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LIBRARIANS AS RESEARCHERS
Methods, Lessons and Trends
Claire Sewell
Office of Scholarly Communication, Cambridge Universit...
WHO AM I?
Research Support Skills
Coordinator
Part time researcher
Editorial Board – New
Review of Academic
Librarianship
WHY DO LIBRARIANS DO
RESEARCH?
Solving a problem
Proving the case to
stakeholders
Required part of the role
Career advance...
DEVELOPING LIBRARIAN
RESEARCHERS
LIBRARIAN RESEARCHERS
Increase in training
Already doing research
Growing awareness
LIBRARIAN RESEARCHERS
Increasing number of
research support roles
Demystification of the
research process
TRENDS IN RESEARCH
EVIDENCE BASED LIBRARIANSHIP
MORE PRACTITIONER-RESEARCHERS
LINK BETWEEN THEORY & PRACTICE
TRENDY TRENDS
FAILURE
TRYING SOMETHING NEW
CAMBRIDGE APPROACH
Education &
encouragement
Community of practice
Increasing management
buy-in
QUESTIONS?
AND FINALLY….
Research is formalised
curiosity. It is poking and
prying with a purpose
Zora Neale Hurston
(1942)
By Unknow...
THANKS FOR LISTENING
Contact information:
Claire Sewell
Research Support Skills Coordinator
Office of Scholarly Communicat...
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Librarians as Researchers: Methods, Lessons and Trends

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Presentation given as part of CILIP in Kent's Themes and Trends in Library and Information Research event, November 2017.

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Librarians as Researchers: Methods, Lessons and Trends

  1. 1. LIBRARIANS AS RESEARCHERS Methods, Lessons and Trends Claire Sewell Office of Scholarly Communication, Cambridge University Library @ces43
  2. 2. WHO AM I? Research Support Skills Coordinator Part time researcher Editorial Board – New Review of Academic Librarianship
  3. 3. WHY DO LIBRARIANS DO RESEARCH? Solving a problem Proving the case to stakeholders Required part of the role Career advancement Curiosity
  4. 4. DEVELOPING LIBRARIAN RESEARCHERS
  5. 5. LIBRARIAN RESEARCHERS Increase in training Already doing research Growing awareness
  6. 6. LIBRARIAN RESEARCHERS Increasing number of research support roles Demystification of the research process
  7. 7. TRENDS IN RESEARCH
  8. 8. EVIDENCE BASED LIBRARIANSHIP
  9. 9. MORE PRACTITIONER-RESEARCHERS
  10. 10. LINK BETWEEN THEORY & PRACTICE
  11. 11. TRENDY TRENDS
  12. 12. FAILURE
  13. 13. TRYING SOMETHING NEW
  14. 14. CAMBRIDGE APPROACH Education & encouragement Community of practice Increasing management buy-in
  15. 15. QUESTIONS?
  16. 16. AND FINALLY…. Research is formalised curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose Zora Neale Hurston (1942) By Unknown - U.S. Library of Congress [1], Reproduction number LC-USZ62-62394 (b&w film copy neg.). Card #2004672085., Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=64385 State Library and Archives of Florida Public Domain Image
  17. 17. THANKS FOR LISTENING Contact information: Claire Sewell Research Support Skills Coordinator Office of Scholarly Communication ces43@cam.ac.uk This presentation is available under a Creative Commons CC-BY licence

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