Anu Ojaranta, M.Ph.
Åbo Akademi University
Information Studies

CV / Academic portfolio

PUBLICATIONS

Ojaranta, Anu (2018). Opettajien ja koulukirjastonhoitajien käsitykset informaatiolukutaidosta. Abstrakti. Informaatiotutkimus, 37(3).

Haasio, Ari; Mattila, Markku, Ojaranta, Anu & Kannasto, Elisa (2018). Terrori-isku tiedontarpeiden virittäjänä: Turun puukotusten aiheuttamat tiedontarpeet. Informaatiotutkimus, 37(2). Saatavilla https://journal.fi/inf/article/view/71157

Ojaranta, Anu (2018). ALISE – kirjastoalan koulutuksen konferenssi Denverissä 6-9.2.2018. Informaatiotutkimus, 37(1). Saatavilla https://journal.fi/inf/article/view/70170

Haasio, Ari; Ojaranta, Anu & Mattila, Markku (2018). Valheen jäljillä. Helsinki: Avain.

Haasio, Ari; Ojaranta, Anu & Mattila, Markku (2017). Valheen lähteillä – valemedian lähteistö ja sen luotettavuus. Media & Viestintä, 3-4/2017.

Ojaranta, Anu (2017). A different tribe? Teachers and school librarians working together in five Finnish schools. Abstract. European conference on Information Literacy (ECIL), September 18-21, 2017, Saint-Malo, France. Information Literacy Association.

Ojaranta, Anu (2016). Discourse Analysis of Finland’s Core Curriculum of 2016 from Information Literacy Perspective. Abstract. European conference on Information Literacy (ECIL), October 10-13, 2016, Prague, Czech Republic. Association of Libraries of Czech Universities.

Ojaranta, Anu Helena (2015). A Phase between Two National Core Curricula in Finland – What Are the Implications to Information Literacy Instruction and Library Collaboration? Abstract. Presented at: IFLA WLIC 2015 – Cape Town, South Africa in Session 101 – School Libraries.

Ojaranta, Anu (2014). Suomen perusopetuksen opetussuunnitelman ja informaatiolukutaito – Missä roolissa informaatiolukutaito on? Abstrakti. Informaatiotutkimus, vol. 33, no. 3. http://ojs.tsv.fi/index.php/inf/article/view/48067/13900

Ojaranta, Anu (2013). Puheenvuoro koulukirjastojen puolesta: mahdollisuuksien maailma omassa koulussa. Kielikukko, no. 2, s. 24-27.

Ojaranta, Anu (2013). Do we have what it takes? The Finnish secondary school curriculum and information literacy. Abstracts. European conference on Information Literacy (ECIL), October 22-25, 2013, Istanbul, Turkey. Ankara: Hacettepe University.

Ojaranta, Anu (2012). Opetussuunnitelman oppimiskäsityksestä ja informaatiolukutaidosta. Abstrakti. Informaatiotutkimus, vol. 31, no. 3. http://ojs.tsv.fi/index.php/inf/article/view/7113/5647

Ojaranta, Anu (2011). Informaatiolukutaito, uudet lukutaidot ja tiedonhankinnan opetus yläkoulussa. Teoksessa Tuovi 9 : Interaktiivinen tekniikka koulutuksessa 2011 -konferenssin tutkijatapaamisen artikkelit. Jarmo Virteli & Anneli Östman (toim.). Tampereen Yliopisto: Informaatiotieteiden yksikkö. s. 10-17. Tillgänglig http://tampub.uta.fi/tulos.php?tiedot=441

Ojaranta, Anu (2011). Opettajien ja kirjastonhoitajien käsitykset informaatiolukutaidosta ja tiedonhaun opetuksesta koulussa. Informaatiotutkimus, vol. 30, no. 3-4. http://ojs.tsv.fi/index.php/inf/article/view/4702/4417

Ojaranta, Anu (2010). Informaatiolukutaito ja tiedonhakutaitojen opettaminen seitsemäsluokkalaisille – tutkimus kouluista ja koulukirjastoista sekä toimijoiden suhtautumisesta informaatiolukutaitoon ja tiedonhankinnan opetukseen. Abstrakti. Informaatiotutkimus, vol. 29, no. 3.

DOCTORAL STUDY

My dissertation concerns the information literacy aspects in the Finland’s National Core Curriculum. The core curricula of 2004 and 2014 has been analysed. Ten interviews has been performed; five teachers and five school librarians. With combined analysis it has been studied how the information literacy aspects are presented in text and how the teachers and school librarians understand information literacy. With this combined analysis, more information is gained of how these issues are taught and presented in the secondary school environment. The expected time for the public defence is in May-June 2018.

