welfare service2016In: Information research, ISSN 1368-1613, E-ISSN 1368-1613, Vol. 21, no 1Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Introduction. Evidence-based practice has broadened and spread into new areas including librarianship. This reorientation has resulted in increased uncertainty regarding what counts as evidence and has caused a tension between formalised procedures and professional judgment. This theoretical paper aims to extend the knowledge about how evidence-based practice can contribute to regulate work and information practices. Method. Data from a small-scale empirical study of social welfare workers was theorised through the lens of institutional ethnography. Analysis. The analysis was primarily guided by the following key concepts: documentary governance, disciplinary mechanism and knowledge mobilisation. Results. Nationally produced statutes, decrees, guidelines, action plans and reports constitute prominent information resources. Knowledge is mobilised when these are read, interpreted, talked about and represented. Evidence-based practice emerges at the same time as a concrete and material activity and as a phenomenon placed in a wider perspective which can be traced through a societal dimension. Conclusions. Evidence-based practice can be viewed as a means to bring about effectiveness but emerges in this study as a disciplinary mechanism through which power is exerted. The theoretical framework has made it possible to elucidate how documents and texts contribute not only to structure but also make things happen in the practice under study.

  • 27.
    Pilerot, Ola
    et al.
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Francke, Helena
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Söderlind, Åsa
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Elf, Gullvor
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Limberg, Louise
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Folkbiblioteken i medielandskapet2016In: Människorna, medierna & marknaden : Medieutredningens forskningsantologi om en demokrati i förändring / [ed] Oscar Westlund, Stockholm: Wolters Kluwer, 2016, 515-537 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 28.
    Pilerot, Ola
    et al.
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Göbel, Hannes
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Designing a digital service platform: What matters?2016In: Building a culture for quality, innovation and sustainability, 2016Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose: The purpose of this study is to elucidate social and material factors that contribute to shape the design and use of a digital (i.e. web-based) service platform, which is aimed at facilitating service innovation in a collaborative setting of service providers and customers.

    Design/methodology/approach: Empirical data was produced in connection to interventions including one of the authors collaborating with service providers and customers using the platform. Two sessions taking place in workplaces were filmed, photographed, and recorded. Participants in these sessions were also responding to questions from the researcher who took field notes. A practice-theoretical approach was applied in order to capture and analyze practices around the design, implementation, and use of the platform.

    Findings: Three prominent themes were discerned in the empirical material: material objects; workplace routines including “distant others”; and sociality. Material objects function as intervening actors and thereby contribute to shape practice. Workplace routines as well as physically absent colleagues and contacts become present through conversations around the platform. Sociality refers to the observation that participants are engaged in interactive practices that contribute to shape how the digital service platform is designed, implemented and used.

    Originality/value: The practice-based approach offers a deepened understanding of how sociomaterial context matters for the design and implementation of a digital service platform. On the basis of a sophisticated explication of the notion of context and by employing the notion of absent presence, this study sheds light on factors that often tend to be neglected.

  • 29.
    Pilerot, Ola
    et al.
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Hammarfelt, Björn
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Moring, Camilla
    University of Copenhagen, Royal School of Library and Information Science.
    The many faces of practice theory in library and information studies2017In: Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Conceptions of Library and Information Science, Uppsala, Sweden, June 27-29, 2016, 2017, Vol. 22, colis1602Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Introduction. This paper presents an exploration of how the notion of ”practice” is theorized and applied in library and information studies. Method. To highlight how “practice” is conceptualized and to discern what methodological approaches are taken, a qualitative analysis was conducted of a selection of practice-oriented contributions to the library and information studies literature. A bibliometric study of publications relating to “practice theory” provided a complementary quantitative overview of the influence of “the practice turn” in library and information studies. Analysis. Through reading a number of introductions to practice theories, a selection of prominent characteristics were identified. These characteristics provided guidance for the close-reading of the sample of practice-oriented library and information studies literature. As well as indicating direction for the qualitative analysis, the outcomes of the bibliometric study were recontexualized by the qualitative study. Results. The practice-oriented library and information studies literature can be divided into four different areas based on disciplinary influences. Authors are highlighting different key tenets when adhering to practice theory. It is possible to identify at least four different methodological approaches to empirical studies in the discipline.Conclusions. There is not one “practice-based approach” in library and information studies, but rather a multifaceted strand, which exhibits many different characteristics.

