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Howard, Katherine; Partridge, Helen; Hughes, Hilary; Oliver, Gillian – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2016
Introduction: This paper explores the current and future skills and knowledge requirements of contemporary information professionals in a converged gallery, library, archive and museum sector (also referred to as the GLAM sector) in Australia. This research forms part of a larger study that investigated the education needs of information…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Skill Analysis, Skill Development, Professional Education
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Gillespie, Ann; Partridge, Helen; Bruce, Christine; Howlett, Alisa – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2016
Introduction: This paper presents the findings from a project that investigated the lived experiences of library and information professionals in relation to evidence-based practice within an Australian public library. Method: The project employed ethnography, which allows holistic description of people's experiences within a particular community…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Evidence Based Practice, Public Libraries, Ethnography
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Gillespie, Ann – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2014
Introduction: This research is the first to investigate the experiences of teacher-librarians as evidence-based practice. An empirically derived model is presented in this paper. Method: This qualitative study utilised the expanded critical incident approach, and investigated the real-life experiences of fifteen Australian teacher-librarians,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Libraries, Librarians, Librarian Teacher Cooperation
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Hartel, Jenna – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2013
Introduction: Theorist Howard D. White has made a call to action for "scientist-poets" to synthesize concepts and oeuvres in the centrifugal literature of information science. In response, this paper interprets the work of canonical information scientist Marcia J. Bates through the original metaphor of "castles and inverted…
Descriptors: Information Science, Information Scientists, Journal Articles, Content Analysis
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Prado, Javier Calzada; Marzal, Miguel Angel – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2013
Introduction: The role of library and information science professionals as knowledge facilitators is solidly grounded in the profession's theoretical foundations as much as connected with its social relevance. Knowledge science is presented in this paper as a convenient theoretical framework for this mission, and knowledge engagement…
Descriptors: Specialists, Information Scientists, Information Science, Graduate Students
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Cronin, Blaise – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2012
In this short paper, avowedly personal, partial and pointillist in nature, I (i) sketch the early days of (mainly Anglo-American) information studies and the field's gradual institutionalization, (ii) describe its maturation, as both an academic discipline and a domain of professional practice, and (iii) speculate on its future in the light of oft…
Descriptors: Information Science, Library Science, Archives, Documentation
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da Cunha, Miriam Vieira – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2009
Introduction: Report of a study to discover and describe job vacancies for information professionals available online at specific sites and discussion lists between January 2005 and February 2008. Method: The study uses Bardin's content analysis technique and the following analysis criteria: information source, institutional type, professional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Online Searching, Internet, Employment Opportunities