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Vignettes and LIS research

Vignettes: Implications for LIS Research, College & Research Libraries It’s finally published! Allison Benedetti, Lili Luo and I wrote an article on using vignettes in LIS research.

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Standing Rock syllabus

The NYC for Standing Rock committee has created a resource for understanding the controversies and protest surrounding the Dakota Access Pipeline. “This syllabus brings together the work of Indigenous and allied activists and scholars: anthropologists, historians, environmental scientists, and legal scholars, all of whom contribute important insights into the conflicts between Indigenous sovereignty and resource […]

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Empirical research is a logical operation

“Empirical research is first and foremost a logical rather than a mathematical operation.” (Babbie 2012). For me, this reminder makes quantitative methods of analysis a bit easier to approach.

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Current research: July 2011

One way I stay up-to-date with the general discourse  of academic librarianship (and, specifically, information literacy) is by regularly reviewing scholarly publications. While blogs, Twitter, and other online networks let me know what librarians are thinking at this very moment and offer a more organic approach to peer learning, refereed publications clue me in to […]

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Fall update: getting back into research mode

Getting back into research mode takes a bit of adjustment. Course assignments for LIS classes notwithstanding, it’s been over 3 years since I tackled legitimate academic research outside of my coursework. The time has come to jump back on the wagon* and I’ve been thinking: how will it be different this time around? Before, I […]

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Current research: September 2010

The upcoming issue of Reference Services Review has a great collection of information literacy and instruction articles. Here are three that caught my attention: Johnson, A.M., Sproles, C., & Detmering, R. (2010). Library instruction and information literacy 2009. Reference Services Review, 38(4). Every year, the Reference Services Review publishes a bibliography of Library Instruction and […]

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Current research: July 2010

Allow me to share with you some recent research on information literacy that I’ve come across in the last month. Armstrong, J. (2010). Designing a writing intensive course with information literacy and critical thinking learning outcomes. Reference Services Review, 38(3). In this article, Armstrong describes her attempt to incorporate information literacy (IL) learning outcomes and […]

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Current research: May 2010

Not much has come across the wire this month, but here is one article that caught my attention: Samson, S. (2010). Information literacy learning outcomes and student success. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 36(3), 2002-210. While the results of this article are, for the most part, only applicable to the university setting in which they […]

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Current research: April 2010

Wakimoto, D.K. (2010). Information literacy instruction assessment and improvement through evidence based practice: a mixed method study. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 5(1), 82-92. In this study of undergraduates at California State University, East Bay, Wakimoto evaluates student learning and satisfaction among students enrolled in an information literacy course during the 2008-2009 academic year. […]

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Current research: March 2010

Luo, Lili. (2010). Web 2.0 integration in information literacy instruction: an overview. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 36(1), 32-40. Dr. Luo, assistant professor at San Jose State University, examines the ways in which librarians employ Web 2.0 technologies in instruction courses. Using survey results from 50 respondents, she identified three primary uses: (1) to organize […]