Information behaviour and information practices of academic librarians : a scoping review to guide studies on their learning in practice

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dc.contributor.author Nel, Marguerite
dc.date.accessioned 2021-03-26T05:56:55Z
dc.date.available 2021-03-26T05:56:55Z
dc.date.issued 2020-12
dc.description Proceedings of ISIC: the information behaviour conference, Pretoria, South Africa, 28th September to 1st October, 2020. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract INTRODUCTION : This paper reports on a scoping review of the literature on the information behaviour and information practices of academic librarians to determine how their information activities are linked to knowledge and skills development (i.e., their learning). METHOD : A scoping study of peer reviewed scholarly papers published in English between 2000 and 2019 was conducted. Over 5600 papers, retrieved from seven scholarly databases, were screened, based on title, keywords and abstract, resulting in 126 papers for analysis. ANALYSIS : Data were extracted to provide an overview of the extent, range and scope of the selected literature. MS Excel and MS Word was used to sort, group and thematically analyse the data. RESULTS : The review provided valuable insight into the information behaviour and information practices of academic librarians. It also identified several information activities librarians engage in to ensure they have sufficient knowledge and skills (i.e., to learn) to cope with challenges in their work environment. CONCLUSIONS : The scoping review served as a useful tool to get a notion of the scope of studies on the topic, addressing the research questions, and identifying opportunities for further investigation. en_ZA
dc.description.department Information Science en_ZA
dc.description.librarian hj2021 en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://informationr.net/ir en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Nel, M.A. 2020, 'Information behaviour and information practices of academic librarians: a scoping review to guide studies on their learning in practice', Information Research, vol. 25, no. 4, pp. 1-24. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1368-1613 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.47989/irisic2020
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/79119
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher University of Borås en_ZA
dc.rights This is an open access article under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0). en_ZA
dc.subject Information behaviour en_ZA
dc.subject Information practices en_ZA
dc.subject Skills development en_ZA
dc.subject Knowledge en_ZA
dc.subject Academic librarians en_ZA
dc.subject Information activities en_ZA
dc.title Information behaviour and information practices of academic librarians : a scoping review to guide studies on their learning in practice en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA


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