Social media and public libraries: a doctoral defence in Finland

Finland in "spring"

Finland experienced a fresh covering of snow last week

I have examined quite a few PhDs over the course of my career, both in English and in French, but until last week I had not had the opportunity to participate in a doctoral defence at a Nordic university. Last week I travelled to Åbo Akademi University in the Finnish city of Turku to serve as the opponent at the PhD defence of a thesis (in English) entitled Social media and public libraries: exploring information activities of library professionals and users.

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Job opportunity: Research Fellow in e-punditry

InGSoc LogoYesterday I posted information about the AHRC-funded studentship that we are currently advertising within the Centre for Social Informatics at Edinburgh Napier University. The studentship is associated with an AHRC-funded project entitled Informing the Good Society (InGSoc), led by Dr Alistair Duff.

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