Research as practice for academic (and any other) librarians

This link from a tweet titled Research as practice for academic (and any other) librarians   seemed to spark a bit of interest from my PLN getting retweeted a few times.  I picked it up via the curation tool ZITE.  It is a blog post by Mary F. Cavanagh and talks about a presentation in Canada of the Librarians Research Institute.   Her top ten matters of fact regarding research are that it’s temperamental, it takes time, it makes your head hurt in a good way, it’s a messy business,  it can’t be done off the side of your desk, its called an experiment for a reason,  it’s simultaneously a puzzle and a labyrinth, it has its own core structure and vocabulary, it’s part of a bigger picture, and it’s fun and hugely rewarding.  Each point has some good points attached to it.  A good read.

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