Research Profile: Dr. Cheryl Stenström

Dr. Cheryl Stenström
Lecturer

Statement of Research Interests & Experience

I'm interested in power and influence, particularly in the political context. My research interests are focused on how politicians and other decision makers gather and use information, and how senior library staff and other interested stakeholders interact and communicate with these decision makers. My dissertation examined how decisions about funding for public libraries are made.

Areas of interest:

  • Influence
  • Decision Making
  • Library Management
  • Public Administration
  • Interpersonal Communications
  • Marketing, Public Relations and Advocacy

Possible PhD Thesis Topic Areas

  • Public libraries
  • Image management and perceptions of libraries and librarians
  • Advocacy metrics
  • Politicians information seeking and use
  • Impact of marketing and public relations on library funding

Representative Publications

  • Stenström, C. (2017 - forthcoming). Advocacy [book chapter]. In Introduction to Today’s Information Services, 2nd ed. Hirsh, S. ed. Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group.
  • Partridge, H., Bruce, C., Hirsh, S., Haycock, K., Edwards, S., Stenstrom, C., Gasson, S. (2017). Trans-Pacific doctoral success – A collaborative cohort model. Proceedings of the Quality in Postgraduate Research Conference 2016 [pp. 125-31].
  • Haycock, K. & Stenstrom, C. (2016). Reviewing the research and evidence: Towards best practices for garnering support for school libraries. School Libraries Worldwide 22(1).
  • Bernier, A., and Stenstrom, C. (2016). Moving from chance and “chemistry” to skills: Improving online student learning outcomes in small group collaboration. Education for Information 32 (1). [special innovative pedagogies issue], 55-69.
  • Stenström, C. (2015). Decision-making experiences of public library CEOs: A study exploring the roles of interpersonal influence and evidence in everyday practice. Library Management, 36 (8/9), 644-652. Republished in The Informed Librarian (2016, February) as Feature article as Decision-making experiences of public library CEOs: A study exploring the roles of interpersonal influence and evidence in everyday practice.
  • Hirsh, S., Simmons, M.H., Christensen, P., Sellar, M., Stenström, C., Hagar, C., Bernier, A., Faires, D., Fisher, J., Alman, S. (2015). International perspectives in LIS education: Global education, research, and collaboration at the SJSU School of Information. Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 56 (Supplement 1), S27-46.
  • Stenström, C. (2015). Demonstrating value: Assessment [book chapter]. In Introduction to Today’s Information Services, Hirsh, S. ed. Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group.
  • Stenström, C., & Haycock, K. (2015). The role of interpersonal influence in budget decision making: The Canadian public library experience. Administration & Society 47 (8), 983-1014.
  • Stenström, C., Roberts, K., & Haycock, K. (2014).The role of influence in city and public library partnerships: An exploratory study. Library Management 35(3), 213-223. Republished in The Informed Librarian (2014, March) as Feature Article.
  • Stenström, C., & Haycock, K. (2014). Influence and increased funding in Canadian public libraries: The case of Alberta in 2009-10. Library Quarterly 84(1), 49-68.
  • Stenstrom, C., Haycock, K. The role of interpersonal influence in budget decision making: The Canadian public library experience. Administration & Society. Prepublished on January 9, 2014 as doi:10.1177/0095399713519091
  • Stenstrom, C., Roberts, K. and & Haycock, K. (2014). The role of influence in city and public library partnerships: An exploratory study. Library Management 35(3), forthcoming.
  • Stenstrom, C. & Haycock, K. (2014). Influence and increased funding in Canadian public libraries. Library Quarterly 84(1), 49-68.
  • Stenstrom, C. (2012, October). Cheaper or faster? Who benefits when cities manage the public library's information technology services? Presented at Worldwide Library 2.012 Conference, online.
  • Stenstrom, C. (2012, January). Factors influencing public library funding decisions in Canada. ALISE. Poster Presentation. Dallas, TX.
  • Stenstrom, C. (2011, October). Influencing decision makers to give libraries more funding? Presented at Worldwide Library 2.011 Conference, online.

Professional Memberships & Related Matters

  • Association for Library and Information Science Education
  • American Society Society for Information Science and Technology
  • American Library Association
  • British Columbia Library Association
  • Canadian Association of Public Libraries (past executive member)
  • Canadian Library Association (past executive member)

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