PRESENTATIONS ABROAD

    • Presentation ‘A different tribe? Teachers and school librarians working together in five Finnish schools’ ECIL in Saint-Malo, France, September 2017
    • Presentation ‘Discourse Analysis of Finland’s Core Curriculum of 2016 from Information Literacy Perspective’ ECIL in Prague, Czech Republic, October 2016
    • Presentation ‘A Phase between Two National Core Curricula in Finland – What Are the Implications to Information Literacy Instruction and Library Collaboration?’ in IFLA, Cape Town, August, 2015.
    • ECIL conference, European Conference on Information Literacy, 22-25.10.2013, Istanbul, Turkey. Own presentation: ‘Do we have what it takes? The secondary school curriculum and information literacy’.
    • NordMedia conference, presentation with title ‘Information literacy, new literacies and teaching information seeking skills in secondary school’, Akureyri, Island, 11-13.8.2011.
    • EMPATIC workshop Information Literacy Development in the School Sector, presentation with title ‘Information literacy, the Finnish core curriculum and the role of school libraries in this combination’, in Krakow, Poland, 8.6.2011.

PRESENTATIONS IN FINLAND

    • Information Science Association spring seminar, presentation in Oulu, May 2017.
    • Information Science event, presentation in Oulu, November 2014.
    • Nordic conference: architecture, design and pedagogy: a presentation in Helsinki, 1/2014.
    • Presentation ‘School library as a part of the learning commons’ in CELE conference of OECD ‘A recipe for success – transforming learning environments through dynamic local partnership’ in Kaarina and Rauma, 22-24.2.2012.
    • Presentation ‘The Finnish core curriculum, information literacy and guided inquiry’ in IFLA satellite meeting ‘The road to information literacy – librarians as facilitators of learning’ in Tampere, 8-10.8.2012.
    • Group manager and own presentation. 1-2.11.2012 in Turku, Information Science event.
    • Presentation of own research project in research meeting in Hämeenlinna, 6.4.2011 in ITK 2011.
    • Presentation of own research project in Tampere 21.-22.10.2010, Information Science event.

COURSES

    • ’Learning, information and information literacy’, a doctoral course in Gothenburg University, research school in education science (LinCS-DSES), 8 ECTS, 10/2010-2/2011.
    • Människovetenskapernas filosofi, 5 ECTS , spring 2011.
    • NORSLIS workshop ’Methods and methodologies in Information Studies’. University of Vilnius, 5 ECTS. 14.-18.11.2011.
    • Know-Id summer school ‘Knowledge, identity and learning’, Tampere University, own presentation ‘The Finnish core curriculum, information literacy and guided inquiry’, 2 ECTS, 6-7.8.2012.
    • NORSLIS doctoral workshop, in Turku, 29-3.10.2012
    • Nordic LIS symposium for doctoral students, in Oslo, 2-3.5.2016

EDUCATION 

2017 Pedagogical studies, Oulu University of Applied Sciences, vocational teacher education college.
2006 Master of Philosophy, Swedish School of Library and Information Science (SSLIS) at the University of Borås.
Additional courses in research, information literacy, university pedagogy, digital pedagogy, project management, leadership and library management.

AWARDS

Teacher of the Year 2016. The Student Board of Turku University of Applied Sciences.

WORK EXPERIENCE          

Full time doctoral researcher since January 2016.
Small Business Owner, educator since December 2015.
Teacher in Turku University of Applied Sciences, 2014-2016.
Librarian in school libraries, public libraries, higher education libraries and special libraries in Finland, Sweden, Greece and Portugal during 1997-2014.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Finnish mother tongue
Swedish excellent skills
English excellent skills

TEACHING AND LECTURING

I have been teaching as a full time and part time teacher in the Turku University of Applied Sciences during August 2014 and August 2016. During this time, I have worked as a tutor for around 50 students. I have also taught some hours in Åbo Akademi University.

The use of information and communications technology has been important to me and I have embedded it in large parts to teaching. I have general knowledge in basic programs. I have been working with web sites and I have been diversifying the teaching with these tools. I have gotten good reviews from my work as a teacher. Additionally, I was chosen as the ‘Teacher of The Year 2016’ by the students in the Turku University of Applied Sciences.

I am using a lot of networking tools in the Internet and writing a blog concerning issues around my interests: schools, learning, libraries, collaboration and issues in the society.