Helena Francke


Publishing and Bibliometric Services team, Digital
Visiting address
Konstepidemins väg 2A
413 14 Göteborg
Postal address
Box 700
405 30 Göteborg


Education Team, Social Sciences
Visiting address
Föreningsgatan 20
41127 Göteborg
Postal address
Box 607
40530 Göteborg

About Helena Francke

I work as an academic librarian with a shared position at the Social Sciences Libraries and Digital services.

At the Social Sciences Libraries my office is at the Social Sciences Library at Föreningsgatan. I work primarily with teaching and in an advisory capacity with regards to information seeking and information literacy for students and faculty at the Faculties of Social Sciences, Education and IT. I am a member of the library's group for researcher support services and teach doctoral students and support doctoral students and researchers in information seeking and publishing strategies.

At the Digital services unit I work in the team for Publishing and Bibliometric Services, primarily with strategic and practical academic publishing issues, often with a focus on open access.

Before I joined the university library, I worked as an associate professor in Library and Information Science at the University of Borås. I still have an affiliation with the department. I have twenty years of experience in teaching and research, mainly in the areas of academic publishing and information literacy. For short periods of time, I have held positions as guest lecturer/researcher at Lund University (Sweden), UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Queensland University of Technology (Australia) and Makerere University (Uganda).

More information about my research can be found at the University of Borås and a list of my publications in Swepub.