Research Studies

Keep abreast of the research studies you have participated in or about which you would like to know the results. This page will be updated during the analysis and reporting stages for each research project with key findings.

Library Fines

Library Fines Barriers to Access_ALA2014

This project is currently being written up as a join article with Steven Gillis and Dr. Del Nagy.


Use of Pew Center Library Data in Wisconsin

ALA 2014 pew presentationWLA 2014 presentation, our Pew data infographicPoster presented at ALISE 2014, about the librarian-researcher partnerships:

ALISE poster


STEAM: Science and art meet in rural library makerspaces
poster at iConference, 2014

iConference final draft Crawford Barniskis

References from this poster:

Boy, G. A. (2013). From STEM to STEAM: Toward a human-centered education. Paper presented at the European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics Toulouse, France.
Britton, L., & Considine, S. (2012). Fabricating a fabulous home for cocreation. Library Journal, 137(16), 27-28.
Charmaraman, L. (2013). Congregating to create for social change: urban youth media production and sense of community. Learning Media and Technology, 38(1), 102-115.
Chen, W. (2013). The Implications of Social Capital for the Digital Divides in America. The Information Society, 29(1), 13-25.
Charmaz, K. (2006). Constructing grounded theory: A practical guide through quantitative analysis. London: SAGE Publications.
Csikszentmihalyi, M. (2009). Creativity: Flow and the psychology of discovery and invention. New York: HarperCollins.
Frické, M., Mathiesen, K., & Fallis, D. (2000). The Ethical Presuppositions behind the Library Bill of Rights. The Library Quarterly, 70(4), 468-491. doi: 10.2307/4309463
Gauntlett, D. (2011). Making is connecting. Malden, MA: Polity.
Jenkins, H. (2009). Confronting the challenges of participatory culture: Media education for the 21st century. Cambridge: The MIT Press.
Madden, M. E., Baxter, M., Beauchamp, H., Bouchard, K., Habermas, D., Huff, M., Ladd, B., , Pearon, J., Plague, G. (2013). Rethinking STEM Education: An Interdisciplinary STEAM Curriculum. Procedia Computer Science, 20, 541-546.
Ribot, J. C., & Peluso, N. L. (2003). A theory of access. Rural Sociology, 68(2), 153-181.
Slatter, D., & Howard, Z. (2013). A place to make, hack, and learn: makerspaces in Australian public libraries. The Australian Library Journal, 1-13. doi: 10.1080/00049670.2013.853335
Vaughan, D. (1992). Theory elaboration: The heuristics of case analysis. In C. C. Ragin & H. S. Becker (Eds.), What is a case? (pp. 173-202). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Vårheim, A. (2009). Public libraries: places creating social capital? Library Hi Tech, 27(3), 372-381.
Warschauer, M. (2002). Reconceptualizing the digital divide. First Monday, 7(7).

Teens in the Research Team
Poster for CAIS 2013

This research continued the work done in an article I wrote, incorporating data from limited life histories.

CAIS poster small


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