Information Science Scotland, the consortium of which my group at Edinburgh Napier University is a member, has partnered with CILIPS to showcase the research carried out by information science researchers in four Scottish Universities. Staff and doctoral students from Edinburgh Napier, Glasgow, Strathclyde, and Robert Gordon will be at a one-day event in Aberdeen on Tuesday 22nd April to discuss a range of research projects and how the findings of this work can help inform practice.
My main contributions at the event will be an overview of the research that we undertake within the Centre for Social Informatics at Edinburgh Napier University, serving on a panel session in the afternoon, and giving the final presentation of the day on closing the research-practice gap. One of my PhD students – Leo Appleton – will also be speaking. Leo is going to update delegates on his doctoral study into public libraries, social capital and citizenship. Other presentation topics include digitization, information literacy, library design, and school libraries and learning. The event is chaired by my Edinburgh Napier colleague Christine Irving.
This will be an excellent opportunity for researchers and practitioners to come together to strengthen links and to consider what can be learnt from each community to improve the relevance and value of our research and practice.
Further details, including how to register (£60 for CILIP members, £35 for students/unwaged, £75 for non-members), are given on the CILIPS Discovery Day web page.