Information specialists, knowledge management, information literacy -- and information

Submitted by Isto Huvila on Sat, 06/11/2016 - 07:53

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to have an enjoyable discussion with Johanna Lahtinen about her doctoral thesis Information specialists’ roles and activities in collaborative development projects between education and working life: a case study of the formation of knowledge practices and innovative knowledge communities (summary is available in English) at her public viva. The thesis, written in Finnish, investigated the changing work and information practices of information specialists in the collaborative projects between educational institutions and industry. Apart from interesting and rich empirical insights, the Lahtinen's theoretical framework that combines information literacy and knowledge management is interesting and she makes insightful remarks that will be undoubtedly useful in developing this particular approach further.