For immediate release | September 19, 2014

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

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.

Register for LRS VI at

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.

If you have questions, please email


Norman Rose

Program Officer