LRRT (Library Research Round Table)

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The mission of the Library Research Round Table (LRRT) is to contribute toward the extension and improvement of library research; to provide public program opportunities for describing and evaluating library research projects and for disseminating their findings; to inform and educate ALA members concerning research techniques and their usefulness in obtaining information with which to reach administrative decisions and solve problems; and expand the theoretical base of the field. LRRT also, serves as a forum for discussion and action on issues related to the literature and information needs for the field of library and information science.

Learn more about LRRT on the ALA website.

Book Launch Event: Information Literacy Through Theory

  • 1.  Book Launch Event: Information Literacy Through Theory

    Posted Jan 05, 2024 06:42 AM

    [Apologies for cross-posting]

    I'm pleased to announce the online book launch to mark the publication of our recent co-edited volume, Information Literacy through Theory! Please join co-editors, Alison Hicks, Annemaree Lloyd and Ola Pilerot, who will be accompanied by a handful of chapter authors, to discuss the book, our writing process and future directions for theorising information literacy. The free event will be held online on Wednesday 24th January at 7pm UK, and is open to all. Please register using the following link:

    In this edited volume, Hicks, Lloyd and Pilerot provide an approachable introduction to theory development and use within information literacy research. Recognising that significant theoretical gaps remain, even as information literacy grows in importance, Information Literacy Through Theory provides a space for key theorists in the field to discuss, interrogate and reflect on the applicability of theory within information literacy research, as well as the implications for this work within a variety of contexts. Each chapter considers a particular theory as its focal point, from democracy to embodiment to positioning theory, and unpacks what assumptions the theory makes about key concepts and the ways in which the theory enables or constrains our understanding of information literacy.

    Amanda Folk
    Head, Department of Teaching and Learning
    The Ohio State University