Promoting research in the library profession competition

Help promote the importance of research in the Australian library and information profession!

All Australian library and information practitioners, students and researchers are invited to submit a short video (max. one minute) on why research is important for the library and information profession. The video can be as simple or as creative as you like. You might like to discuss why research is important within the profession generally, or within your own practice as a library and information professional specifically, or within a particular part of the library and information sector, for example public libraries, archives, special libraries etc.

All entrants to the competition will have the chance to win one of two prizes – First Prize and People’s Choice. Winners will receive a selection of research methods books valued at $284.80 from Footprint ( to start, or add to, their personal research library.

The competition will close 18 July, 2016.

For further information on the competition go to:

This competition is part of the Library and Information Science Research Australia (LISRA) project. A three year study funded by the Australian Research Council that aims to encourage and enable research culture and practice within the Australian library and information science profession. The project is being undertaken in partnership with USQ, CSU, ALIA and NSLA.

For more information on the LISRA project go to or follow us on Twitterr @LISResearchAu.


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