CALA Research Webinar: Practical Research Designs for Librarians

Sponsored by the CALA Professional Development Task Force, we are honored to have Dr. Yin Zhang speak to us on “Practical Research Designs for Librarians”.

Dr. Yin Zhang is a Professor at the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at Kent State University (KSU). She received her Ph.D. in Library and Information Science from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and her B.S. and M.S. in Information Science from Wuhan University, China. Her research and teaching areas include user information-seeking behavior, information uses and services, research methods, information systems, and information organization. She has published over 50 articles and collaborated with librarians. Her papers have won Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) Bohdan S. Wynar Research Paper Competition Award and Methodology Paper Competition Award.

This webinar will provide an overview of research design principles with an emphasis on choosing a research topic, formulating research questions (and hypothesis), selecting methods, and developing a plan to collect data to answer the questions. Practical tips and examples will be provided to illustrate where to begin and how to define and carry out a research project.

Please register by using the following register link.

CALA Research Webinar
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
2:00 pm  |  Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)  |  1 hr


After your request has been approved, you’ll receive instructions for joining the meeting.If you already registered for this meeting, you do not need to register again.

Need Assistance?
•    For help using WebEx, please contact the WebEx Help Desk at 866-229-3239 and select option 1.
•    For Desktop Support, please visit, contact the Kent State Help Desk (330-672-HELP) or your local support professional.