information seeking, leadership, religion, church
What is the experience of information seeking (IS) by leaders of a church in transition, as they seek the will of God for their church? In this ethnographic pilot study, I begin to create a picture of leaders’ information seeking, first for personal faith building and then for corporate decision making, and I consider the impact of new technologies on these processes. Religious IS did not differ significantly from other everyday-life information seeking (ELIS) experiences, except when subjects were acting in leadership roles. Prominent themes were theological diversity and prayer.
David H Michels, "Seeking God's Will: The Experience of Information Seeking by Leaders of a Church in Transition" (2012) 36:1-2 Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science 16.