Autoethnography, Information Seeking, Poetry, Academic Libraries
In this exploratory study, the researcher reflects on personal experience as a student at an academic library over the course of one year of PhD study. Data were gathered using an autoethnographic methodology, and the reflections on these data are presented in the form of three two-minute video clips narrated with accompanying poems. This study assumes that the different paradigms and theories about information behaviour affect how the individual is understood within this system. These reflections raise questions about the influences our models have at ground level of the library profession and the people libraries claim to serve.
David H Michels, “The place of the person in LIS research: an exploration in methodology and representation” (2010) 34:2 Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science 161.