Publications, etc.

In addition to my book, At Play in Belfast, I’ve written (mostly, at this point, co-written) a variety of articles, whitepapers, and one web site.  I’ve also done some other things that ended up on the web.

You can see in this list the transition, actually, from things by me about folklore and anthropology, closely tied to my Belfast fieldwork, and all of the post-2009 work, written with other people, after I started working in an academic library.   And most of it, post-2009, available online.

Most recent stuff listed first:

2022  “Leveraging Change” with Lawrie Phipps, in Leading Innovation and Creativity in University Teaching: Implementing Change at the Programme Level, edited by Sam Nolan and Steve Hutchinson.  Routledge.  pp.123-136.

2022  “COVID, Campus, Cameras, Communication, and Connection,” with Jasmine Price, and Lawrie Phipps, Irish Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning 7(1).

2020  “Making Space for the “Irrational” Practice of Anthropology in Libraries.” Canadian Journal of Academic Librarianship 6: 1–22.

2019 Bryant, Peter, Donna Lanclos, and David White. “Precarious Voices: The Shared Hopes and Dreams of those Teaching and Supporting Learning in Digital Contexts.” Connecting through Educational Technology, Proceedings of the European Distance and E-Learning Network 2019 Annual Conference.  Bruges, 16-19 June.

2019 Lanclos, D., & Phipps, L.  Trust, Innovation and Risk: a contextual inquiry into teaching practices and the implications for the use of technology. Irish Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning4(1), 68 – 85.

2018  Lanclos, D and Phipps L  ‘Leadership and Social Media: Challenges and Opportunities.’  in Rowell, C (2018) ‘Social Media in Higher Education’ Open Book Publishers. 141-150.  [preprint].  

2018  Lanclos, Donna and Winterling, Rachael “Making Space in the Library for Student Parents” in  Academic Libraries for Commuter Students: Research-Based Strategies, Mariana Regalado and Maura A. Smale, eds. (33-51).  (Chicago: American Library Association)

2017  Asher, Andrew; Amaral, Jean; Couture, Juliann; Fister, Barbara; Lanclos, Donna; Lowe, M. Sara; Regalado, Mariana; and Smale, Maura A. (2017) “Mapping Student Days: Collaborative Ethnography and the Student Experience,” Collaborative Librarianship: Vol. 9 : Iss. 4 , Article 7.

2017  “Leading with Digital in an Age of Supercomplexity” with Lawrie Phipps.  Irish Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning, 2(2).

2017  “Get out of the Library,” editorial, UKSG eNews, 21 April.

2016  “Ethnographic approaches to the practices of scholarly communication: tackling the mess of academia.” Insights. 29(3), pp.239–248. DOI:

2016  “Ethnographish:  The State of Ethnography in Libraries”  with Andrew Asher.  Weave vol 1, issue 5.

2016  “Embracing an Ethnographic Agenda: Context, Collaboration and Complexity,” in User Experience in Libraries:  Applying Ethnography and Human-Centred Design. edited by Andy Priestner and Matt Borg, Routledge (Taylor and Francis Group).

2015 “The Resident Web and Its Impact on the Academy,” with David White, in Hybrid Pedagogy, October 8.

2015  “Sociomaterial Texts, Spaces and Devices: Questioning ‘Digital Dualism’ in Library and Study Practices.” with  Lesley Gourlay and Martin Oliver, Higher Education Quarterly.  (link is to #OA version, for published edition cf. doi: 10.1111/hequ.12075 )

2015 “Ethnographic Techniques and New Visions for Libraries,” in Library Analytics and Metrics:  Using Data to Drive Decisions and Services. Ed. Ben Showers.  Facet Publishing:  London.   Read the Table of Contents, Contributors’ Bios, and Introduction here.  

2015  “Comparative Library Ethnography, a UCL and IOE Incubator Research Project,” with Lesley Gourlay and Lesley Pitman.  whitepaper, UCL and UNC Charlotte.

2014  “Sociomaterial texts, spaces, and devices:  questioning ‘digital dualism” in library and study practices,” with Lesley Gourlay and Martin Oliver.  Proceedings of the HECU7 International Research Conference, Lancaster, UK.

2014 “The Mixed-Method Library: Qualitative Research and the Future of Assessment in Higher Education.” in Reinventing Libraries: Reinventing  Assessment.  Innovative Practices and Ideas that Challenge the Status Quo.  CUNY Library Assessment Conference Proceedings.

2014  “Evaluating Digital Services:  A Visitors and Residents Approach” with David White, Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Erin Hood, and Carrie Vass, Jisc InfoNet Infokit.

2013    “’I Always Stick with the First Thing that Comes up on Google…’ Where People Go for Information, What They Use, and Why.” With Lynn Silipigni Connaway and Erin M. Hood. Nov/Dec 2013, EDUCAUSE Review Online.

2013    “I find Google a lot easier than going to the library website.” Imagine Ways to Innovate and Inspire Students to Use the Academic Library.  With L.S. Connaway, Proceedings of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) 2013 conference, April 10-13, 2013, Indianapolis, IN.

2013    “User-centered Decision Making: A New Model for Developing Academic Library Services and Systems.” With Lynn Silipigni Connaway, David White, Alison Le Cornu, and Erin M. Hood. IFLA Journal, 39(1).

2012    “Collaborative work within Optical Engineering: Ethnography and curricular development,” with A. M. Ferrara, M. A. Davies, C. J. Evans, and T. J. Suleski in Applied Industrial Optics: Spectroscopy, Imaging and Metrology, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper JTu5A.1:

2012  “Digital Visitors and Residents:  Progress Report” with David White, Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Alison LeCornu, and Erin Hood.  Whitepaper, Jisc, Oxford, OCLC, UNC Charlotte.

2011  “Visitors and residents:  What motivates engagement with the digital information environment?”  with Lynn Silipigni Connaway and David White.  Proceedings of the 74th ASIS&T Annual Meeting, 48:  1-7.

2011     “Re-imagining the Users’ Experience: An Ethnographic Approach to Web Usability and Space Design”, with Somaly Kim Wu, Reference Services Review, Vol. 39 Iss: 3.

2010    “Jay Mechling, Margaret Mead, Masculinities, and Me,” Western Folklore. 69(3&4):  341-368.

2003    At Play in Belfast:  Children’s Folklore and the Formations of Identity in Northern Ireland.  Rutgers University Press.

2002    with Cynthia Van Gilder, Instructor’s Manual for Archaeology:  The Science of the Human Past, by Mark Q. Sutton and Robert M. Yohe. Allyn & Bacon.

2000    “Pigs and Cows in Northern Ireland:  Anthropology, Folklore, and Contributing to Child-Centered Studies Of Culture And Identity,” Social Analysis.  44(1):  66-102.

2000   “Bare Bums and Wee Chimneys:  Rudeness and Defining the Line Between Child and Adult,” Children’s Folklore Review. 22(2):  7-48.

1996    “A Case Study in Folktale Analysis:  AT 514, ‘The Shift of Sex’ in Hispanic Societies,” Pacific Coast Philology 31(1):  68-87.

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