Most of these were discussed at or inspired by discussion of qualitative research methods at HSL's July 9, 2017, monthly meeting of librarians and graduate assistants primarily in the Clinical, Academic, & Research Engagement Department (formerly User Services). These represent a small sampling of some well-known library ethnographies and ethnographers. Also included are a few examples of other qualitative research related to libraries or librarians or by librarians. Nominations of additional examples, including those using wide variety of qualitative or mixed-methods research methods, are welcome.
A few examples of qualitative research in or about libraries or librarians can be found among former UNC SILS faculty member Paul Solomon's publications.