MIRS 2022 Keynote

Professor Ina Fourie, Head of the Department of Information Science, University of Pretoria, South Africa.

Dr Ina Fourie is a full professor and Head of Department of Information Science, University of Pretoria. She is also Chair of the School of Information Technology at the University and the EXXARO Chair in Extended Reality (XR) that is hosted in the Department of Information Science. Ina is a rated South African researcher with international recognition of her work. Her main research focus is on information behavior, current awareness services, information literacy and autoethnography with special reference to cancer and palliative care and other existential contexts. She is a regular speaker and author in national and international contexts ranging from library and information science and education to healthcare. Ina serves on the editorial advisory boards of various international journals such as Library Hi Tech, Online Information Review, Information Review and The Bottom Up. Ina is currently Vice Chair of the ISIC (Information Seeking in Context) Steering Committee and part of the ASIS&T (Association of Information Science and Technology) Executive Board as Treasurer. She has published more than 130 articles, books and conference papers and has presented in more than 16 countries. Her most recent books edited and co-authored include Autoethnography for librarians and information scientists (edited, Routledge, 2021), Third Space, information sharing and participatory design (co-authored, Morgan and Claypool, 2021) and Navigating digital literacy (co-authored, 6th edition, Pearson South Africa, fully interactive e-book, 2021). Website address: https://www.up.ac.za/information-science/article/1913412/prof-ina-fourie-bio