Get Involved

All Australian Library and Information Science professionals are invited to participate in the LISRA project. 

Upcoming Events

The Research Assistance and Development for Australian Researcher (RADAR) Grant:  A panel discussion

This free online seminar will provide the opportunity for the library and information community in Australia (and internationally) to learn about the findings and outcomes of projects funded by the RADAR Grant. It will also provide the opportunity to critically consider the question: How can we break down the silos between LIS academy and LIS practice to collaboratively engage  in research that directly informs our professional practice, and advances our knowledge base? This session is open and free to all.

Past Events

Share Your Research Story!

All Australian library and information science practitioners are invited to participate in an online survey that will explore your research experiences. By learning more about your experiences we can explore how a research culture can be encouraged and enabled within the Australian LIS profession. The online survey is estimated to take 20 to 30 minutes to complete. Your participation is completely anonymous and confidential. The survey has now closed. Thank you to the 404 Australian LIS practitioner who generously participated.

Research Assistance & Development for Australian Researchers (RADAR)

The Library and Information Research Australia (LISRA) research team has developed the Research Assistance & Development for Australian Researchers (RADAR) Grant to provide a series of supportive activities to foster research activities in library and information science. Applications close 31st October 2016. The RADAR grant is now closed and the successful applicants announced.

Research Reflections – LIS Webinar Series

In 2017 LISRA will be hosting the Research Reflections in LIS Webinar Series. Eager to ensure the webinar series meets the needs of the Australian LIS community, all library and information science practitioners, students and researchers are invited to submit ideas or topics for the series. The call is now closed. A 2017 program will be announced shortly.

LISRA Video Competition

Australian library and information practitioners, students and researchers were invited to submit a short video on why research is important for the library and information profession. This competition is now closed and the winners have been announced.

The library and information professional as practitioner-researcher?: A panel discussion

The online launch of the Library and Information Science Research (LISRA) project. A panel of leading library and information professionals will critically consider the many opportunities and challenges in embracing “practitioner-researcher” as an approach to our professional practice. This session is open and free to all.