UCL Qatar

Student Enrolment

Student Enrolment

All UCL Qatar programmes are currently open for applications. We are pleased to confirm an application deadline of 1 June 2015 for the Library Studies and Diploma programmes, and an extended deadline of 1 June 2015 for the Archaeology, Conservation and Museum Studies programmes.

We recommend that candidates apply as soon as possible before the deadline, particularly students from overseas who will require a visa to study in Qatar, and students who will be applying for any of the UCL Qatar Scholarships on offer.

All courses will commence on 30 August 2015. Please follow the 'Apply Now' link below to submit an application. For further guidance, contact admissions.qatar@ucl.ac.uk.

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Dr Nicole Johnston

Nicole Johnston

Lecturer in Library and Information Studies
n.johnston@ucl.ac.uk
Tel: +974 4457 8648

Dr Nicole Johnston is a Lecturer in Library and Information Studies at UCL Qatar. She lectures on a range of areas in the MA Library and Information Studies degree programme including information retrieval, collection management and information literacy. Her research interests include information literacy and EFL/ESL students, information use in different cultural, linguistic and social environments and mobile technology and Web 2.0 in libraries.

Dr Johnston holds a PhD from Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia where she conducted research about information literacy and EFL students. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree, a Graduate Certificate in Education and a Master of Library and Information Science degree. Over the last ten years she has worked as a librarian and English teacher in the United Arab Emirates, Australia, Ireland and Japan.

Selected Publications

Johnston, N & Marsh, S. (2014) “Using iBooks and iPad apps to embed information literacy into an EFL foundations course”. New Library World, 115 (1/2).

Johnston, N., Salaz, A & O’Connell, R. (2013). Determining usability of VuFind for users in the United Arab Emirates. Code4lib, 19. Retrieved from http://journal.code4lib.org/articles/7880.

Hart, C., & Johnston, N. (2010). Developing information literacy assessments for entry level higher education students in the United Arab Emirates. Paper presented at the ILN of the Gulf Region Conference: Information Literacy Assessment & Competency Standards, Dubai.

Johnston, N. (2010). Is an online learning module an effective way to develop information literacy skills? Australian Academic and Research Libraries, 41(3), 207-218. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/816691526

Johnston, N. (2008). Improving the reference and information experience of students in regional areas – does an instant messaging service make a difference? Paper presented at the New Librarians Symposium, Melbourne, Australia.