This paper examines the tumblarians as an information community and discusses community membership, information behaviours, and complementary models for a situated understanding of this unique personal-professional community. A review of the literature concerning LIS bloggers is presented as a complement to the tumblarians, who have no in depth treatment in the research as yet. Characteristics particular to the tumblarians are explored through informal conversation with a community member, and Fisher, Unruh, and Durrance's (2003) information communities model is employed to provide a deeper understanding of the information behaviour of the tumblarians. This paper offers suggestions for future research based on the preliminary findings of the tumblarians as LIS bloggers and a virtual community.
Hockin, T. (2016). The Tumblarians. School of Information Student Research Journal, 5(2). https://doi.org/10.31979/2575-2499.050206 Retrieved from https://scholarworks.sjsu.edu/ischoolsrj/vol5/iss2/6