CILIP (Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals) and as such have to abide by the CILIP Regulations governing the Special Interest Groups.
These rules however are being reviewed as part of the CILIP Branches and Groups review - Building a sustainable network: CILIP Branch and Group Review.
LIRG will support and raise the profile of library and information science research and its use by CILIP LIRG members and the wider community. It will provide relevant and high quality activities and publications for practitioners and researchers which will encourage ‘research into practice’ and involve wider stakeholders.
7 March 2014: OpenAIRE (Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe, http://www.openaire.eu/) is offering open webinars on OpenAIRE compatibility for repositories with Pedro Príncipe, José Carvalho, Paolo Manghi and Alen Vodopijevec on Tuesday, March 18 and on Tuesday, April 1. To register your interest in attending the webinar, please email iryna.kuchma [at] eifl.net as soon as possible with the following information: your name, email address, job title, institution and country along with the date of the webinar you wish to attend.
18 February 2014: RGU Aberdeen are holding a one day event on 22nd April 2014 - CILIPS Discovery Day: Putting Research into Practice
17 February 2014: Check out our updated events calendar.
14 February 2014: Call for papers for the iFutures 1 day conference for postdoctoral students to be held on Tuesday 22nd July at the University of Sheffield.
30 January 2014: How to Write a Cover Letter for Research Jobs | Free ebook - http://jobs.ac.uk http://tinyurl.com/l2k565h
13 January 2014: Reminder - Monday 20th January 2014 closing date for applications for ESRC - funded PhD studentships in Information Science at Edinburgh Napier, Glasgow, Strathclyde and Robert Gordon Universities. For further details of the studentship and the departments where it may be based on the Information Science Pathway's see http://www.infosciscotland.ac.uk/studentships.html
19 December 2013: Applications invited for ESRC-funded PhD studentship in Information Science in 2014 at Edinburgh Napier University - initial contact should be made to Hazel Hall by Monday 20th January 2014 at the latest (and preferably sooner).- further details see http://hazelhall.org/2013/12/18/applications-sought-for-esrc-funded-phd-studentship-in-information-science/#!
27 November 2013: Back issues of journal from 1993 - 2001 (Vol 17, No 59 - Vol. 25, No 79) have been digitized. A couple of issues have not yet been digitized Vol. 30. No 96 and Vol. 21, No 69. Does anyone have a copy of Vol. 21, No 69.
11 November 2013: LIRG Committee Meeting 11am - 3pm at CILIP 7 Ridgmount Street, London, WC1E 7AE http://www.cilip.org.uk/cilip/contact-us
3 November 2013: Abstracts for Vol. 37 have been viewed 7983 times and article PDFs have been viewed 9570. Abstracts for Vol. 38 have been viewed 1854 times and article PDFs have been viewed 1060 (as of 3 Nov).
4 October 2013: New issue of LIR journal is now available from http://www.lirgjournal.org.uk/lir/ojs/index.php/lir
6 September 2013: Library and Information Research announces a Call For Papers for a special issue of the journal focusing on public libraries, both in the UK and worldwide, due for publication in April / May 2014. The issue will be guest edited by Dr John Crawford - full details of the Call For Papers.
22 August 2013: The presentations from the RDM event in May are available from the past events page.
August 2013: Library and Information Research Group (LIRG) seeks new
Committee member to join the marketing team as Social Media Officer. See
email bulletin for details.
15 July 2013: Please see our past events page to hear all about the ISKO meeting that two of LIRG committee were guest speakers at.
9 July 2013: Alison Brettle and Graham Walton from LIRG are going to present at the ISKO UK event.
26 June 2013: CILIP Library and Information Research Group are in Manchester for an Evening of Presentations from LIRG Research Award Winners - Monday 1 July 5-7pm Manchester Metropolitan University, Geoffrey Manton Building, Lecture Theatre 4, All Saints Campus, Oxford Road, Manchester
18 June 2013: The Chair of LIRG invites members and non-members to attend the 2013 Annual General Meeting on Monday 1 July. This will take place at Manchester Metropolitan University, Geoffrey Manton Building, Lecture Theatre 4, All Saints Campus, Oxford Road, Manchester.
14 May 2013: UKSG, with the support of Jisc, announced on 24 April 2013 that they wish to invite tenders for a research study assessing the impact of library discovery technology on electronic content usage in the scholarly information community. The deadline for tenders is 12 noon UK time on Monday 3rd June 2013. More information and the tender document can be found at www.uksg.org/researchstudy.
10 May 2013: Library and Information Research (LIR) has published a special issue about information literacy and lifelong learning - guest edited by John Crawford - at http://www.lirgjournal.org.uk
7 May 2013: In keeping with its mission to fly the flag for practitioner research and its value in underpinning practice, the University of Northampton Department of Library and Learning Services announces its second biennial Research Summer School. Further information, including the full programme with details of speakers, is available here: http://tinyurl.com/UN-RSS2013
26 April 2013: Following a competitive application process, the LIRG Committee would like to award the Umbrella bursary to Dr. Jane Mansfield, Academic Librarian, Leeds Metropolitan University.
15 April 2013: LIRG committee minutes from the committee meeting on 11th March 2013 now on-line.
15 April 2013: Following discussions with Simon Edwards, LIRG Committee is looking at the CILIP PKSB (Professional Knowledge and Skills Base) Research Skills section to see how the group can work with CILIP, the PKSB and the new VLE and consider what we currently offer and what we could offer as a group in the way of training / CPD opportunities / resources.
12 March 2013: LIRG is now on Twitter just follow @lirgmarketing
23 January 2013: Congratulations to Helen Buckley Woods and Andrew Booth from Information Resources at Scharr, University of Sheffield for winning the LIRG Scan Award 2012/13.