PhD studentship on Mental Models of the Organisation of Scholarly Information Across the Academy: Disciplinary Similarities and Differences

Published: 10 May 2021

Deadline for applications: Friday 11 June 2021

We are pleased to offer an exciting opportunity for a PhD student to work with the University of Glasgow and the Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford on a Collaborative Doctoral Award, funded by the Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities (SGSAH) for a full-time period of 3 ½ years (7 years part-time). The successful student will be based in Information Studies at the University of Glasgow, with a paid internship at the Bodleian Libraries tailored to the student’s interests.

The supervisors will be Dr. Paul Gooding (Information Studies), Prof. Lorna Hughes (Information Studies), and Dr. Frankie Wilson (Bodleian Libraries). The studentship includes a £550 p/a mobility allowance, provided by the Bodleian Libraries, to enable time to be spent in Oxford.

To take this fantastic opportunity to work with two leading organisations in the Library and Information sector, you need a postgraduate degree in Library and Information Science, Psychology, Human-Computer Interaction, or similar discipline, or equivalent professional experience. You will be enthused to work on a timely and impactful study that will directly inform the implementation of a cross-collection search and discovery tools at the Bodleian Libraries, and influence thinking about the practical and cultural concerns of library discovery in the digital age. You will develop your own approach to the topic, which may include questions around the decolonisation of library search, gender bias in the use of scholarly resources, and the development of methodological and critical frameworks for future research into library discovery systems.

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First published: 10 May 2021