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Research in practice: Making it happen

Ashton Speaker Series, Spring 2018

Thursday, March 1

Waters Room, Zimmerman Library

8:00 - 9:00 AM: coffee and snacks

9:00 - 12:00 PM: workshop

Audience: librarians and library professionals

Research in practice: making it happen

In this workshop, we focus on incorporating research work into life as a librarian. We also discuss how to identify themes that exist across our interests and projects, an important step toward articulating a research program. Participants will emerge from this workshop with a renewed set of individual and collective strategies for including research in everyday work life.


Sarah Polkinghorne headshotSpeaker Biography:

Sarah Polkinghorne is a librarian at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada and a doctoral candidate at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia. Her doctoral research explores the role of information in people’s everyday food lives, how people come to feel informed about food, and how information and knowledge are embodied. Sarah also has a longstanding interest in librarians’ teaching work, and she has published on this subject in venues such as the Critical Library Pedagogy Handbook, the journals In the Library with a Lead Pipe and the Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science, and the proceedings of the Canadian Association for Information Science. Sarah’s role as a librarian sees her supporting students and faculty members working to find and use information, manage research data, and publish their work. Sarah has been recognized with local, national, and international awards, and she has been delighted to twice serve as a Peer Mentor at the Librarians’ Research Institute, an initiative of the Canadian Association of Research Libraries. Sarah can be found at @sarahpolk and at sarahpolkinghorne.ca.

Friday, March 2, 2018
8:00am - 12:00pm
Frank Waters Room 105
Zimmerman Library
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Lori Townsend

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