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Personal profile

Personal Statement

I am a lecturer in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences.

My research interests include information behaviour, information literacy, and evidence-based librarianship. I am a qualitative researcher particularly interested in the information behaviour of individuals who are in transition and information behaviour in the workplace.

I bring an international perspective to my research and teaching, doing my MLIS in Canada and my PhD in Australia.

You can find my full CV at https://rebekahwillson.com/contact/

Research Interests

My main areas of research interest include:

  • information behaviour
  • information literacy
  • evidence-based librarianship

Expertise & Capabilities

  • Information behaviour
  • Information literacy and information literacy instruction
  • Evidence-based librarianship
  • Academic librarianship
  • Reference
  • Qualitative research methods

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Charles Sturt University

Jul 2012May 2016

Master of Librarianship, University of Alberta

Sep 2006Aug 2008

Bachelor of Arts, University of Alberta

Sep 2000Apr 2005


  • Library
  • Information behaviour
  • Information literacy

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Research Output 2008 2018

1 Citations

Information technology and the humanities scholar: documenting digital research practices

Given, L. M. & Willson, R., 30 Jun 2018, In : Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology. 69, 6, p. 807-819 13 p.

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Activities 2017 2018

  • 7 Invited talk
  • 3 Oral presentation
  • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Expectations and preparation: The transition from doctoral student to early career academic

Rebekah Willson (Speaker)
21 May 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Expectations and affect in the transition from doctoral student to early career academic

Rebekah Willson (Speaker)
25 Apr 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk