Information Literacy and the Digitalization of the Workplace

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Digitalization has had an overwhelming impact on the workplace in recent years, making it more associable, editable, interactive, programmable, traceable, communicable, and distributable. But this change comes with substantial changes to ways of working. New technologies almost always translate into new work processes, work arrangements, collaborative engagements and thus disrupt the information environment and consolidate equilibria at work. This book aims to bring forward the role of workplace information literacy as a key condition for successful digitalization or digital transformation in today's workplace. Featuring contributions from leading scholars, it examines the multifaceted role of workplace information literacy in organizational operations and its role in the digitalization process, taking into account the role and perspectives of employer and employee.

1 Advancing Theory on Workplace Information Literacy
Farhan Ahmad and Gunilla Widén

2 Literature Review: In Search of the Many Meanings of Information Literacy
José Teixeira and Muhaimin Karim

3 Digital Literacy in a Post-Digital Era: Rethinking 'Literacy' as Sociomaterial Practice
Mika Mård and Anette Hallin

4 Methodological Choices of Information Literacy at the Workplace: Qualitative, Quantitative or Mixed Methods?
Shahrokh Nikou and Farhan Ahmad

5 Investigating Information Seeking and Information Sharing Using Digital Trace Data
José Teixeira

6 Making Do with Limited Transparency of Sensitive Information in Secretive Organizations: Collective Information Literacy Through Hinting
Inti José Lammi and Anette Hallin

7 Information Literacy Competencies for Career Transitions in the Digital Age Marina Milosheva, Hazel Hall, Peter Robertson and Peter Cruickshank

8 The Importance of Information Literacy for Work Satisfaction in a World-Wide-Workplace Context Angela Djupsjöbacka, Jannica Heinström and Eva Österbacka

9 Entrepreneurs' Digital Information Sources Selection: A Perspective to Impact of Information Literacy and Generational Differences
Thao Orrensalo, Malin Brännback and Shahrokh Nikou

10 Conclusion: Workplace information literacy as the literacy of digital workplace
Isto Huvila, Gunilla Widén and José Teixeira

Gunilla Widén

Gunilla Widén, is Professor of Information Studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Business and Economics, Åbo Akademi University where she researches in the areas of information behavior, information literacy, and knowledge management.

Jose Teixeira

Jose Teixeira works at the Department of Information Systems at Åbo Akademi. His main research interests include open-source software, open-hardware, open-coopetition, open-innovation, and platform ecosystems.