Educating for practice change: A critical role for research in the information professions

Educating for practice change: A critical role for research in the information professions

Whyte Lectures Online webinar
Tuesday, 07 September 2021
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm (AEST)

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Discover what it takes to create research-driven change

How prepared are information professionals to apply research results in their work or engage in collaborative studies?

Among the Sustainable Development Goals established in 2020 by GLAM Peak (Australia’s national body for Galleries, Libraries and Archives) is a commitment to ‘Fundamental research’.

This recognises how we can link industry, academia, cultural institutions and Indigenous peoples in a united approach to research and education oriented towards a sustainable future for our planet.

According to Research Libraries UK (June 2021), library staff (97%) and academics (93%) believe research collaborations benefit practitioners and the university sector. In this Whyte Lecture, Professor Given will explore fundamental questions such as:

  • whether today’s courses prepare information professionals adequately for this work
  • what changes are needed to best support the workforce when it comes to research-informed practice change.

She will also share valuable findings from the LISRA Project, an Australian Research Council Linkage Project on research culture and practice in Australia’s library and information profession.

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Professor Ann Nicholson

Dean, Faculty of IT

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