Marwa Salayma, who is one of the PhD students in the School of Computing, recently recorded an interview about her journey from Palestine to doctoral studies at Edinburgh Napier University.
In this three minute video
Marwa relates her enthusiasm for computing as a career and her optimism for her future job prospects, the encouragement that her family has given her to succeed (she is one of seven daughters), and the highly successful female role models in the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University who inspire and motivate her (myself, Professor Jessie Kennedy, Professor Emma Hart, and Dr Sally Smith). She also speaks quite personally about some challenges that she faced as a teenager, and imposter syndrome as experienced by PhD students.
My favourite quotation from the interview is this: ‘
Boys can survive whatever their situation. The power of a girl is her education and her qualification.‘
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Dr Bruce Ryan
5th European Conference on Information Literacy takes place in St-Malo, France this week between Monday 18th and Thursday 21st September 2017. My colleague Dr Bruce Ryan is travelling to France to join the conference and deliver a presentation on a recent project that he and I completed with our Centre for Social Informatics colleague Peter Cruickshank.
Exploring information literacy through the lens of Activity Theory will be presented alongside three others in session entitled chaired by Information Literacy Research Dr on Wednesday 20th September between 11:10 and 11:35 UK time (12:10-12:35 in France). The slides are Jesús Lau already available on SlideShare and below.
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Tuesday 10th October is Ada Lovelace Day. Following the success of previous years ( 2016, 2015), Edinburgh Napier University’s Athena SWAN team, the School of Computing, and EQUATE Scotland are marking this worldwide celebration of women in science, technology, engineering and maths by hosting free workshops and a public lecture on campus on October 10th 2017. Continue reading
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18th European Conference on Knowledge Management (#ECKM2017) has been taking place in Barcelona this week at the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC).
Iris Buunk (one of the PhD students in the Centre for Social Informatics) is presenting a co-authored paper at the conference. Entitled ‘Skills in sight: how social media affordances increase network awareness’ this work examines the extent to which social media afford new capabilities in the sharing of tacit knowledge. The slides for the paper are available on SlideShare, and below.
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Last month I participated at a second McMaster Library Research Symposium. This was hosted along the lines of an inaugural event held on November 3rd 2015.
I was delighted to have the opportunity to renew friendships at the 2017 symposium, make new connections with academics and practitioners from a range of library settings who are interested in library and information science research, and deliver a closing paper on the main findings of the
CILIP/ARA Workforce Mapping Project and the impact of this work to date ( slides for which are available on SlideShare). Continue reading
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Yesterday I delivered a
presentation about social media research undertaken by staff and students within the Centre for Social Informatics at Edinburgh Napier University ( slides available on SildeShare) at McMaster University.
Today I am returning to campus to contribute to the
McMaster Library Research Symposium 2017.
At this event I will be relating the main findings of the
CILIP/ARA Workforce Mapping Project completed in 2014/15, and the impact of the work to date. The slides for my presentation are available on SlideShare, and below. Continue reading
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Downtown Toronto last Friday
I’m currently working in Canada, where I am a guest of
McMaster University, hosted by Dr Brian Detlor.
This week, amongst other activities at
McMaster, I am delivering two invited papers. The first paper, which I am presenting twice to two different audiences on Monday 14th August, is about social media research undertaken by staff and students within the Centre for Social Informatics at Edinburgh Napier University. The slides for this presentation are available on SildeShare and below.