Centre for Social Informatics contributions to Information Seeking in Context 2020 #isic2020

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Hosted by the Department of Information Science at the University of Pretoria, Information Seeking in Context 2020 (#isic2020) takes place as a virtual conference between 28th September and 2nd October 2020. As has been the case in the past (e.g. 2018 in Kraków, Poland, 2016 in Zadar, Croatia), colleagues from the Centre for Social Informatics at Edinburgh Napier University are looking forward to the opportunity of presenting some of their research at the ISIC conference.

In total we are making five contributions:

  1. Information literacy as a joint competence shaped by everyday life and workplace roles amongst Scottish community councillors – a paper that I co-authored with Peter Cruickshank and Dr Bruce Ryan.
  2. Investigating the ‘why’ rather than the ‘how’: current research priorities on the influence of culture on new-comer populations’ use of public libraries – a paper by Rachel Salzano co-authored with her PhD supervisors Dr Hazel Hall and Dr Gemma Webster.
  3. Assisting information practice: information intermediary to social proxy – a poster co-authored by Peter Cruickshank, Dr Gemma Webster and Dr Frances Ryan.
  4. The relationship between culture and public library use: non-Western students in Scotland – a poster by Rachel Salzano co-authored with her PhD supervisors Dr Hazel Hall and Dr Gemma Webster.
  5. Towards a definition of metaskills – a poster by Katherine Stephen co-authored with her PhD supervisors Dr Laura Muir & Dr Hazel Hall.

In addition, Rachel Salzano and Katherine Stephen will be participating in the doctoral workshop at ISIC2020.

Following the conference, the two papers listed above will be published as journal articles in Information Research.

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