My publications list

I have been a faculty member in the iSchool, University of Sheffield, UK, since 2000. From 1992-2000 I taught at Strathclyde University, Scotland, and before that I worked for the British Library, in London: my last post there was as Head of the British Library Business Information Service. Initially my academic interests were online information, business information and marketing. Gradually (from about 1994) I developed an increasing interest in information literacy, and the focus on online developed into a focus on Web, then Web 2.0 and virtual worlds & gaming. Pedagogy has also turned from an area of practice to one for research.

I've listed most of my publications (the non-refereed ones are only listed since 2000). They are listed in the order: Refereed journal articles, books and book chapters, refereed conference papers, non-refereed things. I have put in some links, but I need to do some more work on it. This is rather a long list, so here at the start are just a few selected items about information literacy that have free web versions. Note that these are just articles; my powerpoint presentations are on slideshare:
  • Webber, S. and Johnston, B. (2013) Transforming IL for HE in the 21st century: a Lifelong Learning approach. in Hepworth, M. and Walton, G. (Eds.) Developing people's information capabilities fostering information literacy in educational, workplace and community contexts. Emerald. pp.15-30.
  • Webber, S. (2010) “Information Literacy for the 21st Century.” In: Proceedings of INFORUM 2010: 16th Conference on Professional Information Resources: Prague, May 25-27, 2010.  INFORUM: Prague. http://www.inforum.cz/pdf/2010/webber-sheila-1.pdf
  • Webber, S. and Johnston, B. (2006) “Working towards the information literate university.” In Walton, G. and Pope, A. (Eds) Information literacy: recognising the need. Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent: 17 May 2006. Oxford: Chandos. pp 47-58.
  • Johnston, B. and Webber, S. (2006) “As we may think: Information Literacy as a discipline for the information age” Research strategies, 20 (3), 108-121.
  • Boon, S., Johnston, B. and Webber, S. (2007) "A phenomenographic study of English faculty's conceptions of information literacy." Journal of documentation, 63 (2), 204-228.  https://pure.strath.ac.uk/portal/files/9731825/A_phenomenographic.pdf
  • Webber, S., Boon, S. and Johnston, B. (2005) “A comparison of UK academics’ conceptions of information literacy in two disciplines: English and Marketing.” Library and information research, 29 (93), 4-15. http://www.lirgjournal.org.uk/lir/ojs/index.php/lir/article/view/197

