Reijo Savolainen received his PhD from the University of Tampere, Finland in 1989, and has taught in the Department of Information Studies at the university since that time. His research interests include information needs, seeking and use. From the early 1990s, his major area of research has been everyday life information seeking (ELIS). Studies conducted in this field have focused on ELIS practices of various groups such as teachers, industrial workers, people interested in self-development, consumers, environmental activists, and the unemployed people. Currently, he is elaborating on the conceptual and empirical questions of everyday life information practices. His publications include about 130 articles and books published in national and international forums, and in journals such as Information Processing & Management; Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology; Journal of Documentation; Library & Information Science Research, and Library Quarterly. His newest book is Everyday Information Practices. A Social Phenomenological Practice (Lanham, MD: The Scarecrow Press, 2008). He is a member of the editorial board of Information Research and Journal of Documentation. Currently he is the chair of the Permanent Program Committee of the biannual ISIC: The Information Behaviour conference.