“A participative approach to understanding the hidden curriculum” to be presented at the ASIS&T 24-Hour Global Conference

On Tuesday and Wednesday this week (April 26 and/or April 27, 2022, depending on where you are in the world), the ASIS&T 24-Hour Global Conference is coming to a screen near you!

Themed “Networking, Sharing, and Learning: Challenges and Opportunities”, the ASIS&T 24-Hour Global Conference provides a platform for discussions of the means by which people network, share, learn, and innovate in online spaces. It is only fitting that a conference on such a theme would be held as a virtual conference!

Taking full advantage of the online format, the conference is open to both ASIS&T members and non-members, and scholars from all three main regions – the Americas, Asia/Pacific, and Europe/Africa – are going to be in attendance. In the spirit of global networking and collaboration, participation is offered free of charge. A nice gesture by the organisers!

At the ‘maiden flight’ of the ASIS&T 24-Hour Global Conference, there will be a strong turnout by my research group:

  • At 8 am UK time on the 27th of April (Wednesday), Dr David Haynes will present “A Study of Online Safety and Digital Literacy of Academic Researchers Working from Home During the COVID-19 Pandemic”, and Rachel Salzano will introduce the work that her and I did on the “Research in Times of Crisis: Adaptations of Research due to the COVID-19” project.
  • Later, at 11:15 am, Dr David Brazier will present another one of his research projects, this time co-authored with Dr Bruce Ryan, entitled “Evaluation of Inequalities of Access in UK Online Digital Collections: A Systematic Review”.

The full conference schedule is available to view here. The conference also has its very own Miro board which marks participants’ locations around the globe.


In the presentation that I will be delivering at 9 am, I will talk about three key elements: information needs, participative design, and the ‘hidden curriculum’. I will elaborate on how these elements were implemented within the research, and I will talk about the numerous artefacts that were produced during the workshops. The presentation will conclude with reflections on the effectiveness of the workshops and recommendations for researchers who might be thinking of conducting similar workshops online.

To access the presentation slides and paper abstract before the conference, click through the links below.

Presentation slides: A Participative Approach to Understanding the Hidden Curriculum: Lessons from Three Virtual Information Needs Workshops

Paper abstract: A Participative Approach to Understanding the Hidden Curriculum: Lessons from Three Virtual Information Needs Workshops

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