Johanna Rivano Eckerdal

Senior Lecturer, PhD, Reader, PhD

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Information Studies


I am an Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer in Information Studies at the ALM section at the Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences at Lund University. I am a member of the research group "Information practices: Communication, Culture and Society" and of ”The International Network on Information Literacy Research”.

I have previously worked as pedagogue at a museum and as a high school librarian and I have an interest for questions concerning learning and outreach activities at institutions within the ALM-sector. I am a teacher at the ALM Master program.

My research interests mainly follow three tracks. One concerns information practices and learning, more specifically information literacy or media and information literacy, in various settings. My thesis concerns information literacy related to evaluation of contraceptives. The second track concerns information practices within the context of sexual and reproductive health. I am now studying information practices around the administration of HPV-vaccine in the Swedish school healthcare. The third track concerns cultural policy and particularly development of public libraries. Valid for all three tracks is an interest on how local practices take on a social function and significance.

Recent research outputs

Hanna Carlsson & Johanna Rivano Eckerdal, 2018 May 1, Bibliotekarier i teori och praktik: utbildningsperspektiv på en unik profession. Hansson, J. & Wisselgren, P. (eds.). BTJ Förlag

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