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Connaway, Lynn Silipigni

Works: 78 works in 136 publications in 1 language and 2,707 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Use studies 
Roles: Author, Research team head, Contributor, Research team member, Compiler, Researcher, Creator
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Most widely held works by Lynn Silipigni Connaway
Basic research methods for librarians by Ronald R Powell( Book )

23 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 1,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most library post-graduate programs teach research methods using generic research methods textbooks. However, this ground-breaking textbook covers the basic research methodologies likely to be used by librarians with an orientation to library issues. It also includes basic instructions on writing the research proposal and the research report
Research methods in library and information science by Lynn Silipigni Connaway( Book )

11 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Academic library impact : improving practice and essential areas to research by Lynn Silipigni Connaway( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now more than ever, academic libraries are being asked to demonstrate value to their institutional stakeholders, funders, and governance boards. Academic Library Impact builds on ACRL’s 2010 Value of Academic Libraries: A Comprehensive Research Review and Report and the results of the subsequent Assessment in Action program. It demonstrates how libraries are now measuring library contributions to student learning and success, and recommends where more research is needed in areas critical to the higher education sector such as accreditation, student retention, and academic achievement. This action-oriented research agenda includes: a report on all project phases and findings; a detailed research agenda based on those findings; a visualization component that filters relevant literature and creates graphics that can communicate library value to stakeholders,; a bibliography of the literature analyzed; and a full bibliography of the works cited and reviewed, All components were produced in partnership with OCLC Research and include analyses of library and information science (LIS) and higher education literature, focus group interviews and brainstorming sessions with academic library administrators at different institution types within the United States, and individual interviews with provosts. Building on established best practices and recent research, Academic Library Impact clearly identifies priority areas and suggests specific actions for academic librarians and administrators to take in developing programs, collections, and spaces focused on student learning and success. It includes effective practices, calls out exemplary studies, and indicates where more inquiry is needed, with proposed research designs. It identifies the next generation of necessary research to continue to testify to library value. This new report is a significant milestone for ACRL’s Value of Academic Libraries initiative and for the profession. --
Understanding the collective collection : towards a system-wide perspective on library print collections by Lorcan Dempsey( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding the Collective Collection: Towards a System-wide Perspective on Library Print Collections brings together the work that OCLC Research has done for the community in providing a quantitative, analytic, system-wide view of library collections. This body of work has established an evidence base that has allowed and encouraged libraries to begin the shift from local provisioning of library collections and services to increased reliance on cooperative infrastructure, collective collections, shared technology platforms, and "above-the-institution" management strategies. Inclusive report's introduction: The Emergence of the Collective Collection: Analyzing Aggregate Print Library Holdings
The library in the life of the user : engaging with people where they live and learn by Lynn Silipigni Connaway( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of previously published articles representing a decade of OCLC Research staff's collaborative work in the "user studies" OCLC Research theme. This compilation provides a sequential overview of some of our user behavior research findings that articulate the need for the design of future library services to be all about the user
Reordering Ranganathan : shifting user behaviors, shifting priorities by Lynn Silipigni Connaway( Book )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

S.R. Ranganathan's Five Laws of Library Science provide a broad framework for designing and evaluating library programmes, activities and services. The laws continue to be extensively cited even today suggesting their continued relevance. This paper attempts to interpret the five laws in the present day context of information abundance, digital revolution, currently available resources and services, and user behaviours. The idea has been to suggest how libraries and librarians can better connect to those behaviours. After examining the changing roles of the Five Laws on the basis of findings of recent research, the paper suggests reordering and reframing of the Five Laws of Library Science. A number of recommendations for realizing the intent of the laws have also been made
The levels of decisions and involvement in decision-making : effectiveness and job satisfaction in academic library technical services by Lynn Silipigni Connaway( )

