Tags Pursuing the PhD

Kyle Jones shares some reflection on his first semester at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the Library and Information Studies (LIS) doctoral program: http://thecorkboard.org/a-reflection-on-the-fall-semester/ 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 […]

Thoughts on the Fall Semester by an LIS PhD Student

Kyle Jones sent this to me: http://www.uic.edu/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/2962/2580 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 […]

Motivations of Scholarly Bloggers

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 […]

The Pragmatic Biblioblogger is in IRSQ

http://alfocus.ala.org/videos/i-love-my-librarian-award-ceremony 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 […]

Congrats to Dr. Margaret Lincoln!

  My Dissertation Bound, originally uploaded by mstephens7. I just received three bound copies of my dissertation from ProQuest. For those who might be interested, you can download a PDF version here: stephens-mfinal TTW Contributor Lee LeBlanc provided these links: http://www.scribd.com/doc/6355946/Stephens-Mfinal http://pdfmenot.com/view/http://tametheweb.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/stephens-mfinal.pdf From the conclusion: While Gorman (2005) defined a […]

My Dissertation Bound

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. […]

Reinvention – Free Range Librarian Style

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 […]

Modeling the Role of Blogging in Librarianship: Your Blogging Journey