ECIL2021: Information literacy in a post-truth era

Yesterday was the last day of the ECIL 2021 conference, which took place between 20-23 September in a range of virtual locations such as Tallinn, Prague, Istanbul, Saint-Malo, and Dubrovnik. Coincidentally, these are all locations where the conference has taken place in-person before – it’s a nice touch by the conference organisers to name the … Continue reading ECIL2021: Information literacy in a post-truth era

New publication: “New information literacy horizons: Making the case for career information literacy”

Some time ago, my supervisors and I wrote a paper entitled "New information literacy horizons: Making the case for career information literacy" following the successful receipt of our corresponding abstract for the ECIL 2021 conference. I am pleased to announce that the full-text version of this paper has now been selected for inclusion in the … Continue reading New publication: “New information literacy horizons: Making the case for career information literacy”

Making sense of the literature as a PhD student, Part 2: Inclusion criteria, exclusion criteria, and everything in between

This blog post is the second part of a series of three blog posts on the topic of literature searching and writing a literature review for a PhD. Some of the advice presented here might also be applicable to students doing research at postgraduate level or any researchers undertaking large-scale research projects. Blog post 1 … Continue reading Making sense of the literature as a PhD student, Part 2: Inclusion criteria, exclusion criteria, and everything in between

Highlights from the 2021 iConference

“Good morning, good afternoon, and good evening”! This was the common greeting at this year’s iConference, which spanned over several time zones and took place virtually between 17-31 March 2021. A wide range of research topics were covered at the iConference, such as informetrics, archival studies, cybersecurity, and e-government, to name a few. There was … Continue reading Highlights from the 2021 iConference

What are your unique information needs? Learning to navigate the hidden curriculum as an early career researcher

Dr David Brazier and I are pleased to announce that we are now taking registrations for a set of three participative design workshops designed to enhance the informal learning of early career researchers in the hidden university curriculum. These online workshops build on previous work completed by David that proposed new methods for eliciting, recording, … Continue reading What are your unique information needs? Learning to navigate the hidden curriculum as an early career researcher

Work essential or extra workload? The value of creating a personal professional web presence

Last week, Hazel Hall and I delivered a workshop through Edinburgh Napier University’s Research, Innovation & Enterprise (RIE) office entitled “Work essential or extra workload? The value of creating a personal professional web presence”. The first part of this session was delivered by Hazel, who is an experienced researcher, blogger, and all-around advocate of the … Continue reading Work essential or extra workload? The value of creating a personal professional web presence

The CDI Scotland Student conference #CDIscotconf: a space to discuss changing career guidance practice

Yesterday, I was delighted to present at the CDI student conference on the topic of knowledge co-creation in career development. A copy of my slides can be accessed here. My supervisor Hazel Hall also blogged about the conference here. Many thanks to the Career Development Institute for hosting this session and for giving me a … Continue reading The CDI Scotland Student conference #CDIscotconf: a space to discuss changing career guidance practice

Making sense of the literature as a PhD student, Part 1: Literature searching

This blog post is the first part of a series of three blog posts on the topic of literature searching and writing a literature review for a PhD. Some of the advice presented here might also be applicable to students doing research at postgraduate level or any researchers undertaking large-scale research projects. What is a … Continue reading Making sense of the literature as a PhD student, Part 1: Literature searching