I am Pedro Lázaro Rodríguez. I have a Ph.D. in Social Sciences by the University of Granada (Spain) and my research is focused on Information and Scientific Communication. My thesis was on the analysis, evaluation, and the development of tools and methods for the improvement of both public and university libraries.
I work as an Assistant Professor of Library and Information Science at the Complutense University of Madrid. As a researcher, I am a member of INFOBISOC, a research group on Information, Libraries and Society. As well, I collaborate with Secaba Lab (University of Granada) keeping up to date the tool Secaba-Rank that I developed and implemented during my Ph.D.
On the other hand, what I enjoy the most in my day to day is playing to music (guitars and drums), reading and re-reading, hiking, picking mushrooms, campervanning, and especially using FLOSS (Free/Libre and Open Source Software) and leading a vegan life style. In that sense, I volunteer at Fundación Santuario Vegan and I collaborate with the Free Software and Open Technologies Office of the Complutense University of Madrid.
During the last years I have taught several courses:
My main research line is the evaluation of libraries. Currently, I am also focusing my research on Communication and Media Studies. You can find listed below my:
I have co-authored some reports analyzing the quality of libraries based on LibQUAL and "ad hoc" surveys. We carried out studies for some public and university libraries such as the University of Granada (2017-2018; 2018-2019; 2019-2020), the University of Alcalá (2017 and 2019); the University of Salamanca (2017 and 2019); the public library Jovellanos in Gijón, Asturias, Spain (2017), the Federico Santa María Technical University (2017) or the Catholic University of Argentina (2018).
Please, if you want me to review a manuscript, consider that I took the pledge of "No free view? No review!", and I "will avoid serving as peer reviewer for venues that do not make publicly available the research that I review".
Here you can find information regarding the social impact of my research:
And here a brief sketch of the scientific/academic impact of my research (updated: September 29th 2022):
Please feel free to contact me at pedrolaz[at]ucm[dot]es if you need any further information.
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