Library Theory and Research (LTR) Blog

A blog by members of the IFLA LTR Section for sharing information about Research and Theory in Information and Library Sciences

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Call for LIS educator participation in research methods teaching survey

IFLA Library Theory and Research (LTR) Section in collaboration with the Education and Training Section is conducting an international study, Teaching Research Methods in Library and Information Science (LIS) programs. The focus of the study is on professional preparation programs – Bachelor’s or Master’s level programs that offer the degree or credentials...

LTR Satellite Meeting Postponed

The IFLA Library Theory and Research with Social Science Libraries and IFLA Journal satellite meeting that was planned to be held in Dublin, Ireland, in August, has been postponed due to the cancellation of the IFLA WLIC for 2020. We look forward to further communications regarding a satellite meeting to coincide with the IFLA WLIC […]

LTR Standing Committee Minutes from WLIC 2019 in Athens

The Minutes from the LTR Standing Committee meetings held in Athens are now available on the LTR site at:

IBI and IFLA Congress: Librarianship, Information Studies and New Media International Perspectives

IBI and IFLA Library Theory and Research, Latin America and the Caribbean and News Media Sections present the Congreso International Bibliotecología, Estudios de la Información, Medio de Comunicación. Perspectivas Internationales. 3-6 Marzo/March 2020 at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico, Ciudad de Mexico/Mexico City. Reduciendo la Brecha...

Call for Papers – IFLA Satellite Meeting “International Research in LIS: Challenges and Opportunities”

We are pleased to announce the IFLA Library Theory and Research with Social Science Libraries and IFLA Journal satellite meeting to be held in Dublin, Ireland, 13-14 August 2020. Please see IFLA Satellite Meetings ( for details. Submission of...

Satellite Conference “Transforming LS education for professionals in a global world”

Draft programme and keynotes:  IFLA Global vision has highlighted an active role of libraries participating in the UN’s 2030 Agenda to contribute to the achievement of strategic goals for sustainable development. In an increasingly global world, using the opportunities of technology, professionals find themselves extending the traditional role with...

LTR at the IFLA WLIC 2019 in Athens

LTR will have several meetings and sessions during the IFLA WLIC 2019 in Athens. Standing Committee meetings for LTR are as follows: Saturday 24 August Business Meetings 13:30 – 15:30 HAEF 126 Session 025, SC I – Library Theory and Research Monday 26 August Business Meetings 10:45 – 13:15 Business Meeting Room 4 Session 110, […]

Minutes from the LTR meetings in KL

At the IFLA conference in Kuala Lumpur there were arranged two meetings in the LTR section. The minutes are available here (meeting1 and  meeting2).

IFLA Global Vision Project and Library Theory and Research (LTR) Section

by Anna Maria Tammaro Last March I had the privilege to participate together with Theo Bothma (Chair of LTR Section) and Krystyna Matusiak (Secretary of LTR Section) in Barcelona at the second Kick-off Workshop of the Global Vision Project of IFLA, with two days of activity and discussions starting from the Global Vision Report Summary, […]

LTR program in KL: Information literacy, LIS education and Historical perspectives of library outreach to marginalized populations

The LTR section, also supporting Library History SIG, will contribute in several ways at the upcoming meeting in Kuala Lumpur. On Sunday 26. August, at 13:45,  the joint session with the Information Literacy section takes place in Session 116: Information Literacy: from practice to research and back again The purpose of this session is to […]

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