Centre for Social Informatics contribute to ECIL 2017

Date posted

20 September 2017

Dr Bruce Ryan presented a paper entitled 'Exploring information literacy through the lens of Activity Theory' at European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL) in St Malo, France, on 20th September 2017.

The presentation of the paper, co-authored with Professor Hazel Hall and Peter Cruickshank, gave Dr Ryan the opportunity to discuss the value of Activity Theory with reference to the Information Literacy for Democratic Engagement project. This project was funded by the CILIP Information Literacy Group in 2016 to investigate the ways in which community-level elected representatives (community councillors, working as unpaid volunteer members of community councils) in Scotland undertake two related information activities: (i) seeking and sharing the opinions of the citizens that they represent with higher tiers of government, and (ii) finding and sharing information from higher tiers of government with the citizens that they represent.

For further information please see the post on Hazel hall's blog (http://hazelhall.org) at https://hazelhall.org/2017/09/18/exploring-information-literacy-through-the-lens-of-activity-theory-csi-at-ecil-2017-ecil17-ecil2017/