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From Research to Reality: Transforming Libraries for a Global Information World

From Research to Reality: Transforming Libraries for a Global Information World

By Lynn Silipigni Connaway

IFLA Satellite Meeting
Athens, Greece

Lynn Silipigni Connaway details research methods and techniques used in library and information science, the most popular research methods used in LIS, what we’ve learned from mixed methods research, and why teaching research methods is important. This was a keynote presentation at IFLA 2019.

File: pptx, 42MB   Topics: Research Methods

Authority, Context, and Containers: Student Perceptions and Judgements When Using Google for School Work

Authority, Context, and Containers: Student Perceptions and Judgements When Using Google for School Work

By Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Amy Buhler

IFLA
Athens, Greece

Two of the investigators of the “Researching Students’ Information Choices” project provide an in-depth update on this project that examines and compares the judgments and perceptions of students as they select resources for science-related school inquiry projects.

File: pptx, 70MB   Topics: Information Literacy, Research Methods

Container Collapse: Student Search Choices and Implications for Instructional Interventions

Container Collapse: Student Search Choices and Implications for Instructional Interventions

By Joyce Kasman Valenza, Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Tara Tobin Cataldo

ALA Annual 2019
Washington, DC (USA)

This update from the project Researching Students’ Information Choices (RSIC) includes research and information concepts, methods, and the idea of “container collapse,” which describes the obscuring of information sources from the print containers that once provided visual context and cues to help individuals identify the documents’ origins.

File: ppt, 67MB   Topics: Information Literacy, Research Methods

A User-Centered Perspective: Integrating Qualitative Research Methods into the Study of Information Behavior

A User-Centered Perspective: Integrating Qualitative Research Methods into the Study of Information Behavior

By Lynn Silipigni Connaway

The International Symposium on Qualitative Methods in Librarianship and Information Studies
Mexico City (Mexico)

In this keynote presentation, Silipigni Connaway delves into data collection methods, information behavior research methods, making a case for qualitative research methods and providing examples in recent research of how this has been implemented.

File: ppt, 54MB   Topics: Research Methods

Using Qualitative Methods for Library and Information Science Research: An Interactive Workshop

Using Qualitative Methods for Library and Information Science Research: An Interactive Workshop

By Lynn Silipigni Connaway

The International Symposium on Qualitative Methods in Librarianship and Information Studies
Mexico City (Mexico)

In this workshop, participants learned about qualitative research data collection methods and tools, focusing on interviews, structured observations, usability testing, and ethnographic research. Participants also went through a few exercises to put the knowledge into action.

File: ppt, 21MB   Topics: Research Methods

Digging into the Research: An Overview of Models and Networks

Digging into the Research: An Overview of Models and Networks

By Brian Lavoie, Rebecca Bryant, and Merrilee Proffitt

OCLC RLP Research Retreat
Dublin, OH (USA)

Three researchers and program officers share how OCLC Research develops models to help research libraries (and others) with sensemaking, striving for our models to be useful and to facilitate big picture thinking.

File: pptx, 8.8MB   Topics: Research Methods, Research Library Partnership

Convenient Isn't Always Simple: Digital Visitors and Residents

Convenient Isn't Always Simple: Digital Visitors and Residents

By Lynn Silipigni Connaway

University of Adelaide
Adelaide (Australia)

This presentation explains the concepts and framework of digital visitors and residents and the project of mapping individuals on a spectrum of visitor vs. resident for personal and individual use. Examples from the University of Adelaide are featured as well.

File: ppt, 54MB   Topics: Digital Visitors and Residents, Research Methods

User-Centered Research for Developing Programs and Articulating Value

User-Centered Research for Developing Programs and Articulating Value

By Lynn Silipigni Connaway

University of Adelaide
Adelaide (Australia)

Lynn Silipigni Connaway makes a case for how the library can support institutional research data management, recent OCLC Research work in this area, as well as the many research methods used in this work.

File: ppt, 31MB   Topics: Research Data Management, Research Methods