Peer-reviewed Journal articles, conference proceedings, and book chapters

Hajibayova, L. and Latham, K.F. (2017). Exploring Museum Crowdsourcing Projects Through Bourdieu’s lens. Knowledge Organization, Special Issue on Museum Domain, 44(7): 506-514.

Francke, H., Söderlind, Å., Pilerot, O., Elf, G. & Limberg, L. (2016). Folkbiblioteken i medielandskapet In O. Westlund, (ed.), Människorna, medierna & marknaden : Medieutredningens forskningsantologi om en demokrati i förändring. Stockholm: Wolters Kluwer. 515-537.

Latham, K.F. & Simmons, J.E. (2019). Whither museum studies? Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 60(2): 102-117.

Latham, K.F. (2018).  Blank slate: Using systems thinking to develop an integrated LAM curriculum. Education for Information 34(2): 97-111.

Latham, K.F. (2018). The wonders of the Augsburg Cabinet: Three ways of experiencing a document.  Proceedings from the Document Academy, 5(2), Article 10.

Latham, K.F., Gorichanaz, T. and Narayan, B. (2018). Encountering the muse: An exploration of the relationship between inspiration and information in the museum context. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science

Gorichanaz, T., Latham, K.F., & Wood, E. (2018).  Lifeworld as a unit of analysis. Journal of Documentation, 74(4), 880-893. 

Latham, K.F. & Simmons, J.E. (2017). Using systems thinking in teaching museum studies. In Jung, Y. & Love, A. R. (Eds), Systems thinking in museums: Theory and practice. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield

Latham, K.F. (2017). The Laboratory of Museum Studies: Museality in the Making. Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 58(4): 219-235. 

D'Arpa, C., Lenstra, N., Burke, S., & Rubenstein, E. (2019). Community health and wellness: Rural library practices, perspectives, and programs. iConference 2019 Proceedings.

Lenstra, N. & D'Arpa, C. (2019). "Food Justice in the Public Library: Information, Resources, and Meals" The International Journal of Information, Diversity, & Inclusion (IJIDI) 3(3) - not yet online but slated for publication in July 2019 - it has been accepted

Lenstra, N. (2019) Designing for the Informatics Lifecourse and Ageing in Place. Perspectives on Human-Computer Interaction research with older people. Springer HCI Series. Book Chapter.

Lenstra, N., Rubenstein, E. L., Smith, C. A., Flaherty, M. G., & Gibson, A. N. (2018). How does health happen in public libraries? Ethical and emerging issues. Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 55(1), 704-707.

Lenstra, N. (2018a). The Role of Public Librarians in Supporting Physical Activity. Advances in Library Administration and Organization. 39. pp. 185 - 205.

Lenstra, N. (2018b). The Experiences of Public Library Staff Developing Programs with Physical Activities: An Exploratory Study in North Carolina. The Library Quarterly, 88(2), 142-159.

Lenstra, N. (2018c). Let’s Move! Fitness Programming in Public Libraries. Public Library Quarterly, 37(1), 61–80.

Lenstra, N. (2017a). Agency and ageism in the community-based technology support services used by older adults. First Monday, 22(8). Retrieved from

Lenstra, N. (2017b). The Community-Based Information Infrastructure of Older Adult Digital Learning. Nordicom Review, 38(s1), 65–77.

Lenstra, N. (2017c). Yoga at the Public Library: An Exploratory Survey of Canadian and American Librarians. Journal of Library Administration, 0(0), 1–18.

Lenstra, N. (2017d). Movement-Based Programs in US and Canadian Public Libraries: Evidence of Impacts from an Exploratory Survey. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 12(4), 214-232.

Lenstra, N. (2017e). The informatics lifecourse: Studying the experiences of older adults learning technology. Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 54(1), 736-738.

Lenstra, N., & Baker, K. S. (2017f). The Intermediation of Community and Infrastructure. Library Trends, 65(4), 473–490.

Mansour, A. & Francke, H. (2017). Credibility assessments of everyday life information on Facebook: a sociocultural investigation of a group of mothers. Information Research, 22(2), paper 750.
Skare, R. (2019). Documentation Studies at the University of Tromsø – a new way to educate librarians?. Education for Information. Accepted for publication
Skare, R., Stokstad, S., & Vårheim, A. (2019). ABM-utvikling og avvikling: konvergens, makt og institusjonell design i kulturpolitikken. Nordisk Kulturpolitisk Tidsskrift, (Forthcoming).
Skare, R. (2018). The Public Library and Social Media. A Case Study from Tromsø, Norway.  Proceedings from the Document Academy, Volum 5 (2). Retrieved from
Skare, R. (2017). Digital Film Preservation: The Search for the Original. Proceedings from the Document Academy, 4(2). Retrieved from
Vårheim, A., Skare, R., & Lenstra, N. (2019a). Examining libraries as public sphere institutions: Mapping questions, methods, theories, findings, and research gaps. Library & Information Science Research.
Vårheim, A., Skare, R., & Lenstra, N. (2019b). Institutional convergence in the LAM sector: a contribution towards a conceptual framework. Information Research, (Forthcoming).
Audunson, R., Aabø, S., Blomgren, R., Evjen, S., Jochumsen, H., Larsen, H., Rasmussen, C.H., Vårheim, A., Johnston, J., and Koizumi, M. (2019). Public libraries as an infrastructure for a sustainable public sphere: A comprehensive review of research. Journal of Documentation, 75(4), 773–790.
Vårheim, A., Skare, R., Lenstra, N., Latham, K. F., & Grenersen, G. (2018). A Research Program for Studying LAMs and Community in the Digital Age. Proceedings from the Document Academy, 5(2), 12.
Vårheim, A. (2017). Public libraries, community resilience, and social capital. Information Research, 22(1), paper 1642. Retrieved from
Vårheim, A. (2016). A Note on Resilience Perspectives in Public Library Research: Paths Towards Research Agendas. The Proceedings from the Annual Meeting of the Document Academy, 3(2), 12. Retrieved from
Vårheim, A. (2015). Public libraries worked in the Tohoku mega-disaster. The Proceedings from the Annual Meeting of the Document Academy, 2(1), 10.

