Libraries projects

Welsh Public Library Standards (WPLS) Framework 7 Development (2024), Welsh Government

Welsh Public Library Standards (WPLS) Independent Advisor Libraries (2023), Welsh Government

Scoping Study to support the creation of a cross-sector Emerging Leaders programme for members of ethnically diverse communities within libraries (2023), RLUK,  Libraries Connected, CILIP, SCONUL, WHELF & SCURL. 

Facilitating the development of a new shared Workforce and Skills Strategy for Public Libraries, (2021-22), Libraries Connected & CILIP

 The role of academic and research libraries as active participants and leaders in the production of scholarly research (2021), RLUK/AHRC

Evaluation of Leading Libraries: Transforming library leadership (2020-22), BCU (for Libraries Connected)

Review of the Sadie Massie Awards evaluation (2018-19), Portico Library 

Developing Principles for Working with Young People in Libraries (2018-19), ASCEL 

Scoping of a vision for a sector-wide portal providing access to research and the evidence-base for the information profession (2017-18), CILIP 

School Library Pack Evaluation (2014-15), Book Trust 

E-learning for researchers (2010), EMRSG (East Midlands Research Support Group)

Finding Aids and Discovery Services for Collections of Objects and Artefacts (2007-08), RIN (Research Information Network)

Digital libraries in the Classroom Programme Evaluation and Support Study (2005-06), JISC 

Evaluation and evidence-based training (2005-06), MLA-WM 

Cross-branch activity analysis (2005), Hackney Public Libraries 

Evaluation of Health Information Services Management Course (2005-07), Macmillan Cancer Relief 

Feasibility study for a children’s mobile library service (2004-05), Swansea Libraries 

Evaluation of Learning Resource Policy implemented in Chile during the 1990s (2004), Ministry of Education, Chile 

Investigating the provision of careers information in schools (2004-05), Library & Information Research Group 

Schools, public libraries and dual use libraries in Norway (2004), John Campbell Trust 

eVALUEd:  Developing an evaluation model for e-libraries  (2003-2004), HEFCE Fund for Good Management Practice.

School Libraries – A Self Evaluation Model (2002-2003), Resource: the Council for Museums, Libraries and Archives on behalf of the DfES/DCMS School Libraries Working Party. 

Collaboration between Libraries and Education:  Supporting the Learner (2002), Resource: the Council for Museums, Libraries and Archives on behalf of the DfES/DCMS Demonstration Projects Working Party. 

User Learning Needs Critical Literature Review (2002), Resource: the Council for Museums, Libraries and Archives on behalf of the DfES/DCMS Training Working Party.

The LIS Research Landscape:  A Review and Prognosis (2002), The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP)

National Electronic Library for Health in Public Libraries (2001-2002), Resource: the Council for Museums, Libraries and Archives on behalf of the Department of Health

Children, Access & Learning:  Resource-based Learning and the Impact of Environment and Learning Cultures (2000-2002), Resource: the Council for Museums, Libraries and Archives

Evaluation of Barking & Dagenham’s DCMS/Wolfson Family Reading Project – Phases 1 & 2 (2000-2002), Resource: the Council for Museums, Libraries and Archives on behalf of the Wolfson Foundation.

Freely available publications about libraries

Developing Principles for Working with Young People in Libraries, ASCEL, 2019, with Marianne Bamkin

'Evidence Portal for information management', Information Professional, 2018, with Pete Dalton

A Report on Research to Support the Development of a Sector-wide Research Portal/evidence-base, CILIP, 2018, with Pete Dalton

'Digital inequalities and social media: Experiences of young people in Chile', Information and Learning Science, 2017, with Karine Aillerie

'The potential of educational comics as a health information medium', Health Information and Libraries Journal, 2016

Responding to concerns about online radicalisation in UK schools through a critical digital literacy approach, Computers in the Schools, 2016

'Renegotiating the place of fiction in libraries through critical literacy' in S.McNicol (ed), Critical Literacy for Information Professionals, London: Facet, 2016

'Developing a new approach to information literacy learning design', Journal of Information Literacy, 2014, with Emily Shields 

'Student attitudes towards intellectual property – and what this means for libraries', SCONUL Focus, 2013

'The shape and state of gaming in UK libraries', Library and Information Research, 2011

'Investigating the provision of careers information in schools', Library and Information Research, 2005

'Taking a planned approach to evaluation', SCONUL Focus, 2005, with Pete Dalton

'Practitioner research in libraries:  a cross-sectoral comparison', Library and Information Research, 2004

'LIS researchers and practitioners: creating a research culture', Library and Information Research News, 2002

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Supporting People to Live Well with Dementia: A Guide for Library Services,  Facet Publishing, 2023

