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About LARK

LARK (Library Applied Research Kollektive) fosters evidence-based practice and applied research in library and information studies. LARK is a thriving ALIA group with a mailing list, Facebook presence, and face-to-face and online events. Our collaborative blog has visitors from all over the world. As a community of practice, LARK participates in various forms of research support organised by ALIA, and other professional and academic groups. LARK has recently become a member of the C-EBLIP Research Network, an international group initiated by the Centre for Evidence Based Library and Information Practice at the University of Saskatchewan.

Since our humble beginnings, LARK has become a prominent voice for applied and industry-based library and information research in Australia. 

Click to investigate the Research Fab Lab


Thursday, 14 April - Show & tell followed by dinner

Thursday, 23 June - Show & tell (online)

Week 26 September - Workshop (combined f2f and online)

Week 28 November - Eat, Drink & Plan

Since 2015, LARK has been actively involved with #EBLIPRG (Evidence Based Library and Information Practice Reading Group), as far as we know, the first Antepodean #LIS reading group on Twitter.

#EBLIPRG meets on the last Thursday every month


Picture below: Karen Keighery, Suzana Sukovic, Amy Croft, Rita Fitzpatrick, Suzanne Ma 
Karen Keighery, Suzana Sukovic, Amy Croft, Rita Fitzpatrick, Suzanne MaSuzana Sukovic, Executive Director Educational Research and Evidence Based Practice at HETI (Health Education and Training Institute); LARK's founder and leader
I have spent most of my life in education (mainly at universities)- as a librarian, educator, researcher, facilitator of digital innovation and, of course, student. With a PhD in information studies and many years of squeezing research into my information work, I am keen on boosting the status of research in the profession. I occasionally update my pages on and tweet as @suzanasukovic

Alycia Bailey, Librarian at the University of Technology, Sydney and LARK Treasurer: 
I am a relatively new librarian, having spent some time in TAFE and public libraries before making my way to St. Vincent’s College and then the current position at UTS. I completed my master's in information and knowledge management with a project titled Level Up, an after-school game development program done through the school. My interests lie mainly with gaming in libraries and schools, motivation, transliteracy and information access. You can contact me at and I tweet infrequently about my lunch at @Asaryu

It usually ends up with dinner (14 April 2016)

Workshop in the UTS Ghery building

That's when it all started: Let's talk research, 20 September 2012, St.Vincent's College, Sydney. 
From left Kim Sherwin, Adam Carron, Amy Croft, Stacey Taylor, Irma Birchall, Crystal Choi, Alycia Bailey, Alinda Sheerman, Katherine Rogerson, Suzana Sukovic, Rita Fitzpatrick. Caja Hills is behind the camera.

1 comment:

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