Books and research reports

Grenersen, G. (2018). «Samisk språk og kultur i møte med institusjonalisering, dokumentasjon og digitalisering.» In Myrvoll, Elin Rose; Hesjedal, Anders; Holmgaard, Sanne Bech; Grenersen, Geir; Krogh, Mia; Dunfjeld-Aagård, Lisa; Jåma, Anna Liisa. Digitalisering av samisk kulturarv – utfordringer og muligheter. Oslo: Norsk institutt for kulturminneforskning 2018 (ISBN 978-82-8101-234-9) ; Vol. 107 s. NIKU Rapport(90) NIKU UiT.


Other publications and presentations

Audunson, R. A., Vårheim, A., Skare, R., Evjen, S., Aabo, S., Jochumsen, H., & Rasmussen, C. H. (2018). Researching public libraries and the public sphere: A mapping of questions, methods, theories, and findings. Presented at the LIDA - LIBRARIES IN THE DIGITAL AGE, University of Zadar, Zadar, Croatia.
Francke, H., Lenstra, N., Vårheim, A. & Skare, R. (2018). Digital Literacy and Social Inclusion in Public Libraries: A Review of Research. Presented at ECIL: European Conference on Information Literacy, Oulu, Finland, September 24-27, 2018.
Grenersen, G. (2017). Fornorskningen i regi av skolen. Presented at the Snubbadagan, Snubba grendelag og foreningen Kystsamene, Snubba, Norway.
Grenersen, G. (2016). Hva var Finnefondet? Presented at the Arkivdagene, Tromsø: Statsarkivet i Tromsø.
Latham, K.F. (submitted 2019). Positive Museology: A framework for a future of flourishing museums. International Council of Museums General Assembly, ICTOP, Kyoto, Japan, Sept 1-7.

Latham, K.F. (accepted 2019). The Shroud of Turin: Experiencing a document that isn’t there. The Document Academy, Toulon, France.

Latham, K.F. (accepted 2019). So Where is the Magic in Museums? Spiritual Ways of Knowing. Visitor Studies Association, Detroit, MI.

Latham, K.F. (2018). The wonders of the Augsburg Cabinet: Three ways of experiencing the real thing. The Document Academy, Torino, Italy.

Latham, K.F. (2018). Profound and transcendental information experiences [Panel

        member]. ISIC 2018: The Information Behaviour Conference, Kraków, Poland.

Latham, K.F., Hartel, J., Gorichanaz, T., Nguyen, A.T. (2018). Contemplating information in the pleasurable and the profound. [SIE, chair]. iConference, Sheffield, U.K.

Latham, K.F. (2018a). Do Digital Mediators Create Relationships between Museum Visitors and Museum Collections? [Poster]. iConference meeting, Sheffield, U.K.

Latham, K.F. (2018b). Back to the Mindful Museum. MuseLab Blog:

Latham, K.F. (2017). Blank Slate: (Re)Starting ALM Curriculum from Scratch. [Presentation & Workshop. AKM21: Archives, Libraries, & Museums, Poreč, Croatia.

Skare, R. (2018a). Gir digitalisert arkivmateriale et enklere forskerliv? Erfaringer med Robert Flahertys "Nanook of the North". Nå blir mediehistorien digital. Hva gjør vi med det? Nasjonalbiblioteket

Skare, R. (2018b). Lite brukeraktivitet og diskusjoner på bibliotekenes facebook-sider.  Bibliotekaren (Oslo) 2018. ISSN 0804-4147

Skare, R. (2018, April 17). Hva gjør egentlig biblioteket på Facebook? Nordlys, p. 8.

Vårheim, A. (2017a). ABM-institusjoner, digitalisering og lokalsamfunnsutvikling. Presented at the KULMEDIA: Programseminar 2017, Handelshøyskolen BI, Oslo: Norges forskningsråd.

Vårheim, A. (2017b). ALMPUB-trg: ALM institutions, digitization, and community development. Presented at the ALMPUB-seminar, Høgskolen i Oslo og Akershus, Oslo.
Vårheim, A. (2017c). KULMEDIA and ALMPUB-trg: ALM-institutions in the digital age. Presented at the ALMPUB-trg-seminar, UiT The Arctic University of Norway at Tromsø, Tromsø.
Vårheim, A. (2016). Små biblioteker og møteplasser. Presented at the Planleggingsseminar for Bibliotekplanen for Troms 2017-2021: arbeidsgruppeseminar 3: Møteplass & debattarena, Tromsø.