What has Bruce been up to in the last six months?

Conferences I3 conference Peter presented our IL-DEM findings paper Practices of community councillors in exploiting information channels for citizen engagement in democratic processes I just ligged: https://bruceryan.info/2017/06/30/after-i3-conference-i3rgu/ ECIL conference I presented our IL-DEM theory paper: https://hazelhall.org/2017/09/18/exploring-information-literacy-through-the-lens-of-activity-theory-csi-at-ecil-2017-ecil17-ecil2017/ Both of these papers … Continue reading

Published! @hazelh @spartakan @bruce_research @gemmaducat @librarygryphon @MetaskillsPhD @ilauramuir @FrancesRyanPhD

Tuesday 15 December was a bumper day for the Centre for Social Informatics (CSI), with the publication of six articles in Information Research. These were conference articles presented at ISIC2020 and a paper on ‘imagined citizens’. Together these showcase some … Continue reading

Job vacancy: Professor in Social Informatics, Edinburgh Napier University (full-time, permanent)

Scotland’s top modern university for research power and impact is recruiting a new Professor in Social Informatics. Please pass the message on! Full details of the job can be found in the advertisement on jobs.ac.uk, and by following the links on the Edinburgh Napier University … Continue reading

Creative industries in south-east Scotland – mapped

Recently, I created online maps of creative companies in Scottish Borders, the Lothians, Edinburgh and Fife (collectively ‘south-east Scotland’). This was commissioned by the Creative Informatics programme, which aims ‘to explore how data can be used to drive ground-breaking new … Continue reading

Some notes from ‘How to communicate your research using social media, blogs, video and infographics’

Last week I attended training on ‘How to communicate your research using social media, blogs, video and infographics’, run by CILIP’s UK eInformation Group. I am grateful to Napier’s School of Computing for funding my attendance and this training by … Continue reading

‘Introduction to working with policymakers’ session by Nick Bibby of Scottish Policy and Research Exchange

This online session, hosted by Queen Margaret University on 24 November, provided an overview of how to get research noticed by government and other policy institutions. The ‘research questions’ were What are policymakers looking for from research?  What questions should … Continue reading

Speaking about RIVAL at #CILIPS21

I was delighted to speak about the RIVAL project Royal Society of Edinburgh funded Research Impact Value and Library and Information Science (RIVAL) project, at the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals Scotland 2021 conference (#CILIPS21) on Tuesday 8 June. This, and … Continue reading

Published @hazelh @spartakan @gunillawiden @jinfolit

I’m very, very happy to report that Workplace information literacy: measures and methodological challenges has now been published in the Journal of Information Literacy. This paper is available at https://doi.org/10.11645/15.2.2812. You can read more about the paper in at least … Continue reading