Alison McNab

Research Support Librarian

University of Nottingham

Location
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Discipline
Social Sciences
Interests
Academic libraries, accessibility and assistive technologies, current awareness and trend-watching, exploitation of e-content, information literacy, mobile learning, research support, scholarly communication, and the use of social media by libraries.
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I am a Research Support Librarian in the recently-formed library Research Support Team at the University of Nottingham. My focus includes open access advocacy and delivering information skills and reference management training to PGRs. I am currently also developing my knowledge of altmetrics.
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Publications

  • PLOS, Please publish our articles on Wednesdays: A look at altmetrics by day of publication

    Alperin J, Bordini A, Pouyanne S

    The Winnower (2015)

    • -- Readers Readers not available. This publication is not currently accessible in the Mendeley catalog.
  • Barriers and challenges to accessing subscription e-content on mobile devices

    McNab A

    Mobile technologies in libraries: information sharing event (2012)

    • -- Readers Readers not available. This publication is not currently accessible in the Mendeley catalog.
  • Informal learning in the library workplace: the role of unconferences

    McNab A

    Internet Librarian International 2012 (2012)

    • -- Readers Readers not available. This publication is not currently accessible in the Mendeley catalog.
  • 360 degree Collaboration: Social Media and the Subject Librarian

    McNab A

    • -- Readers Readers not available. This publication is not currently accessible in the Mendeley catalog.
  • Mobilising e-resources for academics and students

    Jenkins R, McNab A

    International M-Libraries Conference (2012)

    • -- Readers Readers not available. This publication is not currently accessible in the Mendeley catalog.
  • Mobilising your e-content: scholarly information on the move

    McNab A

    Symposium on Mobile Technologies in Library Services (2012)

    • -- Readers Readers not available. This publication is not currently accessible in the Mendeley catalog.
  • British Education Index reborn

    Johnston J, McNab A

    Education Libraries Bulletin (1987)

    • -- Readers Readers not available. This publication is not currently accessible in the Mendeley catalog.
  • Mashing it up at lunchtime: informal learning in the Library workplace

    McNab A

    MMIT National Conference 2012: Reduced Budgets - Increased Impacts (2012)

    • -- Readers Readers not available. This publication is not currently accessible in the Mendeley catalog.
  • Mobilising your e-content for maximum impact

    McNab A, Jenkins R

    UKSG 35th Annual Conference (2012)

    • -- Readers Readers not available. This publication is not currently accessible in the Mendeley catalog.
  • Why Mobile Matters: Accessibility and Ubiquity

    McNab A

    Online Information 2010 (2010)

    • -- Readers Readers not available. This publication is not currently accessible in the Mendeley catalog.
  • Mobile delivery and the academic library

    McNab A

    Internet Librarian International 2010 (2010)

    • -- Readers Readers not available. This publication is not currently accessible in the Mendeley catalog.
  • From online user to online producer: one academic librarýs experience

    McNab A

    Proceedings of the thirteenth International Online Information Meeting (1989)

    • -- Readers Readers not available. This publication is not currently accessible in the Mendeley catalog.
  • CALL resources: electronic retrieval of informtion

    McNab A

    ReCALL (1991)

    • -- Readers Readers not available. This publication is not currently accessible in the Mendeley catalog.
  • Beyond the rabbit-proof fence: library networking in Australia

    McNab A, Newton-Smith C

    Proceedings of the fifteenth International Online Information Meeting (1991)

    • -- Readers Readers not available. This publication is not currently accessible in the Mendeley catalog.
  • The Coastal and Estuarine Law Database at the University of Hull

    Shaw D, McNab A

    Law Librarian (1990)

    • -- Readers Readers not available. This publication is not currently accessible in the Mendeley catalog.
  • Navigating the networks

    McNab A

    Times Higher Education Supplement 25 June 1993 (1993)

    • -- Readers Readers not available. This publication is not currently accessible in the Mendeley catalog.
  • The Potential of the Internet for Teaching and Learning

    McNab A

    Learning Resources Journal (1994)

    • -- Readers Readers not available. This publication is not currently accessible in the Mendeley catalog.
  • CD-ROMs and the Language Learner

    Chesters G, McNab A

    ReCALL (1990)

    • -- Readers Readers not available. This publication is not currently accessible in the Mendeley catalog.
  • Kindling an interest in e-books: supporting access to e-content on multiple platforms

    McNab A

    Online Information 2011 (2011)

    • -- Readers Readers not available. This publication is not currently accessible in the Mendeley catalog.
  • Reference management on the move

    McNab A

    Internet Librarian International 2011 (2011)

    • -- Readers Readers not available. This publication is not currently accessible in the Mendeley catalog.
  • Is the Electronic Church the Answer?

