Johanna Rivano Eckerdal

Johanna Rivano Eckerdal

Senior lecturer, PhD, Reader

Personal profile


I am an Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer  and Reader in Information Studies at the ALM and Digital Cultures section at the Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences at Lund University, and head of the Centre for Oresund Region Studies.  I am a member of the research group "Information practices: Communication, Culture and Society".

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 have studied 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 and the role that policy documents have for libraries and librarians. I am particularly interested in the role that libraries and librarians play in and for democracy.

Valid for all three tracks is an interest on how local practices take on a social function and significance.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

UKÄ subject classification

  • Information Studies


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