RiLIES Project

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.

Research impact resources:
One of the aims of RiLIES has been to support improvements to research impact. As part of the project, we have brought together materials for LIS researchers and practitioners. They can be found in two places on this site:

Comments and feedback welcome.

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

Blog posts relating to RiLIES1

Focus groups on impact of librarianship research

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