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InfoKnit Group 2: The Information Behavior Model of Knitters.

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1 InfoKnit Group 2: The Information Behavior Model of Knitters

2 Avoid idle time Stave off loneliness Link to other generations Accomplish something. “Purls of wisdom: A collectivist study of human information behavior in a public library knitting group,” Journal of Documentation, by Elena Prigoda, and Pamela McKenzie Knitters knit to:

3 Knitting can be social Form groups in relation to a textile object Share knitting and other information Offer support “Friendship with strangers” Give to others or charity

4 Caring Sharing Creativity Knowledge Caring / sharing Knitter knitting Creativity / Knowledge Knitter filters

5 A mix of Bates’ berry picking And Dervin’s sense making Caring / sharing Knitter knitting Creativity / Knowledge INFO NEED RESOURCES: Online Print Physical items Seeking information Half of the picture

6 Sharing information With knitters in groups, online Craft related Other Caring / sharing Knitter knitting Creativity / Knowledge INFO NEED RESOURCES: Online Print Physical items Other Knitters Caring / sharing Creativity knowledge Sharing of knitting and non-knitting info WITHOUT INFO NEED INFO NEED

7 Textile piece Caring / sharing Knitter knitting Creativity / Knowledge INFO NEED RESOURCES: Online Print Physical items Other Knitters Caring / sharing Creativity knowledge Sharing of knitting and non-knitting info WITHOUT INFO NEED INFO NEED FINISHED PRODUCT Model developed by team; graphics by Erin Ziegenfuss

8 Women in prison knitting Meeting with volunteers Knitting for charity Sharing of information prevalent Washington Corrections Center for Women photo

9 Questions to ponder Although Leckie-Pettigrew’s model is designed for professionals, would it apply to our crafters? If so, explain. Savolainen studied the everyday life for his model, would it apply to knitters? Which Mastery of Life type would apply to our group? Photos by Sue Castelin


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