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Dr Biddy Casselden

Senior Lecturer

Department: Computer and Information Sciences

Biddy -CasseldenI have worked at Northumbria University for over 20 years, but have a link with the institution that spans 30 years, having originally studied here in 1986.  I have a broad initial work based experience which included stints in local government, the civil service and as a secondary school teacher.  I then focussed my career by taking a Masters in Information and Library Management, and worked in a variety of posts including research associate, resources support officer, newspaper library information manager, study skills centre manager and academic librarian, before finally taking up a lecturing post at Northumbria in 2001.

My teaching interests are wide ranging, but I currently lecture in the areas of management, marketing and research methods across a range of courses.

I have recently successfully completed my Professional Doctorate in Information Science, which examined stakeholder opinions regarding the use of volunteers in public libraries. I am particularly interested in research areas including the longevity of volunteer use in public services in libraries, the public library as an inclusive space, information literacy topics, student engagement with ebooks, and the future of the library profession’.

 

I am a chartered member of CILIP, and involve myself professionally at a regional level through membership of the NE CILIP ARLG Committee (Academic and research Library Group).  

Qualifications

  • Information Science PhD January 01 2017
  • Social Studies/Science PGCE January 01 1998
  • Information Science MA (Hons) June 30 1994
  • Politics BA (Hons) June 01 1989
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy FHEA 2005
  • Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Library & Information Professionals MCLIP 1998

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • A Bibliometric Analysis of Journal of Higher Education Management (JHEM) from 2007 to 2016, Antia-Obong, S., Casselden, B., Pickard, A. 16 Sep 2019, In: Library Philosophy and Practice
  • Feeling connected: qualitative analysis of social and digital inclusion experienced by digital champion volunteers at Newcastle City Library, Casselden, B., Dawson, L. 16 Sep 2019, In: Voluntary Sector Review
  • Higher Education student pathways to ebook usage and engagement, and understanding, Casselden, B., Pears, R. 16 Apr 2019, In: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
  • Keeping the doors open in an age of austerity? Qualitative analysis of stakeholder views on volunteers in public libraries, Casselden, B., Pickard, A., Walton, G., McLeod, J. 1 Dec 2019, In: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
  • LIS students: fears and hopes for the future of profession, Casselden, B. 12 Sep 2018
  • An exploration into the information seeking behaviours of engineers and scientists, Wellings, S., Casselden, B. 26 Nov 2017, In: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
  • Issues of quality and professionalism of library volunteers: reporting from a qualitative case study, Casselden, B., Walton, G., Pickard, A., McLeod, J. 10 Jul 2017, In: Performance Measurement and Metrics
  • The challenges of delivering a public library service using volunteers: a qualitative investigation examining key stakeholder experiences, Casselden, B., Pickard, A., Walton, G. 7 Sep 2017
  • A Delicate Balancing Act: an investigation of volunteer use and stakeholder perspectives in public libraries, Casselden, B. Oct 2016
  • Issues of quality and professionalism of library volunteers – reporting from a qualitative case study, Casselden, B. Jul 2015


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