The Research in Librarianship – Impact Evaluation Study (RiLIES – pronounced “realise”) refers to two projects supported by the LIS Research Coalition. RiLIES1 was completed between February and July 2011. RiLIES2 runs from February to July 2012.
RiLIES1 explored the extent to which funded librarianship research projects influence library practice in the UK. Of particular interest were the factors that increase or hinder the impact of project outcomes on practice. To find out more please see the RiLIES1 project report Enhancing the impact of LIS research projects. RiLIES1 was led by Professor Hazel Hall, Director of the Centre for Social Informatics at Edinburgh Napier University and Executive Secretary of the Library and Information Science Research Coalition. Peter Cruickshank, Ella Taylor-Smith and Jenny Gebel comprised the research team. Librarians and library and information science researchers contributed to the study by completing a short initial poll, participating in focus group discussions, and responding to a final validation survey.
RiLIES2 is concerned with the production of a series of outputs that will support the use and execution of research by librarians and information scientists. These will include training, good practice, and community support materials. RiLIES2 is also led by Professor Hazel Hall, Director of the Centre for Social Informatics at Edinburgh Napier University and Executive Secretary of the Library and Information Science Research Coalition. Peter Cruickshank and Christine Irving comprise the research team.
For regular updates, please follow the projects on Twitter at @LIS_RiLIES.
Blog posts relating to the RiLIES2 project
- RiLIES2 wrap-up, resources, and future plans – posted 27 July 2012
- LIS research resources briefing: workshop evaluation - posted 17 July 2012
- Research into practice: LIS research resources briefing - posted 10 July 2012
- Updated links pages: share your expertise with the RiLIES team posted 18 June 2012
- RiLIES2 project poll findings – posted 10 May 2012
- Invitation to complete the RiLIES2 project poll – posted 3 April 2012
- Introducing RiLIES2 – posted 7 March 2012
Blog posts relating to RiLIES1
- RiLIES report highlights 6: Lessons from healthcare and medical librarians – posted 24 July 2012
- RiLIES report highlights 5: Research, CPD and the role of professional bodies – posted 21 June 2012
- RiLIES report highlight 4: key lessons from impactful research projects – posted 24 May 2012
- DREaM and RiLIES project papers well-received at QQML – posted 23 May 2012
- Realising the value of RiLIES: presentation at QQML2012 – posted 21 May 2012
- RiLIES report highlights 3: the deployment of social media for research impact - posted 9 May 2012
- RiLIES1 report highlights 2: dissemination for impact - posted 21 March 2012
- RiLIES1 report highlights 1: main findings and recommendations – posted 15 February 2012
- Enhancing the impact of LIS research projects: RiLIES1 report available – posted 2 February 2012
- Online Information 2011 and RiLIES update – posted 25 November 2011
- Coalition review 2011, and priorities for 2011/12 - posted 6 August 2011
- Coalition review update - Posted 18 July 2011
- Launch of final survey – posted 6 July 2011
- Evidence emerging from RiLIES project reported at EBLIP6 – posted 30 June 2011
- CILIP Update looks forward to EBLIP6 – posted 16 June 2011
- Call for examples of impact of our selected case studies - posted 6 June 2011
- Update on data collection activities – posted 11 May 2011
- Summary of findings from the inital poll – posted 16 March 2011
- Call to complete the initial poll – posted 2 February 2011