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The Library Research Roundtable (LRRT) of ALA cordially invites you to our Steering Committee meeting and research forums at the ALA Annual conference in Washington DC.  


ALA Library Research Roundtable Presents     






New Minds, New Approaches  When: Saturday 6/26/2010, 10.30 AM-12.00 PM | Where: Washington Convention Center 144A-C

This session will present three graduate student research papers discussing library-related research projects. Students in library and information science graduate programs have been invited to submit papers, and an LRRT committee selected the three winning papers.


Library Research Round Table Four-Star Research  When: Sunday 6/27/2010, 8.00 AM-10.00 AM | Where: Washington Convention Center 146C


Workforce Issues in Library and Information Science (WILIS): Preliminary Findings from a Shared Alumni Tracking System, by Joanne Gard Marshall, Victor W. Marshall, Jennifer Craft Morgan, Deborah Barreau, Barbara Moran, Paul Solomon, Cheryl A. Thompson and Susan Rathbun-Grubb

Where the Heart Is: Public Libraries and the Creation of Social Capital in Urban and Rural Communities, Matthew Griffis and Dr. Catherine Johnson

User-Initiated Collection Development: Analyzing a Decade of Books on Demand, Judith M. Nixon and Suzanne M. Ward


Research from the Field: Increasing the Competitive Edge and Impact of Library's People, Services, and Technologies  When: Sunday 6/27/2010, 1.30 PM-3.30 PM | Where: GRAND HYATT Constitution A

This session features research papers examining ways libraries can increase the competitive abilities of their people, services, and technologies to create greater impact in the library's service environment.


Annie Norman (State Librarian of Delaware)

Joe Murphy (Yale University Libraries)

Larry Nash White (East Carolina University)

Research to Understand Users: Issues and Approaches When: Sunday 6/27/2010, 10.30 AM-12.00 PM | Where: GRAND HYATT Independence H/I

This session will feature three library-related research papers investigating users and their use of libraries and information.


Open to change? Factors influencing faculty adoption and use of open access repositories, Judith Nixon and Suzanne M. Ward, Head, Collection Management and Professor

The consequences of user failure to find known items, Nancy Kress, Darcy DelBosque, and Tom Ipri  

Public Libraries and the Internet: National Survey Results and Service Implications, John Carlo Bertot, Ph.D.


Again, those interested in being more involved in the Library Research Roundtable and its activities are invited to attend the LRRT Steering Committee meeting: Monday (6/28) 1:30 pm 3:30 pm at the Grand Hyatt Washington, Meeting Room Independence D.


We look forward to seeing you there.




2009 - 2010 LRRT Chair

Larry Nash White, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Library Science
East Carolina University
Phone: 252-328-2315 Fax: 252-328-4368
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