UCL Qatar

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Dr Nicole Johnston

Nicole Johnston

Lecturer in Library and Information Studies
Tel: +974 4000 2807

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, Nicole, Mavodza Judith and Jirjees, Jassim Mohammed (2015) Exploring the extent to which English LIS Masters programs in the UAE and Qatar meet the skills and knowledge needs of employers in the library and information studies field. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2015 - Cape Town, South Africa in Session 169 - Education and Training with LIS Education in Developing Countries SIG and Library Theory and Research. http://library.ifla.org/1187/

Johnston, N & Williams, R. (2015), Skills and knowledge needs assessment of current and future library professionals in the State of Qatar. Library Management , 36 (1/2).

Johnston, N, Partridge, H & Hughes, H. (2014), Understanding the information literacy experiences of EFL (English as a Foreign Language) students. Reference Services Review, 42 (4).

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.