Refereed Journal articles

Webber, S. (2013) "Blended information behaviour in Second Life." Journal of information science, 39(1), 85–100
Nazari, M. and Webber, S. (2012) “Loss of faith in the origins of information literacy in e-environments: Proposal of a holistic approach.” Journal of Librarianship and Information Science ,44 (2), 97-107.
Lameras, P., Levy, P., Paraskakis, I. and Webber, S. (2012) “Blended university teaching using virtual learning environments: conceptions and approaches.” Instructional science, 40(1), pp.141-157.
Gumulak, S. and Webber, S. (2011) "Playing video games: learning and information literacy" Aslib proceedings, 63 (2/3), 241-255.
Nazari, M. and Webber, S. (2011) "What do the conceptions of geo/spatial information tell us about information literacy?", Journal of Documentation, 67(2), 334-354.
Webber, S. and Nahl, D. (2011) “Sustaining learning for LIS through use of a virtual world.” IFLA Journal, 37 (1 ), 5-15.  http://www.ifla.org/files/hq/publications/ifla-journal/ifla-journal-37-1_2011.pdf
Webber, S. (2010) “Investigating modes of student inquiry in Second Life as part of a blended approach.” International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 1 (3), 55-70.
Cox, A., Levy, P, Stordy, P. and Webber, S. (2008). Inquiry-based learning in the first-year information management curriculum. Italics, 7(1). http://www.ics.heacademy.ac.uk/italics/vol7iss1/pdf/Paper1.pdf
Mansourian, Y., Ford, N., Webber, S. and Madden, A (2008) "An integrative model of 'information visibility' and 'information seeking' on the web." Program, 42 (4), 402-417.
Boon, S., Johnston, B. and Webber, S. (2007) "A phenomenographic study of English faculty's conceptions of information literacy." Journal of documentation, 63 (2), 204-228.  https://pure.strath.ac.uk/portal/files/9731825/A_phenomenographic.pdf
Webber, S. and Zhu, W. (2007) “Employment information needs of Chinese young adults in Sheffield.” Journal of librarianship and information science, 39 (40), 223-233
Johnston, B. and Webber, S. (2006) “As we may think: Information Literacy as a discipline for the information age” Research strategies, 20 (3), 108-121. 
Webber, S., Boon, S. and Johnston, B. (2005) “A comparison of UK academics’ conceptions of information literacy in two disciplines: English and Marketing.” Library and information research, 29 (93), 4-15. http://www.lirgjournal.org.uk/lir/ojs/index.php/lir/article/view/197
Jay, M. and Webber, S. (2005) “Impact of the internet on delivery of reference services in English public libraries.” Program: Electronic library and information systems, 39 (1), 25-38.
Johnston, B. and Webber, S. (2004) “The role of LIS faculty in the information literate university: taking over the academy?” New library world, 105 (1/2), 12-20.
Webber, S. (2003) “Information Science in 2003: a critique.” Journal of information science, 29 (4), 311-330.
Johnston, B. and Webber, S. (2003) “Information literacy in higher education: a review and case study.” Studies in higher education, 28 (3), 335-352.
Levy, P., Ford, N., Foster, J., Madden, A., Miller, D., Baptista Nunes, J.M., McPherson, M.A. & Webber, S. (2003). “Educational Informatics: an emerging research agenda”, Journal of Information Science, 29 (4), 298-310.
