March #auslibchat recap: Research in Practice (6/3/18)

Did you miss #auslibchat? Want to relive the highlights? Searching for some conveniently crowdsourced GLAMR advice? Read on to research the March #auslibchat ! 

Thanks to everyone who joined for us for the March #auslibchat, where the collaboration with ALIA LARK, resulted in a fantastic chat on research in practice.

The questions were:

  1. What do you see as the role of research in your practice, information service or sector?
  2. Do you read research literature on a regular basis? How do you do this? What stops you?
  3. Are there any initiatives or programs at your workplace that encourages reading, critical discussion and sharing of research?
  4. Have you or your colleagues ever undertaken any original LIS-based research? Please share brief details and links.
  5. What aspirations for research plans do you have in the future? What might support you to better engage with research?

From journal clubs to reading lists, there were lots of suggestions on how to find and incorporate more research in our day to day work. Many participants kindly shared their reading habits:

And for evidence of this wide ranging and inspiring #auslibchat, check out the top ten tweets:

For more information on evidence-based practice in library and information studies, connect with ALIA  LARK (Library Applied Research Kollektive)  or revisit the entire chat via Wakelet.

We look forward to seeing you in April, for a crowd-sourced #auslibchat, just in time for the ALIA Board elections.


Image credit: Keith C Rainsford, 1946: Argus Newspaper Collection of Photographs, State Library of Victoria (Accession no: H99.201/1669) via SLVIC.