Last Wednesday 10 May, LARK held its first face to face meeting in South Australia! This was an informal gathering over lunch, facilitated by me, but with an emphasis on working as a collective.
There were 13 attendees, including PhD students, academics, and practitioner-researchers; most of whom are actively working on current projects, with others are very interested in doing so, or have done so in the past.
Research topics ranged from preservation of collections, including digital preservation, through to librarian salaries, engagement with researchers, and information behaviour.
Over our discussion, it emerged that we are most interested in
- networking and collaboration opportunities
- presentation and dissemination opportunities
- case studies of research practice from which to learn from.
All in all it was a very successful first meeting. We look forward to planning our next steps, please do be in touch if you'd like to join us!