The Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology 2018 (ASIST 2018) takes place this week in Vancouver, Canada. Representing the Centre for Social Informatics at the conference is PhD student Lyndsey Middleton. Lyndsey took part in the conference doctoral colloquium on Sunday, and tomorrow (Tuesday) at 10:30 Vancouver time (18:30 in the UK) she will be presenting a full paper as a contribution to the main conference programme.
The paper, which Lyndsey co-authored with her PhD supervisors (myself, Robert Raeside and Laura Muir) is one of 69 that were accepted from 142 submissions made in spring 2018. It is entitled ‘The interaction between people, information and innovation: information literacy to underpin innovative work behaviour in a Finnish organisation‘. The paper content is concerned with the role of information literacy in the learning of innovative work behaviour in the workplace, and associated information behaviours required for innovative work behaviour to develop. The findings derive from an analysis of interview data collected from workers in a Finnish organisation in 2017. Three main themes are discussed in the paper: (1) the need for the development of information literacy as a prerequisite for workplace learning; (2) the use of information in multiple ways to support the learning of innovative behaviour; and (3) the deployment of different information sources in learning how to behave in an innovative manner.
For further information about Lyndsey’s participation in ASIST2018, please see the recent post on Lyndsey’s blog. Her ASIST2018 presentation slides can also be found on SlideShare and below.