Webber, S and Johnston, B. (2000) “Conceptions of information literacy: new perspectives and implications". Journal of information science, 26 (6), 381-397.
Webber, S. (1999) “Pricing and marketing of online information.” In: Williams, M. (ed) Annual Review of Information Science and Technology 33. Medford: Published on behalf of the American Society for Information Science by Information Today Inc. 39-83. ISBN 1-57387-065-X
Webber, S. (1993) “Charging for library and information services in medical libraries: a literature review and survey.” Health libraries review 10, 202-223.
Webber, S. (1990) “Priced information services from the public sector: will they succeed?” IFLA journal, 16 (2), 220-230.

Books

Webber, S. (1994-2000) Business Information Sources on the Internet [online]  Glasgow: University of Strathclyde.
Webber, S. et al. (1994) UKOLUG quick guide to online commands 4th ed. London: UKOLUG. ISBN 1-870254-06-6

Book chapters

Webber, S. and Johnston, B. (2013) Transforming IL for HE in the 21st century: a Lifelong Learning approach. in Hepworth, M. and Walton, G. (Eds.) Developing people's information capabilities fostering information literacy in educational, workplace and community contexts. Emerald. pp.15-30.

Webber, S. (2008) "Educating Web 2.0 LIS students for information literacy." In: Godwin, P. and Parker, J. (eds) Information Literacy meets Library 2.0. London: Facet. pp39-50. ISBN 978-1-85604-637-4.
Webber, S. (2006) “Education and training for marketing information services in the UK.” In: Gupta, D. et al. (eds)  Marketing Library and Information services: international perspectives. Munich: K.G. Saur. pp. 237-246.
Virkus, S., Boekhorst, A. K., Gomez-Hernandez J.A., Skov, A. and Webber, S. (2005) “Information literacy and learning.” In: Kajberg, L. and Lørring, L. (Eds) European Curriculum: Reflections on Library and Information Science Education. pp65-83. Copenhagen: The Royal School of Library and Information Science.  http://dspace-unipr.cilea.it/bitstream/1889/1704/1/EUCLID%20European%20LIS%20curriculum.pdf
Webber, S. and Johnston, B. (2003) “Information literacy in the United Kingdom: a critical review.” In: Basili, C. (Ed) Information literacy in Europe: a first insight into the state of the art of information literacy in the European Union. Rome: Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (Note di Bibliografica e di Documentazione Scientifica; LXVI). pp258-283. 
Webber, S. (2003) “Pricing and costing of library and information services.” In: Gupta, D.K and Jambhekar, A. (Eds.) An integrated approach to services marketing: a book of readings on marketing of library and information services. Mumbai: Allied Publishers. 189-198.
Webber, S. (2000) “Search engines for business and economics.” In: Bradley, P. (ed.) The Business and Economy Internet Resource Handbook. London: Library Association Publishing. pp13-43. ISBN 1-85604-351-7.
Webber, S. (1999) “Helping small business encounter information”. In: Scammell, A. (ed.) I in the Sky. London: Aslib. 185-190. ISBN 0-851-42431-7.
Webber, S. (1999) “Marketing of library and information services.” In: Line, M. (ed). Library and Information Work Worldwide. London: Bowker Saur. 291-317.
Webber, S. and Day, J. (1994) “Training and user documentation.” In: Burton, P. and Moore, C. (eds) CD-ROM: a Practical Guide for Information Professionals 2nd ed. London: UKOLUG. 27-30. ISBN 0-9512412-6-5

