• Cromore Road, Coleraine Campus

    BT52 1SA Coleraine

    United Kingdom

  • 244 Citations
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20002019
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Personal profile

Biography

Dr Jessica Bates is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and an experienced lecturer and researcher in the School of Education, Ulster University where she is Course Director for the Library and Information Management programme and undertakes research across Education and Library and Information Science.

Dr Bates’ research interests relate to information, education and social inclusion; digital literacy; and improving library and information services. She is currently leading a series of Community Conversations with local communities across Northern Ireland about education provision in their area, and has developed a Community Conversation Toolkit for use in this work.  She is also currently researching citizenship education and political literacy amongst young people in Northern Ireland, and has carried out wide-ranging research in Library and Information Science and published on digital information literacy, information and knowledge management, academic libraries, e-books, school libraries amongst other LIS topics. Her research has been published in key international journals including the Journal of Academic Librarianship, Library and Information Science Research and School Libraries Worldwide. Dr Bates’ PhD was on the information needs and information-seeking experiences of residents in a disadvantaged neighbourhood in Dublin, Ireland. Prior to joining Ulster in 2009, she was a College Lecturer in information and library studies at University College Dublin.

Dr Bates supervises a number of doctoral candidates at Ulster in education and library and information science and has also been a PhD External Examiner at other UK institutions. She also regularly co-authors with Library and Information Management and PhD students and graduates and is a strong advocate of mentoring postgraduate students and new professionals.

Dr Bates regularly reviews for a number of academic journals and is an Editorial Board Member of the New Review of Academic Librarianship. She is the Chair of the Advisory Panel of the National Collection of Northern Ireland Publications (NIPR) and a member of the Board of NIPR. She was also a Member of the review group for the QAA Subject Benchmark Statement for librarianship, information, knowledge, records and archives management (2015).

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literacy Social Sciences
education Social Sciences
staff Social Sciences
school Social Sciences
teacher Social Sciences
search engine Social Sciences
pupil Social Sciences
Ireland Social Sciences

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Research Output 2000 2019

teacher
community
education
primary school
ethnic identity

Empowering school principals to overcome turbulence in school partnerships through governance systems for equity, renewal and peace: Northern Ireland

McGuinness, S. J., Bates, J., Roulston, S., Keating, S., Quinn, C. & Waring, B., Jan 2019, Turbulence, Empowerment and Marginalisation in International Education Governance Systems. Taysum, A. & Arar, K. (eds.). Bingley, UK, p. 137-157 19 p. (Studies in Educational Administration).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

principal
peace
equity
governance
school

Teachers and information literacy: understandings and perceptions of the concept

Shannon, C., Reilly, J. & Bates, J., 2 Sep 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Information Literacy.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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literacy
teacher
theory-practice
Teaching
primary school
Open Access
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correctional institution
librarianship
informal learning
criminology
learning theory

A Community Conversation Toolkit

Bates, J. & O'Connor Bones, U., Aug 2018, 28 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Open Access

Thesis

Teaching across the divide: The experiences, identity and agency of teachers who teach across the traditional sectors in Northern Ireland

Author: Milliken, M., Nov 2018

Supervisor: Bates, J. (Supervisor), Smith, A. (Supervisor) & Mc Cully, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

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