This website features expressions of gratitude to scholars of information behaviour within the field of Library and Information Science. In particular, it recognizes and celebrates information behaviour researchers and topics that bring greater depth, breadth, and diversity to the literature and research community. The Gallery draws from an assignment called Giving Thanks to Information Behaviour, done by students enrolled in the course, The Information Experience, at the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto. For the assignment, students selected an information behaviour scholar who is not yet canonical; offers a fresh perspective; and whose work elicits in them feelings of interest and appreciation. Next, they authored a heartfelt and well-informed thank you card to that individual, which was photographed and in some cases, mailed. Further, each student audio recorded themselves reading their thankful message out loud. The resulting artifacts, accessible below, populate this Gallery and serve as an unconventional educational resource and inspiration for people within Library and Information Science and beyond.
Click the thumbnail to learn more about each information behaviour scholar, and to see students' words of thanks.