Publications

Refereed Journal Articles and Book Chapters:

Given, L. M., & Willson, R. (2017). Information technology and the humanities scholar: Documenting digital research practices. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Given, L. M., Winkler, D. C., Willson, R., Davidson, C., Danby, S., & Thorpe, K. (2016). Watching young children ‘play’ with information technology: Everyday life information seeking in the home. Library & Information Science Research, 38(4), 344-352. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lisr.2016.11.007

Given, L. M., Winkler, D. C., Willson, R., Davidson, C., Danby, S., & Thorpe, K. (2016). Parents as co-researchers at home: Using an observational method to document young children’s use of technology. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 15(1). https://doi.org/10.1177/1609406915621403

Given, L. M. & Willson, R. (2015). Collaboration, information seeking, and technology use: A critical examination of humanities scholars’ research practices. In P. Hansen, C. Shah, & K. Claus-Peter (Eds.) Collaborative information seeking: Best practices, new domains and new thoughts (pp. 139-164). New York: Springer-Verlag.

Willson, R., & Given, L. M. (2014). Student search behaviour in an online public access catalogue: An examination of ‘searching mental models’ and ‘searcher self-concept’. Information Research19(3). Retrieved from http://InformationR.net/ir/19-3/paper640.html

Willson, R. (2012). Independent searching during one-shot information literacy instruction sessions: Is it an effective use of time? Evidence Based Library & Information Practice7(4), 52–67. http://dx.doi.org/10.18438/B85323

Julien, H., Detlor, B., Serenko, A., Willson, R., & Lavallee, M. (2011). Preparing tomorrow’s decision makers: Learning environments and outcomes of information literacy instruction in business schools. Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship, 16(4), 348-367. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08963568.2011.605669

Detlor, B., Julien, H., Willson, R., Serenko, A., & Lavallee, M. (2011). Learning outcomes of information literacy instruction at business schools. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 62(3), 572-585. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/asi.21474

Willson, R., & Given, L. M. (2010). The effect of spelling and retrieval system familiarity on search behavior in online public access catalogs: A mixed methods study. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 61(12), 2461–2476. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/asi.21433

 

Thesis:

Willson, R. (2016). Information in transition: Examining the information behaviour of academics as they transition into university careers. (Doctoral thesis, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, Australia). Retrieved from http://primo.unilinc.edu.au/primo_library/libweb/action/dlDisplay.do?vid=CSU2&docId=dtl_csu85865 

 

Refereed Conference Presentations:

Given, L. M., Willson, R., Albrecht, L., & Scott, S. (2016). Information in crisis: Health & technology-related information behaviors of parents in emergency departments. Paper to be presented at 79th Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology. Copenhagen, Denmark.

Given, L. M., Kelly, W., & Willson, R. (November 2015). Bracing for impact: The role of information science in supporting societal research impact. Paper presented at 78th Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology. St. Louis, USA.

Willson, R. (July 2015). Open doors and hallway conversations: Physical proximity and informal social interactions in information gathering during a career transition. Paper presented at the Research Applications in Information and Library Studies (RAILS11). Sydney, Australia.

Given, L.,  Kelly, W., Willson, R., & Deloire, A. (July 2015). Expanding information horizons for impact: Exploring information behaviours in wine industry research. Paper presented at the Research Applications in Information and Library Studies (RAILS11). Sydney, Australia.

Given, L. M. & Willson, R. (July 2015). Models For effective research engagement: LIS professionals and scholars working together for success. Paper presented at the Eighth International Evidence Based Library and Information Practice Conference (EBLIP8). Brisbane, Australia.

Willson, R. (April 2015). The check-in method: Collecting salient experiences over longer periods of time. 14th Qualitative Methods Conference. Melbourne, Australia.

Given, L. M., Hicks, D., Schindel, T., & Willson, R. (November 2014). The informing nature of talk and text: Discourse analysis as a research approach in information science. Panel presentation at the 77th Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology. Seattle, USA.

Given, L. M. & Willson, R. (November 2014). Documenting young children’s information technology use: Observations in the home. Paper presented at the 77th Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology. Seattle, USA.

Willson, R. (July 2014). “I always have the impression that I’m losing something”: The information experiences of early career researchers as they transition in academe. Paper presented at the RAILS10 (Research Applications in Information and Library Studies). Canberra, Australia.

Willson, R. (June 2013). Using Transition Theory in information behaviour research: Addressing change in personal narratives. Paper presented at the Canadian Association for Information Science. Victoria, Canada.

Rockwell, G., Sinclair, S., Simpson, J. Willson, R., Chartier, R., Dyrbye, A., & Radzikowska, M. (June 2013). Just what do they do?: On the use of text analysis in the humanities. Panel presentation at the Canadian Society for Digital Humanities. Victoria, Canada.

Edwards Thomson, M., Goebel, N., Knoch, J., & Willson, R. (May 2012). Aren’t we all trying to do the same thing?: Four Alberta post-secondary institutions collaborating to create an information literacy assessment tool. Paper presented at WILU (Workshop for Instruction in Library Use). Edmonton, Canada.

Willson, R. (October 2011). Learning to do library research: Scholarship of teaching and learning in one-shot information literacy sessions. Paper presented at the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Milwaukee, USA.

 Willson, R. (June 2011). Independent searching during one-shot information literacy instruction sessions: Does it prepare students for research? Paper presented at EBLIP6 (Evidence Based Library and Information Practice 6). Manchester, UK.

 Willson, R. (June 2011). A library is more than books: Direct instruction and support of scholarly student activities in psychology. Paper presented as part of a panel at Canadian Psychological Association Convention 2011. Toronto, Canada.

 MacMillan, M., & Willson, R. (November 2010). Unconventional classrooms, unconventional methods: Conducting scholarship of teaching and learning research in places you don’t expect. Paper presented at 2010 Centennial Symposium on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Banff, Canada.

Julien, H., Detlor, B. & Willson, R. (November 2009). Outcomes of information literacy instruction for undergraduate business students.Paper presented at the 72nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology. Vancouver, Canada.

 Julien, H., & Willson, R. (May 2009). Information literacy learning outcomes: critical factors in the learning environment. Paper presented at the meeting of the Canadian Association for Information Science. Ottawa, Canada.

 Julien, H., & Willson, R. (May 2009). Assessing learning outcomes of information literacy instruction at Canadian business schools. Paper presented at the meeting of the WILU (Workshop for Instruction in Library Use). Montreal, Canada.

 Willson, R.  (June 2008). The effect of misspellings on information retrieval on online public access catalogues. Paper presented at the meeting of the Canadian Association for Information Science. Vancouver, Canada.

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