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Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Ph.D

Director, Library Trends and User Research
Lynn is the Director of the Library Trends and User Research group at OCLC Research and leads the User Studies research. She is the co-author of the sixth edition of Research Methods in Library and Information Science, 2017. She was the Chair of the ALA ACRL Value of Academic Libraries Committee and was the President for the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T). She is the recipient of the 2017 ALISE Service Award for her sustained and regular service, her strong participation and advocacy for ALISE, and for her contributions to ASIS&T. She also was awarded the Chair of Excellence position at the Departmento de Biblioteconomía y Documentación at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and collaborated with the faculty on user-centered research. 

Lynn has received research funding from the IMLS in the US and Jisc and the Arts and Humanities Research Council in the UK. She leads OCLC Research in the digital visitors and residents project and currently is the co-principal investigator of an IMLS-funded project with the University of Florida and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, to investigate how late primary, secondary, and community college STEM students judge credibility of digital resources. 

Prior to joining OCLC Research, she was the Vice-President of Research and Library Systems at NetLibrary, the Director of the Library and Information Services Department at the University of Denver, and on the faculty of the Library and Informational Science program at the University of Missouri, Columbia. Learn more about Dr. Connaway on the OCLC Research website.

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