Lynn Connaway


Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Ph.D., is a Senior Research Scientist at OCLC Research. She has experience in academic, public, and school libraries, as well as library and information science education. She was a Visiting Researcher at the University of Sheffield, Information Studies Department, and completed several UK projects funded by JISC to investigate users' behaviors, including virtual research environments and digital repositories. Dr. Connaway currently is collaborating with JISC and the University of Oxford to study digital visitors and residents. Other current research projects include studying bibliographic issues related to how people look for and get their information and mining WorldCat bibliographic and use data to facilitate library decision making. She is the co-author of the 5th ed. of Basic Research Methods for Librarians published in October 2010, has published numerous papers in refereed journals, and presents her research in both national and international venues. Connaway was the co-principal investigator of an IMLS-funded project to study and evaluate the sustainability and relevance of virtual reference services (VRS), and a co-investigator on another IMLS-funded study to investigate the information-seeking behaviors of faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates. Prior to joining OCLC Research, she was the Vice-President of Research and Library Systems at NetLibrary, the director of the Library and Information Services Department at the University of Denver, and on the faculty of the Library and Informational Science program at the University of Missouri, Columbia.

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