Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa
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The second Research by Librarians for Librarians Symposium, held in Auckland 25 May 2018, met high expectations in delivering on its theme ‘Innovate, inform, Inspire’.

Librarians attending the event were treated to a full day of presentations highlighting recent research within the library profession, a thought-provoking keynote and an interactive workshop. The full programme  built on the foundation of the successful RLL1 symposium in 2016, and included more presentations including a choice of streams in academic library and school library presentations, allowing the audience to choose their particular area of interest.

Professor Mark Gehegan from the University of Auckland's Centre for eResearch enlightened the audience with his keynote, asking whether big data was set to revolutionize the way we make discoveries in research. Later in the day Mandy Henk’s talk on Copyright and Sally Pewhairangi’s workshop on the ethics around Open Access for librarians gave us all plenty to think about, and started discussions which we hope will carry on in the library community.

What next?

  • An outline of the presentations and summary of themes of the day are published in Library Life, May 2018, p. 38
  • Symposium presentations and photographs will be loaded soon onto our Research-SIG site
  • and those, along with videos, will also be available in LIANZA's ReCollect (search term RLL2)

We hope you will feel inspired by some of these ideas to conduct your own research to inform your own practice. And consider applying for our Research Award for support.

We look forward to the next RLL in 2020!

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