Dr Graham Walton
Assistant Director: Academic & User Services
BSc Loughborough, MA CNAA, MBA Open, PhD Northumbria, MCLIP
Tel: 01509 222355
My responsibilities include overseeing staffing, marketing and training within the University Library. Quality assessment is within my portfolio along with service evaluation. I am Team Leader for the Administration Team.
Professional interests cover impact assessment of services, peoples’ information seeking behaviours and developing physical space in the context of the digital world.
- Committee Member with responsibility for marketing, CILIP’s Library and Information Research Group, 2010 –
- Committee Member, SCONUL Working Group on Space: 2010 -
- University Library representative on EMALINK: 2004 -
- Honorary Research Fellow, Department of Information Science: 2005 –
- Editor, New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2008
Matthews, G. and Walton, G. (forthcoming 2012) joint editors, Space and university librates in the digital world, London: Ashgate Publishing.
Narborough, J. Stubbings, R. and Walton, G. (jt. auths) (forthcoming 2011)Students’ use of Web 2.0 and the implications for university library e-service development: a case study at Loughborough University Library, UK In Lau, J., Tammaro, A. – M. & Bothma, T. (jt. eds.)Access to Knowledge (A2K), a volume of case studies and academic papers to be published by K.G. Saur / IFLA
Manuel, S., Dearnley, J. and Walton, G. (2010) Strategic development of UK academic library websites: A survey of East Midlands university libraries, Journal of Librarianship and Information Science 42 (2), 147 – 155.
Varlejs, J. and Walton, G. (jt. eds.) (2009) Strategies for regenerating the library and information professional: 8th World Conference on CPDWL, Munich, K.G. Saur
Bryant, J., Matthews, G. and Walton, G. (2009) Academic libraries and social and learning space: a case study at Loughborough University Library, Journal of Library and Information Science, 41 (1), pp. 7 – 18.
Manuel, S., Dearnley, J. and Walton, G. (2009) Library website management and maintenance a study of the UK 1994 Group, New Review of Academic Librarianship, 15 (1), 68 – 96.
Walton, G., Burke, L. and Oldroyd, M. (2009) Managing university libraries: a cross Australian/ UK study of 2nd tier managers in university libraries, Library Management, 30 (4/5), 240 – 252.
Walton, G.(2009)Theory, research and practice in library management: 6: managing uncertainty, Library Management, 30 (4/5), 334 – 341.
Walton, G., Ashby, M., Fry, J., Lund, P. and Ortoll, E. (2011) Influence of researchers age and experience in disseminating research and scholarly communication: a case study at Loughborough University. Paper presented at Information: interactions and impact (i3) conference, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, UK: 20th – 23rd June 2011.
Walton, G., Goulding, A. and Stephens, D. (2009)Future leaders: what do they think? –Moving In, Moving Up, and Moving On: Strategies for Regenerating the Library & Information Profession8th World Conference on Continuing Professional Development & Workplace Learning for the Library and Information Professions, 18-20th August 2009, Bologna, Italy
Matthews, G., Walton, G., Goulding, A. and Bryant, J. (2009)Information. Watch This Space…current issues in physical space and its effective use in academic and public libraries IFLA Preconference Libraries as Place and Space, Turin, Italy 19-21 August 2009
Sayers, R. , Smith, I. and Walton, G. (2008) Researching and benchmarking best practice in library staff development, a joint Australian – UK study, Dreaming 08 – Australian Library and Information Association Biennial Conference, 3rd September, Alice Springs Convention Centre, Alice Springs, Australia.
Walton, G. (2008) A HILJ perspective, Paper presented at Current state of health library and information science research’ study Day, 2nd September, Department of Information Science, University of Sheffield
Walton, G. (2008) Transforming library services + what gets published and why: a HILJ perspective, Paper presented at 'Inspire & Transform: Regenerating Services' CILIPS Annual Conference, 4th June, Peebles Hydro, Scotland.
Walton, G. (2008) Case study 2. Paper presented at Managing your publisher, 21st May 2008, ALPSP, British Institute of Radiology, London.
Walton, G, Stubbings, R., Beranek, L. and Burke, L (2007) Electronic information interactions with the university student: an Australian/ UK perspective, Paper presented at the Information: interactions and impact conference, 25th June 2007, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen.
Walton, G. (2007) From PowerPoint to Academic Print: turning an oral presentation into a paper, Workshop at being Heard and Getting Read: Skills to Communicate with Wide Audiences, 20th June 2007, Birmingham and Midland Institute.