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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In general, libraries are considered as inclusive institutions, where all users expect to receive the same level of service regardless of personal characteristics such as age, gender, marital status, race, religion, sexual orientation or social class.
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Some colour under a cold grey sky in Copenhagen
I’ve been in Copenhagen since the end of last week, participating at the
79th Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology. I’ve been enjoying the presentations – from Greg Welch‘s keynote on telepresence to Debbie Rabina‘s account of research of prisoners’ information needs examined through discourse analysis – and catching up with colleagues from around the world.
There’s some really interesting work being conducted in Information Science across the globe, and I’ve learnt about some
tempting job opportunities too. For example, if you’re functionally bilingual in English and French, and looking for a tenure-track position in North America, the University of Ottawa’s School of Information Studies – l’École des sciences de l’information (ÉSIS) – is hoping to recruit an Associate Professor who can make contributions to teaching and research in library and information management. Do contact Mary Cavanagh ( firstname.lastname@example.org,@mfcavanagh) if this is of interest to you. I’ve also managed to play tourist a little with a short visit the city (in the cold and grey) on Sunday morning with my Finnish colleague Gunilla Widen. Continue reading
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This week the
Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) and the Archives and Records Association (ARA) published a series of 24 fact sheets on the demography of the UK workforce in libraries, archives, records, information management, and knowledge management. The data, presented in the fact sheets by sector and region, derive from the findings of the Workforce Mapping Project.
This project was completed in 2014/15 by an
Edinburgh Napier University team that comprised three staff from the Centre for Social Informatics ( Hazel Hall, Christine Irving and Bruce Ryan) and three from the Employment Research Institute ( Robert Raeside, Tao Chen and Matthew Dutton). In November 2015 CILIP and ARA used data from the final project report to publish the headline findings from the study. Continue reading
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A pirate princess gender stereotype compromise?
Why do we continue to see gender stereotyping in education?
What is the impact of such gender stereotyping on the labour market?
How does gender stereotyping limit career opportunities for individuals?
What are the wider impacts of gender stereotyping on society at large?
Which approaches work best in achieving sustained change with respect to gender imbalance in educational settings and the workplace?
These questions will be addressed at a half-day workshop on tackling gender inequality, hosted by the
Employment Research Institute (ERI) at Edinburgh Napier University from 10:00-13:00 on Tuesday 10th May 2016. The discussions will take into account recent research on gender imbalances in education and key sectors of the economy undertaken at the ERI. Continue reading
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The Workforce Mapping Project survey is found at http://bit.ly/workforcemap
Workforce Mapping Project survey closes at the end of the month on Thursday 30th April. The Edinburgh Napier project team is keen to encourage those who work within the UK in roles associated with libraries, archives, records, information, and knowledge management, and who have not already done so, to make their contributions to the study.
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We are currently advertising a fully-funded PhD studentship within the
Centre for Social Informatics at Edinburgh Napier University. The studentship is advertised on the Edinburgh Napier University vacancies web site, and on jobs.ac.uk. The title of the study is Enhancing the capacity for workplace learning and innovation in Scotland.
Applications are due by Monday 20th April 2015.
Interviews are planned for Thursday 14th May 2015.
The studentship will start on Thursday 1st October 2015.
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