New Article in Library Information Science Research

I co-authored a new article examining how 15 Australian preschool children (aged three to five) used information technologies in their homes to orient themselves in daily life and to solve problems. The results explore the value of artistic play, sociodramatic play, and early literacy and numeracy activities in shaping young children’s ‘way of life’ and ‘mastery of life’ as outlined in Savolainen’s (1995) ELIS model.

This article is available for free download for a limited time.

Given, Lisa M., Denise C. Winkler, Rebekah Willson, Christina Davidson, Susan Danby, and Karen Thorpe. [In press]. “Watching young children ‘play’ with information technology: Everyday life information seeking in the home.” Library and Information Science Research. Accepted November 2016.