Constructionists’ approaches to information literacy: exploring Savolainen’s everyday life information seeking in information literacy research

Lawal, Vicki ; Bitso, Connie

Abstract

This paper explores current issues in information literacy specifically as it relates to Savolainen’s literary work on Everyday Life Information Seeking. It aims to examine how information literacy research has evolved and how Savolainen’s work derived from a social constructionists’ approach contribute to current information literacy thinking and practice. The methodology used is conceptual analysis. Based on the outcome of the literature review and analysis of the research questions of the paper, the importance of the concepts of information literacy and Everyday Life Information Seeking are emphasised in ways that contribute to previous research and aspects relating to under-studied areas of information literacy research.

Keyword(s)

Approach to information; information seeking; information literacy

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