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What does LIRG do?

LIRG aims to raise awareness of information research by:
  • Increasing its profile and influencing its direction;
  • Promoting the dissemination of sound research methodology and results;
  • Assisting in the development of emerging researchers; and
  • Enabling networking between researchers.

The activities of the Group are co-ordinated by an elected committee of researchers, research students, lecturers and practitioners in the library and information profession.

The committee produced the LIRG Strategy back in 2010 and are actively putting it into practice. Part of the strategy was to rebrand the group to reflect our role in the profession.

Committee Vacancies

There are several committee vacancies at the moment; secretary; awards and prizes officer and two committee members. If you interested in joining us and have a specific skill or expertise that you think the the committee would benefit from, then please get in touch with the LIRG Chair 

Mission Statement

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.

Business Plan

In line with other CILIP Special Interest Groups and Member Networks LIRG drew up a business plan for 2014. This included: our statement of purpose; core member offer and priorities for 2014.  

How can you get involved in LIRG?

LIRG welcomes your active involvement and support.  Join us today and:
  • Stand for the LIRG Committee. The Group's activities are organized by a committee drawn from the membership. If you are a member of CILIP (Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals) then make sure you select LIRG (Library and Information Research Group) as one of your Special Interest Groups. If you are not a member of CILIP then join today

  • Contribute to Library and Information Research (LIR) - we always seek news items, articles and book reviews about library and information research;
  • Attend our workshops, meetings or regional/national events;
  • Join lis-lirg discussion group and initiate or participate in email discussions about library and information research.