Having someone from the real world on board!

Earlier this year, Edward Luca, my colleague in another LISRA RADAR team, wrote a blog post about his experience of working as a practitioner with an academic researcher. For this month’s post, I thought I take a similar approach, but from a different perspective, and write about my experience of working as an academic researcher […]

Are Australian public libraries one of the first points of contact for new arrivals?

In December 2016, the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) was one of many high profile organisations to make a submission to the Federal Government’s Smart Cities Plan. This plan aims to position Australian cities to succeed in the 21st Century economy, supporting productive, accessible, liveable metropolitan and regional cities that attract talent, encourage innovation […]