Survive, Thrive & Boost Your Research Productivity

Wednesday, 8/24/2016
  • 2:00 PM-3:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:00 PM-2:00 PM (Central)
  • 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (Pacific)

This webinar was presented live on 08/24/16. Access the recording and webinar materials now:

Publish or Perish is the reality for those in academic library tenure and promotion tracks. But where do you begin on a research project and then manage to find the considerable time it takes to pull it through to completion? Daily work-related tasks already may be overwhelming and deadline-driven. How do you then add and juggle a research project in the mix? This webinar will provide practical strategies for jump-starting your scholarly research agenda, increasing research productivity, and managing your time for optimal sanity and results. 

Learning Outcomes

Participants will learn practical strategies for:

  • Identifying suitable research topics.
  • Managing time to allow for research productivity.
  • Managing the research process.
  • Prioritizing competing and multiple demands.
  • Synergizing work and research goals.

Who Should Attend

Collection Development & Technical Services librarians and staff members. This course is intended for beginners to experts.


Marie L. Radford, Ph.D. is Professor in the Department of Information and Library Studies, at the Rutgers School of Communication and Information. She makes frequent presentations on topics that include assessment, professional communication, time management, customer service, conflict management, and positive approaches to problematic people. Her forthcoming books are: Library Conversations: Reclaiming Interpersonal Communication Theory for Understanding Professional Encounters, co-authored with Gary Radford and Research Methods in Library and Information Science, 6th Ed. with Lynn Silipigni Connaway.



All webinars are recorded and the one-time fee includes unlimited access to the webinar recording. All registered attendees will receive the link to the recorded session so if you are unable to attend the webinar at the time it is presented, you will have the opportunity to listen to the recording at your convenience.

This webinar was presented live on 08/24/16. Access the recording and webinar materials now:

How to Register

No registration required.

Tech Requirements

Computer with Internet access (high-speed connection is best) and media player software. Headphones recommended.

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