Professor Blaise Cronin announced as DREaM conference keynote speaker

We are pleased to announce that Dr Blaise Cronin, Rudy Professor of Information Science in the School of Library and Information Science at Indiana University, US has agreed to give the opening keynote presentation at the DREaM project conference this July. This is the first of five events organised for the AHRC-funded project. The one-day conference takes place at the British Library Conference Centre in London on Tuesday 19th July 2011. For further details of the programme, please see the DREaM project page.

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Contribute to the RiLIES project poll by 6th March

We are carrying out a short poll as part of the LIS Research Coalition Research in Librarianship – Impact Evaluation Study (RiLIES) project. The purpose of the poll is to identify (1) the sources that are used by librarians to generate ideas for improvements in library services delivery and (2) any named LIS research projects that have been particularly influential in inspiring changes to practice. The results will contribute to the broad project aim of exploring the extent to which funded librarianship research projects influence library practice.

The poll is aimed at Library and Information Science (LIS) professionals who are based in the UK, but if you live in another country, we would still be interested in your answers. It should take you no more than five minutes to complete. We look forward to reading your responses. The poll is open until Sunday 6th March.

EBLIP6, Salford, June: we’ll be there, will you?

The LIS Research Coalition is proud to be associated with the Sixth Evidence Based Library and Information Practice (EBLIP6) Conference to be held in Salford, Greater Manchester, UK, June 27th – June 30th 2011. If you check the programme for Thursday 30th June you’ll see that Hazel Hall is presenting a keynote paper at the conference. On the same day the LIS Research Coalition is sponsoring a panel session entitled “Meet the editors”. The LIS Research Coalition will also be offering four sponsored places at the conference: two for practitioners, and two for PhD students, for those based in the UK. Watch this space for further details of the Coalition involvement in the event, and how to apply for a sponsored place.