The book is the first attempt to profile and discuss information experience as a research domain and a research object, together with emphasis on different theories and methods being used in workplace, educational and community contexts.
Christine Bruce is Professor in the Information Systems School at the Queensland University of Technology. She is Higher Degree Research Director for the School, and also Convenor of the QUT Higher Education Research Network. Christine's focus is on workplace, community and academic information literacy; with her research team she is developing the pedagogical framework of informed learning and information experience as a research focus.
Helen Partridge is Pro Vice Chancellor (Scholarly Information& Learning Services) at USQ. Australia and also affiliated to QUT. She is an information researcher with a strong profile for exploring the interplay between learning, information and technology.
Hilary Hughes is Senior Lecturer in the Education Faculty and member of the Children and Youth Research Centre at QUT. Her research interests include experiences and needs of learners in culturally diverse and online contexts, informed learning, teacher-librarianship, and learning space design.
Kate Davis is Lecturer and Coordinator of Information Education at QUT, Australia. She is currently leading the implementation of the new Master of Information Science and is a keen exponent of using information technology in classroom interaction.
Dr Ian Stoodley's work includes qualitative research into information use, specializing in the investigation of people's experience, and has encompassed professional ethics, information technology research, higher degree research supervision, health information literacy and student engagement.
Dr Lloyd has published extensively on information literacy in workplace contexts, the role of information literacy in embodied learning and communities of practice. Her published work includes the well received Information Literacy Landscapes: Information Literacy in Education, Workplace and Every Day Contexts (Chandos, Woodhead).
Affiliated to the University of Loughborough, UK, Dr Hepworth is particularly interested in how to develop peoples' capabilities both as individuals and also within an organizational or community context. With Geoff Walton, Mark has co-edited the well received LIS volume 8 Developing People's Information Capabilities: Fostering Information Literacy in Educational, Workplace and Community Contexts.
Mary Somerville is University Librarian and Library Director at the Auraria Library, which serves the University of Colorado Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver, and Community College of Denver. Her research interests are on organizational learning, systems thinking, action research and co-design. Dr Somerville also received the Distinguished Scholar Award San José State University for a lifetime of research accomplishments.
A senior lecturer in the Faculty of Education at QUT, Australia, Mandy is interested in the way people use information to learn. Mandy’s research and teaching is based on phenomenography as a research and curriculum approach and as a way of understanding variation in learning.
Affiliated to Abo Akademi University Finland, Jannica Heinstrom's research interests span a variety of information seeking behaviour topics. With Amanda Spink, Jannica is the co-editor of Library and Information Science Trends and Research: Europe Volume 6.
Distinguished Speaker Panel with Christine Bruce, Hilary Hughes and Ian Stoodley on Information Experience.