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.

Save the date--Library Research Seminar VIII: Telling Library Stories (September 16-18, 2024)

  • 1.  Save the date--Library Research Seminar VIII: Telling Library Stories (September 16-18, 2024)

    Posted Dec 19, 2023 09:15 AM

    Dear Friends,

    The School of Information Science at the University of Kentucky, in collaboration with University of Kentucky Libraries and the College of Communication and Information at the University of Kentucky, is pleased to announce that we are hosting Library Research Seminar VIII: Telling Library Stories. The conference will be held at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY on Sept. 16-18, 2024. Submissions will open in spring 2024 on the conference website ( which will also include hotel, travel, and other relevant information.

    The Library Research Seminar, a program of the American Library Association's Library Research Round Table, brings together library practitioners, scholars, and students to share ideas and explore emerging research in the field of 21st century library and information science. It is a unique opportunity to gather with fellow professionals in a collegial setting to uncover new approaches for supporting evidence-based practice.

    Under the theme of Telling Library Stories, programming will include (but not be limited to) discussions of how to use statistics and other data to tell compelling stories, how research stories reflect library practice, how library stories impact research and development, and how libraries can tell stories to advocate for themselves and their communities. In Kentucky, storytelling is situated with a strong connection to Appalachian storytelling traditions. The goal of the seminar is to connect scholars and librarians or other practitioners in joining to tell library stories and communicate library value.

    We warmly invite you to participate in this enriching seminar and contribute to the vibrant discussions that lie at the heart of our profession. Your experiences, insights, and stories are invaluable to the tapestry of library and information science research. Let's come together to share, learn, and inspire each other in advancing our field and advocating for the vital role of libraries in our communities.

    We look forward to your submissions in a few months and to welcoming you at the University of Kentucky in September 2024.


    Sean Burns, Associate Professor ( ● Maria Cahill, Professor ( ● Shannon Crawford-Barniskis, Assistant Professor ( ● Brian Real, Assistant Professor (

    School of Information Science, University of Kentucky

    Maria Cahill
    University of Kentucky School of Information Science