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Open doors: Library cross-sector co-operation in Bristol, UK (2015)
Journal Article
Chelin, J. (2015). Open doors: Library cross-sector co-operation in Bristol, UK. https://doi.org/10.1108/ILDS-02-2015-0006

Purpose – This paper outlines the aims, activities and outcomes of a project to pilot a reciprocal borrowing scheme between public and academic libraries using existing cards, i.e. public library cards in the academic library and university ID car... Read More about Open doors: Library cross-sector co-operation in Bristol, UK.

Inspiring library partnerships: Evaluation of a unique reciprocal borrowing scheme between Higher Education and local authorities in the West of England (2014)
Report
Robertson, F., Burton, M., Cole, G., Chelin, J., Clark-Webster, E., Collins, I., …Wyatt, G. (2014). Inspiring library partnerships: Evaluation of a unique reciprocal borrowing scheme between Higher Education and local authorities in the West of England

The SWRLS Open Doors project was a partnership between LibrariesWest (led by South Gloucestershire Library Service) and UWE Bristol Library Services and funded by SWRLS (South Western Regional Library Service). The aim was to pilot a reciprocal borro... Read More about Inspiring library partnerships: Evaluation of a unique reciprocal borrowing scheme between Higher Education and local authorities in the West of England.

Value and Impact of Librarians' Interventions on Student Skills Development (2014)
Journal Article
Shreeve, S., Shreeve, S., & Chelin, J. (2014). Value and Impact of Librarians' Interventions on Student Skills Development. New Review of Academic Librarianship, 20(2), 204-232. https://doi.org/10.1080/13614533.2014.906351

The research aimed to discover the perceived impact and to identify the value of four information skills teaching interventions within the curriculum in three faculties at the University of the West of England. Faculty and library staff interviews an... Read More about Value and Impact of Librarians' Interventions on Student Skills Development.

Scenario planning for an uncertain future?: Case study of the restructuring of the Academic Services team at UWE Library (2013)
Journal Article
Chelin, J., Maggs, P., & Chelin, J. (2013). Scenario planning for an uncertain future?: Case study of the restructuring of the Academic Services team at UWE Library. Library Management, 34(8), 664-676. https://doi.org/10.1108/LM-02-2013-0017

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to provide a case study on the practical application of scenario planning techniques to complete a re-structuring of an academic liaison team within the Library at the University of the West of England in 2011. D... Read More about Scenario planning for an uncertain future?: Case study of the restructuring of the Academic Services team at UWE Library.

Audit of walk-in access for members of the public to online resources at higher education and further education libraries in the South West of England (2012)
Report
Holmes, C., Cole, G., Collins, I., Foster, K., Boyd, D., Mackay, E., & Chelin, J. (2012). Audit of walk-in access for members of the public to online resources at higher education and further education libraries in the South West of England

This SWRLS-funded project aims to analyse and evaluate the extent to which Higher Education (HE) and Further Education (FE) libraries across the South West region of the United Kingdom provide walk-in access to electronic resources. The information... Read More about Audit of walk-in access for members of the public to online resources at higher education and further education libraries in the South West of England.

Developing work-based learning for library and information science (2010)
Journal Article
Chelin, J. (2010). Developing work-based learning for library and information science. Aslib Proceedings, 62(6), 596-604. https://doi.org/10.1108/00012531011089702

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to disseminate information about the development of a work-based learning (WBL) honours degree top-up in Library and Information Sciences (LIS), focusing on the motivation for this development. Design/methodology... Read More about Developing work-based learning for library and information science.

'An absolute prerequisite': The importance of user privacy and trust in maintaining academic freedom at the library (2010)
Journal Article
Chelin, J., Sutlieff, L., & Chelin, J. (2010). 'An absolute prerequisite': The importance of user privacy and trust in maintaining academic freedom at the library. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 42(3), 163-177. https://doi.org/10.1177/0961000610368916

This research investigated the importance of user-library trust in ensuring vital freedom of inquiry in academic libraries, exploring its strength through comparison with attitudes towards the National Identity Card Scheme (NICS) within the various l... Read More about 'An absolute prerequisite': The importance of user privacy and trust in maintaining academic freedom at the library.

“E-books are good if there are no copies left”: a survey of e-book usage at UWE Library Services (2009)
Journal Article
Briddon, J., Chelin, J., Ince, G., Redman, J., Sleat, A., & Williams, E. (2009). “E-books are good if there are no copies left”: a survey of e-book usage at UWE Library Services. Library and Information Research, 33(104), 45-65

This article outlines research carried out with students and academic staff at a large UK university library on how e-books are being used for learning, teaching and research. It was discovered that e-books are meeting many of users’ needs,especially... Read More about “E-books are good if there are no copies left”: a survey of e-book usage at UWE Library Services.

Make your own luck: A study of people changing career into librarianship (2001)
Journal Article
Chelin, J., & Deeming, C. (2001). Make your own luck: A study of people changing career into librarianship. New Library World, 102(1/2), 13-26. https://doi.org/10.1108/03074800110365453

Studies the reasons why people have changed career in order to become members of the library profession. Focuses on the career change decision process. This includes discussion of drift versus active choice, previous career experiences, context of li... Read More about Make your own luck: A study of people changing career into librarianship.

Web-based user education in UK university libraries - results of a survey (2000)
Journal Article
Chelin, J., & Rhodes, H. (2000). Web-based user education in UK university libraries - results of a survey. Program, 34(1), 59-73

A survey carried out during 1998 investigated the use of the World Wide Web for user education in 68 UK university libraries. Almost three-quarters of the libraries surveyed make use of the Web for this purpose. The Web is used as a supplement to exi... Read More about Web-based user education in UK university libraries - results of a survey.

Facilitating access to one and all: Report of a project carried out at UWE, Bristol to facilitate access to learning resources for students and staff with disabilities (1999)
Journal Article
Chelin, J. (1999). Facilitating access to one and all: Report of a project carried out at UWE, Bristol to facilitate access to learning resources for students and staff with disabilities. Library Review, 48(6), 283-290. https://doi.org/10.1108/00242539910283778

This article is based on a research project, code named “FACE”, carried out in the Library at the University of the West of England during 1998 and 1999. It raises issues regarding accessibility of learning and teaching resources, advice and support... Read More about Facilitating access to one and all: Report of a project carried out at UWE, Bristol to facilitate access to learning resources for students and staff with disabilities.

Value and impact of librarians’ interventions on student skills development (Library Impact and Value For Education and Skills: LIVES) Project: Phase 1 report
Report
Shreeve, S., Chelin, J., Delaney, E., Hamley, J., & Plaice, C. Value and impact of librarians’ interventions on student skills development (Library Impact and Value For Education and Skills: LIVES) Project: Phase 1 report

This study became known as the LIVES (Library Impact and Value for Education and Skills) Project. The aim of this study was to discover the perceived impact and to identify the value of four library interventions within the curriculum in developing... Read More about Value and impact of librarians’ interventions on student skills development (Library Impact and Value For Education and Skills: LIVES) Project: Phase 1 report.

International direct entry students’ study experiences: Phase 1 project report
Report
Hewish, D., Chelin, J., Williams, M., Saville, J., Collins, I., Danes, R., & Comrie, C. International direct entry students’ study experiences: Phase 1 project report

A report from the first phase of a UWE Learning and Teaching Fellowship project investigating the study experiences of international direct entry FBL and FET students during the first few months of their UWE programme. UWE recruit international stude... Read More about International direct entry students’ study experiences: Phase 1 project report.