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- PublicationThe future of librarianship : moving out of the library and into the faculty : how problem-based learning is transforming the traditional role(SCONUL, 2007)This article discusses how the trend towards new approaches in teaching and learning such as problem-based learning are radically impacting on librarians.
- PublicationLaptop loans in UCD Library(SCONUL, 2007)
;This article describes the introduction of a new laptop loan service in University College Dublin’s Health Sciences Library. 300
- PublicationThe impact of Problem-Based Learning on the information behavior and literacy of veterinary medicine students at University College Dublin(Elsevier, 2007-03)Research was conducted on the impact of Problem-Based Learning (PBL) on the information seeking and literacy of veterinary students at University College Dublin. Data was collected using both quantitative and qualitative methods from students, academics and the librarian. Results showed PBL has a significant impact on how students find and use information.
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- PublicationFocus on the Veterinary Library, University College Dublin(IFP Media, 2007-12)The article highlights the Veterinary Library of the University College Dublin (UCD) in Dublin, Ireland. It relates that the library is an integrated and central element in the veterinary medicine programme at the UCD and its role is a university library that facilitates the needs of students, as well as academic staff of the veterinary sciences and related disciplines. It is also mention that it is the only veterinary library in the country.
- PublicationLinchpin or weakest link? Challenges to current document delivery practice and services(Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2008)Purpose: The main purpose of this paper is to generate discussion on the necessity for document delivery services to re-position themselves, thus “adding value” within the information chain. Approach: Empirical, based on working practice in a major academic library. Review article, based on practice. Originality/value: A synthesis of current practice, outlining current shortcomings, and challenges.
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- PublicationResource sharing for the future : building blocks to success : a report of the 10th Interlending and Document Supply Conference, National Library Singapore, 29-31 October 2007(Emerald Group Publishing, 2008)Purpose: To report on the 10th ILDS conference held in Singapore Approach – Descriptive Findings – That the conference was very successful and that contrary to rumours interlending and document supply is alive and well throughout the world Value – A report on the only international conference held on the subject of interlending and document supply
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- PublicationManaging, marketing, maximising : creating an information resources development policy to further academic-library relations(SCONUL, 2009)This article outlines the development of a school information resources development policy and illustrates how these policies can be used to further liaison among academic libraries, to market library resources to our users and to ensure that library purchases accurately reflect the teaching and research needs of each school.
- PublicationScanning, tailoring and promoting information literacy support – another string to the liaison librarian’s bow(SCONUL, 2009)A shift in tertiary education is acknowledged and this article discusses the implications for librarians engaged in information literacy support. The article demonstrates why liaison librarians need to scan and tailor new varieties of information skills support to match the changes in education. The importance of promoting new varieties of support services is also discussed and various measures to promote these new support offerings are proposed.
- PublicationResearch support through resource sharing : challenges and opportunities for Irish academic libraries(Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2009)Purpose – The purpose of this paper it to outline current resource-sharing initiatives in Irish academic libraries that support increased research activity in line with national policy. This paper aims to point to the challenges and opportunities such initiatives present. Design/methodology/approach – The approach takes the form of a review paper based on practice. Findings – It has been suggested that the greatest obstacle to finding library research is that librarians do not publish their research. As financial constraints impact on all publicly funded organisations it is not unreasonable to suggest that decision making will become more dependent on research evidence than previously. Economies of scale cannot justify the development of a research body such as the Research Information Network (RIN) in the UK and, while its output is relevant to higher education in Ireland, it is important to remember that its findings must be adapted and scaled to the Irish environment, and that partnerships and collaboration may result in different dynamics from those in a larger polity. It is therefore important that Irish research is documented and published, so that it helps map the information landscape which supports the research agenda and the national interest. Originality/value – The paper presents a synthesis of current practice, outlining current shortcomings and challenges. It will be of interest to all librarians concerned to learn more about resource sharing in the British Isles and in particular in the Republic of Ireland.
