Dr. Louise Limberg is Senior Professor of Library and Information Science (LIS), specialising in information seeking and use, at the Swedish School of Library and Information Science, University of Borås, Sweden. Her research interests concern the interaction between information seeking and use and learning, linked to issues of information literacy. A series of studies have been conducted, where the particular object of research was directed to students' ways of interacting with information systems and sources as well as with fellow students and adults throughout the learning process. Other studies have focused on educators’ (teachers and librarians) perspective of the same theme of interaction between teaching, learning and information seeking practices in school environments. Main conclusions are that variation of the quality of students' information seeking and use interacts closely with variation of the quality of their learning outcomes, indicating information literacy as a critical feature of learning via digital tools and information sources. During the last few years Louise’s continued research and publication in this area have been related to the current discussion on Media and Information Literacy.
In recent years Louise has also devoted research interest to studying local historical perspectives of Library and Information Science as well as the Swedish history of school librarianship.
Limberg, Louise (forthcoming). Synthesizing or diversifying Library and Information Science. Sketching past achievements, current happenings and future prospects, with an interest in including or excluding approaches. Keynote address at the CoLIS (Conceptions of Library and Information Science) 9 conference, Uppsala, June 27, 2016. Information Research.
Johansson, Veronica & Limberg, Louise (forthcoming). Seeking critical literacy in Information Practices: Reconceptualising Critical Literacy as Situated and Tool-Mediated Enactments of Meaning. Information Research.
Francke, H., Söderlind, Å., Pilerot, O., Elf, G. & Limberg, L. (2016). Folkbiblioteken i medielandskapet [Public libraries in the media landscape]. In Människorna, medierna & marknaden: Medieutredningens forskningsantologi om en demokrati i förändring [The people, the media & the market]. Ed. O. Westlund. Stockholm: Wolters Kluwer. (pp. 515-537).
Pilerot, O. & Limberg, L. (2015). The Enactment of Information Literacy: An Exploratory Study among Interdisciplinary PhD Students. In: S. Kurbanoglu, S. Spiranec, J. Boustany, E. Grassian, D. Mizrachi, & L. Roy (Eds.), Information Literacy: Moving towards sustainability, Communication in Computer and Information Science series (Vol. 552, pp. 478-488). Springer, Heidelberg.
Limberg, L. & Skoglund, L. (2015). Biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap. In Personliga tillbakablickar över ämnesområden vid Göteborgs universitet. Ämneshistorisk dokumentation vid Göteborgs universitet; 3. Seniorakademien. [Library and Information Science. In Personal retrospects of disciplinary areas at the University of Gothenburg. Disciplinary documentation at the University of Gothenburg; 3]. Senior Academy. (pp. 1-11).
Gärdén, C., Francke, H., Lundh, A. H. & Limberg, L. (2014). A matter of facts? Linguistic tools in the context of information seeking and use in schools. In Proceedings of ISIC, the Information Behaviour Conference, Leeds, 2-5 September: Part I, (paper isic07). Retrieved from http://InformationR.net/ir/19-4/isic/isic07.html
Limberg, L. (2014). Informationsaktiviteter och lärande i skola och bibliotek. [Information and learning activities in schools and libraries.] In J. Rivano Eckerdal & O. Sundin (Eds.) Medie- & informationskunnighet i biblioteks- och informationsvetenskaplig belysning. [Media and information literacy from a Library and Information Science perspective.] Stockholm: Swedish Library Association. Pp. 27-37.
Ph.D., Professor emerita, Senior Advisor LinCS