You’re ready to dive into research and we’ve got some tools for you to get started.
- Create your research agenda
- Start a literature review
- Write an abstract
- Address comments and suggestions from reviewers
Call for Proposals (CFPs)⏐ Finding mentors & meeting other LIS researchers ⏐ Professional development opportunities around research ⏐ Publishing
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Call for Proposals (CFPs)
- A Library Writer’s Blog (and accompanying Twitter account)
Finding mentors & meeting other LIS researchers
- ALIMB (archives, library, and information mentor base) is designed to help new professionals in galleries, libraries, archives, and museums connect with more experienced members.
- #critlib offers collaborative documents to help connect with other like-minded folks
Professional development opportunities around research
- IRDL, a program that aims to support new researchers by providing them the additional training they need to complete current (and future) research projects. The program happens in June each year; applications open in December and close in late January.
- Research Institute for Public Libraries (RILP) is an event for public library leaders and colleagues interested in public library data and evaluation.
- The Research Training Institute Fellowship Program for Health Sciences Librarians (RTI) of the Medical Library Association (MLA) is a virtual continuing education program that provides advanced research methods training and an intensive level of support for health sciences librarians to design, conduct and successfully disseminate a research project.
- The Library and Information Science (LIS) Publications Wiki. This Wiki features over 300 publication profiles
- List of peer reviewed LIS journals (by subject) collected by the University of Saskatchewan University Library
- If the journal you’re looking to publish in isn’t open access, consider depositing a preprint in repository, like E-Prints in Library & Information Science or the LIS Scholarship Archive