Kyle Jones shares some reflection on his first semester at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the Library and Information Studies (LIS) doctoral program:
With good timing, a friend recently contacted me about his own interests in pursuing a PhD in library and information studies. Knowing that I had just wrapped up my first semester [...]
Kyle Jones sent this to me:
Kjellberg, Sara. “I am a blogging researcher: Motivations for blogging in a scholarly context” First Monday[Online], Volume 15 Number 8 (14 July 2010)
Kjellberg conducted in-depth interviews with researchers who blog for the study. Take a look at the findings and discussion for some strong evidence for sharing and [...]
I realized I hadn’t blogged this, but my article “The Pragmatic Biblioblogger: Examining the Motivations and Observations of Early Adopter Librarian Bloggers” is in Internet Reference Services Quarterly, Vol. 13, Issue 4, p311-345.
It’s been a long time since November 2005 when 238 hearty bibliobloggers took my survey. The changes since then are [...]
Ten winners of the inaugural Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award were recognized at a ceremony hosted by the New York Times December 9. The award, administered by the ALA’s Public Information Office and the Campaign for America’s Libraries, recognizes public, school, and college librarians for service to their [...]
A big congratulations to Dr. Brian Kenney who attended the hooding ceremony at the University of North Texas this weekend. Brian is in the 2nd IMLS Fellowship PhD Cohort at UNT. A big shout out to Dr. Brian and to all of the others who graduated this weekend.
Just got a note that my fellow IMLS cohort colleague Brian Kenney is defending his dissertation next week. Go Brian! Looks like a great research project.
Brian Kenney - Dissertation Defense
“The Transformative Library: A Narrative Inquiry into the Outcomes of Information Use”
My Dissertation Bound, originally uploaded by mstephens7.
Haven’t had a reinvention post in a while. I was tickled to read about Karen Schneider’s new position with Equinox.
As of June 23 (just in time for ALA!), I’m the Community Librarian at Equinox, the support and development company for Evergreen, the premier, industrial-strength open-source integrated library system software.
What, you ask, is [...]
A post that is long overdue. I want to extend public thanks to Jennifer Graham and Scott Smith for the invaluable assistance they provided me as I finished my dissertation. In a way, it’s also an acknowledgement of how powerful these informal blogging connections can be. In the space of a few months Jennifer [...]
Measuring a phenomenon requires attention to reliability and validity. I used John Creswell’s Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches (2nd Edition) as a valuable guide to the process. Creswell noted the need for validating qualitative research and describes several primary strategies of doing so, including triangulation, member-checking, use of rich, thick description, clarification [...]