LRS-V is the Library Research Seminar-5: Integrating Practice and Research. The conference is organized and hosted by the iSchool at Maryland and major sponsors include the American Library Association's Library Research Roundtable, the Institution of Museum and Library Services, the University of Maryland's College of Information Studies, and OCLC.
The main purpose of this event is to "bring together a diverse community of scholars from academia and practitioners from libraries and archives who are interested in research that informs policy-making, decision-making, and best practices." The seminar's schedule is full of exciting offerings, ranging from archives and librarianship in the age of Web2.0 to information dissemination through graphic novels. One featured speaker, Anne S. MacLeod, will offer a presentation on modern art influences found in picture books for children.
How does this conference relate to Carmichael Library? Recently, I was fortunate enough to receive a fellowship to attend. From October 6th-9th, I plan to sit in on many of these presentations and hope to be inspired to broaden my own research activities and forge stronger connections with Montevallo's research community. Over the next two weeks, I'll use this blog to share my LRS-V thoughts and experiences.
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