Information Literacy Group’s Research Day

The CILIP Information Literacy Group is pleased to share details of their upcoming Research Day. It will be held on 5th June, 2017 at CILIP Headquarters, London.

The Information Literacy Group offers funds totalling £20,000 for high quality research through an annual bursary scheme. There are two rounds of funding given out in July and December and the Group are seeking imaginative proposals that have the potential for high impact beyond HE and librarianship. This event will be led by Dr Emma Coonan (Editor, Journal of Information Literacy) and Dr Geoff Walton (Chair of the Information Literacy Group’s Research Bursaries Panel) and will offer accessible and practical advice on putting together a research bid, with time for you to work on developing your own research proposal and bid.

Emma will be talking about what makes up a research project, how to plan one and what to watch out for in your design. She will offer a practical and non-jargony overview of how the various phases of a research project fit together; research methods and how they frame your findings; how to deal with bias; and what to do with results you weren’t expecting.

Geoff will talk about the ILG Research Bursary scheme, how its review process works, what the Panel are looking for and how to create a successful bid. He will also talk about bidding for funding more widely and give some general tips on writing a good research proposal. Geoff will show examples of successful bids and explain why they were funded.

Please bring along your research ideas – however sketchy – and any bid outlines or even fully drafted proposals for discussion and development in the final session of the day. Even if you only have the germ of an idea, we can help you make it blossom!

Event Schedule:

11.00-11.30:  Registration

11:30: Emma Coonan: How to design a research project

12:45: Lunch

13:30: Geoff Walton: How to write a successful research proposal

14:45:  Coffee and networking

15:15:  Writing session with support from presenters

16:15:  Promenade feedback – lasts as long as required up to …

17:00: Event finishes (more networking!)

This event will target the Research Skills, Literacies and Learning, Information Literacy and Digital Literacy areas of the CILIP Professional Knowledge and Skills base.

Book your ticket(s):

Tickets are available from the Eventbrite page, free of charge to ILG Members and  at a fee of £40 to non-ILG Members.


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