Dr Brian Detlor, Professor and Area Chair (Information Systems) at the DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University, Canada, and Visiting Professor to the Social Informatics Research Group at Edinburgh Napier University, will be in Scotland next month. Continue reading
Tag Archives: information literacy
Information literacy and the digitalization of the workplace: new book to be published on 13th April 2023
Along with my co-authors Marina Milosheva, Pete Robertson, and Peter Cruickshank, I am excited to see that the details of Information literacy and the digitalization of the workplace are now available in Facet’s publishing catalogue.
The anticipated publication of the book next month on 13th April comes just over two years since its first editor Gunilla Widén (Åbo Akademi University, Finland) initially approached me about the possibility of contributing to this new work. The conversation ultimately led to the preparation of a chapter that draws primarily on some of the research that PhD student Marina Milosheva has undertaken for her ESRC/Skills Development Scotland funded doctoral study on career information literacy and career decision-making, and team discussions in Marina’s supervision meetings. In it we focus on the importance of employability information literacy and career information literacy to sustainable employment in largely digitised work environments. Continue reading
A conceptual framework of career information behaviour and career information literacy: new research published in ‘Information Research’
Capturing career information use in everyday life: introducing the CIEL conceptual framework by Marina Milosheva, Hazel Hall, Peter Robertson, and Peter Cruickshank has been published. The paper features in the proceedings of Information Seeking in Context (ISIC) 2022 in a special issue of Information Research. ISIC 2022 took place between 26th and 29th September at the Berlin School of Library and Information Science at Humboldt University. Continue reading
Funded Social Informatics PhD opportunities at Edinburgh Napier University: apply by 15th January 2023
If you would like to study for a PhD from October 2023, the Social Informatics Research Group at Edinburgh Napier University is currently advertising the following projects:
- Behaviour change for cybersecurity: Increasing awareness and reducing susceptibility – supervised by Dr JP Vargheese
- A new model for information literacies of community representatives – supervised by Dr Peter Cruickshank
- Online safety and digital literacy – supervised by Dr David Haynes
- Organisational learning and agile coaching – supervised by Dr Pritam Chita and Dr Peter Cruickshank
- Policy changes for inclusion of disabled students in HE – supervised by Dr Debbie Meharg
- Privacy and identity in the metaverse – supervised by Dr David Haynes
- Trust, risk and digital identity for digitally-unsure citizens – supervised by Dr Peter Cruickshank
All set for #ISIC2022
The 2022 Information Seeking in Context (ISIC) conference will be hosted next week from 26th to 29th September by our colleagues in the Berlin School of Library and Information Science at Humboldt University.
Staff and PhD students from the Centre for Social Informatics have regularly contributed to the biennial ISIC conference series over the years, most recently in 2020, 2018, and 2016. This time around, third year PhD student Marina Milosheva will be flying the flag for Edinburgh Napier University. Continue reading
Four new projects for the Centre for Social Informatics
Congratulations to Centre for Social Informatics colleagues Dr Peter Cruickshank, Dr David Haynes, Dr Bruce Ryan, and Dr Frances Ryan on securing internal Edinburgh Napier University funding for four new research projects. Continue reading
The role of information in career development: latest output from Marina Milosheva’s doctoral study
The latest output from Marina Milosheva‘s ESRC/SDS funded doctoral study on career information literacy has recently been published in the Journal of the National Institute for Career Education and Counselling (NICEC Journal). Marina is the lead author of ‘The role of information in career development‘ with her supervision team co-authors: Professor Pete Robertson, Dr Peter Cruickshank, and Professor Hazel Hall.
To date the theme of information in career development has received relatively little research attention. This new paper addresses this gap in the literature by reviewing publications from three domains – Career Studies, Organisational Studies, and Education – produced between 2000 and 2021. Continue reading
Evaluation of engagement with hyperlocal e-participation systems by citizens and representatives: thesis PDF now available
In July 2021 my Centre for Social Informatics colleague Peter Cruickshank was awarded a doctoral degree for his thesis Evaluation of engagement with hyperlocal e-participation systems by citizens and representatives.
The pdf of the thesis is now freely available for download from the Edinburgh Napier University repository. It will be of interest to all who conduct research on information behaviour and use, and particularly those investigating themes such as everyday life information seeking and information literacy in the context of e-participation. Continue reading
Dr David Brazier and Marina Milosheva present this week at ECIL 2021 #ecil2021 #ecil21 #infolit
The European Conference on Information Literacy 2021 (ECIL2021) opens today, running for three days until Thursday 23rd September. The work of the Centre for Social Informatics (CSI) will be represented in two presentations at this online event. Continue reading
Newly published and available online from Emerald ‘Workplace information literacy: a bridge to the development of Innovative Work Behaviour’
Workplace information literacy: a bridge to the development of innovative work behaviour is an article that I recently co-authored with Dr Lyndsey Middleton. It is now available as a PDF from the Journal of Documentation. (The manuscript of this paper is also available on the Edinburgh Napier repository for those who do not have subscription access to the Journal of Documentation). Continue reading