Bibliotherapy, London: Facet, 2018, with Liz Brewster

Critical Literacy for Information Professionals, London: Facet, 2016

'Reading health-education comics critically: challenging power relationships' in S.McNicol (ed), Critical Literacy for Information Professionals, London: Facet, 2016

'School librarians’ intellectual freedom attitudes and practices', New Library World, 2016

'Modelling information literacy for classrooms of the future', Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 2015

'The role of critical literacy in libraries', ALISS Quarterly, 2015

'InFlow (Information Flow): An Integrated Model of Applied Information Literacy' (Key Concepts in Instruction), School Library Monthly, 2014

'InFlow (Information Flow): An Integrated Model of Applied Information Literacy', School Libraries in View, 2013

'The importance of evaluation and evidence-based skills to improving service delivery', Library and Information Research, 2009

'A whole in one', Public Library Journal, 2008

Joint-use Libraries: Libraries for the Future, Oxford: Chandos Publishing, 2008

Forbidden Fruit: The censorship of literature and information for young people, Conference proceedings, Florida: BrownWalker Press, 2008

'Memories of reading in the 1940s and 1950s', New Review of Children’s Literature and Librarianship, 2007

'An Open Letter: Teenagers' Views of Censorship in Libraries', Knowledge Quest, 2007

'Joint use libraries as children’s libraries', in A Bundy (ed.), Joint Use Libraries:  An International Conference, Proceedings, South Australia:  Auslib Press, 2007

'Responsible guardian or censor?  School and children’s librarians’ attitudes to intellectual freedom', Youth Library Review, 2006

'Showing resource:  Why do students prefer certain careers resources over others?', Newscheck, 2006

'What makes a joint use library a community library?', Library Trends, 2006

'Winds of change in Chile:  Improvements in Learning Resource Centres', The School Librarian, 2005

'Impressions from a visit to Norwegian libraries', Bibliotekforum, 2005

'The provision of careers information in schools', Careers Education and Guidance, 2005

'How Norwegian libraries support information literacy and reading development in schools', Education Libraries Journal, 2005

'Library services for children and young people in Norway', Youth Library Review, 2005

'Balancing the books: emphasizing the importance of qualitative evaluation for understanding electronic information services', Library Quarterly, 2005, with Pete Dalton

'The challenges of strategic planning in academic libraries', New Library World, 2005

'Library co-operation in the inter-war period: lessons from history', Library History, 2005

'Schools and public libraries: working together”' The School Librarian, 2004, with Ruth Buckingham

'Research in School Libraries:  A Survey of Practitioners', School Libraries in View, 2004

Is research an untapped resource in the library and information profession?', Journal of Librarianship & Information Science, 2004

'Incorporating Library Provision in School Self-Evaluation”, Educational Review, 2004

'Investigating non-use of libraries in the UK using the mass observation archive”, Journal of Librarianship & Information Science, 2004

'Broadening perspectives on the learning process in public libraries', The New Review of Libraries and Lifelong Learning, 2004, with Pete Dalton

'Striking a balance:  priorities for research in LIS”, Library Review, 2004, with Pete Dalton

'The evalued toolkit:  a framework for the qualitative evaluation of electronic information services”, VINE, The Journal of Information & Knowledge Management Systems, 2004

'Developing a Self-evaluation Model for English School Libraries', School Libraries Worldwide, 2003

'LIS:  the interdisciplinary research landscape', Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 2003

'Learning in public libraries', Learning and Skills Research, 2003

'Joint use libraries in the UK', Australasian Public Libraries and Information Services, 2003

'Dual-use libraries, do they work?', Library and Information Update, 2003

'Reaching families', Public Library Journal, 2003

Research in academic libraries:  a survey of practitioners', SCONUL Newsletter, 2003

'Reaching out to families', Literacy Today, 2003

'Creating effective information users', in A. Martin and H. Rader (eds), Information and IT Literacy: Enabling Learning in the Twenty-first Century, London: Facet, 2003

'Schools and public libraries must work together to promote reading!', Youth Library Review, 2002, with Ruth Buckingham

'The role of school libraries in resource-based learning', Education Libraries Journal, 2002

'Project brought families to book!', Adults Learning, 2002

'Children's development as Lifelong Learners: The Contribution of Libraries', New Review of Libraries and Lifelong Learning, 2002, with Michael Shoolbred and Tilusha Ghelani

'Learning in libraries: lessons for staff', New Library World, 2002

'The best way is always through the children: the impact of family reading', Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 2002, with Pete Dalton

Children, Access and Learning: Lessons for Librarians", Youth Library Review, 2002

'Children, Access and Learning: The Role of Libraries', School Libraries in View, 2002

'Read all about it:  The benefits of organising a newspaper day', The School Librarian, 1999

'Literacy initiatives at Brownhills', School Libraries in View, 1998