Refereed Conference Papers

Nazari, M and Webber, S. (2008) "Conceptions Of Geospatial Information In Online Distance Learning GIS Programs." IADIS International Conference e-Learning 2008, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, July 22-25, 2008. Proceedings 2008
Nazari, M. and Webber, S. (2008) "Model of Geo/Spatial Information Literacy (MG/SIL): an innovative model for transforming learning in GIS education." In: Proceedings of the EUGISES 2008 conference. http://www.eugises.eu/proceedings2008/nazari.pdf
Johnston, B. and Webber, S. (2005) “The role of LIS faculty in the information literate university: taking over the academy?” In: Ashcroft, L. (Ed.) Coping with continual change: change management in SLIS: Proceedings of the EUCLID and ALISE Joint Conference, Potsdam, Germany, 31 July- 1 August 2003. pp91-98. Bradford: Emerald Publishing.
Webber, S. and Johnston, B. (2005) “Information literacy in the curriculum: selected findings from a phenomenographic study of UK conceptions of, and pedagogy for, information literacy” In: Rust, C. (Ed) Improving Student Learning: Diversity and Inclusivity: Proceedings of the 11th ISL symposium,  Birmingham, 6-8 September 2004. Oxford: Oxford Brookes University. pp212-224.
Webber, S. and Johnston, B. (2003) "Assessment for information literacy: vision and reality." In: Martin, A. and Rader, H. (Eds) Information and IT literacy: enabling learning in the 21st Century. London: Facet. pp101-111.
Webber, S. (2002) “Mapping a path to the empowered searcher.” In: Graham, C. (Ed) Online Information Proceedings: 3-5 December 2002. Oxford: Learned Information Europe. 177-181. ISBN 1-900871-71-8.
Webber, S. (2002) "Teaching of marketing and quality management in schools of library and information science (LIS) in the UK: a review and report of findings." In: Savard, R. (Ed) Education and Research for Marketing and Quality Management in Libraries: Satellite meeting: Quebec, August 14-16 2001. Munich: KG Saur. 43-65. (IFLA Publications; 99) ISBN 3-598-21829-X.
Webber, S. and Johnston, B. (2002) "Information literacy: the social action agenda." In: Booker, D. (Ed) Information Literacy: The Social Action Agenda: Proceedings of the 5th National Information Literacy Conference. Adelaide: University of South Australia Library. 68-80. ISBN 0 86803-929-2.
Johnston, B. and Webber, S. (2000) “Towards the information literate graduate: rethinking the undergraduate curriculum in business studies.” In: Appleton, K., Macpherson, C. and Orr, D. (eds). Lifelong learning conference: selected papers from the inaugural international lifelong learning conference: Yeppoon, Queensland, Australia: 17-19 July 2000. Rockhampton: Lifelong Learning Conference Committee. 194-202. ISBN 1-876674-06-7.
Johnston, B. and Webber, S. (1999) “Information literacy as an academic discipline: an action research approach to developing a credit bearing class for business undergraduates.” In: Klasson, M., Loughridge, B. and Loof, S. (eds) New fields for research in the 21st century: Proceedings of the 3rd British Nordic Conference on Library and Information Studies: 12-14 April 1999: Boras, Sweden. Boras: The Swedish School of Library and Information Studies, University College of Boras. 183-197. (Rapporter och publikationer fran Hogskolan i Boras; 1999: 1)
Webber, S. (1998) “The global electronic information industry: squeezing out the middle ground?” In: Preston, C. M. (ed.) ASIS '98: Proceedings of the 61st ASIS Annual Meeting: Pittsburgh PA: October 24-29 1998: Information access in the global economy. vol. 35. Medford: Information Today for the American Society for Information Science. 179-189. ISBN 1-57387-066-8.
Webber, S. (1998) “Loyalty and commitment in the online industry: a relationship under strain.” In: Raitt, David et al. Online information 98: 22nd International Online Information Meeting: Proceedings: London 8-10 December 1998. Oxford: Learned Information. 257-268. ISBN 1-900871-31-9
Webber, S. (1995) “Online pricing: changing strategies in a changing world.”  In: Online information 95: 19th International Online Information Meeting: Proceedings: London 5-7 December 1995 Oxford: Learned Information. 1-12.
Webber, S. (1992) “Criteria for comparing news databases.” In: Raitt, D. (ed.) Online information 92: 16th International Online Information Meeting: Proceedings: London 8-10 December 1992 Oxford: Learned Information. 537-546.

