Librarians 2.0: An investigation of
Southeast Asian librarians’ social
media practices and attitudes
Ivan Chew
National Li...
Please note:
This is a proposal
Feel free to critique/ counter-propose
Outline
About the research proposal
Research questions
Why does it matter?
How will study be carried out?
Who might be int...
About the research proposal
About the research proposal
Librarians 2.0.: An investigation
of Southeast Asian Librarians’
Social Media Practices and
At...
Focus on Librarians
Individuals (not institutions)
Librarians 2.0.: An investigation
of Southeast Asian Librarians’
Social...
Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand
Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia etc.
China & India?
Librarians 2.0.: An investigation
of Southeas...
Use of Social Media tools/ services/ concepts
Blogs, Wikis/ YouTube, Facebook/ Creative
Commons, Mash-ups, Barcamps
Librar...
Professional or Personal capacities
Use or Non-use
Level of awareness
Librarians 2.0.: An investigation
of Southeast Asian...
Research questions
Research questions
How do librarians from these
countries interpret “Web 2.0”
implementation in their context as
library a...
Research questions
What are their general attitudes
about the relevance of social
media, with regards to meeting the
libra...
Research questions
Are there underlying factors
facilitating or hindering their
adoption of social media tools? E.g.
Inter...
Research questions
What is their level of awareness
and experience in the availability
and use? E.g. are they aware of
any...
Research questions
Are they identifying themselves as
librarians in their social media
networks? Why or why not?
Research questions
What are some possible factors to
account for the similarities/
differences? E.g. economic,
infrastruct...
Why the research matters
Why the research matters
Because
social media
is a current reality
Why the research matters
Growth of social media use
Little/ no formal research on
Southeast Asian librarians about
their u...
Why the research matters
Current “Web 2.0” related articles
cover on Institutions rather than
Individual library professio...
Why the research matters
We need to examine the
relevance of social media tools in
the pursuit of the library’s
objectives...
Why the research matters
Possible research applications
Develop a “Web 2.0 Core
Competencies” framework for
libraries
Iden...
How will the study
be carried out?
How will the study be carried out?
(For discussion)
Questionnaires
Interviews (Group/ Individuals)
Emphasis on QUALITITATI...
How will the study be carried out?
Ideally TWO countries
Non-representative sample
Written in English but research can be ...
Who might be interested
as co-researchers?
(librarians who are full of
curiosity and lifelong learners!)
Who might be interested as a co-researcher
If you have an interest in Social Media practice
If you think a long-distance (...
How much time/ effort involved?
Let’s discuss!
Summary
Summary:
About the research proposal
Research questions
Why it matters
For discussion: How the study will be carried out
W...
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A research proposal for the 2nd Taiwan-Singapore-Thailand (TST) LIS Research Workshop, Khon Kaen University. See also: http://ramblinglibrarian.blogspot.com/2009/11/2009-tst-research-proposal-librarians.html

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Research proposal: Librarians 2.0: An investigation of Southeast Asian librarians’ social media practices and attitudes

  1. 1. Librarians 2.0: An investigation of Southeast Asian librarians’ social media practices and attitudes Ivan Chew National Library Board Singapore ivanchew@nlb.gov.sg Research Proposal
  2. 2. Please note: This is a proposal Feel free to critique/ counter-propose
  3. 3. Outline About the research proposal Research questions Why does it matter? How will study be carried out? Who might be interested as co-researchers? What is required as co-researchers? How much time/ effort involved?
  4. 4. About the research proposal
  5. 5. About the research proposal Librarians 2.0.: An investigation of Southeast Asian Librarians’ Social Media Practices and Attitudes
  6. 6. Focus on Librarians Individuals (not institutions) Librarians 2.0.: An investigation of Southeast Asian Librarians’ Social Media Practices and Attitudes About the research proposal
  7. 7. Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia etc. China & India? Librarians 2.0.: An investigation of Southeast Asian Librarians’ Social Media Practices and Attitudes About the research proposal
  8. 8. Use of Social Media tools/ services/ concepts Blogs, Wikis/ YouTube, Facebook/ Creative Commons, Mash-ups, Barcamps Librarians 2.0.: An investigation of Southeast Asian Librarians’ Social Media Practices and Attitudes About the research proposal
  9. 9. Professional or Personal capacities Use or Non-use Level of awareness Librarians 2.0.: An investigation of Southeast Asian Librarians’ Social Media Practices and Attitudes About the research proposal
  10. 10. Research questions
  11. 11. Research questions How do librarians from these countries interpret “Web 2.0” implementation in their context as library and information professionals?
  12. 12. Research questions What are their general attitudes about the relevance of social media, with regards to meeting the library’s objectives? This can be a range of questions posed to different grades of staff
  13. 13. Research questions Are there underlying factors facilitating or hindering their adoption of social media tools? E.g. Internet and IT infrastructure, knowledge, organisational policy, nature of work.
  14. 14. Research questions What is their level of awareness and experience in the availability and use? E.g. are they aware of any pitfalls in using new media tools?
  15. 15. Research questions Are they identifying themselves as librarians in their social media networks? Why or why not?
  16. 16. Research questions What are some possible factors to account for the similarities/ differences? E.g. economic, infrastructure, political and social.
  17. 17. Why the research matters
  18. 18. Why the research matters Because social media is a current reality
  19. 19. Why the research matters Growth of social media use Little/ no formal research on Southeast Asian librarians about their use & perceptions of social media
  20. 20. Why the research matters Current “Web 2.0” related articles cover on Institutions rather than Individual library professionals Uncover the Web 2.0 presence SEA librarians
  21. 21. Why the research matters We need to examine the relevance of social media tools in the pursuit of the library’s objectives. Before that, we need to understand how libraries and librarians are using social media, if at all.
  22. 22. Why the research matters Possible research applications Develop a “Web 2.0 Core Competencies” framework for libraries Identify/ share best Social Media practices among SEA librarians
  23. 23. How will the study be carried out?
  24. 24. How will the study be carried out? (For discussion) Questionnaires Interviews (Group/ Individuals) Emphasis on QUALITITATIVE DATA opinions, perceptions, attitudes
  25. 25. How will the study be carried out? Ideally TWO countries Non-representative sample Written in English but research can be done in native languages
  26. 26. Who might be interested as co-researchers?
  27. 27. (librarians who are full of curiosity and lifelong learners!)
  28. 28. Who might be interested as a co-researcher If you have an interest in Social Media practice If you think a long-distance (research) relationship is FUN! Comfortable with email & IM for discussion
  29. 29. How much time/ effort involved?
  30. 30. Let’s discuss!
  31. 31. Summary
  32. 32. Summary: About the research proposal Research questions Why it matters For discussion: How the study will be carried out Who might be interested as co-researchers What is required as co-researchers For discussion: Time/ effort involved Librarians 2.0: An investigation of Southeast Asian librarians’ social media practices and attitudes

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