Library Research That Matters

15 Apr

Academic Librarians — please help!

For my presentation at the APLA conference, I will be speaking to the idea of professionalism, what it means, how it matters and etc.   At the end of my talk, I would like to point out some things that give me hope for the future.   One of the things that would give me hope is research/writing that actually matters outside the librarian profession (aka Research that is ultimately not self-serving).

One example I got from Kathryn Greenhill was Peter Morville‘s Ambient Findability, but I would like more.   Any ideas?   What I am looking for is the opposite of “For Librarians” texts – influential books and articles by librarians that are intended to be read by people who are not librarians.

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2 Responses to “Library Research That Matters”

  1. Stephen Francoeur April 15, 2011 at 1:23 pm #

    Morville and fellow librarian, Lou Rosenfeld, wrote Information Architecture for the World Wide Web, a book that is now in its third edition and continues to be hugely influential in web design worlds.

  2. Stephen Francoeur April 15, 2011 at 3:59 pm #

    Also Barbara Fister co-authored Research and Documentation in the Electronic Age, which is meant to be read by college students.

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