The Librarian as Researcher

We’re delighted to bring you this excellent CPD workshop at an equally excellent price.

This custom-made workshop, “The Librarian as Researcher”, will provide healthcare librarians with a practical guide to undertaking research.  It will get you well on the way to carrying out your own piece of research, big or small, and provide useful information on supporting research within your organisation.  Use the day to identify research partners with similar interests from among your colleagues.  The afternoon session, based on a case study by the presenter, comprehensively covers all the key steps in the publishing and dissemination process.

And don’t forget the two big events in Dublin in 2017 (12th International Congress of Medical Librarianship and EAHIL Workshop) – the host nation should be well represented, so now’s the time to get in touch with your inner researcher!

All for the incredible price of €30 – an early Christmas gift from HSLG!  We want to make it as easy as possible for everyone to attend.

Book your place: Booking Form Librarian as Researcher

The presenter is Rosarie Coughlan who has a very impressive track record in the area of research.  Rosarie is Scholarly Publishing Librarian at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada (since August 2014 to present).  In this role she manages the University’s Journal Hosting Service, a facility provided by the Library to enable University staff, students and faculty to publish their own journal or conference proceedings.  She also manages the institutional research repository –QSpace, home to Queen’s University’s peer-reviewed open access research. She also coordinates library support to graduate students and post-doctoral fellows.

Before joining Queen’s Rosarie was Information Literacy Librarian at Concordia University, Montreal, coordinating support for teaching and learning via the Library. Prior to this she worked as Research Support Librarian for Science, technology and medicine at the National University of Ireland, Galway supporting research units across the university in key areas of research performance measurement, scholarly communications, open access publishing and Information literacy.

Date:                                       17th December 2015

Venue:                                    UCD, Belfield – exact room to be advised.

Price:                                      €30

Outline schedule (you’ll find the full outline for the day at the bottom of the page):

Registration and coffee:         10.30 (This later start is to facilitate those travelling)

Morning session:                     11.00 – 12.30

Lunch:                                     12.30 – 13.15  (Lunch isn’t provided but there will be café facilities on campus.)

Afternoon session:                  13.15 – 16.00


Note: this workshop will fill very quickly.  Anyone wishing to attend should notify the undersigned as early as possible – Booking form is attached.  LAI Certification is being requested for this Workshop.

Workshop Outline

This workshop will explore the evolving landscape in research and dissemination, both for librarians as researchers undertaking research in any setting from hospitals to Health Boards and as publishers within academia.  The session will be highly practical and interactive, drawing on participants own research and shared experience through group discussion and exchange.

Part 1: Doing Research – Librarians as Researchers

This session will explore key areas of research planning and dissemination within the field of Library and Information Science, including:

  • Getting started: forming effective research questions
  • Research methodologies
  • Research process planning
  • Research dissemination – methods and approaches.

Part 2: Enabling Research Dissemination – Librarian as Publisher, a Case Study

  • The Library and publisher: opportunities and challenges
  • Journal Hosting Service at Queen’s University Library, Ontario, Canada:
    • Managing a journal hosting service using Open Journal Systems
    • Supporting the publication workflow, from submission, peer review, editing, online publication, indexing and exposure.
  • Beyond the scholarly journal – evolving models in digital scholarship and the role of librarians – what’s next?

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