Research Reflections in LIS Webinar Series

In 2021 LISRA will be hosting the second 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.

What would you like the webinar series to include?  We are looking for a wide range of ideas. For example, perhaps you would like for us to arrange:

  • A presentation by current LIS practitioners on how they are using a particular research method (i.e. action research, ethnography) to gather the evidence needed to make decisions and design services.
  • A panel session examining new and emerging concepts such as critical librarianship or the application of critical theory to inform and guide professional practice.
  • A workshop on how to find funding opportunities and how to write successful grants to obtain funds to undertake evidence-based practice.

All ideas and suggestions are very welcome! Email your submissions to Professor Helen Partridge at by December 21 2020.

Feel free to re-visit the 2017 Webinar Series for inspiration for possible ideas. In the first series we explored focus groups, critical librarianship, and lots more.

To launch the second webinar series we are holding a free online seminar to learn from the experiences of the RADAR grant recipients in undertaking a collaborative research project. The seminar will also critically consider how we can continue to break down the silos between LIS academy and LIS practice!

Join us at1pm November 26 2020 for Reflecting on the RADAR experience: a panel discussion.