LIS research

ALIA believes that:

  1. professional participation in rigorous and reliable research practice builds on the profession's body of knowledge and leads to the continuation and betterment of the profession;

  2. education for the profession which incorporates research activity encourages the development of a research culture within the profession;

  3. dissemination and publication of library and information studies research should be enabled and encouraged through the Association's conferences, publications, e-documents and other related avenues;

  4. research excellence should be recognised by awards and prizes;

  5. library and information studies research is enhanced through participation in partnership arrangements amongst practitioners, academics and wider communities and these should be encouraged.

Statement on ALIA's role in research and summary of our research goals, strategies, activities and priority outcomes.