This studentship will investigate the public library (PL) role in supporting, empowering, enriching and connecting individuals, groups, and communities in the cultural context. The studentship will bring together theories and models of information behaviour with theories of cultural capital to better understand the PL role in developing the cultural competencies of individuals, and stimulating community engagement and cultural citizenship.
This studentship will provide important empirical evidence of the key societal community role of public libraries, particularly in disadvantaged circumstances.
|Effective start/end date||1/10/17 → 30/09/20|
- information behaviour
- cultural heritage