    Mcnab A

    Christian Librarian (2001)

    • -- Readers Readers not available. This publication is not currently accessible in the Mendeley catalog.
  • Current Awareness Research on the Internet

    McNab A

    FreePint (1998)

    • -- Readers Readers not available. This publication is not currently accessible in the Mendeley catalog.
  • Conference Information and the Internet

    McNab A

    FreePint (2001)

    • -- Readers Readers not available. This publication is not currently accessible in the Mendeley catalog.
  • Sources of information on science policy and popular science topics

    McNab A

    FreePint (1998)

    • -- Readers Readers not available. This publication is not currently accessible in the Mendeley catalog.
  • The good, the bad and the ugly: Internet review sites

    Cooke A, McNab A, Anagnostelis B

    Proceedings of 20th International Online Information Meeting (1996)

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  • ’Why doesn't it work?’: Managing user expectations in an electronic environment

    Stubbings R, McNab A

    Online information 2001. Proceedings of the International Online Information Meeting, London, 4-6 December 2001 (2001)

    • -- Readers Readers not available. This publication is not currently accessible in the Mendeley catalog.
  • The role of discovery tools in the era of full-text

    McNab A, Pothen P

    Proceedings of Internet Librarian International 2002 (2002)

    • -- Readers Readers not available. This publication is not currently accessible in the Mendeley catalog.
  • The Internet: use in academic libraries

    McNab A, Winship I

    Library Association Record (1996)

    • -- Readers Readers not available. This publication is not currently accessible in the Mendeley catalog.
  • The public librarian's guide to the Internet

    Criddle S, McNab A, Ormes S, Winship I

    • -- Readers Readers not available. This publication is not currently accessible in the Mendeley catalog.
  • Creating the virtual community: supporting Internet users by e-mail

    McNab A

    New Review of Information Networking (1995)

    • -- Readers Readers not available. This publication is not currently accessible in the Mendeley catalog.
  • "How do I find what's new on the Internet?"

    Winship I, McNab A

    New Review of Information Networking (1995)

    • -- Readers Readers not available. This publication is not currently accessible in the Mendeley catalog.
  • Never mind the quality, check the badge-width

    McNab A, Anagnostelis B, Cooke A

    Ariadne (1996)

    • -- Readers Readers not available. This publication is not currently accessible in the Mendeley catalog.
  • Supporting Material for Database Training – or “Here’s One I Prepared Earlier”

    McNab A

    Ariadne (2001)

    • -- Readers Readers not available. This publication is not currently accessible in the Mendeley catalog.
  • A beast about to be tamed: science and technology on the Internet

    McNab A, Winship I

    The Times Higher No. 1210 12 January 1996 (1996)

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  • Stay up to date the (e)asy way

    McNab A

    The Times Higher 29 June 2001 (2001)

    • -- Readers Readers not available. This publication is not currently accessible in the Mendeley catalog.
  • The student's guide to the Internet

    Winship I, McNab A

    • -- Readers Readers not available. This publication is not currently accessible in the Mendeley catalog.
  • A strategy for promoting content and achieving learning goals in an information skills programme

    Stubbings R, McNab A

    Information and IT Literacy: enabling learning in the 21st Century (2003)

    • -- Readers Readers not available. This publication is not currently accessible in the Mendeley catalog.

Professional experience

Research Support Librarian

University of Nottingham

August 2014 - Present

Faculty Team Librarian, James Cameron-Gifford Library

University of Nottingham

January 2013 - July 2014 (1 year 6 months)

Academic Team Manager (Resources and Services), Kimberlin Library

De Montfort University

June 2009 - December 2012 (3 years 6 months)

Information & Library Science Co-ordinator

Higher Education Academy - information & Computer Sciences (HEA-ICS)

May 2008 - May 2009 (1 year)

Director of Communities

National Council for Graduate Enrepreneurship (NCGE)

August 2007 - April 2008 (8 months)

Head of Academic Services

University of Nottingham

December 2002 - October 2005 (2 years 10 months)

Collections Manager

Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC)

July 2001 - November 2002 (1 year 4 months)

Head of Academic Services (Science), Pilkington Library

Loughborough University

June 1995 - June 2001 (6 years)

Assistant Librarian, Brynmor Jones Library

University of Hull

October 1988 - June 1995 (6 years 8 months)