Non-Refereed reports and articles (since 2000)

Webber, S. (2014) The Information Literacy Weblog [online]. http://information-literacy.blogspot.com/
Webber, S. (2010) “Information Literacy for the 21st Century.” In: Proceedings of INFORUM 2010: 16th Conference on Professional Information Resources: Prague, May 25-27, 2010.  INFORUM: Prague. http://www.inforum.cz/pdf/2010/webber-sheila-1.pdf
Webber, S. (2010) 3D virtual case study. Adelaide: University of South Australia, Accessible  3DVLE Project.
Webber, S. (2010) “Els bibliotecaris a Second Life.” Item, (52), 10-12. [In Catalan] http://www.raco.cat/index.php/Item/article/view/247188/331070
Webber, S. (2010) “La culture l’informationnelle: un domain d’etude international.” In: Chapron, F. and Delamontte, E. (Eds) L’education a la culture informationnelle. Villerbanne: enssib. pp 102-113
Webber, S. (2008) "Second Life for Business: Ten Techniques." FUMSI, October. http://web.fumsi.com/go/article/use/3326
Dahlke, H. and Webber, S. (2008) “Advocating advocacy.” Public library journal, 22 (4), 20-22, 25.
Webber, S. (2008) Information Literacy Education for Masters Students: the Search/Teach Exercise. In: Kohl-Frey, O. and Schmid-Ruhe, B. (Eds.) Advanced Users: Information Literacy and Customized Services: Konstanz Workshop on Information Literacy. Konstanz: University of Konstanz. (Bibliothek Aktuell; Sonderheft 17) pp185-192.  http://www.ub.uni-konstanz.de/kops/volltexte/2008/5905/
Webber, S (2007) “Second life: a marketing opportunity?” IFLA Management and Marketing Section newsletter, (17), 12-14.
Webber, S. (2006) “Information Literacy in Higher Education.” In: Stopar, K. and Rabzeljl. (Eds) Informacijska Pismenost med teorijo in prakso: vloga visokošolskih in specialnih knjižnic: Zbornik prispevkov. [Information Literacy between theory and practice: The role of academic and special libraries: Proceedings.] Ljubljana: ZBDS. pp9-20.
Webber, S., Boon, S. and Johnston, B. (2006) "Comparaison des conceptions pédagogiques de la maîtrise de l’information chez des universitaires britanniques de différentes disciplines." Actes des 5èmes Rencontres Formist: Lyon: 2005. Lyon: ENSSIB. http://www.enssib.fr/bibliotheque-numerique/document-1172 
Webber, S. and Johnston, B. (2006) “Working towards the information literate university.” In Walton, G. and Pope, A. (Eds) Information literacy: recognising the need. Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent: 17 May 2006. Oxford: Chandos. pp 47-58.
Webber, S. and McGuinness, C. (2006) “State of the art of Information Literacy in English speaking European countries: United Kingdom (UK) and Ireland.” In: Lau, J. (Ed) Information Literacy: an international state-of-the-art report. Published on behalf of UNESCO, UNESCO ID 600015
Koontz, C., Gupta, D. and Webber. S. (2006) “Key publications in library marketing: a review.” IFLA journal, 32 (3), 224-231. http://archive.ifla.org/V/iflaj/IFLA-Journal-3-2006.pdf
Armstrong, C, Boden, D., Town, S., Woolley, M., Webber, S. and Abell, A. (2005) “CILIP defines Information Literacy for the UK.” Library and information update, 4 (1), 22-25.
Webber, S. and Johnston, B. (2004). Perspectives on the Information Literate University, SCONUL Focus, 33, 33-35. http://www.sconul.ac.uk/publications/newsletter/33/12.pdf
Webber, S., Johnston, B. and Boon, S. (2004) "The information literacy weblog". Assignation, 21 (2), 39-42.
Webber, S. (2003) “Information literacy: what is it?” SPRIG bulletin, (39), 6-13.
Webber, S. (2003). “Business information”.  In: Feather, J. and Sturgess, P. (eds.) International Encyclopedia of Information and Library Science. London/NewYork: Routledge.
Webber, S. (2003) “Challenges for information science in the UK.” In: Basili, C. and Bogliolo, D. (Eds) Vent’anni di AIDA: la documentazione fra teoria e applicazioni: Atti del 7 Convegno nazionale AIDA: Roma, CNR, 2-3 Ottobre 2003. Roma: AIDA. pp23-46.
Webber, S. (2003) “Effective marketing: a personal view.” In: Brewer, S. (Ed.) Marketing strategy and research: their role in library service development. Loughborough: Capital Planning Information. 37-47.
Webber, S. (2003) “Information literacy: today and tomorrow.” In: Nixon, C. (Ed.) Internet Librarian International 2003. Medford: Information Today. 335-340.
Webber, S. (2003) “An International Information Literacy Certificate: opportunity or dead-end?” In: World Library and Information Congress: 69th IFLA General Conference and Council: August 1st - 9th 2003: Berlin, Germany: programme and proceedings. [online] The Hague: IFLA. http://www.ifla.org/IV/ifla69/prog03.htm
Webber, S. (2003) “Taking information literacy seriously.” Library and information update, 2(1), 44-45.
Webber, S. (2003) “Teaching information searching.” Library and information update, 2 (4), 31.
Webber, S. and Johnston, B. (2003) “Featured website: The information literacy place.” Loex news, 29 (4), 2-3, 6-7.
Webber, S. (2002) "Getting the knowledge." Library and information update, 1 (7), 52-3.
Webber, S. (2002) "Marketing library and information services." PNLA Quarterly 66 (2), 10-11, 20-21. [reprint of :  Webber, S. (2001) "Marketing library and information services". Free pint [online], (99), 8-10. http://www.freepint.com/issues/011101.pdf]
Webber, S. (2002) Marketing Library and Information Services [online].  Sheffield: University of Sheffield. http:// dis.shef.ac.uk/sheila/marketing/ Originally based on series of articles in Inform (167, 169, 173) and (articles published 1994-5, latest update on the web 2002)
Webber, S. (2001) "Getting what you pay for". Information world review, (168), 16-17.
Webber, S. (2001) "Marketing information and library services: are people learning about it?" Business information review, 18 (4), 16-23.
Webber, S. (2001) "Myths and opportunities." Library Association Record, 103 (9), 548-549.
Webber, S. (2000) “European developments in intellectual property”. Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science. 26 (4) April/ May 2000. 28-29.
Webber, S. (2000) “SMEs and the information revolution.” Business information briefing, (82), 2-3.
Webber, S. (2000) "Portals for business information on the Internet." Free Pint [online], (74). http://www.freepint.co.uk/issues/021100.htm