Thursday, May 26, 2016

Trends and challenges to Future Libraries: Exploring Research Approaches

Really interesting presentation by Sheila Weber at QQML 2016.  Her 's presentation slides are available athttp://bit.ly/1TGdoF9

She covers qualitative research methods including case study, ethnography, autoethnography, phenomenography and action research.  She has given me a good insight into a really diverse range of methods for data gathering - useful for research and practice.

Helen Fallon

Quality Measures in Irish Academic Libraries: Maynooth University Library Case Study

Looking  forward to presenting at QQML
My presentation, with Jon Purcell is on quality review in  the MU Library
Jon was one of our two external reviewers.

You may not be in London this lovely morning, but you can access the presentation  should you wish.
Jon and I also wrote a chapter in a recent Elsevier book  Quality and the Academic Library edited by  Jeremy Atkinson.  Our chapter is Self and Peer Assessment at Maynooth University Library and it gives additional information about the process.

You can view the Quality Review Blog which was developed by Bernadette Gardiner and Emma Boyce to supplement the printed documentation for our 2015 Quality Review.  This allowed the reviewers to view examples of MU Library activity before coming on site and hopefully made a nice change from reading the Self-Assessment Report.  Bernadette and Emma wrote an interesting article on the process of creating the blog for the quality review for SCONUL Focus. 

Helen Fallon