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- PublicationEdna O'Brien at the James Joyce Library(Archives and Records Association (UK & Ireland), 2009-03)
- PublicationVerification vanishing as data goes electronic(Irish Times, 2009-05-14)
;Most of us use internet-sourced information in order to live in this global, electronic age. We communicate, share information, apply for jobs, do research, book holidays and listen to music and the ability to handle this mass of information are vital skills we need to hone. A librarian is there to help people find and use credible information, highlight the risks of freely available sources such as Wikipedia, and emphasise the need to state clearly from where the information originates. Is risk the correct word to use in connection to access to a source such as Wikipedia? Yes; and the editing of Wikipedia entries has implications for all internet users, not just reporters. The internet has truly changed how we interact with each other look at social networking options available to all of us via Bebo, Facebook and Twitter but it has also altered how we make choices. 94
- PublicationA needs analysis for information literacy provision for research : a case study in University College Dublin(Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, 2009-06)The purpose of this research was to establish the baseline information literacy of incoming postgraduate research students, which in turn could inform the development of information literacy provision to support research. Evidence Based Librarianship and Information Practice (EBLIP) underpinned the methodological framework. An online survey questionnaire, information behaviour observation and a focus group formed the triangulation of methods used in data collection. Findings identified a wide variation in information literacy within and across disciplines; deficiencies in the ability to trace current and ongoing research; difficulties in the conceptualization of research questions and literal rather than lateral thought. However, it must be noted that the non probability nature of the purposive sampling for the survey questionnaire results in data which cannot be extrapolated to other populations. As this study was used to satisfy the partial requirements of an MLIS degree, the constraints of the thesis necessitated the truncation of the EBLIP process, so that the implementation steps were not included. Nevertheless, this study’s contribution to the field of enquiry lies not only in its feasibility as a practical application, but it also in the contribution it makes in an area where a research deficit has been identified (Corrall 2007; Research Information Network 2008).
- PublicationBook review : Information literacy meets library 2.0(Library Association of Ireland. Health Sciences Libraries Group, 2009-07)
- PublicationHow to make your library more accessible to all users(Library Association of Ireland. Health Sciences Libraries Group, 2009-07)
- PublicationAward for the best poster overall (and first-timer) : exploring and extending information literacy support with nursing and midwifery students(European Association for Health Information and Libraries, 2009-08-03)A prime objective for liaison librarians is the development of information literacy (IL) skills programmes within school curricula. This poster illustrates the need for and the development of an embedded IL programme for undergraduate students in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems (SNM&HS) in UCD. It explores and identifies the best route and structure for an information literacy skills programme through collaboration with staff in the school. The poster demonstrates how the programme was designed and implemented to provide appropriate, incremental support and how it engaged with students at each stage. Feedback and reflection on the highlights and challenges of engaging with the students are included. The poster also presents creative training ideas to further engage students and suggests amendments and possibilities for increasing and extending the support offering into the future.
- PublicationNudging the envelope : the hard road to mainstreaming UCD Library e-book provision(UKSG, 2009-11)
; ;Results of a local survey in late 2008 show that e-books have not yet reached a tipping point at University College Dublin (UCD) Library, with only about a quarter of those surveyed saying that they have used any. There is therefore everything to play for in this developing area. We describe briefly the stages of e-book development at UCD Library, and then focus upon the main themes that have emerged and our experience in each case. These themes are: collection development and acquisition; resource discovery; statistics and promotion; then future challenges and plans. There is discussion of the real challenges that we have seen over the three years that we have had a specific focus on e-books, in terms of the inter-team nature of the enterprise, the rapid transition to new working methods, and the threat presented to future e-book developments by the current financial situation. 553Scopus© Citations 7
- PublicationCollaboration and sustainability : integrating information literacy into enquiry and problem-based learning initiatives in UCD(UCD Teaching and Learning, 2010)
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