The researcher librarian partnership: building a culture of research

Partridge, Helen and Haidn, Insa and Weech, Terry and Silipigni Connaway, Lynn and Seadle, Michael (2014) The researcher librarian partnership: building a culture of research. Library and Information Research, 38 (18). pp. 35-51.

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Abstract

Increasingly, the library and information science (LIS) practitioner is being challenged to incorporate research into the context of their professional work. This paper reports on the Researcher-Librarian Partnership, a research-mentoring program that was initiated by the International Federation of the Library Association and Institutions. Six new LIS practitioners within their first seven years of professional practice took part in the program. Each was partnered with an experienced LIS researcher who provided mentoring and support. During the 12-month program the new professionals designed and implemented a research project on a topic of interest. This paper outlines the details of the program providing observations on how research mentoring can be a powerful way to ensure all stakeholders – practitioners, educators and professional associations – can plan an active role in supporting the development of a research culture within the profession.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty / Department / School: No Faculty
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2017 00:53
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2017 05:44
Uncontrolled Keywords: library and information studies, mentoring, evidence based library and information practice, research mentoring, research culture
Fields of Research : 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0807 Library and Information Studies > 080799 Library and Information Studies not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/33309

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