Conducting research is an integral part of academic librarianship. To help equip librarians to design and conduct research projects the Loyola Marymount University William H. Hannon Library created the Institute for Research Design in Librarianship (http://irdlonline.org). Hear from participants of this intensive two-week crash course in research methods and get their tips on research design. They’ll describe the projects they’ve created using their new skills and offer insights to inspire fellow librarians to conduct their own projects.
Date/Time:September 29, 2015 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm ET
- Marie R. Kennedy is the Serials & Electronic Resources Librarian at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA. She is the IRDL project co-director.
- Frans Albarillo is a Reference and Instruction Librarian at Brooklyn College, City University of New York. His research focuses on how immigrant students use academic libraries. Frans has finished his first IRDL project on foreign-born students, and is writing up the results. He is preparing to start a second project with an IRDL fellow in the second year cohort that focuses on how graduate students and faculty use mobile devices for teaching and research.
- John Jackson is the Reference & Instruction Librarian for Wardman Library at Whittier College. His current research examines the values that undergraduates place on the knowledge practices outlined in the new ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.
- Lisa Zilinski is the Carnegie Mellon University Libraries Research Data Specialist. As part of the Scholarly Publishing, Archives, and Data Services Division, Lisa consults with faculty to identify data literacy opportunities, develops learning plans and tools for data education, and investigates and develops programmatic and sustainable data services for the Libraries. Her research experience focuses on research data management education and literacy principles; integration of data services into the research process; and assessment and impact of data services and activities.
- Moderated by Bronia Flett, Editor, Online Library Products, SAGE Publications