7 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ASIST 2011 : proceedings of the 74th ASIS & T Annual Meeting : bridging the gulf : communication and information in society, technology and work by American Society for Information Science and Technology( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seeking synchronicity : revelations and recommendations for virtual reference by Lynn Silipigni Connaway( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a distillation of prior research work (2005-2008) by the authors and by others about -- or relevant to -- library virtual reference (VR) services. Additionally, the authors provide recommendations on how libraries may sustain and develop VR services and systems
"If it is too inconvenient I'm not going after it" : convenience as a critical factor in information-seeking behaviors by Lynn Silipigni Connaway( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In today's fast-paced world, anecdotal evidence suggests that information tends to inundate people, and users of information systems want to find information quickly and conveniently. Empirical evidence for convenience as a critical factor is explored in the data from two multi-year, user study projects funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The theoretical framework for this understanding is founded in the concepts of bounded rationality and rational choice theory, with Savolainen's (2006) concept of time as a context in information seeking, as well as gratification theory, informing the emphasis on the seekers' time horizons. Convenience is a situational criterion in peoples' choices and actions during all stages of the information-seeking process. The concept of convenience can include their choice of an information source, their satisfaction with the source and its ease of use, and their time horizon in information seeking. The centrality of convenience is especially prevalent among the younger subjects ("millennials") in both studies, but also holds across all demographic categories -- age, gender, academic role, or user or non-user of virtual reference services. These two studies further indicate that convenience is a factor for making choices in a variety of situations, including both academic information seeking and everyday-life information seeking, although it plays different roles in different situations
The digital information seeker : report of the findings from selected OCLC, RIN, and JISC user behaviour projects by Lynn Silipigni Connaway( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Utilizing e-books to enhance digital library offerings by Shirley Hyatt( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors describe the rationale and background of OCLC's acquisition of netLibrary, the information environment that is being pursued, and the resulting benefits that libraries may experience
Collaboration in action : Enabling innovative scholarship with social and crowdsourcing services by Chirag Shah( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With an exponentially growing set of e-services and social networks that allow people to be not only consumers, but also producers of information, information seeking and sharing behaviors are rapidly changing. Innovations in areas such as information exchange and knowledge management are coming from scholarship in data sciences, and the “wisdom of the crowd” has become more than a passing trend. The focus of this event would be to discuss the latest developments in the field of social media and crowdsourcing specific to information seeking, knowledge management, and innovative methods for collaborative question-answering. Specifically, the event will facilitate discussions about and engage the audience in topics such as social search, community-based question-answering, and hybrid models for information seeking. These discussions will be guided by the organizers who come from a variety of backgrounds, institutions, and research areas
Seeking synchronicity : OCLC, Rutgers researchers explore virtual reference services by analyzing chat transcripts by Robert C Bolander( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lynn Silipigni Connaway, OCLC Consulting Research Scientist, and Marie L. Radford, Associate Professor at the Rutgers University School of Communication, Information & Library Studies, are conducting a two-year, multiphase study of virtual reference services (VRS) from user, non-user and librarian perspectives. Supported by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and in-kind contributions from OCLC and Rutgers, the study will investigate factors that influence the selection and use of synchronous (e.g., Internet chat-based) VRS and study user and staff perceptions of satisfaction. It also seeks to develop research-based recommendations for VRS staff to increase user satisfaction with the virtual reference experience
Where Does Originality End and Plagiarism Start? Discussing Plagiarism in Information Science by Elke Greifeneder( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper describes a session for interaction and engagement to be held at iConference2014. The session for interaction and engagement focuses on researchers at iSchools and as such is an intellectual follow-up to the systematic check of all iConference2014 paper submissions in a copying detection system. The session offers a platform for discussing whether the use of such a system is justified for a conference that attracts submissions from highly respected researchers. Panel members and the audience will discuss the amount of text a researcher is allowed to reuse and when a submission would no longer be considered to be original and starts to be considered self-plagiarism. Parts of the discussion will center on the question of whether information science researchers can actually avoid repeating the same words when today they have to publish results from research projects in as many publications as possible
Research Methods in Library and Information Science, 6th Edition by Lynn Silipigni Connaway( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Many faces of digital visitors & residents : Facets of online engagement by Lynn Silipigni Connaway( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What are the needs of our students and library users in a changing landscape of digital technologies? We propose the Digital Visitors and Residents (V&R) framework as an alternate way to understand how individuals engage with technology. This framework is based on empirical evidence across several different studies in different countries, which strengthens the applicability and replicability of our data collection and analysis tools and findings. This report will demonstrate what we did, what we found, and how you can use our findings to make changes in your classrooms and libraries
Comparing library resource allocations for the paper and the digital library : an exploratory study by Lynn Silipigni Connaway( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This exploratory study asked eleven Association of Research Libraries (ARL) librarians to identify the resources needed for the transition of an all-paper library to the all-digital library. Although the results cannot be generalized, the study identifies functions and resources associated with the provision of paper and electronic materials that can be used for further investigation of library resource allocations
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