Why library and information science research matters in hard times Dr Hazel Hall
<ul><ul><li>2006-2008:  consultations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>March 2009:  5 founding members formally established the ...
<ul><ul><li>2006-2008:  consultations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>March 2009:  5 founding members formally established the ...
<ul><li>Provision of a formal structure  </li></ul><ul><ul><li> improve access to LIS research  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><u...
<ul><ul><li>Organisational priorities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Inform practice, decisions on future services develop...
How can we best engage our user communities? To what extent is Google perceived as a cost-free replacement for libraries? ...
<ul><ul><li>Share good practice beyond  individual  services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Raise profile of LIS </li></ul></u...
How can we best engage our user communities? To what extent is Google perceived as a cost-free replacement for libraries? ...
<ul><ul><li>Time constraints of the practitioner role </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Low internal support of research activity...
<ul><ul><li>Resources set up to save LIS researchers’ time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advocacy to persuade services manage...
<ul><ul><li>Bring together information about LIS research opportunities and results  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Encourage ...
<ul><ul><li>Bring together information about LIS research opportunities and results  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Encourage ...
See the Coalition web site at http://lisresearch.org
 
 
 
 
Research funding opportunities Studentships offered Invitation to join consultation Research report published Topical deba...
<ul><ul><li>Bring together information about LIS research opportunities and results  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Encourage ...
<ul><ul><li>Formal presentations to LIS stakeholders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Encourage practitioner research </li><...
 
Future plans for promoting practitioner research: W3 Wiki; practitioner researcher starter kit; training events, e.g. “Mee...
<ul><ul><li>Print, online and podcast news reports of Coalition activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contributions to nat...
<ul><ul><li>Bring together information about LIS research opportunities and results  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Encourage ...
<ul><li>Conference  </li></ul><ul><li>Monday 28 th  June 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>British Library Conference Centre </li></u...
 