  • 30.
    Pilerot, Ola
    et al.
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Hedman, Jenny
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Är informationskompetens överförbar?2009In: Pedagogiskt arbete i teori och praktik: Om bibliotekens roll för studenters och doktoranders lärande, BTJ Förlag , 2009, 7-44 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 31.
    Pilerot, Ola
    et al.
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Hiort af Ornäs, Viktor
    Design for information literacy: towards embedded information literacy education for product engineering design students2006Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 32.
    Pilerot, Ola
    et al.
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Hultgren, Frances
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Folkbibliotekens arbete för och med nyanlända2017Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Förord

    Aldrig någonsin tidigare har så många människor som nu varit på flykt undan krig och förtryck. Enligt siffror från Migrationsverket sökte över 160 000 personer asyl i Sverige enbart under 2015. Detta ställde stora krav på både statliga myndigheter och kommuner att snabbt ställa om och svara upp mot nya behov. Folkbiblioteken klev i det här sammanhanget fram och tog ett stort ansvar för att bistå människor på flykt och för att underlätta de nyanländas väg in i det svenska samhället. Genom sin goda kännedom om och förankring i lokalsamhället förmådde biblioteken därmed fylla en viktig funktion för många människor. Hur såg förutsättningarna för det här arbetet ut på folkbiblioteken? Vilka förändringar, utmaningar och svårigheter beskriver personalen? I den här rapporten diskuteras dessa frågor närmare, utifrån enkäter och fokusgruppsintervjuer med biblioteksmedarbetare och chefer i ett antal kommuner i Dalarnas och Uppsala län. Rapportens två delar (slutrapport och delrapport) är skrivna av Frances Hultgren och Ola Pilerot, båda verksamma vid sektionen för biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap vid Högskolan i Borås. För uppdrag och finansiering står Länsbibliotek Dalarna och Länsbibliotek Uppsala. Som regionala biblioteksverksamheter ser vi det som en viktig del av vårt uppdrag att bidra till att olika aspekter av praktisk biblioteksverksamhet beskrivs ur ett forskningsperspektiv. Vi ser den här rapporten som ett viktigt kunskapsunderlag för bibliotekens fortsatta arbete för ett inkluderande samhälle.

    Uppsala och Falun i augusti 2017Lisa Ångman - Länsbibliotekarie, Länsbibliotek UppsalaMaria Törnfeldt - Länsbibliotekschef, Länsbibliotek Dalarna

  • 33.
    Pilerot, Ola
    et al.
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Hultgren, Frances
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Folkbibliotekens arbete för och med nyanlända – om förändring, svårigheter och inspirerande utmaningar: Delrapport2016Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Vid Bibliotekshögskolan i Borås bedrivs sedan en tid tillbaka forskning som syftar till att undersöka flyktingars och nyanländas erfarenheter och användning av information under det skede då de försöker göra sig hemmastadda i Sverige. Forskargruppen har bland annat tagit sig an uppgiften att identifiera de informationsfrågor som är angelägna för nyanlända när de påbörjar inträdesprocessen till det svenska samhället. En av de slutsatser som i en tidigare studie dragits av forskargruppen är att ”[i]ntegration sker på lokal nivå, dvs. inom grannskapet, i lokala gemenskaper och på stadsnivå (snarare än på den abstrakta nivå som berör svenska värderingar och svensk kultur). Detta tyder på att biblioteken har en viktig roll att spela i [de nyanländas] ’platsskapande’ aktiviteter, dvs. processen att på en kollaborativ nivå inom t.ex. en stadsdel (eller socialt nätverk) göra en plats inkluderande och till sin egen” (Lloyd m.fl. 2016, s. 4). Det är bland annat mot bakgrund av denna iakttagelse, som forskargruppens intresse nu riktar sig mot biblioteken och dess personal. I fokus för det projekt som denna rapport är en del av står bibliotekens arbete med och för nyanlända.

