The second of the
seven articles that I recently co-authored for the has now been published as an Jo urnal of Librarianship and Information Science (JoLIS) OnlineFirst paper. The article is entitled ‘ Job search information behaviours: an ego-net study of networking amongst young job-seekers‘.
Through the analysis of a set of egocentric networks of young job-seekers, my co-authors
John Mowbray, Professor Robert Raeside, Pete Robertson and I reveal the key informational role of network contacts in job-seeking as one that extends beyond the simple diffusion of information about employment opportunities.
In the article we develop some of the findings from
John Mowbray‘s ESRC/Skills Development Scotland funded doctoral study that were presented as a conference paper at in June last year ( Information: interactions and impact (i3) 2017 slides; liveblog). The full manuscript of the article is also available to download from the Edinburgh Napier repository. Continue reading
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Hosted by the Information School at the University of Sheffield and the iSchool at Northumbria University, the 2018 iConference takes place in Sheffield this week from 25th to 28th March. Follow the conference remotely on Twitter using the hashtag #iconf18. Continue reading
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We are currently advertising a fully-funded PhD studentship within the
Centre for Social Informatics at Edinburgh Napier University. (See the advertisement on FindAPhD.com and the studentship details on the Edinburgh Napier University careers pages.)
The title of the doctoral study is
Meta-skills maturity for future workplaces.
Applications are due by
Friday 30. th March 2018 Interviews are scheduled for Wednesday 18
th April 2018. The studentship will start on Thursday 1st October 2018.
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Update post-conference: Four of the CSI students won awards at the conference. Frances Ryan won first prize for the best third year full presentation. John Mowbray won second prize for his second year 20×20 presentation and Iris Buunk third prize for hers. Lyndsey Jenkins won second prize in the first year poster competition.
Two students have blogged about the conference: Lyndsey at http://lyndseyjenkins.org, and Frances at http://justaphd.com.
Today the research students in the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University are hosting their annual conference (hashtag #socphdconf). The event has been organised by a committee of six students, three of whom are from the Centre for So cial Informatics: Frances Ryan, Iris Buunk and Lyndsey Jenkins. The other student organisers are Baraq Ghaleb, John McGowan and Andreas Steyven. My colleague Dr Kevin Chalme rs, who was previously involved in this series of conferences when a research student in the School himself, has also been helping out with the preparations for the event. Continue reading
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The Information Science Pathway of the ESRC Scottish Graduate School of Social Science Doctoral Training Centre (SGSSS-DTC) is currently inviting applications for this year’s studentship competition.
Academic staff at each of the
pathway member institutions – including those within the Centre for Social Informatics at Edinburgh Napier University – would be pleased to hear from eligible candidates who would like to apply for a PhD place under this scheme. Applications are due for submission to the SGSSS-DTC by Wednesday 17th February (explained below). However, initial contact regarding this opportunity must be made by Monday 11th January 2016. Continue reading
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