Research Skills for Librarians

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Date(s) - Friday, September 1, 2017
All Day

Dance Ireland

Facilitators Bríd McGrath & Liz Kerrins

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Research skills for librarians and information workers.


Library staff increasingly need to understand and be able to undertake research as part of their work in developing services, advising users and reporting to management and the library community of their services and developments in library work.  This course provides an introduction to the skills in research, selecting a suitable research style, evaluating research, writing and disseminating their results.  It is presented by Dr. Bríd McGrath and social researcher and librarian Liz Kerrins.


9.45 Registration

10.00 Welcome and introductions (Bríd)

10.30 Introduction to research; why librarians should understand and conduct research (Liz)

10.30 Introducing the research process (Liz)

11.00 Getting started: planning your research project (Bríd)

11.15 Tea / coffee

11.30 Evaluating research & conducting literature reviews (Bríd)
Practical session on evaluating research

12.00 Methodologies and methods (Liz)
Practical session on planning your research (Bríd)

13.00 Lunch

13.45 Collecting and analysing data / information (Liz)
Practical session on coding

14.45 Writing up your research and research outputs (Bríd)

15.15 Tea/coffee

15.30 Research dissemination and impact (Bríd) (Practical session)

16.15 Questions and answers; evaluation



Bookings are closed for this event.

Terms & Conditions

Full refund for cancellations received two working days or more prior to course commencement. Cancellations received within two working days of the course commencement will not be refunded.