On October 7-9, librarians, scholars, and LIS students will gather in Champaign, Illinois, for the Library Research Seminar VI. The seminar, held every three to four years at differing locations, will be hosted this year at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign by the University Library, the University’s Graduate School of Library and Information Science, and the American Library Association’s Library Research Round Table (LRRT).
The theme of this year’s seminar is, “The Engaged Librarian: Libraries Partnering with Campus and Community.” Discussions will center on new possibilities for collaboration and cross-disciplinary research to contribute to development of knowledge and growth of partnerships between libraries, educators, and their communities. Presentations, panel discussions, and workshops will begin the afternoon of Tuesday, October 7 and conclude at noon on Thursday, October 9. Registration is open and student rates are available. Visit http://www.library.illinois.edu/lrs6/for more information.
“The periodic Library Research Seminars enable the Library Research Round Table of the American Library Association to partner with academic institutions to further its mission of contributing toward the extension and improvement of library research. These conferences provide important venues for dissemination and discussion of research findings. We are particularly pleased that GSLIS and the University Library are collaborating in this effort to enable all the participants to explore this year’s timely theme,” said Linda C. Smith, GSLIS professor and associate dean for academic programs and member of the conference organizing committee.
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library holds more than thirteen million volumes, more than 120,000 serial titles, and more than nine million manuscripts, maps, slides, audio tapes, microforms, videotapes, laser discs, and other nonprint material. The University Library is ranked highly nationally and globally, and its collections and services are used heavily by students, faculty, and scholars. More than one million items are circulated annually, and many more are used on site and virtually from anywhere in the world. For more information, please visit www.library.illinois.edu.
The Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) is a world leader in library and information science education, research, and practice, consistently ranked the top LIS program by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1893, GSLIS helped establish and develop the field of library and information science as it is now known. Today the School carries on its long tradition of excellence and innovation by translating the core principles of library science to meet the needs of the information society. A charter member of the iSchools Project, GSLIS offers master’s and doctoral degrees, as well as certificates of advanced study and continuing professional development opportunities. Learn more at www.lis.illinois.edu.