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What are public libraries for? Culture as a determinant of conceptualizations of public library services for forced migrants

Journal Article
Salzano, R., Brazier, D., Hall, H., & Webster, G. (2022)
What are public libraries for? Culture as a determinant of conceptualizations of public library services for forced migrants. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 59(1), 276-286. https://doi.org/10.1002/pra2.752
Public libraries offer important services for newcomer populations, including forced migrants. They help facilitate the integration of forced migrants into the host country, i...

Is the public library included? An analysis of local government documentation on the integration of forced migrants in Scotland

Journal Article
Salzano, R., Hall, H., Webster, G., & Brazier, D. (in press)
Is the public library included? An analysis of local government documentation on the integration of forced migrants in Scotland. Information Research,
Introduction - Library and information science researchers identify public library roles in the integration of forced migrants into local communities. Here an analysis of form...

Investigating the ‘why’ rather than the ‘how’: current research priorities on the influence of culture on new-comer populations’ use of public libraries

Journal Article
Salzano, R., Hall, H., & Webster, G. (2020)
Investigating the ‘why’ rather than the ‘how’: current research priorities on the influence of culture on new-comer populations’ use of public libraries. Information Research, 25(4), https://doi.org/10.47989/irisic2032
Introduction - Library researchers are often concerned with the factors that affect individual use of public library resources. To date, culture as a determinant of public lib...

The relationship between culture and public library use: non-Western students in Scotland

Journal Article
Salzano, R., Hall, H., & Webster, G. (2020)
The relationship between culture and public library use: non-Western students in Scotland. Information Research, 25(4 (supplement)), https://doi.org/10.47989/irisic2035
Introduction - Individuals’ cultural backgrounds influence their use of societal resources, including those offered in public libraries. Well-established in library research a...

Corralling Culture as a Concept in LIS Research

Conference Proceeding
Salzano, R., Hall, H., & Webster, G. (2020)
Corralling Culture as a Concept in LIS Research. In Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology. , (e368). https://doi.org/10.1002/pra2.368
Individuals’ cultural backgrounds influence their use of societal resources, including libraries. A literature search and review was completed on the treatment of culture in l...