Our country ambassador from Canada, Cate Carlyle shares the story of a new professional research group:
The “Libraries Nova Scotia Research Support Group” is one of the first of its kind in Canada. The group formed in June of this year following a public talk on research and academic librarians at the stunning new Halifax Central Library. Librarians and attendees shared their research experiences and discussed the need for a support group. The formalized group now falls under the Libraries Nova Scotia umbrella and the majority of communication will be conducted via an email list.
The group maintains that they are a “work in progress”, offering members the opportunity to share projects, provide feedback, seek support and raise questions around research in the library community. An LNSRSG website is also in the works and will offer a central location for information on grants, conferences, and publishing opportunities.
Interested in learning more? The group was featured on the University of Saskatchewan Centre for Evidence Based Library and Information practice (C-EBLIP) Brain-Work blog and more information can be found on the Libraries Nova Scotia website.
Does your library community have a similar research group for professionals?