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Doing Research in Real-World Settings

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Doing Research in Real-World Settings: Telling Your Story and Evaluating Programs through Social Science Research

Join experts from the IFLA Journal Editorial Committee and the Social Sciences Section for a 2-day workshop on mixed-methods research for library and information professionals.

See below for scholarship information to attend this event.

Librarians are increasingly being called upon to be researchers within their organizational and community settings. This research allows librarians to take an evidence based approach to identifying problems with local partners, measuring impact, and sharing the results of work to stakeholders and the broader profession. To meet these demands, librarians need to be able to understand and adopt research methods that will allow them to work with their communities to craft research questions and interpret project results to inform practice and policy.

During this workshop, members of the IFLA Journal Editorial Committee and Social Science Libraries Section will share their extensive experience in research methods to introduce participants to research in real-world settings and translating empirical findings to both practice and publishable results.

This workshop introduces participants to methods and tools to equip them to design, conduct, and critique qualitative and mixed methods research. Participants will explore the strengths and weaknesses of a variety of data collection methods and evaluate strategies for using and combining them. The workshop will focus on research designs that encourage community participation and that incorporate in-depth interviews, focus groups, surveys, participant observation, and archival research.

The majority of the workshop will focus on issues of research design and data collection to allow participants to design projects and community programs in a manner that will allow quality assessment and analysis to disseminate results to stake-holders and the broader professional community.

Participants: This workshop is designed to provide library practitioners and MLIS students with research skills that enable them to begin using evidence based practice to develop, implement, and evaluate library programs for any user community.

Participants should come to the workshop with a specific project or set of research questions in mind. Participants will have opportunities to apply topics of discussion to their own ideas during the workshop and work directly with the expert panelists and discussion leaders.

Registration: To register for the workshop please obtain a ticket through this site. Your registration fee supports your workshop meals, refreshments, and materials. Space is limited, so pre-registration is required.

Scholarships Available: Generous funding from the IFLA Professional Committee will provide support for up to six scholarships of 300 Euros plus complimentary registration to attend and participate in the workshop. Scholarships will be awarded based on financial need, rationale for participation, and proposed research project. Awardees will additionally be provided with a research mentor from the IFLA Journal editorial committee to support on-going work of the research project and publication process for a manuscript to be submitted to IFLA Journal. Scholarship funds will only be paid to participants after the completion of the workshop.

To apply for a scholarship please complete the application form by May 15th, 2019.

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FORM.

Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Valeda Dent

Dean & University Librarian
Professor, Division of Library and Information Science
St. John's University


Presenters:

  • Steve Witt, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Lynne Rudasill, Professor, Global Studies Librarian, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Gene Hayworth, Associate Professor, Faculty Director, Social Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder Libraries
  • Debbie Rabina, PhD, Professor, Pratt Institute, School of Information, New York
  • Milena Dobreva-McPherson, PhD, Associate Professor in Library and Information Studies, University College London, Qatar


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International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Professional Committee

IFLA Social Sciences Section

IFLA Journal, Editorial Committee

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Center for Global Studies

Sage Publishing



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