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LRRT seminar provides latest research on pressing issues in LIS

CHICAGO  — A stellar roster of speakers will highlight the Library Research Seminar VII, held Oct. 16-18 at the University of South Carolina.

Hosted jointly by the University of South Carolina College of Information and Communications, the School of Library and Information Science, the University Libraries, and the Library Research Roundtable of the American Library Association, LRS VII is a small conference, ideal for networking, presenting the latest research on pressing issues in LIS on diversity, information literacy, education, health, and more.

The conference is not only a chance to hear great speakers, but also an opportunity to network with a powerful mix of faculty, practitioners, students, and experienced research professionals. A half-day preconference and targeted follow-up sessions on research methods how-to’s is perfect for beginner researchers to get a jump start on projects, with one-on-one advice from professionals.

Keynote speakers include Edward Tenner (The Efficiency Paradox: What Big Data Can’t Do), Miriam Sweeney (Teaching for Justice: Implementing Social Justice in the LIS Classroom), and Kathryn Matthew (Director, IMLS).

This year’s theme, Research Matters: Strengthening Our Values, Defining Our Practice, reflects the ongoing challenges in bridging research and practice to better serve the rapidly changing needs of our communities.

To learn more about the seminar and to register please visit

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