What’s in a question?

What’s in a question?

24 June 2021

12.00pm-1.00pm NSW, ACT, Vic, Tas, QLD
11.30pm-12:30pm SA, NT
10.00am-11.00pm WA

This is a free online session which is open to all. There is no need to register, simply click on the participate link below and follow any prompts. If additional information is required please check out our simple Zoom participation guide (PDF).


Every librarian at some point in their career will have to review and evaluate a library service or program. To do that, you need to develop a research question. Whilst sounding quite formal, a research question is simply stating the issue or question that you need to solve. In this session, Maeva and Aimee will walk you through the process of developing a good research question and determining how to answer your question. Drawing on their recent experience, leading the project Challenging diversity in children’s collections in the Northern Territory, Maeva and Aimee will share their research questions and lessons learned along the way.

Seminar Speakers

Maeva Masterson is a librarian with extensive experience in delivering library services and providing public libraries with strategic advice and direction. Maeva has worked in public and corporate libraries both in Australia and internationally and has an interest in working with libraries to develop vibrant, culturally safe library services.

Aimee Hay is a librarian with more than 20 years’ experience in the public library sector.  She has worked in numerous libraries across Queensland, Victoria and the Northern Territory.  Aimee’s current role is with Library & Archives NT where she works closely with Northern Territory public libraries particularly around collections, evaluation and statistics.  Aimee has a focus on embedding evidence-based decision making in public library processes.  She enjoys experimenting with data and telling stories through statistics.

For those not able to attend the seminar, you can follow along via Twitter at #LISRAproject