<ul><ul><li>Bring together information about LIS research opportunities and results  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Encourage ...
<ul><ul><li>Provide opportunities to share good practice, research methodologies and techniques </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li...
<ul><ul><li>Find out more at  http://lisresearch.org   </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Suggestions for content welcomed </l...
<ul><li>LIS Research Coalition </li></ul><ul><li>http://lisresearch.org </li></ul><ul><li>@LISResearch </li></ul><ul><li>D...
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  1. 1. Why library and information science research matters in hard times Dr Hazel Hall
  2. 2. <ul><ul><li>2006-2008: consultations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>March 2009: 5 founding members formally established the LIS Research Coalition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>August 2009 : Hazel Hall appointed to lead the implementation </li></ul></ul>LIS Research Coalition: background
  3. 3. <ul><ul><li>2006-2008: consultations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>March 2009: 5 founding members formally established the LIS Research Coalition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>August 2009 : Hazel Hall appointed to lead the implementation </li></ul></ul>LIS Research Coalition: background National Health Service Strategic Health Authority Library Leads Group (NHS SHALL)
  4. 4. <ul><li>Provision of a formal structure </li></ul><ul><ul><li> improve access to LIS research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> maximise relevance & impact of LIS research </li></ul></ul></ul>Facilitating a co-ordinated and strategic approach to LIS Research across the UK
  5. 5. <ul><ul><li>Organisational priorities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Inform practice, decisions on future services developments </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Demonstrate accountability for actions - key in hard times </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal priorities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Job satisfaction: intellectual stimulation & enjoyment of learning, pride in enhancing work practice, (retention) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Enhance “peer” relationships, e.g. academia </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Career benefits: profile/reputation, leadership development, CPD  career progression </li></ul></ul></ul>Why research?
  6. 6. How can we best engage our user communities? To what extent is Google perceived as a cost-free replacement for libraries? How should services be developed for mobile devices as the preferred platform for information delivery? What are the long-term impacts of digitisation on services provision?
  7. 7. <ul><ul><li>Share good practice beyond individual services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Raise profile of LIS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Evidence-based profession, like others – support role plus </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support claims of LIS value </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To individuals: e.g. education, social mobility </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To citizens/society: e.g. enhanced local communities, contribution to culture and heritage </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To specialist user groups: e.g. information provision to business to support economic development </li></ul></ul></ul>Importance of research at level of profession/discipline
  8. 8. How can we best engage our user communities? To what extent is Google perceived as a cost-free replacement for libraries? How should services be developed for mobile devices as the preferred platform for information delivery? What are the long-term impacts of digitisation on services provision? WHAT IS THE IMPACT AND VALUE OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SERVICES?
  9. 9. <ul><ul><li>Time constraints of the practitioner role </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Low internal support of research activity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Limited knowledge of research approaches </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Failure to recognise research activity/skills as such </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Poor access to external support of research activity </li></ul></ul>Research-practice “gap”
  10. 10. <ul><ul><li>Resources set up to save LIS researchers’ time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advocacy to persuade services managers of need to support research initiatives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resources and events to extend repertoire of research approaches in LIS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Efforts to improve recognition of research knowledge within the profession </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus for external research support in LIS </li></ul></ul>Why the LIS Research Coalition matters in hard times
  11. 11. <ul><ul><li>Bring together information about LIS research opportunities and results </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Encourage dialogue between research funders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promote LIS practitioner research and the translation of research outcomes into practice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Articulate a strategic approach to LIS research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promote the development of research capacity in LIS </li></ul></ul>Goals of the LIS Research Coalition
  12. 12. <ul><ul><li>Bring together information about LIS research opportunities and results </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Encourage dialogue between research funders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promote LIS practitioner research and the translation of research outcomes into practice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Articulate a strategic approach to LIS research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promote the development of research capacity in LIS </li></ul></ul>Specific goals
  13. 13. See the Coalition web site at http://lisresearch.org
  14. 18. Research funding opportunities Studentships offered Invitation to join consultation Research report published Topical debate Report of on-going research Training event announced Conference registration open New journal issue published Conference offering funded places Research report published
  15. 19. <ul><ul><li>Bring together information about LIS research opportunities and results </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Encourage dialogue between research funders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promote LIS practitioner research and the translation of research outcomes into practice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Articulate a strategic approach to LIS research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promote the development of research capacity in LIS </li></ul></ul>Specific goals
  16. 20. <ul><ul><li>Formal presentations to LIS stakeholders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Encourage practitioner research </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Encourage dissemination of practitioner research </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Promotion of application of research findings in the workplace </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hence time out of the office, e.g. yesterday </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Breakfast in Edinburgh </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lunch in London </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dinner in Cardiff </li></ul></ul></ul>Strong advocacy through face-to-face engagement
  17. 22. Future plans for promoting practitioner research: W3 Wiki; practitioner researcher starter kit; training events, e.g. “Meeting the editor/editorial board”.
  18. 23. <ul><ul><li>Print, online and podcast news reports of Coalition activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contributions to national and international peer-reviewed publications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High visibility in the media important to raise the profile of LIS research with the wider community </li></ul></ul>Spreading the message across various media
  19. 24. <ul><ul><li>Bring together information about LIS research opportunities and results </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Encourage dialogue between research funders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promote LIS practitioner research and the translation of research outcomes into practice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Articulate a strategic approach to LIS research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promote the development of research capacity in LIS </li></ul></ul>Specific goals
  20. 25. <ul><li>Conference </li></ul><ul><li>Monday 28 th June 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>British Library Conference Centre </li></ul><ul><li>6 sessions: </li></ul><ul><li>Coalition review/update </li></ul><ul><li>2 keynotes </li></ul><ul><li>2 breakouts </li></ul><ul><li>“ 1 minute madness session” </li></ul><ul><li>Plus networking opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>£100 (including VAT) </li></ul><ul><li>#lisrc10 </li></ul>
  21. 27. <ul><ul><li>Bring together information about LIS research opportunities and results </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Encourage dialogue between research funders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promote LIS practitioner research and the translation of research outcomes into practice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Articulate a strategic approach to LIS research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promote the development of research capacity in LIS </li></ul></ul>Specific goals
  22. 28. <ul><ul><li>Provide opportunities to share good practice, research methodologies and techniques </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Raise the quality and standards of research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improve collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Influence and shape the future research agenda </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fingers crossed for AHRC bid </li></ul></ul>Conference and seminar programmes
  23. 29. <ul><ul><li>Find out more at http://lisresearch.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Suggestions for content welcomed </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Follow @LISResearch on Twitter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>@LISResearch will tweet your research-related news, queries... </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Register for the conference on 28 th June </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>See http://lisresearch.org/conference-2010 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Join us and help build the evidence base </li></ul></ul>LIS research matters to you
  24. 30. <ul><li>LIS Research Coalition </li></ul><ul><li>http://lisresearch.org </li></ul><ul><li>@LISResearch </li></ul><ul><li>Dr Hazel Hall </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>+44 (0)7 969 07 8181 </li></ul>

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