The University of Illinois and LRRT host the Sixth Library Research Seminar in October

Norman Rose
Program Officer

CHICAGO With support from the Library Research Round Table (LRRT), the Sixth Library Research Seminar (LRS VI) will take place in Urbana, Ill., on Oct. 7-9. Focused on the theme of “The Engaged Librarian,” LRS VI will bring together LIS/iSchool faculty, graduate students and librarians of all types for a three-day seminar exploring how collaboration and cross-disciplinary research can create new knowledge and chart a course for partnerships with deep and lasting impact.

Highlights of LRS VI include:

  • Opening keynote by Barbara J. Ford, “Bridging the Global Research Divide: Access, Equity and Social Responsibility” and ACRL’s Senior Strategist for Special Initiatives Kara Malenfant’s plenary talk on “Action Research to Bridge Academic Scholarship and Everyday Practice.”
  • A stimulating mix of over sixty juried papers, panels, workshops and posters that will inform, inspire and engage participants reflecting the exciting diversity of topics and methods that will be shared.
  • Opportunities to enjoy conversations with faculty and graduate students from library schools and iSchools; academic, public and school librarians; IMLS program staff and non-librarian research partners.

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Library Research Seminar, held every 2 to 3 years, is a unique conference that spotlights high-quality research and innovative programs that advance the practice of librarianship. LRS VI is jointly hosted by the University Library and the Graduate School of Library & Information Science at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and ALA’s Library Research Round Table.

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