I have been having trouble deciding on what to focus on as my research project, I’ve had so many things running through my head. I think a good plan will be to keep the topic broad, which will give me a chance to narrow the focus as I go. My topic is going to be current trends in libraries for teen customers. So for example it might be looking at makerspaces or zine workshops. I’ll be looking at these kinds of things from both the public library and school library perspectives. It seems like there’s often lots of interesting things going on in libraries around the world for teens, so I think it’d be great to focus on getting a bit more up-to-date and see how these ideas might translate to the libraries I work in. I sometimes come across this kind of information from newsletters, Twitter, Facebook and blogs but it’s pretty random at the moment. I think if I were to start researching this, I’d probably take a look at some library blogs that I’ve seen before, maybe try a general Google search and also try to find some more formal articles such as through journals, for example through ALIA or open-source.
Make The Web Work For You – Research Project