Library Research Round Table (LRRT) is accepting paper submissions for the LRRT Research Forum

For Immediate Release
Mon, 12/20/2021


Danielle Ponton

LRRT Staff Liaison


CHICAGO — The ALA Library Research Round Table (LRRT) is accepting paper submissions for the LRRT Research Forum at the 2022 ALA Annual Conference in Washington D.C. (June 23-June 28, 2022). The LRRT Research Forum will feature 15-minute presentations of library and information science (LIS) research followed by discussion. Proposals are due Friday, Jan. 31, 2022. Notification of acceptance will be made by March 20, 2022. 

The Research Forum session will present three peer-reviewed papers describing research with the potential to make significant contributions to the field of LIS. The three papers will be selected as examples of research excellence, with a focus on work exemplifying a strong use of theory, a clear and well-organized research design, and appropriate data collection and analysis methods. Submissions emphasizing the problems, theories, methodologies, or significant research findings for LIS are welcome. All topics related to LIS will be considered. All researchers, including practitioners from all types of libraries and other organizations, LIS faculty, graduate students, and other interested individuals are encouraged to submit proposals. Both members and non-members of LRRT are welcome.  

 The selection committee will use a double-anonymized review process to select three papers. Authors will be required to present their papers in person at the forum and to register for the conference.

Criteria for selection include: 

  1. Significance of the research problem to LIS research and practice. 
  1. Originality of the methodology (for empirical research papers)/research approach (for conceptual papers) 
  1. Strong contextualization within the extant body of LIS and/or interdisciplinary literature 
  1. Quality of writing 

 Please note that research published or accepted for publication elsewhere by Jan. 31, 2022 cannot be considered. 


Each submission must consist of no more than two pages. On the first page, list the author names, titles, institutional affiliations, and contact information, including mailing addresses and email addresses. The second page must NOT show your name or any personally identifying information. Instead, it must include: 

  • The paper title.
  • A 500-word abstract of the research project, including: 1) a problem statement and significance, 2) project objectives, 3) methodology/approach, and 4) conclusions (or tentative conclusions for work in progress). In-text references (in any reference style) are expected and will be counted toward your word limit. Please also enclose a full list of references, which will not be included in the abstract word count.
  • A brief statement to indicate if the research is complete or ongoing and listing the project beginning and end dates. 
  • Send submissions via email to Keren Dali ( and Abby Adeniji ( with the subject line: LRRT Research Forum Proposal by January 31, 2022, 11:59pm in your time zone.

Thank you for your interest in the LRRT Research Forum. We are looking forward to your submissions.

Keren and Abby.