Drawing upon the author's on going research into information literacy, Information Literacy Landscapes explores the nature of the phemen from a socio-cultural perspective, which offers a more holistic approach to understanding information literacy as a catalyst for learning. This perspective emphasizes the dynamic relationship between learner and environment in the construction of kwledge. The approach underlines the importance of contextuality, through which social, cultural and embodied factors influence formal and informal learning. This book contributes to the understanding of information literacy and its role in formal and informal contexts.
Dr Annemaree Lloyd is a senior lecturer at the School of Information Studies, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia. Dr Lloyd's research focuses on information literacy in theoretical and applied contexts. Dr Lloyd is particularly interested in workplace information literacy where she has worked with fire fighters and ambulance officers to understand how information literacy manifests as a socio-cultural practice.