Reposted from the LIS-Information Literacy list post by Anne-Lise Harding.
Parliament for Academic Librarians – support researcher engagement with Parliament – 20th May 2021, 10:00 – 11:00am
The Knowledge Exchange Unit (KEU) in UK Parliament runs training sessions for different research audiences to support connections and collaboration between Parliament and the research community. On 20th May, the KEU will run a training session in partnership with the House of Commons Library aimed at academic librarians and librarians directly involved in supporting researchers.
In the session, speakers will explain the role of UK Parliament and the place of research evidence in scrutiny, legislation and debate. There will be a particular focus on the House of Commons Library, how it works and how it uses academic research. The event will also cover the House of Lords Library, how researchers can make their expertise visible to Parliament, and ways that academic librarians can stay in touch with opportunities to engage with Parliament.
Through this session, attendees will gain the knowledge to support academics in their parliamentary engagement and to enhance the flow of academic research from their institution into Parliament and the Library.
For more information about this event, email Anne-Lise Harding at the House of Commons Library.
This online training session will have captions available, images described and information sent in advance. This session will be recorded and available on the Parliament website to watch after the event.