Johanna Rivano EckerdalSenior Lecturer, PhD, Reader, PhD
Research areas and keywords
UKÄ subject classification
- Information Studies
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.
Recent research outputs
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Paper in conference proceeding