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The New Model Library

The New Model Library

By OCLC Research and the WMS Community Leadership Team

virtual

During this session, the OCLC Research team and the WMS Community Leadership team discuss emerging library models. This session includes immediate and long-term considerations for library leaders and library staff as a result of changing practices and environments.

Topics: New Model Library

The New Model Library

The New Model Library

By Brittany Brannon, Lynn Silipigni Connaway Ph.D., Jan Simane, Titia van der Werf

Library leaders had to make immediate changes because of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their workflows and community offerings. This session reflected on their long-term vision for libraries as a result of changing practices and environments.

Topics: New Model Library

Cues and Clues—How Students Identify Online Resources in the Face of "Container Collapse" (video)

Cues and Clues—How Students Identify Online Resources in the Face of "Container Collapse" (video)

By Brittany Brannon, Amy G. Buhler, Tara Tobin Cataldo, Christopher Cyr

This presentation focuses on the search behaviors and demographic characteristics that impact students’ ability to identify the container of resources that they retrieved from a simulated Google search and is followed by a discussion on the implications for information literacy.

Topics: Research Methods, Works in Progress

“It [my research] would take place at 11:50PM”: Constructing a Realistic Simulation to Study Online Information Evaluation for School Projects

“It [my research] would take place at 11:50PM”: Constructing a Realistic Simulation to Study Online Information Evaluation for School Projects

By Brittany Brannon, Amy Buhler

GEORGIA INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INFORMATION LITERACY

When students explore a search results page for a school-related project, what leads them to select a resource? Learning how and why students select and evaluate resources for research projects in real time can be challenging. In this session, the authords discussed how they developed and deployed simulated search engine results pages to overcome methodological challenges and capture rich data on how students 4th grade through graduate school evaluate online resources.

Topics: User Research, Research Methods

Speaking on the Record: Combining Interviews with Search Log Analysis in User Research

Speaking on the Record: Combining Interviews with Search Log Analysis in User Research

By Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Brittany Brannon, Christopher Cyr, Peggy Gallagher

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
Melbourne, Australia

OCLC Research presents a novel user research methodology that combines log analysis with semi-structured interviews to determine how library users navigate the path from discovery to access. Indications are, “The methodology used for this study also could be extended beyond discovery systems. Other computerized activities that leave digital traces could be studied using interview protocols based on log analysis.”

Topics: User Research, Research Methods

Designing a "Point of Selection" Study Using Simulations: From Trailhead to Terminus

Designing a "Point of Selection" Study Using Simulations: From Trailhead to Terminus

By Amy Buhler, Joyce Kasman Valenza, Brittany Brannon

LOEX Conference
Minneapolis, MN (USA)

Members of the Researching Students’ Information Choices (RSIC) project share results from a study on “point of selection” behavior, that is, the point at which an information seeker determines a resource meets their information need.

Topics: Information Literacy