Annemaree Lloyd writes new expert guide to qualitative approaches within information literacy

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14 September 2021

Annemaree Lloyd writes new expert guide to qualitative approaches within information literacy

Facet Publishing announce the publication of The Qualitative Landscape of Information Literacy Research by Annemaree Lloyd

The last 46 years have witnessed a deep and continued interest in information literacy. The Qualitative Landscape of Information Literacy Research is a landmark publication that will develop and support readers’ understanding of how information literacy research and teaching is framed, developed and produced. Written by a leading expert in the field, it introduces and describes the key approaches taken by qualitative researchers, identifying core and specialist methods, techniques and theories. In each chapter, examples will illustrate how theory, types of pedagogical frameworks, methods and tools have been used. This essential text also explores the critical potential of qualitative research to move information literacy research to deeper analytical levels, opening up new spaces for enquiry about the conditions that shape the practice itself.

Alison Hicks, Assistant Professor, at UCL, said, This is the book that information literacy researchers and practitioners have been waiting for – a clear yet fabulously comprehensive guide to information literacy research that has been written by one of the most influential scholars in the field…If you have ever been frustrated by superficial or checklist approaches to information literacy research, then this is the book for you: Lloyd has produced a real tour de force that will be influencing the field for many years to come.’

This book will be invaluable to researchers in information literacy, students who are developing or undertaking research in this field, and practitioners who want to investigate the practice of information literacy and create an evidence base to support information literacy in their workplaces or institutions.

The Qualitative Landscape of Information Literacy Research | September 2021 | 176pp | Paperback: 9781783304059 | £55 |

Annemaree Lloyd is an experienced researcher and leader in the information literacy field. She is a researcher based at the Swedish School of Library and Information Science, University of Boräs, Sweden and a visiting Professor in the School of Computing and Information Sciences, University of Strathclyde, Scotland She has written over 60 refereed articles, and published The Information Literacy Landscape in 2010.




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