Dr Julie Mundy-Taylor
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Dr Julie Mundy-Taylor is a Research Librarian at the Ourimbah Campus Library of the University of Newcastle, Australia. Her role is to support the research needs of academics and postgraduates in the disciplines of Health and Science. Julie assists researchers with scholarly research, data management, citation software and analysis and finding the appropriate avenues to publish and promote their research.
Research support and storytelling as a perfect partnership
Julie has postgraduate qualifications in information management and continues to actively engage in professional development in this constantly changing field. Having spent her adult life studying library science and literature in 2004 Julie decided to pursue her other passion and commenced a research higher degree in storytelling. In 2013 Julie was awarded a PhD “Storytelling engagement in the classroom: observable behavioural cues of children's story experiences.” Along the way Julie learned that the communication, listening skills, audience awareness and innate love of stories inherent in storytelling can also be utilised in assisting researchers to develop their information literacy skills.
Julie now shares that knowledge and those stories with researchers and audiences of all ages. It's not uncommon to find Julie opening a training session with a traditional story, whose relevance becomes clearer and enhances the content of the session as it goes on. As a research support librarian, Julie uses every type of technology at her disposal but ensures that she never gets so busy multitasking that she forgets to use the greatest information skills available – the ability to communicate and to absorb and share stories.
- Doctor of Philosophy, University of Newcastle
- Data management
- Information literacy
- Research support
Fields of Research
|130201||Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy||40|
|209999||Language, Communication and Culture not elsewhere classified||20|
|190499||Performing Arts and Creative Writing not elsewhere classified||40|
|Dates||Title||Organisation / Department|
|1/04/1989 - 1/09/1995||Regional Youth Services Librarian||Goulburn Valley Regional Library Service, Victoria
For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.
Journal article (7 outputs)
Mundy-Taylor J, May JR, Reynolds R, 'Storytelling in 3D: Interrogating Engagement with Oral Storytelling in the School Classroom', Storytelling, Self, Society, Vol. 11 159-182 (2017) [C1]
Mundy-Taylor J, May J, Reynolds R, 'Storytelling in 3D: Interrogating engagement with oral storytelling in the school classroom', Storytelling, Self, Society, 11 159-182 (2017) [C1]
Â© 207 by Wayne State University Press, Detroit, MI 48201. This paper outlines the researcher-devised QUEST method to clarify and identify childrenÂ¿s engagement with oral storyte... [more]
Â© 207 by Wayne State University Press, Detroit, MI 48201. This paper outlines the researcher-devised QUEST method to clarify and identify childrenÂ¿s engagement with oral storytelling. In a series of research challenges and solution-seeking processes, the storyteller worked with traditional storytelling approaches and also with contemporary digital recordings and analysis software to follow studentsÂ¿ responses to storytelling experiences. As a result of deep analysis that looked beyond the raw data and questioned why certain responses occurred, a set of Indicators of Engagement were devised. Twenty-five indicators were identified that were further broken down in clusters of common types of engagement behaviors. These indicators can be applied to future studies, with both children and adults that investigate the intriguing phenomenon of storytelling.
Mundy-Taylor J, 'Beware the predators in the self-publishing pool', Women's Ink Magazine, Autumn 6-6 (2015)
Lyons GS, Mundy-Taylor J, 'Following the blue bouncing ball: An evidence-based strategy for using storytelling and collaborative stretching to enhance quality of life for persons with severe cognitive impairments', Storytelling, Self, Society, 8 85-107 (2012) [C1]
Lyons GS, Cassebohm M, Mundy-Taylor J, ''Stretching': A simple strategy for improving the quality of life of children and young people with profound and multiple learning difficulties', The SLD Experience, 61 8-12 (2011) [C1]
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Conference (7 outputs)
Mundy-Taylor J, 'ItÂ¿s all a plot: preparation, memorisation and presentation for storytelling [Workshop]' (2014)
Mundy-Taylor J, 'The indicators of Engagement [Poster]' (2014)
Mundy-Taylor J, 'There's always fish' (2012)
Mundy-Taylor J, Vanderwyck A, 'Measuring the impact of cross-cultural storytelling as a vehicle for the development of a culturally aware & racially inclusive, multi-sector campus', The 2nd National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Family & Community Strengths Conference. Abstracts (2009) [E3]
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Other (1 outputs)
Mundy-Taylor J, Norton C, 'The tree of collaboration: Getting to the roots of conducting a collaborative health research project', (2016) [O1]
Thesis / Dissertation (1 outputs)
Mundy-Taylor J, Storytelling engagement in the classroom: Observable behavioural cues of children's story experiences, University of Newcastle (2013)
Dr Julie Mundy-Taylor
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