Apologies if you have already heard about this but CILIP have a vacancy for a researcher at the moment. The Library and Information Research Group (LIRG) are involved in advising on this project along with other CILIP special interest groups. For more information please see the CILIP web page in the email below or contact Yvonne Morris directly.
CILIP is looking for a researcher to scope a vision for a sector-wide portal providing access to research and the evidence-base for the information profession. This work stems from CILIP’s intention to adopt an evidence-based approach to its own policy development and advocacy work and its aim to become an authoritative source of data and evidence about information management and libraries by 2020, as well as an active partner in providing a research and evidence framework for the sector as a whole.
We require the successful researcher to map stakeholders that will use the portal and collect, synthesise and analyse information about their research and evidence needs. We also require the researcher to identify and assess research portals, or other similar research and evidence bases, that have been established by other bodies (in any sector), paying particular attention to features such as discoverability and accessibility as well as the type of content. From this evidence the researcher will develop a model for a portal that will provide access to an information sector-wide research/evidence-base. The full specification is at:
We are looking for applications to undertake this work from researchers or other interested parties by August 31st 2017. The delivery date for the report is January/February 2018.
Can you please share details of this opportunity with your Member Network.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
Yvonne Morris MCLIP
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CILIP, the library and information association
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