The Researcher Librarian Partnership : building a culture of research

Partridge, Helen, Haidn, Insa, Weech, Terry, Connaway, Lynn Silipigni, & Seadle, Michael (2014) The Researcher Librarian Partnership : building a culture of research. Library and Information Research, 38(18).

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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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ID Code: 74731
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: library and information studies, mentoring, evidence based library and information practice, research mentoring, research culture
ISSN: 1756-1086
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES (080700)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Technology, Information and Learning Support
Current > Schools > School of Information Systems
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Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 The authors
Deposited On: 05 Aug 2014 22:47
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2015 16:00

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