A special issue of the Aslib Journal of Information Management* has just been published in honour of Emeritus Professor Mark Hepworth from Loughborough University, who died on 21 December 2016. The first paper in the journal “Mark Hepworth: in memoriam”, written by Thomas Jackson from the School of Business & Economics at Loughborough University, and Peter Willett from the Information School at University of Sheffield, honours Professor Hepworth’s contribution to library and information science, in particular his studies of information literacy, and people’s information behaviour and their information experience.
The issue contains seven articles including:
Kelechukwu Ibenne, S., Simeonova,B., Harrison, J and Hepworth M. An integrated model highlighting information literacy and knowledge formation in information behaviour Aslib Journal of Information Management, 69 (3), 316 – 334
Cibangu, S., Hepworth,M., and Champion, D. (2017) Mobile phones for development: An information case study of mobile phone kiosk vendors in the Congo Aslib Journal of Information Management, 69 (3),294 – 315.
An obituary for Professor Hepworth was published in the Times Higher Education and a funded PhD studentship was set up in Professor Hepworth’s name at Loughborough’s School of Business and Economics. As the recipient of this prestigious award I am honoured to have received the Mark Hepworth studentship and making a contribution to research in library and information science.
*Mark Hepworth: in memoriam”, Aslib Journal of Information Management, Vol. 69 Issue: 3, pp.258-260, https://doi.org/10.1108/AJIM-04-2017-0095