The Third International Seminar on Education and Research (LIS-ER) is organised this year by the Faculty of Library and Information Science at the University of Barcelona as part of its centenary celebrations. The meeting is supported by the European Association for Library and Information Education and Research (EUCLID) and the Red Universitaria de centros de Información y Documentación (RUID). It takes place 4-5 June 2015 on the University of Barcelona campus.
I am pleased to have been invited as one of the speakers, joining a number of others including Dr Blaise Cronin, Visiting Professor to the Centre for Social Informatics at Edinburgh Napier University.
I have been asked to speak on the theme of challenges in LIS research. The organisers have made a particular request that I draw on my experience of leading the implementation of the UK Library and Information Science Research Coalition between 2009 and 2012. My presentation is Meeting the challenges of LIS research: a national coalition approach.