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Researcher practitioner event postponed


The Library and Information Research Group has made the difficult decision to cancel its forthcoming event ‘Being a LIS Researcher Practitioner’ which was due to be held at Goldsmiths, University of London on Friday march 27th.

In recent days it has become clearer that hosting events in the coming weeks could potentially put the health and well-being of attendees at risk. We believe this is therefore an appropriate decision to take.

Apologies for the inconvenience caused by this decision, but we hope to run the event at a later date.

Kind regards,

The Library and Information Research Group Committee


Research Practitioner Workshop

“Being a LIS Researcher Practitioner”

CPD workshop to be held at Goldsmiths, University of London, Friday 27th March 2020

This full day event is aimed at LIS practitioners who would like to learn more about how to use research to inform practice and decision-making and what it means to be a researcher-practitioner. The workshop will include presentations from practitioners sharing their experience of conducting research alongside their practice and will give attendees a great opportunity to share and reflect.


10:00 – Registration

10:20 – Welcome

10:30 - Deborah Lee (Lecturer, City University of London)

11: 10 – Refreshment break

11:20 - Leo Appleton (Director of Library Services, Goldsmiths University of London)

12:00 -  Alison Brettle (Professor in Health Information and Evidence Based Practice, University of Salford) & Pip Divall (Clinical Librarian Service Manager, UHL NHS Trust)

12:40 – Lunch

13:30 - George MacGregor (Institutional Repository Manager, University of Strathclyde)

14:10 – Marilyn Clarke & Leah Gilbert (Goldsmiths, University of London)

14:50 – Coffee break

15:00 – Reflections and discussions

15:30 – Close

Please book on the events pages here:


CILIP member: £80.00 + VAT

Non-CILIP member: £120.00 + VAT

Book online to attend this event.

 Cancellation fee of £25 or substitute attendee welcome.

A minimum of 20 attendees is required for this event to proceed. It is recommended purchasing insurance in case of cancellation due to lower attendance levels.


The CILIP Conference 2019

 The CILIP Conference (3-4 July, Manchester) is one of the largest and most eagerly anticipated events in the library and information sector and LIRG can offer one full delegate place with one night’s accommodation as a bursary place. 

CILIP Conference brings together around 500 professionals from across the sector to share experiences, knowledge and expertise. The keynote speakers include Liz Jolly, Patrick Lambe and Kriti Sharma. The programme is being finalised but you can see an outline of the session content at Keep up to date by following @CILIPConf19

LIRG will have a stand in the exhibition hall, so remember to come and say hello, find out about our events schedule and see how you can get involved with our projects. To submit your application for the bursary place, please email a 100 word statement to supporting why you should be selected to attend on behalf of LIRGWe are particularly interested in hearing from people who have never been to the CILIP Conference before, and who wouldn’t ordinarily be able to go. 

The deadline for applications is Friday 19th April.

The winning statement will be selected from a panel of LIRG Committee members. The winner will be expected to attend both days of the conference and either engage with the conference through social media and/or write a blog post for the LIRG blog. 

Alternatively, early bird discounts are available until 17 May and you can book these directly on the website. Remember to log in to the CILIP website before booking so that it recognises your membership status and offers you the correct delegate rate.



10th International Evidence Based Library and Information Practice Conference: 17-19 June, 2019

Pre-conference workshops: 16 June, 2019


There is still time to register for a place at the EBLIP10 Conference, taking place at the University of Strathclyde, Department of Computer and Information Sciences, Strathclyde iSchool.


Conference Theme for 2019:


'Using evidence in times of uncertainty.'


In an era of library de-funding, calls for accountability, fake news, and complex information environments, evidence is becoming more important. This inclusive conference theme will address encourage evidence based practitioners and researchers to think about what evidence is, how we collect it, and how we use it in these uncertain times.


Please follow the conference on Twitter @ConfEblip and post using #EBLIP10.


Contact the conference chairs at


The Keynotes for the conference can be found on the conference keynotes.


Schedule and sessions can also be seen on the conference sessions.


For more information and to register for a place visit the EBLIP10 Conference registration.


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