Library Research Seminar


The Library Research Seminar (LRS) brings together library practitioners, scholars, and students to share ideas and explore emerging research in the field of 21st century library and information science. It is a unique opportunity to gather with fellow professionals in a collegial setting to uncover new approaches for supporting evidence-based practice. LRS has occurred every 3-4 years since the late 1990s, and takes place at different locations each time. This page includes information about the most recent gatherings.

Library Research Seminar VII
October 16-18, 2019
Theme: Research Matters: Strengthening Our Values, Defining Our Practice 
University of South Carolina, School of Library and Information Science, and University Library Twitter: #LRS7

Library Research Seminar VI
October 7-9, 2014
Theme: The Engaged Librarian: Libraries Partnering with Campus and Community
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign University Library and the Graduate School of Library & Information Science

Library Research Seminar V 
October 6-9, 2010
Theme: Integrating Practice and Research 
University of Maryland College of Information Studies

Library Research Seminar IV
October 10-12, 2007
Theme: The Library in Its Socio-Cultural Context: Issues for Research and Practice
University of Western Ontario Library and Information Science Program

Library Research Seminar III
October 14-16, 2004
Theme: Learning and Growing: Inquiry into Librarianship
Kansas City, MO

Library Research Seminar II
November 2-3, 2001
Theme: Partners and Connections: Research and Practice
University of Maryland