My name is Allison Hosier and I’m an Information Literacy Librarian at the University at Albany, SUNY.
As a researcher, I am interested in the contextual nature of research and the metaconcept that research is both an activity and a subject of study, an idea I adapted from work by Linda Adler-Kassner and Elizabeth Wardle and first wrote about in an article published in College & Research Libraries.
These days, my work is leading me down two separate but related research paths. The first is understanding the study of research through the lens of the research-as-subject metaconcept. The second is learning about the role of research in fiction writing.
My initial goals for the blog are as follows:
- To share further thoughts and practical ideas related to my article
- To reflect on a project to learn about research in fiction writing via popular writing advice books
Eventually I would like for this blog to become a space for conversation on these two topics. If you’re interested in helping me start that conversation, I would love to hear from you!