Dr Rebekah Willson

Lecturer

Computer and Information Sciences

Personal statement

I am a lecturer in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences.

My research interests include information behaviour, information literacy, and evidence-based librarianship. I am a qualitative researcher particularly interested in the information behaviour of individuals who are in transition and information behaviour in the workplace.

I bring an international perspective to my research and teaching, doing my MLIS in Canada and my PhD in Australia.

You can find my full CV at https://rebekahwillson.com/contact/

Expertise

Has expertise in:

    • Information behaviour
    • Information literacy and information literacy instruction
    • Evidence-based librarianship
    • Academic librarianship
    • Reference
    • Qualitative research methods

Publications

Information technology and the humanities scholar : documenting digital research practices
Given Lisa M, Willson Rebekah
Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology Vol 69, pp. 807-819 (2018)
https://doi.org/10.1002/asi.24008
"Systemic Managerial Constraints" : How universities influence the information behaviour of HSS early career academics
Willson Rebekah
Journal of Documentation (2018)
https://doi.org/10.1108/JD-07-2017-0111
Parents as coresearchers at home : using an observational method to document young children's use of technology
Given Lisa M, Winkler Denise Cantrell, Willson Rebekah, Davidson Christina, Danby Susan, Thorpe Karen
International Journal of Qualitative Methods Vol 15, pp. 1-9 (2016)
https://doi.org/10.1177/1609406915621403
Bracing for impact : the role of information science in supporting societal research impact
Given Lisa M, Kelly Wade, Willson Rebekah
Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology, pp. 1-10 (2016)
https://doi.org/10.1002/pra2.2015.145052010048
Information in crisis : health & technology-related information behaviors of parents in emergency departments
Given Lisa M, Willson Rebekah, Albrecht Lauren, Scott Shannon
, pp. 1-10 (2016)
https://doi.org/10.1002/pra2.2016.14505301073
Watching young children 'play' with information technology : everyday life information seeking in the home
Given Lisa M, Winkler Denise Cantrell, Willson Rebekah, Davidson Christina, Danby Susan, Thorpe Karen
Library and Information Science Research Vol 38, pp. 344-352 (2016)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lisr.2016.11.007

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Research interests

My main areas of research interest include:

  • information behaviour
  • information literacy
  • evidence-based librarianship

Professional activities

Expectations and preparation: The transition from doctoral student to early career academic
Speaker
21/5/2018
Expectations and affect in the transition from doctoral student to early career academic
Speaker
25/4/2018
The experience of early career academics: The influence of governments, universities, and colleagues on academics’ work – and what we can do
Speaker
19/4/2018
Sensible or censorship? Gatekeeping, filtering and access to information in libraries
Speaker
30/8/2017
The House That Heals The Soul
Speaker
28/8/2017
Information in transition: The social flow of information. Paper presented
Speaker
29/6/2017

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Address

Computer and Information Sciences
Livingstone Tower

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