Two weeks today on Wednesday 8th November I will be the opening speaker at a one day conference entitled ‘Themes and trends in library and information research‘. The event is hosted by CILIP in Kent, and takes place at Canterbury Christ Church University in the Frederic Mason room of the grade II listed St. Martin’s Priory.
Delegates will be welcomed with refreshments from 9:30am, with the formal opening of the event at 10:00. Following my paper ‘Practitioner research: value, impact and priorities’, there will be contributions from five others over the course of the day:
Claire Sewell, Research Support Skills Coordinator, Cambridge University: ‘Librarians as researchers: methods, lessons and trends’
Alison Hicks, Lecturer in Library and Information Science, University College London: ‘Reaching saturation point? Reframing information literacy research’
Rebecca Daniels, Online Services Librarian, Victoria and Albert Museum: ‘Examining the information needs and behaviours of first year Fine Art undergraduates at the University for the Creative Arts’
Steve Dixon-Smith, Learning Developer, University for the Creative Arts: ‘Co-researching beyond the category: an exploratory study into BME student experiences at the University for the Creative Arts’
Kirsty Wallis, Research outputs manager, Greenwich University: ‘Libraries supporting research – European perspective’
There will be plenty of opportunity for questions and discussion – prompted by the content of the papers, and about library and information research in general – both informally, and in a panel session.
By the end of the event at 3:30pm delegates will have extended their awareness of current trends and areas of interest in library and information research, and will be able to use the knowledge acquired during the day to inform their work practice.
Registrations for this event can be made on EventBrite. Tickets, which include refreshments and lunch, cost £32.45.