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The Library and Information Research Group (LIRG) is involved in a number of activities:
  • workshops
  • sessions at Umbrella, a biennial event for librarians to share experiences, gain knowledge, make contacts with their peers, and celebrate the vital role played by librarians across the UK.
  • online discussion through LIS-LIRG e-mail list

Workshop: Writing a research proposal

Date: Thursday 9 February 2017

Time: 9:30am to 1:00pm

VenueAllerton Building, room C805 at University of Salford, 43 Crescent, Salford, Manchester, M5 4WT.


Led by Alison Brettle, Professor in Health Information and Evidence Based Practice in the School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work at the University of Salford, Roy Vickers, Academic Support Librarian at the University of Salford, and Mark Burgess Subject Librarian at Manchester Metropolitan University.

This interactive workshop discusses the various phases in writing an effective research proposal, and covers the when you need to write a research proposal, why you write one, and how you write it, using examples to illustrate the most effective way to communicate research ideas.


9:30 – 10:00 Registration, Tea and Coffee

10:00 – 13:00 Workshop

Professional Knowledge and Skills Base

This course supports the following strands of CILIP’s PKSB:

Research Skills

4.1 Understanding research

4.3 Desk research

4.5 Understanding research contexts

Booking form


  • CILIP & LIRG Member (£30.00) 
  • CILIP Member (£40.00) 
  • Non Member (£50.00)
Mark Burgess,

LIRG activities in 2017

 Month Dates
 Award Event

9 February 2017
9:30am - 1pm

Writing a research proposal workshop  Allerton Building, room C805 at University of Salford.
March 2017 11am - 3pm
 LIRG Committee Meeting CILIP HQ


Spring issue of LIR journal


 AugustAugust 2017
Summer issue of LIR journal 

 OctoberTBCPrize giving for the winner of LIS Practioner Researcher Excellence Award


LIRG Committee Meeting
 DecemberDecember 2017
Winter issue of LIR journal