Knowledge exchange and the role of SDS seminars

Earlier this month, I hosted my very own Skills Development Scotland (SDS) seminar. SDS seminars are recurring knowledge exchange events that bring PhD students on the ESRC/SDS collaborative studentship together with various stakeholders who are interested in their research. These include, but are not limited to PhD students from the same cohort, SDS sponsors, members … Continue reading Knowledge exchange and the role of SDS seminars

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

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