RIVAL (Research Impact Value and LIS) #lis_rival

Start date and time

Wednesday 11 July 2018


Room 1/10, Craiglockhart Campus

Entitled Research Impact Value and LIS (RIVAL), this event brought together members of three main groups – creators, users, and end-user beneficiaries of LIS research output – to explore concepts and examples of the impact and value of LIS research to services delivery in practice. The format of the day encouraged the strengthening of links between these interacting communities, narrowing of gaps between LIS research and practice, and laying the ground for future research-related support and collaborations across the sector.

There were practitioner delegates from a range of libraries (academic, health, national, prison, public, special), plus others from the research community, the main UK professional body for library and information professionals, and independent consultants. Organisations represented were:

Birmingham City University
British Library
Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP)
City of Edinburgh Council
Department for International Development
Edinburgh City Libraries
Edinburgh Napier University
Goldsmiths, University of London
Healthcare Improvement Scotland
LKN Foundation
National Library of Scotland
Northumbria University
Scottish Poetry Library
Scottish Prison Service College
University College London
University of East Anglia
University of Edinburgh
University of Salford
University of Strathclyde

For further information, including the full programme and links to presentation slides, please see: https://hazelhall.org/2018/07/11/follow-lis_rival-for-updates-on-research-impact-value-lis-at-edinburgh-napier-today/