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Centerwall, Ulrika; Nolin, Jan – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2019
Introduction: An emerging research area within the social sciences is infrastructure studies. This article conceptualises school libraries as an infrastructure among others, allowing for a fresh look at the role of the school library. We review and discuss what constitutes the school library as an important infrastructure at a school site. Method:…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Foreign Countries, Librarians, Library Role
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Kang, Ji Hei; Everhart, Nancy – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2014
Introduction: A legislative mandate to adopt digital textbooks in Florida provides an opportunity to identify concerns school librarians have regarding digital textbook implementation. Method: The stages of concern questionnaire was used to identify stages of concern among Florida school librarians about their potential role in this…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Electronic Publishing, Questionnaires, Attitude Measures
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Erdelez, Sanda; Basic, Josipa; Levitov, Deborah D. – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2011
Introduction: Information encountering (finding information while searching for some other information), is a type of opportunistic discovery of information that complements purposeful approaches to finding information. The motivation for this paper was to determine if the current models of information literacy instruction refer to information…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Access to Information, Search Strategies, Literature Reviews
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Urquhart, Christine – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2011
Introduction: Meta-synthesis methods may help to make more sense of information behaviour research evidence. Aims and objectives: The objectives are to: 1) identify and examine the theoretical research strategies commonly used in information behaviour research; 2) discuss meta-synthesis methods that might be appropriate to the type of research…
Descriptors: Evidence, Research Methodology, Information Seeking, Meta Analysis
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Dorner, Daniel G.; Gorman, G. E. – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2011
Introduction: Laos is used as a case study of how factors such as culture and indigenous knowledge must be considered to plan for information literacy education that is culturally and contextually appropriate. Method: Data were obtained from observations during visits to four Lao schools and from interviews with fourteen teachers at these schools.…
Descriptors: Vocational Schools, Literacy Education, Indigenous Knowledge, Cultural Context
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Enochsson, AnnBritt – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2005
Introduction: The aim of this article is to determine the various skills necessary for seeking information on the Internet in educational settings. Throughout the article there is also an aim to present the students' perspective on possibilities and difficulties when using the Internet. Methods: The approach is ethnographic, which requires various…
Descriptors: Online Searching, Search Strategies, Skill Development, Information Skills