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LARK Symposium 2022

Research for library and information practice: LARK 2022 symposium 
Wednesday 28 September, University of Technology Sydney

This year LARK celebrates a decade of fostering evidence-based practice and applied research in library and information studies (LIS). The 2022 Symposium is the main event in LARK’s tenth anniversary year. At this event, we wish to celebrate practice-based research in all its forms. We are inviting paper proposals reporting research findings on any aspect of library and information practice. We will also welcome papers on initiatives aiming to develop and support research in practice.

We invite written proposals for: 
  • Lightning talks - short presentations (5-10 minutes) - typically, presentations on work in progress and small practice-based research projects
  • Long presentations (20 minutes) - to present results of finished projects
  • Panels (30 minutes) including a group of presenters.


  • Proposal length 
    • Lightning talks and long papers  - around 300 words, excluding references
    • Panel proposals - around 500 words, including information about presenters
  • Indication whether it is for a short or long presentation, or a panel
Proposals will be reviewed by the Program Committee (see below). Presenters will have the opportunity to develop their presentations into full papers for publication in The Journal of the Australian Library and Information Association (JALIA) (following the usual JALIA review processes). 

A small number of presentations may be accepted for remote presentation.

Key dates 

14 March-30 May Call for Papers open 
1 August Notification about decisions

Organisation & Program Committee

Dr Suzana Sukovic (Chair), Director of Research and Library Services, PLC Sydney 
Dr Katherine Howard, eResearch Analyst, Intersect
Mr Paul Jewel, Business Librarian, Western Sydney University Library
Dr Mary Anne Kennan, Adjunct Associate Professor, Information Studies, Charles Sturt University
Mr Edward Luca, Associate Director, Academic Services, The University of Sydney
Dr Bhuva Narayan, Associate Professor, School of Communication, The University of Technology Sydney

Program Committee

Dr Tina Du, Associate Professor Information and Innovation Laboratory, The University of South Australia
Dr Jo Kaeding, Programs Team Leader, Adelaide Hills Council & Course Coordinator, Information Management, The University of South Australia

Contact: lark.kollektive(at)
Twitter @LARKollektive 

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