LARK (Library Applied Research Kollektive) fosters evidence-based practice and applied research in library and information studies. We discuss research-related issues and welcome members of ALIA and other professional associations with similar interests. As a community of practice, LARK participates in other forms of research support organised by ALIA.

The group communicates online and in face-to-face meetings and events. We also facilitate smaller support and interest groups. LARK maintains a collection of research-related resources on Diigo.

LARK started and is still predominantly based in Sydney. In 2017, LARK branched out to South Australia with the beginning of its Adelaide chapter. In 2015 and 2016, LARK was actively involved with #EBLIPRG (Evidence Based Library and Information Practice Reading Group), as far as we know the first Antipodean #LIS reading group on Twitter. Since our humble beginnings, LARK has become a prominent voice for applied and industry-based library and information research in Australia.


How to get involved? 


We maintain the LARK blog where the group writes about research issues and findings.  Visit our blog here.  

Social Media 

We have a Facebook page and checkout the Twitter hashtag #LARK. 

E-mail list

Subscribe to the ALIALARK mailing list here, or send a request to