Person

Johanna Rivano Eckerdal

Senior Lecturer, Reader

  • Division of ALM and Digital Cultures
  • Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences

Office Director

  • Centre for Oresund Region Studies
  • Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences

Contact information

E-mail johanna.rivano_eckerdalkultur.luse

Phone +46 46 222 30 35

Room LUX:C450

Visiting address
Helgonavägen 3, Lund

Postal address
Box 192, 221 00 Lund (reader, senior lecturer)
Box 2074, 220 02 Helsingborg (office director)

Internal post code 30

I am an associate professor and reader in Information Studies, head of the Centre for Oresund Region Studies, a member of the research group "Information practices: Communication,Culture and Society", and a teacher at the ALM Master program.

My research interests mainly follow three tracks. One concerns information practices and learning, more specifically information literacy or media and information literacy, in various settings. My thesis concerns information literacy related to evaluation of contraceptives. The second track concerns information practices within the context of sexual health. The third track, that I currently focus on, concerns cultural policy, and particularly development of public libraries and the role that policy documents have for libraries and librarians. I am particularly interested in the role that libraries and librarians play in and for democracy.

Valid for all three tracks is an interest on how local practices take on a social function and significance.

Research

My profile in Lund University research portal

I am an Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer  and Reader in Information Studies at the ALM and Digital Cultures section at the Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences at Lund University, and head of the Centre for Oresund Region Studies.  I am a member of the research group "Information practices: Communication, Culture and Society".

I have previously worked as pedagogue at a museum and as a high school librarian and I have an interest for questions concerning learning and outreach activities at institutions within the ALM-sector. I am a teacher at the ALM Master program.

My research interests mainly follow three tracks. One concerns information practices and learning, more specifically information literacy or media and information literacy, in various settings. My thesis concerns information literacy related to evaluation of contraceptives. The second track concerns information practices within the context of sexual and reproductive health. I have studied information practices around the administration of HPV-vaccine in the Swedish school healthcare. The third track concerns cultural policy and particularly development of public libraries and the role that policy documents have for libraries and librarians. I am particularly interested in the role that libraries and librarians play in and for democracy.

Valid for all three tracks is an interest on how local practices take on a social function and significance.

Books (1)

Editorships (2)

Articles (13)

Book chapters (5)

Conference contributions (9)

Reports (5)

Miscellaneous (1)

Supervision at Lund University (1)

Johanna Rivano Eckerdal

Senior Lecturer, Reader

  • Division of ALM and Digital Cultures
  • Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences

Office Director

  • Centre for Oresund Region Studies
  • Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences

Contact information

E-mail johanna.rivano_eckerdalkultur.luse

Phone +46 46 222 30 35

Room LUX:C450

Visiting address
Helgonavägen 3, Lund

Postal address
Box 192, 221 00 Lund (reader, senior lecturer)
Box 2074, 220 02 Helsingborg (office director)

Internal post code 30