Sunday, February 7, 2021

Tell us what you're doing! : using library data to inform scholarly communications

 On Wednesday 10th February, we are delighted to have Dr Leo Appleton deliver a guest lecture at 1 p.m. as part of the Maynooth University Love Data Week. This event is via Zoom.

 Dr Appleton is Editor-in-Chief of  New Review of Academic Librarianship and Senior University Teacher at the University of Sheffield's Information School He has published extensively and his most recent book, with Margaret Weaver,  is Bold Minds: Library Leadership in a Time of Disruption

Details and Booking
It is commonly thought that the role of the librarian in research and scholarship is to support it - to be the gatekeeper and organiser of the information, data, knowledge and resources that are accessed by others to use in their research. Of course, this is not the only role that librarians play in the world of research, scholarship and publication. They are also major contributors, with library and information science being a large academic discipline, into which many sub-disciplines fall including that of library and information services management, and library practitioners have been contributing to the body of knowledge about librarianship and library management for many years. Librarians are surrounded by data about their practice, whether this be quantitative or statistical data or qualitative data from case studies, reflections or evaluations. This session will look at how practicing librarians, from all sectors, can use their day-to-day library practice and activity to inform their scholarship and how to turn what they do into a publication. From the professional press to peer reviewed publication, there are many outlets for library practitioners to publish. This presentation will unpick this 'library publishing' environment and will provide advice and tips for 'getting started' and also from a 'next steps' perspective for those who may already have experience in academic publishing.


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