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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.