    Den övergripande rubriken på projektet är ”Bibliotekens arbete med och för nyanlända: teori-,ideologi- och intressedrivna utgångspunkter”. Projektet finansieras av länsbiblioteken i Uppsala ochDalarna och sträcker sig över en sexmånadersperiod, från den 1 oktober 2016 till den 31 mars 2017.

  • 34.
    Pilerot, Ola
    et al.
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Limberg, Louise
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Information sharing as a means to reach collective understanding: A study of design scholars’ information practices2011In: Journal of Documentation, ISSN 0022-0418, E-ISSN 1758-7379, Vol. 67, no 2, 312-333 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Abstract Purpose – This study aims to increase knowledge about the information-sharing activities of design research scholars. Design/methodology/approach – Semi-structured in-depth interviews were carried out with selected participants from a Nordic design research network. The interview transcripts and notes from workplace-observations were approached from a discursive point of view and analyzed in accordance with Theodore Schatzki’s practice theory. Findings – Information-sharing activities are intrinsically intertwined with other information practices such as information seeking and use. It is further established that information and communication technologies (ICTs) can be seen as important parts of the arrangements of human and non-human entities that, together with practices, form the social site in which the scholars are active. There is a reciprocal relationship between ICTs, and other material arrangements, and the ways in which information is used and shared. ICTs function both as a source of meaning and as a preconfigurator of actions. Practical implications – The findings have implications for the development of information systems and services aimed at scholars working in collaborative interdisciplinary settings. Library and information science scholars can benefit from the elaborated concept of information sharing. Originality/value – Design scholars’ information sharing has not been studied before. By applying a practice-theory lens this paper presents a particular perspective. Increased knowledge about the information-sharing activities of an epistemologically and socio-culturally amalgamated network of scholars is the main contribution of this paper.

  • 35.
    Pilerot, Ola
    et al.
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Limberg, Louise
    The Enactment of Information Literacy: An Exploratory Study among Interdisciplinary PhD Students2015In: Information Literacy: Moving towards sustainability / [ed] Kurbanoglu, S; Spiranec, S.; Boustany,E.; Grassian, E.; Mizrachi, D.; Roy, L., Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2015, 478-488 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper reports a practice-based study of the enactment of information literacy (IL) in a network of interdisciplinary PhD students. Previous research on this topic is scarce. The empirical material was produced through semi-structured interviews and work-place visits. It is concluded that the enactment of IL in the practice under study is a collectively sustained project that unfolds in dialogue with others and through interaction with material objects. This process comprises activities such as participation in seminars and conferences, which offer opportunities for discussions about work in progress, and is situated in socio-material practices shaped by historically developed conceptions of what it means to be an interdisciplinary researcher.

  • 36.
    Pilerot, Ola
    et al.
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Lindberg, Jenny
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    The Concept of Information Literacy in Policy-Making Texts: An Imperialistic Project?2011In: Library Trends, ISSN 0024-2594, E-ISSN 1559-0682, Vol. 60, no 2, 338-360 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Organizations such as the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) put a lot of effort in advocacy and policy making for information literacy (IL). Their ambition to foster IL can be seen as a part of a multinational educational project. By exporting a Western IL model focused on textual information sources and the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) into non-Western contexts that to a great extent lack ICTs, the educational project for IL runs the risk of turning into an imperialistic project. A discursively oriented analysis of two prominent policy documents—discussed in the light of the so-called new imperialism and the idea of invisible technologies—indicates a standardized onesize-fits-all-model of IL. Through establishing a close contact between the policy-making strand and the research strand in the IL literature and by adhering to the broad concept of information literacies, the risk of imperialism and oppression might lessen.

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