PhD graduate Dr John Mowbray with his Director of Studies Professor Hazel Hall
Congratulations to Dr John Mowbray, who was awarded his PhD at the Edinburgh Napier University graduation ceremony at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh yesterday. I was John’s Director of Studies, his second supervisor was Professor Robert Raeside, and third supervisor Pete Robertson.
John’s PhD was funded by an
ESRC Skills Development Scotland Collaborative studentship. We won the grant for the award through a competitive process administered by the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science in spring 2014, and John came to us later in the October of that year having applied for the PhD studentship that we advertised in June 2014. Continue reading
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Each year on the second Tuesday of October we mark Ada Lovelace Day at Edinburgh Napier University as part of the worldwide celebration of women in science, technology, engineering and maths. The purpose of this activity is to showcase role models who will encourage more girls into careers in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), and to support women who are already working in STEM. Continue reading
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Poster display at EBLIP6, when the conference was last hosted in the UK
#EBLIP10 committee, led by Professor Alison Brettle, has issued the call for papers for the tenth Evidence Based Library and Information Practice (EBLIP) conference. This event will take in Glasgow from 17th to 19th June 2019.
Submissions for papers and posters that fit with the broad theme of ‘Using evidence in times of uncertainty’ are invited via
EasyChair. Abstracts of a maximum of 350 words (for both types of submission) are due by 30th November 2018 Monday 10th December 2018. The submissions will be subject to double blind peer review by members of the International Programme Committee, with decisions communicated to authors by 15th 18th January 2019. Continue reading
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This post is about the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021. If you are a UK academic who undertakes research in Library and Information Management (as covered in Unit of Assessment 34), this is for you. Continue reading
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The September 2018 issue of the Journal of Librarianship and Information Science ( ) has just been published. This is a special issue that brings together ten expanded versions of conference papers that were presented at 50(3) Information: interactions and impact (i3) 2017 in June last year (2017).
Amongst this collection are two articles by Edinburgh Napier University colleagues:
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Two weeks ago on 11th July 2018 my Centre for Social Informatics colleague Dr Bruce Ryan and I hosted Research Impact Value and LIS ( #lis_rival).
This was a lively, sell-out
one-day event on the theme of library and information science (LIS) research impact and value at Edinburgh Napier University’s Craiglockhart campus.
#lis_rival brought together 33 delegates from a range of stakeholder groups including academic, health, national, prison, public, and special librarians, as well as LIS academics, officers from the
Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP – the main UK professional body for information and knowledge workers), and independent consultants. Continue reading
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